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Japan’s shortest train line may also be its creepiest, looks like something out of a horror film

Need a place to shoot a budget apocalypse movie?

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Searching for Totoro at Totoro Station in Totoro, Japan

Join us for a journey to the countryside to find the forest giant from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro

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U.S. government lowers Japan travel warning level

Japan was placed at highest warning level in May.

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Osaka to Fukuoka for less than 40 bucks? It’s possible with Japan’s overnight ferry

Ship’s amenities include an onboard Japanese-style bath with a view of the Seto Inland Sea.

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Nintendo to convert former Kyoto factory into museum of the company’s history

A historic venue for a historical facility.

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New hell found in Nagasaki, campaign to name it underway

What fresh hell is this?

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A visit to “the most blessed kappa statues in all of Japan”【Photos】

The fabled yokai water imps at this shrine want to make you happy for your whole life.

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“Do not travel to Japan” U.S. government tells citizens

Don’t go to Japan, and if you’re already traveling there, come home ASAP, says State Department.

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This hotel in the mountains of Japan has an awesome hi-tech ski/snowboard simulator【Videos】

Family-run Nagano inn that’s been in business for more than 50 years has a very modern, very cool amenity.

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The Japanese train station with torii gates on its tracks

Spirit yourself away to another world at this off-the-beaten track destination. 

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Iconic Kyoto Tower bathhouse closes due to coronavirus

Public bath loved by travellers and locals is Japan’s latest COVID-19 business casualty.

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It’s like the samurai era never ended at this beautiful Japanese mountain town

Nagano village was once a major stop on the Kyoto-Edo route, and the neighborhood looks much the same centuries later.

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Up to 300 people a day breaking Japanese quarantine rules, according to reports

At the moment, the only penalty is having your name made public.

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The pros and cons of living in Nakagin Capsule Tower, an architectural marvel in Tokyo

We move into a capsule apartment in the iconic landmark, and find out it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

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Awesome hotel plan lets you bounce across Japan for month, cheaper than downtown Tokyo apartment

Want to stay in a different part of Japan every night? No problem, you’ve got over 100 options.

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Japanese transport group aims to set up public ropeway transit system by 2025

The group will continue to test their zip-line propelled capsule cars in Odawara City in Kanagawa.

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Quaint robot ninja virtual sightseeing tours to be held in Kochi Prefecture

Probably the only time you’ll hear the phrase “quaint robot ninja.”

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Japanese hotel’s amazingly beautiful lobby is interactive art that changes with the seasons【Pics】

Every guest’s presence changes how the lobby looks, making each moment in time uniquely beautiful.

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Japanese town builds 42-foot, 25 million-yen squid statue as coronavirus response plan【Video】

An eyesore and waste of government money, or a brilliant economic recovery scheme?

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Yokohama Air Cabin: A new futuristic ropeway in the middle of the city

We splash out on a pricey ticket for a ride that’s painfully short. 

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