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Ghibli Park now has English international ticket reservation site

Getting into Ghibli Park just got easier for overseas fans.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best seafood restaurant in Noboribetsu!”

We’ve gotta say, there’s no way we would’ve thought this remote-looking location would turn out to be such a hidden gem.

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Hey, Croatian taxi driver! Take us to the restaurant with the best štrukli in Zagreb

The result was…unexpected. 

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Is it OK to play with Pokémon card on the Shinkansen? A bullet train manners debate

Japanese comedian calls out “bad manners” of Pokémon-playing friends, but not everyone thinks his take is the very best.

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Pokémon Oasis break room coming to Japanese ski resort this winter【Photos】

When you need to get in out of the cold, Pikachu and his pals are waiting for you with tabletop trick art opportunities.

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We travel to Gohoro Station, a tiny, remote station between tunnels in the mountains of Hokkaido

A mystical, hidden place only serviced by two trains per day: secret gem, or portal to another world?

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Even by Hokkaido standards, Cape Chikyu is an amazingly beautiful place to visit【Photos】

Often-overlooked town boasts the top-ranked sightseeing spot on Hokkaido Natural Beauty 100 list.

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One of Tokyo’s busiest subway lines is adding women-only cars

Policy seeks to protect female passengers from gropers.

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Kuroshima, a remote, heart-shaped island in Okinawa where there are more cows than people

We visit a hidden gem in Okinawa that’s home to fewer than 250 people.

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The joys of fatbiking around Okinawa’s remote Taketomi Island

No other way will get you around the island so smoothly and quickly!

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Travelling to Japan soon? New entry requirements you need to know about

Things have recently changed, making the process smoother for international tourists.

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The 5 best Japanese bento to buy at Kyoto Station

These ekiben are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

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Visiting Evangelion’s Tokyo-3 anime locations in real-life Hakone【Photos】

Turns out Tokyo-3 is a really nice place to visit when it’s not getting attacked by giant space monsters.

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Japanese train becomes a restaurant at this sleepy countryside station

A very unique place to eat. 

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Mysterious mountain village is home to Christ’s grave and an ancient pyramid

With local customs linked to Judea, this is a very unusual Japanese community.

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A visit to the best UFO catcher arcade in the universe!

A maze of around 450 weird and wonderful claw machines filled with amazing treasures. 

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6 delicious, lesser-known food souvenirs you should buy on your next visit to Japan

They also make great gifts to bring when visiting someone’s house!

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Why hayashi rice should be your last meal before leaving Japan

Your ultimate ‘sayonara Japan’ meal has a lot of things going for it.

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Hayao Miyazaki appears at Ghibli Park…or does he?

Hilarious sighting of legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder sets the Internet abuzz.

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Nara unveils new vending machines that sell deer crackers

If only the animals had coins to buy them.

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