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Japan travel on a budget: Top 20 free attractions around the country, compiled by TripAdvisor

Enjoy some of the best tourist sites and experiences around the country without spending a single yen.

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Sushi Dai and other famous restaurants from Tsukiji fish market open at new Toyosu location

We pay a visit to the new market to find out if the restaurants from Tsukiji are still as good as they used to be.

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Toyosu fish market opens with tuna auction, traffic jams, accidents, and turret truck fire

Photos and videos from first day at new fish market in Tokyo show a very different scene to Tsukiji.

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Tsukiji fish market vendors move to Toyosu in huge fleet of turret trucks【Pics & Video】

Pre-dawn scenes played out like a parade for the Tsukiji fish market workers.

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Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo closes for relocation, marks end of an era in Japan【Pics & Video】

Fishmongers, customers and tourists bid a sad farewell to the famous fish market, which was a Tsukiji mainstay for 83 years.

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Top 10 places to see a spectacular sunset in Japan

Japanese travellers reveal the most breathtaking places to watch the setting sun.

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Visit Tokyo sites and learn about Japanese sushi with Pikotaro and “Can You See? I’m Sushi”

The famous performer even takes a walk on the sexy side by feasting on sushi with a crew of female dancers.

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TeamLab Planets: Walk up a waterfall and catch koi fish at new digital art museum in Tokyo

Just when we thought we’d seen the best from this talented Japanese art collaborative, they come out with another mind-blowing museum in Tokyo.

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TeamLab Borderless: A visitor’s guide to Tokyo’s new jaw-dropping interactive light museum

Before you head to Mori Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON teamLab Borderless, there are a few things you’ll need to know.

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Arashiyama bamboo forest in Kyoto “crying” as tourists vandalise trees

Kyoto has a heartbreaking message for visitors who carve graffiti on trees in the famous grove.

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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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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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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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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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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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7 reasons why you should visit Aomori Prefecture

There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.

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Starbucks opens at historic Japanese sites: Miyajima and the onsen that inspired Spirited Away

The global coffeehouse chain has two stunning stores planned for these world-famous tourist spots.

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Ukiyoe Heroes woodblock printmaker shares secrets of the trade with fun print parties in Tokyo

Spending time with a world-famous printmaking craftsman while creating your own handmade souvenir is one of the best experiences you can have in Tokyo.

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The top 10 themed cafes in Tokyo, according to Shibuya’s Harajuku girls

Follow the cool crowd and head to these little-known cafes for unusual themed experiences you won’t ever forget.

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Giant Buddhist pagoda and Kannon statue in Fukuoka Prefecture look like a theme park

We’ve seen some big Kannon statues before, but this one takes the Zen cake.

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