tourist sites

China’s “Little Kyoto” shut down by government after complaints of Japanese culture “invasion”

The future of the newly opened Japan-themed complex now remains unclear. 

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Japanese tourist site theft: Unique plate marking junction of three prefectures vanishes

Theft occurred after “Boundary of Three Prefectures” recently went viral online.

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Deer in Nara Park mysteriously disappear during this year’s shikadamari season

Free-roaming deer continue to baffle visitors and experts with their unusual behaviour.

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346-year-old sweets store closes at Sensoji temple in Asakusa

Family pulls the final shutter down on one of the oldest Japanese sweets stores in the country.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new sand dunes Frappuccino in Tottori

One of the countries rarest 47 Jimoto Frappuccinos gets ticked off our list.

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The Japanese train station with torii gates on its tracks

Spirit yourself away to another world at this off-the-beaten track destination. 

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Iconic Kyoto Tower bathhouse closes due to coronavirus

Public bath loved by travellers and locals is Japan’s latest COVID-19 business casualty.

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Has Shinjuku’s Robot Restaurant closed permanently?

Photos show iconic exterior being torn down, putting a giant question mark over the future of the popular tourist site.

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Yokohama Air Cabin: A new futuristic ropeway in the middle of the city

We splash out on a pricey ticket for a ride that’s painfully short. 

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Mystery Tourist Spot: Merlions in Japan?

Unique bridge fountains you won’t find anywhere else in Japan. 

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Deer killed by man with axe in Nara

Police say the man lost his temper when the animal hit his car. 

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Mt Fuji railway project receives approval from Yamanashi officials

A railway up the mountain aims to eliminate vehicles on the road to the fifth station but the round-trip fare for passengers won’t be cheap

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Nara asks visitors to stop feeding the deer

Goodwill of strangers now threatens to do the deer more harm than good. 

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Japanese restaurant from the Edo Period forced to close due to coronavirus pandemic

Serving diners since the days of the samurai and once loved by famous writers like Natsume Soseki, this long-standing business will soon be no more.

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English mistake makes Kyoto the enemy of the world

Look out — Japan’s old capital appears to be rising again, with an army of koi fish behind it.

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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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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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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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