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Sakura season officially declared in Tokyo, earliest start to hanami on record

Cherry blossoms begin to bloom in the capital earlier than anyone predicted.

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No hanami party this year? Hit multiple sights with a guided cherry blossom taxi tour instead!

Let a certified guide take you on a tour of the best cherry blossom sights in Tokyo!

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Deer killed by man with axe in Nara

Police say the man lost his temper when the animal hit his car. 

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Mew makes Pokémon manhole project debut in the most crazy-remote part of Tokyo there is

Pokémon Masters will need to spend an entire day traveling from Tokyo to spot the rarest of Gen I Pokémon and the evolved forms of the original three starters.

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato asks China to stop anally testing Japanese visitors for COVID-19

Travelers being put in a very uncomfortable position.

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This is the absolute worst train to fall asleep on in Tokyo…or wait, maybe it’s the best?【Pics】

Oversleep and miss your stop on this train and you’ll be stranded in the middle of nowhere, which might just be the start of a beautiful adventure.

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Living the hotel life across Japan – Monthly plan lets you jump between 35 hotels, 12 prefectures

Want to hop between Tokyo, Kyoto, and everywhere else between Hokkaido and Kumamoto? This is the plan for you.

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Surprise someone with an exlusive rental of a super V.I.P rooftop sauna, complete with sushi chef

Spend a luxury evening with up to three other people with this Finnish-Japanese sauna!

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Japanese luxury hotel’s new month-long stay plan lets you live Yokohama life with amazing twist

Bayside hotel’s deal is already great, gets even better if you and your friends work together.

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Tokyo luxury hotel offers month-long stays with free breakfasts, might be cheaper than apartment

Shinjuku Keio Plaza starts its “live at the hotel” promotion.

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Mt Fuji Shiba-sakura Festival, where beautiful “lawn sakura” blossom

A unique hanami event right next to Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Foreign Reuters journalist in Tokyo spreads mutant strain of coronavirus

People like this are giving foreigners in Japan a bad name.

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Mt Fuji railway project receives approval from Yamanashi officials

A railway up the mountain aims to eliminate vehicles on the road to the fifth station but the round-trip fare for passengers won’t be cheap

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A visit to Japan’s forbidden forest of Yawata no Yabushirazu

Just a half-hour outside downtown Tokyo, legends say that if you enter this thicket, you’ll be spirited away and never return.

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Nara asks visitors to stop feeding the deer

Goodwill of strangers now threatens to do the deer more harm than good. 

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Hotel in Japan is offering rooms for just 390 yen a night, less than the cost of a bowl of ramen

Downtown Osaka hotel wants to say “thank you!”

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Guesthouse owner arrested for slashing guest who sprinkled too much pepper on his own food

Assault and pepper.

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All aboard Japan’s new Super Mario Nintendo World train!【Photos】

A very special train to carry fans to Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World.

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Japan’s Moonlight Nagara train service ends, leaving a hole in overnight rail travel

A sad day for travellers, especially Seishun 18 ticket holders.

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Man arrested after refusing to wear mask on a plane refuses to wear mask in custody

At least he’s consistent.

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