Travel writer Tim Johnson has spent the last few years circling the globe in pursuit of the next great story, in the process visiting 138 countries on all seven continents. He's won five National Magazine Awards and contributes to a number of national and international publications.


My friends raved about this peculiar beverage but, a small-town kid, I couldn’t understand the allure. Eventually, when my workload at university grew, it became my comfort drink.


Haiku sushi bars, hole-in-the-wall green tea cocktails, and rooftop distilleries; take a walk through the glitzy Tokyo neighborhood’s best offers that don’t often catch the eye.