Japan travel

Cute and comfy women’s-only hotel in Kyoto has everything you need for the perfect girls’ trip

This stylish new hotel has plenty of convenient amenities, and a great location to boot.

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Popular virtual YouTuber Kizuna Ai selected as ambassador for new “Come to Japan” campaign【Video】

The bubbly virtual girl has released her first video as part of the campaign, and it’s a great way to learn about the country’s charms.

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Designer’s tweets during first trip to Japan perfectly show why it’s such a great place to visit

In just the first day of his stay, designer tweeted more than 50 things that pleasantly surprised him about Japan.

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New stylish rental car turns heads, lets you zip around Japan in Asian-style sophistication

The perfect companion for your next trip to Japan.

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Akihabara’s first capsule hotel for women only set to open later this month

The otaku haven’s first women-only capsule hotel will celebrate its opening with an anime collaboration.

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We spend a night at Shibuya’s new Nadeshiko Hotel—a capsule hotel for women only

We recently visited the new Nadeshiko Hotel and were truly impressed. Find out what this women-only capsule hotel has to offer!

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JR East to introduce numbering system at all stations in Tokyo

East Japan Railway Co (JR East) will introduce a numbering system for all its stations in Tokyo starting in October, in a bid to to facilitate navigation for foreigners traveling within the capital ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Heads up—Japan’s Ghibli Museum will be closed for two months as of this May

If you’re planning to visit Tokyo’s world-famous Ghibli Museum later this year, you may want to reschedule.

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5 cultural tips for taking photos in Japan

Believe it or not, there’s a Japanese Way of taking photos. We’ve compiled some cultural guidelines as well as language tips to help you take happy snappies on your next trip to Japan!

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“Amazing Kyoto” shows us sides of Japan’s old capital we’ve never seen before — in two languages!

Kyoto, which was the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years, is one of those cities that looks beautiful no matter what time of the year it is. But out of all the seasons, autumn is by far the most popular time to visit, and now that the leaves are beginning to change people are also starting to plan trips to catch a glimpse of Kyoto’s gorgeous fall scenery.

If you happen to be one of those tourists, we have just the book for you, a unique insight into city by foreigners who now call Kyoto their home, called Amazing Kyoto.

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Japan chooses its top 3 night views【Photos】

The votes are in! Approximately 4,500 night-view enthusiasts submitted their votes for what they think are the best areas to take in Japan’s sprawling, twinkling cityscapes after dark, and the results were revealed at the Night View Summit 2015, held on October 9 in Kobe.

Which cities do you think made it to the top three? Click to find out, and enjoy some of the stunning photographs that prove each city’s worthiness of the honor!

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