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Sensoji temple at Asakusa gets a new giant lantern

While we were all social distancing, Tokyo’s most famous temple got a facelift.

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With no passengers, Japanese airline fills every seat on plane with masks and medical supplies

Coronavirus is keeping people at home, but supplies still need to move.

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Japanese city cuts 800,000 tulips after people refuse to stay away despite coronavirus risks

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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Travellers sleep on cardboard beds at Narita Airport while waiting for coronavirus test results

Arrivals area now dubbed the “Cardboard Box Hotel” and the “Corona Refugee Camp“.

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Tokyo rickshaw puller tells us why he isn’t staying home from work during coronavirus outbreak

He’s ready to run customers around the empty streets of Asakusa, even though he knows it’s not the safest choice.

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Japan to ban entry to foreign travelers from the U.S., China, most of Europe

Roughly one third of the planet expected to be unable to travel to Japan as part of expanded coronavirus countermeasures.

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With foreign visitor numbers to Nara Park plummeting, are the city’s deer in danger of starving?

Pretty much everyone who visits Nara stops by the park to feed crackers to the deer, so are the smaller crowds leaving them hungry?

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Japanese government places entire world on “Please don’t travel to” list for citizens

Ministry of Foreign Affairs raises all countries’ travel danger levels in historic first.

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Video shows final moment for Harajuku Station as Tokyo landmark closes after 96 years in service

Farewell, Harajuku Station…and hello, Harajuku Station!

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Indulge in this sumo, public bath-themed room during your next stay in Tokyo’s Harajuku district

“Dosukoi” is the next iteration of themed travel accommodations being offered by the fun and inventive Moshi Moshi Rooms.

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Why this centuries’ old Shinto shrine is suddenly also a hot spot for anime fan art【Photos】

Whether you call it Demon Slayer or Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kamado Shrine is the place to go for fans of the hit anime/manga.

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We test out Honda’s free rental motorbike program and eat disease-thwarting mochi【Photos】

Cruise around town and experience a different side of Kyoto in style and comfort.

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Worker at Narita airport accidentally drops coronavirus reagent, contaminates whole room

If you think you’re having a bad day at work, it can’t have been worse than this airport worker in Japan.

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Japan’s Eel Pie manufacturing sector hit hard by effects of COVID-19

Unagi Pie is one of many Japanese cultural treasures struggling under the pandemic.

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Nara deer leave park, head to station for food as tourist numbers tumble due to coronavirus

Videos show herds of deer galloping down streets and stopping traffic as they search for food. 

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Brand-new Pokémon manhole covers have Sandshrew welcoming you to an often forgotten part of Japan

Region famous for its sand dunes gets beautiful public art pieces featuring more than a dozen different Pokémon species.

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Mysterious salt cauldrons predict disasters at one of the “Three Great Miracles of Japan”

We travel off the beaten track to one of the most fascinating holy sites in the country.

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We visit a tsunami-ravaged region almost a decade after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Rather than forget the horrors of the disaster, this coastal town has set up daily reminders of the tsunami on the streets

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Visiting Kyoto’s Pool of Blood — A ghost-hunting alternative to the city’s temples and shrines

Rumored to be haunted by multiple spirits and located near the grave of Emperor Saga.

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Hakone onsen ryokan offers crazy cheap “Gimme a flippin’ break from the coronavirus” room deals

Less than $US40 a night gets you two luxury meals and a room with a private rotenburo bath attached.

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