Truly Tokyo Online Travel Guide

A straightforward website guiding first-timers and regular visitors alike around Japan's capital

Lonely Planet’s Japan, Kyoto and Discover Japan guide author Chris Rowthorn, a longtime Kyoto resident who founded Inside Kyoto, has now tackled the city that plays muse to many all over the world: Tokyo. Truly Tokyo is a new online guide, entirely written by Rowthorn himself, that services first-timers and regular visitors. It breaks some stereotypes right away: yes, you can explore a decent amount …

The Owls Are Not What They Seem Pop-Up Restaurant

London's Twin Peaks-themed eatery for fans of Special Agent Dale Cooper

It’s been 25 years since the question of who killed Laura Palmer transfixed TV viewers and BOB became part of our collective nightmares. Since then, David Lynch’s remarkable Twin Peaks has gone on to become the ultimate cult show, and has inspired countless art exhibitions, Americana noir-events and more. One of the most ambitious Twin Peaks-related endeavors we’ve seen thus far is a pop-up restaurant …

Modern Korean Cuisine at Oiji

The new East Village restaurant offers elegant, unusual takes on traditional dishes

While there are many small restaurants crammed into Manhattan’s block-long Koreatown on 32nd Street, their menus are pretty similar. Each offers the traditional home-cooked staples that Koreans overseas crave, from doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew) to samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), with little variation—as their purpose is to restore the memory of mom’s meals. But for diners who are eager to try a new angle on …