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Japan ends travel ban on individual tourists, waives visa requirements for certain countries

Travel restrictions finally set to be lifted as country returns to pre-pandemic entry procedures. 

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American visits Japan, wonders why McDonald’s only sells beef bowls, not burgers

A visit to this unusual branch reveals the mystery behind the burgerless McDonald’s.

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How crowded is Kyoto now without international tourists?【Photos】

We visit the top tourist sites, and are surprised at what we discover.

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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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A Japanese vending machine perfect for samurai

If vending machines existed in the Edo Period, they would’ve looked like this. 

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Japanese green tea vending machine has a puppet show that tells the story behind the drink

The Oi Ocha Karakuri machine is something you have to see to believe.

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Japan to reopen to international tourists with new entry requirements

Government sets a date for opening the country’s borders to the world again.

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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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Popular tourist spots in Kyoto look like a ghost town due to coronavirus

Everyone staying indoors means no one is going sightseeing. Read More

Hakone onsen ryokan offers crazy cheap “Gimme a flippin’ break from the coronavirus” room deals

Less than $US40 a night gets you two luxury meals and a room with a private rotenburo bath attached.

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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 manners videos show how to be a “really cool” traveller in Japan 【Videos】

Japan Tourism Agency uses ninja, sumo and geisha to demonstrate what to do and what not to do in Japan.

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Japan Travel: 17 Things to do in Oita, Japan’s onsen prefecture

There’s so much more to Oita than amazing hot springs. 

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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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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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Record number of people injured by deer in Nara this year

Foreign tourists among those sustaining serious injuries from the native animals.

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Japan travel: Best things to see, eat and do in Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Cycle on water, visit scenic sites and enjoy some of the best sushi in the country at the westernmost tip of Japan’s main island.

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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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