tourism

Flooded disaster-struck region in Japan urges people to use hashtag to tell everyone they’re okay

After dealing with a natural disaster, this part of Japan is now struggling to prevent financial disaster as well.

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The top 30 restaurants in Japan, as chosen by foreign visitors

In case you’re wondering: Sukiyabashi Jiro is not on the list.

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Japanese town suffers population decline, turns its local elementary school into an aquarium

Yes, those really are sharks swimming around in the school pool.

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JR West unveils new Japanese long distance train with special features for passengers

This is an extra special rail experience, even by Japanese standards.

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Travel through Japanese festivals and tourist sites with this stunning 8K highlight reel 【Video】

You’ll want to watch this astounding video more than once to soak in all the beauty they’ve packed into two-and-a-half minutes.

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Deer in Nara refuse crackers after Golden Week visitors leave them too full to eat【Photos】

Tourists were shocked to see the usually ravenous deer turn down their favourite treats.

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MariCar Mario Kart driver mounts pavement, causes serious damage in Tokyo accident

The foreign tourist won’t be forgetting her eventful Mario Kart experience anytime soon.

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Sakura season 2018 officially declared in Tokyo as first cherry blossoms begin to bloom

Hanami flower-viewing season begins nine days earlier than average as the city’s official “sample tree” sprouts its first blossoms.

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Soak in a secret Japanese onsen hot spring…in a dilapidated old building

This is one of the most unusual onsen in all of Japan.
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Edge The Harukas: Japan’s tallest building has a thrilling new open-air rooftop attraction

Come with us as we walk through what it takes to hang out over the edge of a skyscraper.

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Tokyo Tower opens up new “Top Deck Tour” with futuristic interiors, free drinks and extra services

Visitors to the new Top Deck viewing platform get to enjoy VIP treatment along with the stunning Tokyo skyline.
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Starbucks opens up new coffeehouse in traditional Japanese building near Tokyo

Now you can enjoy your coffee with a side of Edo-style charm in this old castle town.

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Survey reveals Japan as the top travel destination for Southeast Asians, but not for Westerners

Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency claims the country isn’t exciting enough to appease the Western crowd.

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Japanese museum dedicated to rocks with faces becomes popular with international visitors

Voldemort, Donald Trump, and Johnny Depp are just some of the famous faces you’ll find at this one-of-a-kind museum.

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Sapporo Snow Festival reveals upcoming ice sculptures and displays for 2018

Towering snow sculptures pay homage to Final Fantasy and Osamu Tezuka’s beloved anime characters.

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Tokyo’s new Keio Liner train debuts next month with special features and reserved seating

New service guarantees you a seat on the ride home during peak rush hour periods.

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Foreign visitors rank their top Japanese experiences in new survey

Survey reveals foreign visitors of different nationalities have similar tastes when it comes to Japanese experiences, but not Japanese food.

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Japanese stationery fans go crazy for memo pad that slowly reveals Kyoto temple as you use it

The unusual memo pad has become so popular it’s caused the maker’s online store to shut down.

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Street Fighter’s Sagat named ambassador of Saga City, limited edition SFII goods to be sold

For the next few months, Saga will be teaming up with Sagat and the rest of the Street Fighter II crew.

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Coca-Cola “Slim Bottle” City Designs range showcases top tourist spots in Japan

Each bottle can only be purchased in the specific tourist spot it was designed for, so tracking down all nine requires a Japanese road trip of epic proportions.

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