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KitKat Bar opens in Tokyo, serves new Japanese Umeshu Plum Sake KitKats with cocktail pairings

First-ever KitKat-cocktail pairings are part of a range of special offerings to celebrate the new alcoholic chocolates ahead of their nationwide release. 

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From Tokyo to Hokkaido for under 50 bucks in train tickets–Part 2 of our Japanese rail voyage

The conclusion of our slow-life adventure to Japan’s northernmost prefecture with trains, hot springs, and so muh delicious seafood.

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A funny thing happened on the way to Japan: Guess that anime song!

A Japanese musician describes his delightfully surprising encounter with a fellow music and anime lover from Europe.

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From Tokyo to Tohoku for less than 25 bucks? Our epic Seishun 18 Ticket Japanese train voyage

Skip the Shinkansen and savor the journey with Japan’s ultra-affordable unlimited-use one-day rail passes.

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What’s Japan’s least appealing big city, and why did it get stuck with that title?【Survey】

Town ranks in last place for second survey in a row, but there actually are some things to love about the place.

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Top 10 places to see a spectacular sunset in Japan

Japanese travellers reveal the most breathtaking places to watch the setting sun.

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Thousands trapped as typhoon floods Osaka airport runway, sends tanker crashing into only bridge

Typhoon makes Kansai International’s runway indistinguishable from the ocean around the island, turns 5.7 million-pound boat into instrument of havoc.

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This retro-cool Japanese sleeper train is now a super-cheap hostel right in downtown Tokyo

After carrying passengers to Hokkaido, the Hokutosei is now taking guests to slumberland with a great location and special beer.

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USJ hotel’s horror-themed room is back, ensures customers won’t have a good night’s sleep

How could you when the haunted room is filled with bloodstains, cobwebs, severed limbs, and a hidden switch that’ll whisk you into a nightmare world?

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Awesomely adorable Pokémon subway trains start service in downtown Tokyo【Photos】

Pikavee Special Trains let you ride the rails with Pikachu, Eevee, and their pals, and can even take you to the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo superstore.

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American traveler caught peeing on sleeping Japanese businessman during flight to Tokyo

Abuse of the complimentary alcohol service leads to a rude, wet awakening.

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Japanese man complains about foreign languages on Tokyo train, Twitter drowns him in kindness

”This is Japan, you know?” he asks, but others want to show him the ways of the modern world.

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TeamLab Planets: Walk up a waterfall and catch koi fish at new digital art museum in Tokyo

Just when we thought we’d seen the best from this talented Japanese art collaborative, they come out with another mind-blowing museum in Tokyo.

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Solo-traveling Japanese woman gets romantic pep talk from Hawaii immigration officer

When the airport employee found out she was in the islands alone, he gave her a tongue-in-cheek romantic worksheet to finish before heading home.

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This Shinto shrine’s gorgeous glass gateways are the only ones of their kind in all Japan【Photos】

Torii gates always have an elegant allure, but none quite like this shrine’s.
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Japanese Internet sad to see the word “chikan” becoming commonly used in English

The country was proud when “emoji” and “anime” became part of English-speakers’ vocabulary. But when the British government uses the Japanese word for “train gropers?” Not so much.

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“Once In Your Life In Osaka” is this year’s song of the summer 【Video】

If you love Osaka, you’ll love it even more after watching this music video.

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Human traffic jam on Mt. Fuji shows why weekdays are the best days to hike the symbol of Japan

Mountain hiking trail looks as congested as any Tokyo-area expressway.

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Travel through Japan with no suitcase? That’s the goal of new item-sharing travel service Locarry

Tokyo-based company has a clever solution to one of the most common problems visitors face when traveling in Japan.

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First-ever Peanuts Hotel opens in Japan, and the rooms look amazing【Photos】

We all expected Snoopy-themed rooms to be cute, but we never imagined they’d be this stylish, and even romantic.

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