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Ueno Park looks eerily deserted in the midst of the coronavirus 【Photos】

The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, but there’s no one around to enjoy them. 

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Snow falls on sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom around Tokyo 【Photos & Videos】

Surprise snowfall in Japan transformed springtime hanami into a winter wonderland on the weekend.

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Hanami cherry blossom viewing season begins in Japan as cities around the world shut down

Questions about complacency are being raised as people gather at popular sakura spots in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Tokyo’s Kabukicho turns into a deserted ghost town during coronavirus outbreak【Photos】

Looks like a yakuza fight is about to go down in Kamurocho. 

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Tokyo’s amazing Takarazuka-style photo studio can transform you into a famous anime star

Makeover turns our reporter into Lady Oscar, heroine of The Rose of Versailles and the all-female Takarazuka theater troupe.

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Seijinshiki 2020: Kitakyushu’s Coming of Age Ceremony dazzles in the Year of the Rat【Photos】

Kitakyushu welcomes its first Coming of Age Ceremony of the Reiwa Era in its typical outrageous fashion(s).

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Ramen and sweets served together at this stylish ramen cafe in Shibuya【Photos】

An unlikely gourmet combo makes for an “un-unforgettable” experience for our reporter.

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The Japanese ‘80s are back at this Tokyo photo studio that turns you into a Bubble Era-idol【Pics】

Fire up your city pop playlist for a visit to Asakusa’s legendary Marubell, where the ’80s never totally went away.

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Miniature purikura photo booth from Japan lets you feel like a Japanese schoolgirl from the ’90s

New palm-sized machine actually takes real purikura photos.

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Understated costumes celebrated at “Jimi Halloween” event in Tokyo 【Photos】

The anti-cosplay cosplay event that’s low-key stealing the show in Shibuya every Halloween.

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Typhoon Hagibis turns Tokyo into an eerie ghost town【Pics, Video】

In Akihabara, giant screens blared happy tunes to deserted streets as a life-threatening typhoon approached Japan.

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Japanese cosplayer shocks everyone with dramatically different before and after makeup photos

There’s a very different face hiding underneath this Idolmaster character.

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Hippest grandpa in Japan stuns online with magazine-worthy photo shoots【Photos】

The sweetest part is that “Silver Tetsuya’s” photographer is none other than his beloved grandson.

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Solid Sakura: Gorgeous photos show cherry blossom season’s grand finale at Japanese castle

The castle is one of Japan’s top cherry blossom destinations, and these photos show why.

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A hero’s quest to find a limited-time save point in Osaka

A popular tourist spot in Osaka becomes a real-life “save point” spot for a limited time for all gamers.

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Event asks visitors to compose poems inspired by the beauty of thighs.

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Moisturizing gel from Japan markets itself as though a cat is cleaning you with its drool【Pictures】

Cat fanatics, this one’s fur you! This new all-in-one moisturizer is designed to look and feel like cat spit.
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The one thing otaku never take photos of on vacation, according to Japanese Twitter

Hardcore anime fans like to travel and snap pics like anyone else, but there’s something that’s always just out of frame.

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Japanese pilot flies close to Mt Fuji, asks passengers to look out the window

Mt Fuji never looked more beautiful.

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Nine places to take unforgettable social media photos in Japan

From modern art to Shinto shrines, Data analysis group releases its list of top photography spots from 2018.

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