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We eat at Japan’s first-ever ramen restaurant, finally reopened after 44 years

Tasting history at Rairaiken, the restaurant that introduced Japan to ramen over 100 years ago.

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Cat in Japan finds the perfect shrine to take shelter from the rain at

Cats have a habit of hanging out wherever they want to, but at this shrine felines are honored guests.

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Street footage from Hollywood movie “Tokyo Joe” shows post-war Shibuya colourised by AI 【Video】

Originally used as the background for Humphrey Bogart’s close-up, these Japanese folks are now having their time in the spotlight.

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Send a mini Japanese army in the mail using these unique message cards

Because who doesn’t look forward to receiving a battalion of samurai in the mail?!

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Yamagata prefecture to open “kimono retreat hotel” in 2021 based in historic renovated property

Area will offer great opportunities to learn about the local culture, as well as the wonderful world of kimono craftsmanship.

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Now you can ‘stay’ in a Japanese castle without even leaving your sofa

There are even futons for you to ‘sleep’ on!

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Bones of over 1,500 people found at Osaka Station area construction site

Before the area was known as Umekita, it was known as Umeda Grave.

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Japan’s first-ever ramen restaurant, which closed 44 years ago, is reopening this fall!

Historic ramen restaurant Rairaiken starts serving ramen again in a very appropriate location.

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Japan’s craziest train station has a giant with light-up eyes growing out of its wall【Photos】

It looks like a science fiction monster of the week, but it’s actually a salute the millennia-old past.

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Stay at an old samurai residence in the heart of a “Little Kyoto” warrior town

Swords, armour and ceremonial items are just some of the samurai secrets awaiting you inside this secluded compound.

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Tokyo in 60 frames-per-second, 107 years in the past, looks amazing【Video】

AI-restored video opens a hyper-realistic window to the Japan of a century ago.

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Japanese-American singer Hikaru Utada opens a discussion on racism on Japanese Twitter

The singer hopes that this will be a turning point for racial issues in America. 

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Secret fireworks festivals take place across Japan to lift spirits during coronavirus crisis【Pics】

An iconic part of summer in Japan gets a throwback to its 18th century samurai-era roots.

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Mini samurai sword scissors are here to help you slice paper and plastic foes to pieces【Photos】

This is how Oda Nobunada and the Shinsengumi would remove the tags from their T-shirts.

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Fukuoka Museum offers Japanese art treasures right in your own home via AR

Why not virtually spruce up your living room with some 16th century samurai armor?

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Indulge your foxy foot fetish with kitsune socks from Japan

Dress your feet up in fox spirit cosplay.

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Through the eyes of a ninja – Thrilling drone video recreates shinobi raid at historical temple

Ninja and samurai duel inside the centuries-old “Temple of the Shogun” in Aichi Prefecture.

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Watch a kabuki classic at home: National Theatre uploads Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura for free【Video】

Five hours of a professional production of the 18th century play Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura are free to watch on an official YouTube channel!

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Authentic ninja power pellet snacks on sale again in Tokyo thanks to the coronavirus【Taste test】

Hyorogan, part of the ninja and samurai diet, also get a modern, gluten-free version.

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Crowdfunded samurai sword-inspired kitchen knives now available for general sale

Now anyone can pretend to use Oda Nobunaga’s sword to cut onions!

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