TOP 10 EXPERIENCES FOR 2020 BY VIRTUOSO

1. Surfing Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Bondi is just outside the city center and extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Serious surfers hang out at the southern end of the beach, while novices occupy the northern stretch, where waves are often smaller. (Bonus: Live like an influencer at
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Christian Stan, on 14 Nov. 19, No Comments

AMAN KYOTO, A SECRET GARDEN SANCTUARY, OPENS 1 NOVEMBER

Aman Kyoto is nestled in forested grounds, within walking distance of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinkaku-ji Temple, and close to the centre of beguiling Kyoto. Within a hidden valley, formed by a series of manicured platforms, the garden is enclosed on one side by a
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Christian Stan, on 22 Oct. 19, No Comments

THE ROOMS OF PALACE TOKYO HOTEL ARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD

Palace Hotel Tokyo is one of only a dozen hotels in Asia Pacific to land on this year’s Verified List, one of just 10 independent properties honored, and the only hotel in Japan to receive such an accolade. Recipients of the accolade emerged from Forbes Travel Guide’s exhaustive
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Christian Stan, on 16 May. 19, No Comments

THE ROOMS OF MANDARIN ORIENTAL, TOKYO HAVE NOW A NEW LOOK

The makeover of all 179 spacious guestrooms and suites draws on Japan’s rich culture, to provide guests with a strong “sense of place”. Japanese craftmanship has been combined with the latest technology to ensure a thoroughly contemporary Japanese experience. Renowned textile
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Christian Stan, on 19 Feb. 19, No Comments

AMAN KYOTO TO BE THE THIRD AMAN HOTEL IN JAPAN

Unlocking the secrets of Japan’s ancient Imperial capital, Aman Kyoto and its secret garden are just a stone’s throw from the city’s 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, yet feel a world away. Aman Kyoto is situated in a once-forgotten secret garden that provides a secluded
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Christian Stan, on 6 Feb. 19, No Comments