tourism

Travel off the beaten path to a secret spot in Japan where bamboo grows wild on an old train line

Like the bamboo grove in Kyoto, but with less tourists and more beauty. 

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Where to find the Great Floating Buddha of Ikebukuro

Tokyo ward known for its otaku culture holds a hidden gem not many people know about.

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Unusual guardians appear at Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera temple

A surprise twist on traditional Japan that includes a giant kokeshi doll. 

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In search of Japan’s biggest tanuki, we stumble across something equally big

Japanese raccoon dogs are known for their large…ahem, appendages. But which one is the largest of them all?

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An expert in entertainment recommended us an Osaka sightseeing spot little known even to locals

It even gave our reporter a profound experience!

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Batman’s Gotham City creates first-ever sister city relationship…with a real city in Japan

Japanese municipality gets well-earned recognition for its bat emblem and bat castle.

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Kyoto sightseeing tour: The most amazing old bathhouses in the city

Step back in time as we explore Kyoto’s hidden onsen culture. 

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Beautiful Starbucks in Kyoto blends into its traditional landscape in more ways than one

Beverages taste better here, when you can drink in Japanese scenery like this.

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Ghibli Park: Opening date, first photos, and a new promo video produced by Studio Ghibli!

This is the news we’ve all been waiting for!

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Online pilgrimages along Japan’s famous Shikoku Henro route begin later this year

A journey of 1,000 kilometers begins with a single log-in.

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Prefectural rivalry in Japan: Survey reveals which areas compete against each other, and why

Competition between prefectures is real, and there’s a reason why it happens.

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Drive your car on an airport runway at this secret spot in Japan

The sign above reads: “No entry during takeoff and landing.

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How a bar in Kabukicho scammed one diner out of their money, and how it can happen to you too

Receipt shows the sneaky extra charges you need to watch out for. 

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Nara deer stampede into marathon, hit runner in their path

It’s like they’d been training all year for this moment.

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Senkoji: The Japanese temple that’s more like a theme park to heaven and hell

The chief priest at this temple says there’s more to this experience than just entertainment.

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Magical train ride through Japan’s autumn leaves is like travelling to a different world【Video】

Rail company makes passengers dreams come true at this special “Maple Tunnel” in Kyoto

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Aomori tourism council makes super-hard tile-matching game using different apple varieties

You better know your Fuji apples from your San Fuji apples.

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Anime tie-up with Japanese onsen town causes public outcry, officials double-down on collaboration

Backlash against Onsen Musume Project prompts a slinging match between feminists and otaku.

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How crowded is Kyoto now without international tourists?【Photos】

We visit the top tourist sites, and are surprised at what we discover.

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Japanese company caught out for over-processing autumn leaves photo at popular tourist site

Japan’s fall foliage is beautiful at this time of year, but it definitely doesn’t look like this.

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