tourism

Japanese government to subsidize domestic travel this summer to boost the ailing tourism industry

The government is hoping grants and coupons will help encourage people to travel again.

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Sakura cherry blossoms float on breeze, land on Nara deer in perfect hanami video

Heavenly hanami landscape plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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Drink with a Japanese geisha at an online drinking party

Now you don’t even have to be in Japan to spend time with a geisha. 

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Sensoji temple at Asakusa gets a new giant lantern

While we were all social distancing, Tokyo’s most famous temple got a facelift.

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Japanese city cuts 800,000 tulips after people refuse to stay away despite coronavirus risks

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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Popular tourist spots in Kyoto look like a ghost town due to coronavirus

Everyone staying indoors means no one is going sightseeing. Read More

We test out Honda’s free rental motorbike program and eat disease-thwarting mochi【Photos】

Cruise around town and experience a different side of Kyoto in style and comfort.

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Nara deer leave park, head to station for food as tourist numbers tumble due to coronavirus

Videos show herds of deer galloping down streets and stopping traffic as they search for food. 

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Mysterious salt cauldrons predict disasters at one of the “Three Great Miracles of Japan”

We travel off the beaten track to one of the most fascinating holy sites in the country.

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Hakone onsen ryokan offers crazy cheap “Gimme a flippin’ break from the coronavirus” room deals

Less than $US40 a night gets you two luxury meals and a room with a private rotenburo bath attached.

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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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Oldest ryokan at Japanese onsen resort goes bankrupt due to coronavirus

COVID-19 claims its first major business casualty in Japan.

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Ninja Castle in Tokyo has heartwarming message for foreign tourists in midst of coronavirus

Japanese shadow warriors work to “eliminate corona discrimination” in its tracks.

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Japanese photographer captures the beauty of Kyoto in the snow 【Photos】

Visit famous tourist spots like you’ve never seen them before. 

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Studio Ghibli Museum closes due to coronavirus fears

Sudden temporary closure has taken everyone by surprise.

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Mount Fuji plans to start charging compulsory fee to climbers

Soon you’ll have to pay to climb Japan’s highest mountain. 

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Kyoto starts new “Empty” tourism campaign to attract tourists during coronavirus outbreak

Visitors to Kyoto have plummeted, prompting a new series of ads showing sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.

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Shikayose: The Calling of the Deer in Nara with acorns and a French horn

With thousands less tourists in Nara due to the Coronavirus, this year’s winter celebrations seem strangely more magical

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Kyoto tourist crowds disappearing due to coronavirus outbreak, creating travel crisis/opportunity

Local shopkeeper says drop in tourist traffic is most dramatic in over 30 years.

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Japanese manners videos show how to be a “really cool” traveller in Japan 【Videos】

Japan Tourism Agency uses ninja, sumo and geisha to demonstrate what to do and what not to do in Japan.

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