Niigata

Niigata student tricks woman out of 100,000 yen and two pairs of dirty underwear

Ah, the old dirty-underwear-wrap con. She should have seen it coming.

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Niigata brings back mysterious cat mask festival for the first time in almost 90 years

Geisha once cosplayed as white cats to revive a devastated Japanese town. 

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Beautiful art museum Shinkansen finally coming to Tokyo for a limited time this fall【Photos】

Whether you think of the Genbi as the world’s most beautiful built train or its fastest art gallery, it’s a rail experience like no other.

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Amazingly beautiful sake cups look like a starry night sky when liquid is poured into them

 

They’re perfect for an evening drink on the porch!

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Man Arrested For Modifying, Reselling Pokémon Games

Man is the first person to be arrested on this charge after laws against modding were revised in November

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Discovery of unregistered radioactive substance in Japanese university shocks students

A thorough campus sweep for more traces of the dangerous chemical is underway.

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Rabbit at Japanese temple freaks people out with glowing eyes, Buddhist deity inside its chest

Dozens of free-roaming bunnies at this temple now have a new overlord looking out for them.

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Alpaca fight breaks out in Niigata【Video】

No serious injuries were reported, but alpaca productivity ground to a halt for the day.

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Purify the hate of Internet jeers with Japanese temple’s first online ceremonial fire

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to your local temple! Now you can collect up all the online roasts you’ve received and cast them into this cyberfire.

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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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Amazing “funnel cloud” appears over the sky in Japan 【Video】

The stunning natural phenomenon looks more like an otherworldly dragon as it’s filmed slowly retreating up to the sky.

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We visit the breathtaking “House of Light” in the Japanese countryside

With an “Outside-in” room and a bath lit by fibre optics, this is one of Japan’s most unique places to stay.

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Japanese adult video game voice actress does announcements at JR Niigata Station 【Videos】

Let the voice from Pregnancy Academy and Crime Breast Bounce guide you to the bullet train.

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Locust and wormwood soft serve ice cream now available in Japan!

Can you guess which prefecture is serving up the local speciality?

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Japanese science museum in deep doo-doo after displaying false facts about poop

Oopsie-poopsie! This science museum reminds us all of the importance of doing proper research.

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Ojiya Chijimi: the amazing centuries-old Japanese craft that bleaches kimono textiles with snow

These stunning images show how craftsmen keep their UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage alive during the coldest months of the year.

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The most beautiful forest in Japan? Bijinbayashi woods are stunning in every season【Photos】

Do these woods have what it takes to beech out the stiff competition?

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Schedule released for Japan’s “Contemporary art bullet train”

JR East has finally announced the dates of operation and ticket prices for its contemporary art Shinkansen set to begin running in late April.

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Peach Boy frozen snacks are strawberry flavored… with real apple juice

Just because it’s called “peach” and looks peach, doesn’t mean it’s peach-flavored. And just because it’s “strawberry-flavored,” doesn’t mean it’s strawberry-flavored either…

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Epic lantern festival in Niigata rivals the Yi Peng festival in sheer beauty【Photos & Video】

If you are in Niigata this March, you can live out your Tangled fantasy with a breathtaking view of floating lanterns that rival the beauty of the Disney movie and the festival in Thailand that inspired the film’s iconic scene.

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