tourism

What it’s really like to join a Japanese festival and carry a mikoshi around Tokyo for a day

We join the festivities at Suga Shrine, made famous as one of the real-life locations from the hit anime film Your Name

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We channel Sen from Ghibli’s Spirited Away and travel to a Japanese train station by the sea

One of the most unusual stations in the country, where you’re not allowed to exit the station, but you can visit a secret park by the platform. 

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Advice for Tokyo 2020 Olympics volunteers: Dress like a Japanese ninja

This uniform will keep you cool and comfortable like a Japanese shadow warrior from the Edo period.

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Nara deer dies with four kilos of plastic in its stomach, tourists cautioned to feed animals properly

Increasing numbers of the nationally protected species are being affected by plastic bag consumption.

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Ujicha Bus in Kyoto celebrates Uji matcha green tea with Japanese teahouse interior【Photos】

The bus even comes with a heart-shaped window like the one at a famous Kyoto temple.

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What it’s like to rent a kimono and stroll around Sensoji temple in Asakusa for an afternoon

There are benefits to wearing a kimono while sightseeing in Tokyo, even if you’re travelling alone.

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Pokémon and Iwate team up to elect Geodude as the tourism ambassador to the prefecture!

It even has a theme song and a bizarre costume.

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Explore Kyoto tourist site Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine with Unreal Engine 4 【Video】

Stunning exploration game lets you walk at your own pace, take photos with an in-game camera, and discover hidden areas without the crowds.

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Weird Al Yankovic visits Japan, takes hilarious travel pics around the country 【Photos】

The comedian makes us laugh at famous tourist spots from Tokyo to Kyoto. 

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The Story Hotel: A new concept for couples wanting some romantic private time in Japan

Step into a mysterious story world just outside of Tokyo.

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Enjoy a taste of traditional Japan in self-operated Edo period cable car

A frightening yet exhilarating way to travel for free in rural Japan. 

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Visit top Kyoto sites and escape the crowds with new early-morning sakura sightseeing campaign

Experience a very different side to the city as part of the “Cherry Blossoms in the Morning” promotion.

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A Day in the Life Shibuya: Japanese construction site barricades tell a touching story 【Video】

The creative graphics are moving people to tears in Tokyo.

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Sakura report 2019: Cherry blossom season officially declared in Tokyo!

Hanami season began today in the capital, giving us a better idea of when to expect the glorious full bloom period.

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Sakura report 2019: First cherry blossoms begin to bloom in Tokyo

Cherry blossom season has officially arrived in Japan!

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Nara deer have a heartfelt message for tourists in new travel poster

A clever play on words tugs at the heartstrings.

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New Japanese train station has no entrance or exit, only used to admire the scenery

One of the most unusual stations in the whole country is now open and ready for business.

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FlyStation Japan: We unleash our inner Captain Marvel with indoor skydiving near Tokyo【Videos】

Sexy superhero moves with no CGI involved!

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Spirited Away train station and submerged tracks attract Ghibli fans around Japan

But people aren’t happy about tourists trespassing and littering while they get the perfect photo.

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VR Ninja Dojo: Battle as a shadow warrior at new virtual reality world in Tokyo 【Video】

Learn ninjutsu techniques and then use them to slay monsters in the VR world.

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