nature

Picking seaweed up off the beach and taking it home is illegal in most of Japan, and here’s why

What’s the harm in pinching a tiny bit of seaweed? Quite a lot, as our Japanese-language reporter learned.
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The top 10 hot springs Japanese travelers want to visit this fall

Nothing’s nicer on a cold autumn day than a hot outdoor bath while gazing at the changing leaves.

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Wild boars leap from river, run across rice fields like a scene from a Ghibli anime film【Video】

Unexpected post-typhoon scene in Japan is so beautiful it looks like something from a movie.

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Typhoon Hagibis turns skies in Japan purply pink, makes people fear the end is nigh

If this is the last day of the world, it sure looks beautiful.

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Japan Travel: 17 Things to do in Oita, Japan’s onsen prefecture

There’s so much more to Oita than amazing hot springs. 

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Japanese photographer moves people to tears with night sky photos that look like anime art

Gorgeous images show us anime skies really can exist in real life.

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Simulation and helpful illustrations show the terrifying power of a one-meter tsunami 【Video】

Anything less than your height might not seem like a big deal, but trust us, it is.

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Unusual, nostalgic mailbox discovered in mountains of Shikoku tickles net users’ hearts

The usual red design found in Japan has been replaced by a throwback item from your childhood in one locale.

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Tree swallows sign in Japan, proves nature is hungry by continuing to eat it for 12 years

Photos of other hungry forest trees are now beginning to surface online.

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Japan’s amazing wisteria flowers are here to make us all forget about the cherry blossoms【Photos】

Amazing garden’s massive 150 year-old flowering ofuji looks more beautiful than ever.

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Pink sakura and baby blue eye flowers team up for gorgeous views at this seaside park in Japan【Pics】

Fukuoka isn’t particularly famous for its cherry blossoms, but these photos have us thinking it should be.

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Snow Sakura in Japan: A magical hanami cherry blossom viewing experience【Pics & Video】

Temperatures dipped dramatically this week, transforming sakura spots into icy pink-tinged dreamworlds.

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Japan cherry blossom forecast 2019! Sakura coming earlier than usual to Tokyo

Japan’s most beloved flowers are often associated with April, but they’ll be at their most beautiful in Tokyo before that, says forecast.

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Amazing pics from Kyoto/Nara “bullet tour” show no matter how tight your schedule, you should go

Breathtaking images from a skilled photographer show that even one day in Japan’s former capitals is enough for unforgettable beauty.

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Gorgeous funicular route in China is so beautiful, it looks like something out of a movie【Video】

This is one eight-minute long ride you will remember for the rest of your life.

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Internet tackles the mystery of why there are no monkeys in Ibaraki Prefecture

Can the collective Internet come up with a possible solution, or just crack a bunch of monkey jokes?

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Employee scared of asking foreigners to pay for tickets cost Tokyo garden a huge amount of money

Staggering sum required help of another worker to cover up.

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Cherry blossoms are blooming in Japan in October, but why?

The country’s symbol of spring is being spotted in mid-autumn, so we held a one-man sakura party to celebrate!

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10 gorgeous, must-visit places to see the autumn leaves in Japan

There’s no better time to come to Japan than fall, and no better way to spend your trip than by wandering through these crimson forests and gardens.

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Astronaut’s assessment of Super Typhoon Trami isn’t filling us with confidence

You know you’re in for a rough time when a storm freaks out someone who has literally seen all of the earth. 

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