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One last visit to Japan’s craziest, scariest video game arcade: Warehouse Kawasaki【Photos】

The legendary arcade is closing down for good, but there’s still time to see this awesome piece of history for yourself.

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Post-meal waste at Japanese sushi restaurant sparks controversy online

A lesson in what not to do at a revolving sushi joint in Japan.

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Fire breaks out near Japan’s Shirakawa-go World Heritage site【Videos】

Hidden sprinkler defense system activates to help protect beautiful traditional thatched-roof farmhouses.

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Manga cafe with 24-hour, all-you-can-eat food might be cheapest place to stay (or live) in Japan

Food, shelter, shower, and laundry. Everything you need, and for just 2,140 yen (US$19.80) a day.

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ANA to offer Japan domestic air pass with multiple flights and unlimited accommodations provided

Skipping the Shinkansen lets you spend as many nights as you want in off-the-beaten-path Japan.

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Shinkansen announcer shares moment her mother hears her voice on bullet train for the first time

We will soon make a brief stop at…my mother’s heartstrings.

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Kyoto admits to paying celebrities 500,000 yen per tweet to talk about how great the city is

”We expected a strong, positive reaction from young people” says city government spokesperson.

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We went to a Japanese restaurant in Italy, ate green sushi, learned a lesson about taking it easy

Japanese food outside of Japan is not always what one would expect, but why worry about such a little thing?

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17 new designs unveiled in round two of regional Japanese license plates

These upcoming stylish license plate options showcase regional flavor and points of local pride throughout Japan.  

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Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons scares tourists in Kyoto【Videos】

Japan’s most terrifying ghouls, monsters and demons come out to frighten the public on a street believed to border the spirit world.

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You can make your own hot spring bath at this river in central Japan【Japan travel】

Grab a shovel and make an onsen that’s just for you at Kawayu Onsen.

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Millennials in Japan Aren’t F**king 【Video】

Jim Jeffries travels to Japan for a closer look at why Japanese millennials aren’t having sex.

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White Curry Udon: A new take on noodles discovered at a Japanese airport

Part curry, part noodles, part Shepherd’s Pie, this is a unique dish worth travelling for.

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This is Japan’s second-shortest mountain, and we climbed it without realizing it【Photos】

The compact peak is hidden in plain sight right in downtown Osaka.

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Lost something on a Japanese train? Look for it at the railway’s lost-and-found market

Unclaimed items from the lost-and-found are sold to the public at these special markets.

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Japan Travel: Explore a hidden cave on a tiny monorail roller coaster thrill ride in Nara

Step away from the mainstream and discover the mysterious side of Japan.

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Sleep next to the railroad tracks at the closest hotel to a train station platform in Japan

New accommodation recreates the feel of a high-class train cabin inside, with a priceless view outside for just US$20 a night.

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Yoshinoya ramen? Yes, it now exists, and it’s awesome【Taste test】

There’s only one place in Japan where the beef bowl king serves these noodles.

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Typhoon warning from NHK Japan “to all foreigners” causes controversy online

There’s a fine line between kindly simplifying the Japanese language and offensively dumbing it down for foreign readers.

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East Japan Railway abolishes skirts, ribbons in women’s uniforms to “eliminate gender difference”

JR East uniforms updated for first time in over a decade.

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