travel

Taking a trip using Japan’s random gacha capsule airplane ticket discount【Photos】

A small discount sends us on a big adventure to the other side of Japan.

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We buy random-destination airplane ticket discounts from a Japanese gacha capsule vending machine

A new way to fly.

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Japanese airline introduces one-month all-you-can-fly pass for under US$200

The word houdai always gets people excited, but this time it’s on a whole other level.

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Survey picks Japan’s most attractive prefectures – Familiar spots at top and bottom of rankings

Prefectures at the bottom might not be as bad as the numbers make them seem, though.

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Japanese gacha capsule vending machines now sell random-destination airplane ticket  discounts

A gacha capsule for anyone who truly thinks it’s not the destination that’s important, but the journey.

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Japan Airlines re-re-releasing happi famously once worn by the Beatles

And the best part? You don’t even need a Ticket to Ride to get it!

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Three remarkable ramen shops in Spain, according our traveling Japanese reporter

Ikuna has tried tons of Japanese restaurants in Spain…but these all stood out for very different reasons.

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JR group offers all-you-can-ride passes for older couples in “Full Moon Couple Green Pass” deal

In Japan, travelling with someone you love only gets better with age.

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Flight out of Narita Airport delayed because of a turtle on the runway

I’m really liking this Die Hard II remake.

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Japanese train operator scraps plan to identify past offenders with facial recognition camera

JR East representatives say change of plans is due to “lack of societal consent”.

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Kyoto hiking – Recreating a Touken Ranbu sword boy expedition in real life【Photos】

Can we make it to this mountain temple and back before our sword boy does the same in the game?
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Flower park in northern Japan looks too beautiful to be real, but this happens every year【Photos】

Hokkaido park calls this time of year the “green season,” but “rainbow season” would be a lot more accurate.

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We ride a motorbike to Japan’s “Moon”

Not “The Moon,” but still cool.

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Reversible Destiny Lofts needs your help to protect its destiny during coronavirus pandemic

Architectural landmark in Tokyo faces a shaky future.

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ANA to auction off replica first class seat and real window frame from a Boeing 777

A rare chance to add a touch of first class to your home.

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Osaka finally gets its own Pokémon manhole covers with team of Electric/Steel-types

Hard work and tough sports are the themes of these newly installed Pokéfuta.

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It’s about dam time! Japan’s Kurobe Dam to open to public in 2024, public to decide route’s name

Considered one of the greatest feats in the history of construction in Japan, Kurobe Dam plans to open its floodgates to visitors.

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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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This shrine in Japan looks too beautiful to exist in our world

A gorgeous sight from a part of Japan that isn’t on many travelers’ itineraries.

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Train etiquette poster features legendary Japanese folklore hero in an unusual plot twist

As the old saying goes, yesterday’s enemy may be today’s friend.

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