tourism

Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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We travel to a mysterious power spot in Okinawa, where a “heart rock” floats in the sea

Mother Nature attempts to reclaim the path at this rugged tourist site filled with mystery and beauty. 

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Mysterious Spirit Boat Procession in Nagasaki and the sandbox tram that follows it【Video】

A night when mystery hangs thick in the air. 

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New Japan Rail Pass for non-Japanese passport holders coming soon

Limited-time pass offers huge discounts on train travel in and around Tokyo.

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Japan to reopen to international tourists with new entry requirements

Government sets a date for opening the country’s borders to the world again.

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Stay in Love Live! Sunshine!!’s Mari’s glamorous room, relax like an anime schoolgirl idol

Die-hard fans of the series can once more sleep in Mari Ohara’s bed, dry off with her monogrammed towels, and take her room key home as a souvenir.

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Our reporter takes a sightseeing trip up Tokyo Skytree, admits he only has one regret

Our reporter Seiji finally ascends one of Tokyo’s most beloved tourist attractions — and for a discount!

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Kyoto’s Kinkakuji creates unusual photo opportunity for visitors

World Heritage-listed Golden Pavilion is currently covered up for repairs, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see the building. 

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Japanese “Ichiban Street” recreated at new shopping mall in China

Complete with a Japanese bus stop, Japanese road signs, a Japanese taxi, and a Japanese car park

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Nara deer “addicted” to rice crackers, lose weight with no tourists to feed them

The coronavirus is affecting the health of Japan’s deer population at Nara Park. 

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What pandemic? Onsen towns, hiking trails and theme parks packed with crowds on four-day weekend

Startling photos have everyone concerned about a possible new spike in coronavirus cases.

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Tokyo tourist sites look eerily quiet without tourists 【Videos】

Empty streets at Sensoji and Shinjuku have us seeing the capital in a very different light. 

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Deer in Nara Park outnumber visitors, display baffling summer gathering behaviour

Nara deer act mysteriously, even though there are fewer of them around than last year.

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Go on a whirlwind tour of all 47 prefectures in Japan with this gorgeous promo movie【Video】

Explore every corner of Japan through your screen.

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Venture through real-life locations from Ghost of Tsushima with this handy tourism website

The city of Nagasaki has helpfully compiled a site so you can experience similar sights, sounds, and tastes to Jin Sakai himself.

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Tokyo aquarium’s reopening showcases a revamped, ethereally beautiful jellyfish chamber

Sumida Aquarium boasts a special viewing tank, transparent floors, and sections where you can see how they breed the jellies.

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Japan’s National Tourism Organization posts achingly gorgeous promo video: “hope lights the way”

Japan’s tourism board wants you to remember that though things are scary now, Japan will wait patiently until you can visit its scenic shores.
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Japanese train station grows wine grapes on the platform

Wait for your train under the shade of Japan’s only train station platform vineyard.

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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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Street Kart company famous for Super Mario karts ends crowdfunding campaign with dismal support

Attempt to keep the go-karts running on Tokyo roads raises embarrassingly low amount of money.

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