Ceremony: Character info and drawings from Captain Tsubasa In the northeast area of Tokyo’s special wards lies the beautiful area of Katsushika. Katsushika ward is the home of friendly locals, the historical Daikyo-ji Temple, the celebrated Horikiri Iris Garden—the only traditional watashibune (ferry boat) service in Tokyo—the shooting location for a series of well-known Japanese films, and the birthplace of the creator of the world famous series, Captain Tsubasa. Captain Tsubasa, written by Yoichi Takahashi , is a long running manga, anime, and video game series that follows the journey of the young Tsubasa Ozora and his football dreams in Nankatsu, Shizuoka. The series reveals the growth of Tsubasa as he faces several challenges from elementary school all the way to his professional career in FC Barcelona for La Liga. Tsubasa, known as “Football no Moshigo” (heaven-sent child of football), had amazing skills since a very young age. Throughout his … [Read more...] about Captain Tsubasa: Road to Katsushika
Featured Jun 5, 2018 From Tokyo Station, the Chuo main line whisks you from station to station, with skyscrapers eventually giving way to the suburban expanse. Following the line out of central Tokyo is an important part of understanding the city. Even as the views change from buildings and neon to verdant greenery and impressive mountains, you are, in fact, still in Tokyo. By the time you make it to Ome Station, just over an hour from central Tokyo, lush nature envelops you. In the peace, you will notice bird song and, come nighttime, starry skies. Yet, if you go up the surrounding mountains by cable car, you can do so with a Suica card as you are in Tokyo. From Ome to Mitake Station, there is a route to Mount Mitake, considered as the most sacred mountain not only in Tokyo but the whole Kanto region. From Mitake Station, it is a short bus ride to the base of the mountain, from where the surprisingly steep cable car route cleaves through the … [Read more...] about Escape to Ome
Kiyamachi is one of the most popular areas in Kyoto. However, there is much that goes unseen. Kiyamachi street is a small area surrounded by a number of iconic landmarks, including Yasaka shrine and Maruyama Park. The street itself is very popular for its night life, framed by dozens of traditional stores and restaurants. I myself don't particularly like locations that are excessively crowded, as it takes away from the allure of the places themselves. Instead I prefer looking for less-visited areas, or, better still, finding lesser known spots hiding in plain sight among popular landmarks. That's why I took it upon myself to go to Kiyamachi and look for such places. Here are some pictures I took just a few minutes’ walk from the most crowded spots. The only exception was Gion Shirakawa which was very crowded, but it was so beautiful that I couldn't help posting some pictures. If you journey there at night, it'll feel like being transported back in time with the absence of crowds. … [Read more...] about Kiyamachi, Kyoto
June 19, 2018 by lesleymurphy Leave a Comment On the 40 minute flight back to LA yesterday, I began to think about my inaugural trip to Vegas. What just happened the past 48 hours? Did I have fun? Would I do it again? I had HOW MANY vodka sodas? I knew I was in for a crazy weekend when The Palazzo sent a white stretch limo to McCarran International Airport for me…and only me 🙂 Hi my name is Lesley, party of 1. Juuuuust kidding. My friends arrived bright and early before me, ready to properly experience all Vegas had to offer! The Palazzo put me up in a Bella Suite for my first-ever Vegas experience, and I’m so glad I waited until now so I could be based out of such an amazing hotel. SO many lodging options exist on the 4-mile strip, but allow me to recommend resting your head here with some of the largest suites in the entire city. Friday Noon: Arrival at McCarran International Airport Keep in mind that many descents into Las Vegas are super bump with lots of … [Read more...] about Girlfriend Getaway Guide to Las Vegas
It's 52 years since England lifted the World Cup - a feat that, with each passing year, looks less and less likely to be repeated. But while the side's footballing performances have nosedived in the last five decades, the quality of their tournament accommodation has rocketed. Let us firstly remind ourselves of the five-star hotel that the England squad had all to themselves during their dismal showing at Euro 2016: Auberge du Jeu de Paume in Chantilly, near Paris. Michelin-star restaurant? Check. Spa with specially installed gym? Nearby training ground with newly laid pitch (using FA-specified grass mix)? Check. For the World Cup in Russia they've toned it down a little. The bizarrely named ForRestMix Club Sport & Relax Hotel is a case of function over flair, but it is still a four-star property with a pool, squash courts, games room, fitness centre and Jacuzzis. Now let's reflect on the hotel facilities their heroic forebears and the visiting teams made … [Read more...] about The humble team hotels of the 1966 World Cup
Where to go on your honeymoon is a big decision, which is why we’ve searched out these four fabulous resorts. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles Best for… an ultra-private getaway Picture the island on the Pixar movie The Incredibles – all giant granite boulders set in tropical, lush landscape – and you get an accurate first impression of Felicite, the Seychelles's fifth biggest island. With 30 tucked-away villas, stunning infinity pool and sea view included, three sandy private beaches and a breathtaking spa, this is no ordinary resort. Spot turtles from the yoga pavilion, dine on exquisite food or take a hike with the island's ecologist. The resort even boasts its own organic garden. The whole philosophy here is 'no news, no shoes' – and who's arguing? An unforgettable experience. Out and about: Close by is Praslin, where the Coco de Mer tree grows. Head to laid-back La Digue for spectacular beaches and Curieuse Island, a nature … [Read more...] about Book It: Four romantic resorts for a blissful honeymoon
Rome might not have the international status of ‘fashion capital’ like Milan, but there isn’t much in terms of shopping that can’t be found in the Italian capital. And why not combine sightseeing and eating with a mega-shopping spree. And if shopping is at the very top of your to-do list when in Rome, you’ll want to stay at one of these strategically located hotels. Most feature a bar so you can kick up those heels after a long day on the shopping strip pavement and some even with spas to rejuvenate and refresh to hit them again the next day! High Street Strip: Corso 281 Luxury Suites You don’t get any more boutique or high end on Via del Corso than Corso 281 Luxury Suites. Located on the main thoroughfare of the city right in the heart of high street brand shopping, this 12 room property is positioned perfectly. With stunning designer interiors, Nespresso machines, luxurious Bulgari amenities, each of the architecturally appointed rooms boasts … [Read more...] about The Best Luxury Hotels In Rome For A Shopping Holiday
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married in Windsor last week, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making the continent a serious contender, and it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the … [Read more...] about Royal honeymoon: Where will the Duke and Duchess of Sussex go?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at Windsor Castle earlier today, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But where will the royal jetsetter and former luxury lifestyle blogger (not to mention daughter of an erstwhile travel agent) honeymoon? Telegraph Travel investigates... Namibia Both have strong emotional and professional ties to Africa, making it a serious contender, but it's Namibia that has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country's north west. This collection of six luxury tents is in a prime position for spotting rare desert-adapted species of elephant, lion, giraffe, endangered black rhino and more. There's also the option of flying out to the camp's new sister property, Shipwreck Lodge, set in the remote, wreck-strewn wilds of the Skeleton … [Read more...] about What are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plans for the royal honeymoon?
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Grape expectations It has been more than a year since Michael Caines’s Lympstone Manor hurtled onto the scene, scooping up a Michelin star within six months of opening. Now, the country house hotel in Devon is setting its sights on the Decanter awards as work commences on planting a vineyard in the grounds. We won’t see its first vintage until 2023, but there will be plenty of events taking place in the meantime, from vine-planting festivals to wine tastings. Rooms £315 (0139 520 2040; lympstonemanor.co.uk) Welcome back The historic Hotel Lutetia, a monument to Belle Époque Paris, starts taking bookings this week as it comes to the end of an ambitious four-year restoration. The Left Bank icon, which officially reopens on June 1, looks to … [Read more...] about Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels