Oita

Ukrainian sumo wrestlers take refuge in Japan to train for upcoming tournaments

What better place for them to train than the birthplace of sumo?

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Soak in a sand bath in Beppu, Japan’s famous onsen region

How to enjoy the healing powers of hot sand at this popular seaside location. 

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Get huge discounts on Japanese hotels… provided you’re a space alien (or claim to be one)

Say “I’m an alien” when you check in to get cheaper rates!

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Taking a trip using Japan’s random gacha capsule airplane ticket discount【Photos】

A small discount sends us on a big adventure to the other side of Japan.

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107-year-old Japanese sisters are oldest twins in the world, according to Guinness World Records

The pair took the Guinness World Record from another pair of twins, who were also Japanese.

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We try Oita Prefecture’s citrus-y creation in Starbucks Japan’s 47 Jimoto Frappuccinos

Next stop on our Frappuccino tour is down south on the island of Kyushu.

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Japanese politician Skull Reaper A-ji sues city for refusing to show his masked face

Oita City Councilman’s struggle to wear his masks with pride has grown into a hellacious slobberknocker of litigation.

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Largest Japanese giant salamander dies, aged…Maybe 70 or so?

Yuzumaru, we hardly knew ye.

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Oita woman loses lawsuit and pays damages without ever knowing she’d been sued

A frightening case of using the legal system to commit robbery.

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Japanese high school students arrested for robbing pachinko parlour at knife-point

Surely there’s a better way to start 2021 than this.

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Take a trip down south in Japan — five hidden gem places to visit in Kyushu

Escape from the hustle and bustle with these spots in Kyushu!

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Japan’s hot-spring capital Beppu made quite possibly the best tourism video ever

Who new hot springs could be so cinematic?

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ANA unveils robot avatar shopper at boutique in Oita

Robots let us peruse the aisles of clothing stores from anywhere in the world.

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We visit the “Naples of Japan”, a secret destination tourists don’t know about yet

Enjoy the charm of a Mediterannean-style port town without leaving Japan

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Michelin Guide-recommended delights await inside this spooky looking old house in Oita Prefecture

We track down a famously exquisite but elusive restaurant in rural Japan.

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Famous hot springs of Beppu now offering portable inflatable onsen with authentic Beppu water

Arguably the most sophisticated kiddie pool ever created.

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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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Let’s visit Machu Picchu located in the mountains of USA, Japan!

Confused? We sure were.

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Japanese man assaults wife after learning she trolled his YouTube videos for six months

Husband admits to charges and throws self on the mercy of the court.

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Be careful traveling in Oita, the Big Shogun Space Avengers Bento is there and it’s angry

Think you got what it takes to be a Big Shogun Space Avenger? Time to put your money where your mouth is.

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