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Foreign travelers now spend more money in Japan than ever before, surprise country at top of list

Neither Chinese nor American tourists spent the most per person in Japan last year.

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New ANA air pass with unlimited Japanese house rentals, multiple flights now taking applications

An amazingly affordable way to see Japan and live like a local.

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Doll otaku’s plastic bedmate gets loving hospitality from beautiful Japanese hot spring inn

Traditional ryokan in onsen resort town wants to make sure both guests sleep tight.

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Japanese airline still using some startling old, almost 20-year-old computer tech, traveler learns

Air carrier has stuck with its airport OS for longer than just about any private PC user.

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In search of Japan’s hidden double pay phones

And you’ll need to find them all for 100-percent completion of Japan.

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Shinkansen tale of crying baby, grumpy man, and clever attendant warms Japanese internet’s heart

“I can’t sleep with this noisy kid crying!”

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Nishinari, the slum of Osaka, now at risk of gentrification after becoming a tourist hotspot

The “Harlem of Japan” may be losing the very thing that made it so popular in the first place.

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Nintendo’s historic former headquarters in Kyoto to reopen as a hotel

Management promises “comfortable hospitality for both domestic and international travelers.”

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Cherry blossom forecast 2020 released! Sakura season shifts to new start time in Tokyo this year

Japan’s beautiful cherry blossoms are on their way, but not at the same time as usual, according to predicted dates and map.

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Lotte City Hotel in Tokyo comes with all-you-can-eat sweets and ice cream

People in Japan are going crazy for this sweets hotel, which serves up Koala’s March pancakes unavailable anywhere else in the world. 

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Can the powers of the Tokyo area’s literal money-laundering shrine make us rich? We find out

Our latest get-rich-quick scheme takes us to a Shinto shrine in Kamakura with an 835-year history.

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10 tips to remember for your first trip to izakaya, Japan’s awesome traditional pubs【Video】

Suntory’s for-foreigners video has plenty of great info, and we’ve got a few things to add.

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Japan Airlines giving foreign travelers 100,000 free round-trip tickets during the Tokyo Olympics

JAL wants visitors from overseas to see more than just Tokyo during the Tokyo Summer Games.

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“World’s most beautiful Starbucks” gets a makeover in Japan, but is it still beautiful?

We visit the award-winning Starbucks to see if it’s still worthy of its title after a facelift. 

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Pokémon hotel rooms spawn in Tokyo and Kyoto

Spend the night in a Poké Ball with some of your favourite Japanese pocket monsters.

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TripAdvisor Japan announces the country’s 10 favorite shrines and temples

This shortlist was chosen by Japanese locals, but tourists from all countries can benefit from it!
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The 10 best Japanese hot spring resorts locals want to go back to again and again

These onsen town trips are so good they deserve an encore!

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New cat hotel in Japan lets you watch kitties right outside your window for entire stay【Pics】

Forget ocean views. “Cat view” is the best kind of hotel room.

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This crazy tower in a Japanese park promises a message form aliens, so we went to get one【Travel】

Will our UFO-chasing reporter finally get the answers he’s been looking for since the alien encounter he says he had in high school?

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Michelin Guide-recommended delights await inside this spooky looking old house in Oita Prefecture

We track down a famously exquisite but elusive restaurant in rural Japan.

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