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New Welcome to Kanto Pasmo IC Card is the most kawaii way to ride trains on a trip to Japan

Only a limited quantity of these cute Mt Fuji sakura cards will be available.

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Hey Asia, let’s help this person find a photo of their deceased father

Bereaved child needs our help to catch a glimpse of one of their father’s fondest memories.

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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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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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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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Rare April snowfall in China the first in 30 years, causes havoc on the Great Wall【Video】

Unprepared tourists find themselves ice skating for their lives on the famous World Heritage Site.

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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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Coca-Cola adds new limited-edition design to their seasonal bottle range available only in Japan

These bottles replicate the beauty of Japan’s four seasons.

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Meet the Japanese woman in charge of Tokyo’s famous Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku 【Video】

Behind the bright lights and massive robots at this popular tourist spot is a female president who’s been there from the very beginning.

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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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Stranded passengers on Shinkansen bullet train served out-of-date bread during typhoon

The stale bread was given to people travelling on the popular route from Tokyo to Osaka.

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5 things about Japanese customer service that surprise foreign visitors

In Japan, the customer is God, and sometimes that means going above and beyond to please with distinctive styles of service.

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We visited the awesome Ninja Trick House in Tokyo!

Use a Japanese sword and throw shuriken stars like a ninja for less than ten bucks in the heart of Tokyo!

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Foreigners reveal photos they take of Japan on their phones while on holiday

From whacky, head-scratching sights to mysterious places of exotic beauty, this video clip reveals Japan through the eyes of travelling foreigners.

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BonAppetour startup lets you cook and dine with Tokyo locals in their homes

We visited Mariko’s home near Shinjuku for a variety of unique cultural experiences, including a lesson in making gyoza and a homemade feast complete with sake and shochu.

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Japan gears up for foreign visitors with new interactive vending machine

Have you ever looked at a vending machine in Japan and had no idea what the strange, kanji-labelled drinks were? Now there’s a new interactive service that will explain everything for you!

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The top 10 drinking districts in Tokyo, as recommended by Japanese locals

The number of foreign visitors visiting Japan has increased recently, and with Tokyo set to host the 2020 Olympic Games that trend is likely to continue. Now is the perfect opportunity for the city to show off its offerings as a must-see destination.

In an effort to appeal to and satisfy more tourists, a recent survey of Japanese Tokyoites ranked the top 10 drinking districts that they think tourists to Japan should visit to see and experience the “real” Tokyo.

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Narita Airport attempts to woo international travellers with ‘Omotenashi’ welcome program

‘Omotenashi’, the spirit of Japanese hospitality, became something of a buzzword at home and abroad when Christel Takigawa used the phrase in her speech to the International Olympic Committee in 2013.

And it’s in this spirit that Tokyo’s Narita airport plans to extend an especially warm welcome to international visitors this year, as it renews its Omotenashi Program of special offers and cultural events for transferring passengers.

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Thai celebrity posts video ranting about Chinese tourists turning orderly line into free-for-all

Here at RocketNews24 we’re no stranger to hearing reports of Chinese tourists acting inappropriately abroad. Of course there are jerks from every country who can incite even the most good-natured natives, but only in China do you get the government putting out an official statement for their citizens about how to act when abroad.

Still, fair or not, the perception of rude Chinese tourists is so strong that it recently sent one Thai woman overboard at Jeju International Airport in Korea. While waiting in line, a group of Chinese tourists allegedly came over and turned the once-orderly queue into a madhouse of shoving and yelling, some of the which was the video taker’s own…

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