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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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Gigantic lightning-spitting thundercloud appears in the skies over Tokyo【Videos】

Appearance of frightening but beautiful Dragon’ Nest shows that summer isn’t ready to say good-bye just yet.

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8-year-old discovers untimely deaths of 15 percent of Kyoto’s cicada population

Wunderkind’s analytical prowess comparable to people three times his age.

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Human traffic jam on Mt. Fuji shows why weekdays are the best days to hike the symbol of Japan

Mountain hiking trail looks as congested as any Tokyo-area expressway.

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Sado Island: A relatively unknown historical, natural, and tourist gem of Japan

History buffs, nature fans, and Japanese culture enthusiasts will want to check out this island in the Sea of Japan.

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Schoolgirls scared, amused as tornado forms just east of Tokyo【Video】

On-camera reactions range from “yabai” to “seriously yabai.”

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Beautiful mountain farmlands are yet another reason to visit rural Japan

As if you really needed more motivation

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Arashiyama bamboo forest in Kyoto “crying” as tourists vandalise trees

Kyoto has a heartbreaking message for visitors who carve graffiti on trees in the famous grove.

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Cute ducklings cross busy Tokyo street with the help of a good samaritan 【Video】

The care and patience given to the little duck family in the middle of downtown Tokyo is warming hearts around the country.

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Hokkaido park’s “sakura on the ground” are a breathtaking reason to venture beyond Sapporo

The often-overlooked Doto region of Japan’s northern island is off the beaten path, but should be on your itinerary.

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Breathtakingly beautiful beach in often-overlooked part of Japan is like a scene out of Your Name

Chichibugahama Beach looks like a Makoto Shinkai anime come to life, and is well worth a detour off the beaten travel path.
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Japanese Twitter user posts beautiful photos of what may be Japan’s most picturesque shrine

Gorgeous photos show an otherworldly shrine hidden away in the heart of Kyushu.

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The brilliant blue flowers of Hitachi Seaside Park: Your next flower viewing stop in Japan【Pics】

With sakura season done in the Tokyo area, it’s time to switch from pink to blue and the 4.5 million Nemophila flowers of this amazing park.

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“People who break sakura branches are idiots” – Twitter outcry over cherry blossom accessories

Japanese proverb sternly reminds social media users about an often forgotten way in which cherry blossom trees are extremely delicate.

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