tourist spots

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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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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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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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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Shikadamari: The Nara deer summer gathering phenomenon that baffles visitors every year

Why do hundreds of deer sit together for an hour at this spot in Nara Park every evening in summer? Our reporter investigates. 

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Foreign tourists blasted for chasing maiko and geisha on streets of Kyoto【Video】

Tourists criticised for standing in front of traffic and treating the traditionally dressed women like objects.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sakura 2017: The best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan

Enjoy the best of the cherry blossom viewing season with this list of the top spots to see sakura around the country.

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