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This beautiful mountaintop Buddha carving in Japan is much newer than it looks【Photos】

Let’s head south from Tokyo to visit the Takatoriyama magaibutsu.

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Will Yomiuriland’s Pokémon Wonder attraction be a good place to play Pokémon GO? We investigate

And how is Pokémon Wonder, anyway?

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Mt. Fuji is now open again following 2020 shutdown

Climbing season officially begins for Japan’s tallest mountain, but with new rules meant to limit coronavirus risks.

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This Japanese theme park just made a real-world Pokémon forest for you to go Pokémon spotting in

4,500-square meter Pokémon Wonder combines the fun of Pokémon with the beauty of nature.

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Beautiful Mt Fuji photo looks like a buggy video game scene

Japanese photographer shares a simple hack to achieve a surreal shot. 

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Amazing photos show Mt. Fuji looking just like an ukiyo-e woodblock painting

Photographer captures the mountain’s peak just as it must have inspired Hokusai.

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New hell found in Nagasaki, campaign to name it underway

What fresh hell is this?

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Refresh your mind, body, and soul at Temple Camp Daitaiji, the first temple to open to campers

Enjoy nature and experience Buddhist traditions, all in one.

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Japanese high school girls remind us of the joys of country life in heartwarming Mt Fuji photo

So much of what we love about Japan captured in one beautiful image. 

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Blue heaven as Nemophila flowers come into bloom in Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture【Photos】

Sign of spring comes with a touching pandemic message from seaside park.

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Sacred forbidden forest at a Japanese shrine has been off-limits to visitors for centuries

We get to enter a holy land that’s been protected since ancient times, and it reminds us of the world of Princess Mononoke.

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Beautiful photos of the isekai-looking mountain that’s one of the Tokyo area’s best day-trips

You’ll be glad you saw this amazing place.

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Japanese sea slugs found to remove their own heads and grow new bodies from them

Sometimes science is stranger than science-fiction.

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Mt Fuji photo tricks the eye by looking like a moody ink painting

Is this real life or a scene from an eerie video game?

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Frogs trick Fukuoka police into false puppy rescue

Even frogs sometimes have frogs in their throats.

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Mt Fuji Shiba-sakura Festival, where beautiful “lawn sakura” blossom

A unique hanami event right next to Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Takigyo, Japanese waterfall meditation, is a sure way to shock yourself out of your winter rut

After one too many lazy Saturdays, we find ourselves standing at the foot of an ice cold waterfall.

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Updated cherry blossom forecast has sakura reaching full bloom earlier than usual

Predicted dates for first and full bloom for cities across Japan.

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Mt Fuji railway project receives approval from Yamanashi officials

A railway up the mountain aims to eliminate vehicles on the road to the fifth station but the round-trip fare for passengers won’t be cheap

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“Miraculous” cloud over Mt Fuji stuns the Internet

A sight so otherworldly even the photographer doubts whether they’ll see it again. 

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