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7 hotel restaurants you'll be talking about for years

Enough with the Michelin stars and starched tablecloths — these hotels take your dinner and turn it into a life experience The majority of hotel restaurants don’t inspire excitement. They barely inspire appetites. Standard menus (will it be the burger or chicken fingers?) and pastel dining rooms are more likely...
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10 things that make Wakayama Japan's best kept secret

Hot springs galore, top notch ramen and tuna-cutting lessons are highlights of this southern slice of Honshu “Wakayama? Wakawhat? Wakawhere?”  Overshadowed by the neighboring city of Osaka, this humble Japanese prefecture is home to arguably Japan's most delicious ramen, a 1,700-year-old fire festival and a giant open-air bath fed by...
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Poutine in Tokyo: Japan takes on Canada's favorite comfort food

Can a dish made of French fries, cheese and gravy catch on in the land of ramen? One Japanese fan is willing to take the risk In Tokyo’s jam-packed restaurant landscape, filled with sushi, ramen and hundreds of other options, 26-year-old Yuta Fujino’s modest establishment stands out. Robson Fries, tucked away...
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