Ocean

Hokkaido business will age your alcohol under the sea, let you watch it via smartphone

Age your wine in an octopus’s garden in the shade.

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Chikura no Iwaya: Secret beach cave only appears for two hours a day, and here’s how to see it

Created completely by nature, this is a hidden gem you won’t want to miss during your Japan travels.

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Luxury hotel chain offering karaoke in a large tub floating on the ocean

It’s perfect for butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers.

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No car? No problem! We find photogenic hidden gems in Yakushima that are easy to get to

Our reporter finds beautiful sightseeing spots not found in any guidebooks.

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Japan’s “station closest to the sea” lives up to its name【Photos】

”Blue ocean” is part of this station’s name, and they’re not kidding.

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Where will you go this summer? Here are the top 10 Japanese swimming spots with the nicest water

One lake and nine beaches to add to your summer swimming bucket list!

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We try new ‘adrift at sea’ experience and end up floating alone on the Yamaguchi coast

In the middle of the ocean, no one can hear you scream.

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Yoga teacher and students meditating on paddle boards swept into the ocean, rescued by canoer

Netizens were unanimous in thinking “yoga on the ocean” was a bad idea.

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New program lets you rent a house in a coastal Japanese town for less than 200 bucks a month

If you’d rather be closer to the shining sea than the bright lights of the big city, and you’re willing to do some social media posting, this deal is for you.

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We experience what a real Okinawan beach party is like with the help of a local

The party was a far cry from what our reporter had envisioned, but it was just as satisfying in its own way.

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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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Recon, Rescue, Research! Japan’s Coast Guard’s videos of kick-ass action in glorious HD【Video】

Japan’s Coast Guard celebrates its 70th year anniversary by showcasing its bad-assery: blocking terrorists, saving swimmers and cleaning the ocean.

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Bioluminescent plankton turn Kanagawa seashore into something that looks more like a Final Fantasy game.

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Researchers closing in on “Submersible Computers” that can be cooled in the ocean

Under the sea. Under the Seaaaaa!♪ You can overclock your processor, under the seaaaaa!♫

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You can’t miss this amazing footage of a diver swimming in harmony with a giant whale shark

Have your breath taken away by this spectacular footage of a woman swimming with a whale shark in the Philippines.

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Three bridges in Okinawa Prefecture offer the most spectacular panoramic vistas of the sea【Pics】

Who wants to play hooky with us down in the islands next weekend?

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Japanese retailer Felissimo brings cute from the oceans with adorable deep sea creature pouches

You don’t have to be a marine biologist to fall in love with these unusual specimens.

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Strawberry jam sea slugs: Our newest saltwater crush 【Video】

Look, sea slugs (who I assume all have Internet connections and are avid RocketNews24 readers), we need a new name for you. Yeah, yeah, I know you’re tube-shaped invertebrates that live in the ocean, but seriously, the whole “slug” thing is giving everyone the wrong impression.

When we humans hear “slug,” we tend to think of disgusting homeless snails, but it turns out that a lot of your marine versions are downright adorable, like the ones that look like surprised sheep, fluffy bunnies, or Pikachu. And if all that wasn’t enough to call for a major rebranding, now we’ve found out there’s a sea slug that looks like delicious strawberry jam.

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Want a souvenir from the ocean? Take part of it home with a realistic resin replica!

We’ve seen some amazing things Japanese artists have created out of resin before, but the one problem with them is just that: they’re too amazing. They’re all miniature masterpieces that you’d be too scared to touch, much less carry around with you.

But now artist and Twitter user @tokibo has come up with a solution: creating beautiful, realistic resin replicas of the ocean that you can put in your pocket to feel like you’re at the beach anytime you want. Skeptical? Take a look at some of the pictures; if they don’t make you feel like you’re in an underwater paradise, then your (unspent) money back!

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Japanese man goes missing at sea for 20 hours, then gets rescued by a lucky lifebelt

While there’s nothing quite like a dip in the ocean on a hot summer day, this man’s quick swim-turned missing person’s case will serve as a great reminder why you should always be careful in Mother Nature’s swimming pool.

Earlier this week, a 29-year-old man from the city of Kobe was enjoying some sea-side bathing with his friends when a strong wind came, sweeping him far from the coast. His friends acted quickly, called the local police and a search ensued for 20 hours until the missing man turned up on a beach 40 kilometers to the south thanks to an incredibly lucky discovery.

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