The breathtaking past and the uncertain future of Japan’s ama divers

Katie Gatens reports on a 2,000-year-old tradition that’s in danger of being washed away by the tides

Checking out the front desk of the future

Androids and automatons are popping up in hotels from Nagasaki to Ghent. Are they the logical next step or a dystopian future for travellers, devoid of human contact? Andy Morris investigates the rise of the hotelier robots

Five curious places to see art

You don’t need to go to a gallery to find art. From Lanzarote’s seabed to the rainforests of Belize, Katie Gatens discovers works of art in more natural habitats

The new global fashion hotlist

From bespoke tailoring in Tokyo to the world’s most coveted T-shirt in San Francisco, Andy Morris investigates the people and places you need to know if you really want to stand out sartorially

Japan: Aman Tokyo

In the city of lights, Hannah Hudson finds a place of serenity and calm at the futuristic Aman Tokyo

How the Olympics changed the world

As Rio welcomes the Olympic and Paralympic Games, international authors reflect on how cities around 
the world changed in their wake

Japan: The Peninsula Tokyo

With spacious rooms, an enviable location and the world’s nicest staff, The Peninsula is a luxury oasis at the heart of Tokyo. Hannah Hudson checks in

The High Life New Talent Awards 2016: The winners

On 3 February, the winners of High Life's New Talent Awards were unveiled at The Strand Gallery, London Oli Rahman, Emma Hartvig and Olivia Bohac will now embark upon international commissions for High Life

The hottest foodie destinations of 2015

With Danish dining in Asia and Michelin star-spotting in Europe, there were some exciting contenders for the best foodie destination of 2015. Here are five places that pushed boundaries to become celebrated dining hotspots

Ten of this winter’s most exciting resorts (and when to visit them)

Even the most dedicated powder hounds know that there’s more to a ski holiday than just carving up the slopes. From comedy and culinary festivals to ice climbing and hot air ballooning, here are Gabriella Le Breton’s top tips for which resorts are particularly hot this winter — and when it’s best to visit them

Jenson Button: my life in travel

The British Formula One driver on his favourite European road trips, tips for beating jet lag, and what he gets up to in Singapore (when he’s not on the track)

From dusk ’til dawn: five unexpected things to do after dark

In 2015, cities never sleep. Whether you’re jetlagged or a night owl, here’s guide to some of the more unusual late-night activities to indulge in around the world

Japan: Andaz Tokyo

Tokyo’s latest skyscraper hotel certainly has the wow factor, from origami-inspired rooms to the mesmerising views from its rooftop bar. Katie Gatens reaches for the skies

Japan: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

This outstanding hotel has set the bar extremely high. Where else could you order eggs for breakfast from chickens fed on a diet of hibiscus and rosehip, asks Katie Gatens

Five must-visit Tokyo neighbourhoods

With dozens of districts ripe for exploration, it’s hard to know where to begin in a megalopolis like Tokyo. Don’t worry — Katie Gatens has done the legwork for you

12 of the world’s most curious tiny islands

Not all islands are tropical paradises. From a Mexican atoll where dolls hang from trees to a Japanese isle where cats outnumber humans, Katherine Price finds that some are just plain weird

Five street food dishes to try in Japan (that aren’t sushi)

Don’t limit yourself to just sushi and ramen. Head to the street and try these bizarre and lesser-known, but just as terrific, creations that the locals can’t get enough of

The topsy-turvy travel planner: Japan for whisky drinkers

Travel from a different angle. This month, the unexpected rise of Japanese whisky

Six of the world’s best experimental restaurants

With more top chefs taking a scientific approach to cooking, food and travel writer Fiona Dunlop reveals the establishments that are leading the way in the cutting-edge food movement

Life in the slow lane: Japan’s Seven Stars sleeper train

Japan’s Seven Stars cruise train has a six-month waiting list for tickets for its journey around the island of Kyushu. Why is everybody so excited about travelling on a train that is so extraordinarily... slow? Railway expert Julian Holland reports

René Redzepi's guide to Tokyo

As Noma, the famous nomad restaurant, sets out for Japan, chef and mastermind René Redzepi share his guide to Tokyo

René Redzepi: Taking Noma to Tokyo

As Noma goes nomad, René Redzepi talks exclusively to Joe Warwick about what it takes to uproot the world’s best restaurant in its entirety – including spouses and children – and move it 5,400 miles

Japan: Ritz Carlton Kyoto

With the very best of Japanese style and substantial quality to boot, the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto is the one for a special occasion trip, says Michael Booth

Six surprising family destinations

Who knew that Paris could be a great place to take toddlers? That Tokyo is top for tots? Or that Tel Aviv is the perfect holiday hang-out for teens? Emily Payne brings you six trips all over the globe, re-imagined for family travel

20 of the world's coolest shops

If Fashion Week wasn't enough to satisfy your couture cravings, Harriet Walker sources the best burgeoning boutiques and full-on empires

Six of the best alternative fashion weeks

A handful of the best and most unexpected fashion weeks happening around the world

Where to stay in Tokyo

Going to the city of world-class sushi, quirky fashion and futuristic architecture? We round up the top eight Tokyo hotels, according to TripAdvisor

Insider's guide to Tokyo

With more than 30 million residents, Tokyo is the ultimate megacity — and now preparing to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Looking to explore? Michael Booth meets some local heroes who can point you in the right direction

Tokyo: The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton is a slice of traditional comfort in Tokyo's glitzy Midtown complex — and it caters excellently to its business traveller clientele, says Chris Michael

Masculine vs feminine hotel style

As hyper-masculine hotel Belgraves establishes itself in London, other hotels around the world are appealing to the female traveller. But should they be choosing sides? By Mark Jones

Tokyo city guide

Ed Peters recommends the best hotels and restaurants, plus a few hidden gems, in energetic Tokyo

Five of the best Asian cities

Ed Peters counts down five of the best cities in the Far East, with a few top tips on dining out, sightseeing and accommodation