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Do not adjust your monitor – The view from Japan’s Gono train line really is this beautiful【Pics】

Not a Shinkai or Miyazaki anime, nor a CG-created wonderland, this is one of Japan’s best train journeys.

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Japan’s Roofless Museum holds many man-made marvels from the Sphinx to the Parthenon

We travel into the depths of suburbia in search of Moai and ancient Pakistani Priest Kings.

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Japanese woman stumbles on the power of the infamous “gaijin seat” phenomenon during flight

The same anomaly that makes foreigners feel icky is harnessed by Japanese people to get breathing room on public transport.

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Capsule hotel offers stays for $12 a night, extra perks make it one of the best deals in Tokyo

Looking for a cheap place to stay in Tokyo? This guest house will tick all your boxes.

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This hotel has one of the coolest katana collections in Japan, and admission is totally free【Pics】

Centuries of samurai history are on display, and we’ll teach you what to look for in appreciating the beauty of a Japanese sword.

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Manga shows true life-changing encounter between Hawaiian surfers and paralyzed Japanese man

A 16-panel manga shows how easy it can be to change a person’s life.

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Motorsports, hot springs, huge ramen, and an amusement park: All reasons to visit Suzuka Circuit

Mie Prefecture’s Suzuka is the home of Japan’s most famous racetrack, but there’s more than cars to get excited about.

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Let’s visit Machu Picchu located in the mountains of USA, Japan!

Confused? We sure were.

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Looking for a hotel in Japan? Skip the ryokan and stay in this castle instead!

Seaside stronghold in Nagasaki is looking for guests, and might let you stay for free.

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Pokémon Lapras appears on streets, in lakes of Miyagi as part of new tourism ambassador role

Gentle giant Pokémon is helping prefecture damaged in Tohoku earthquake and tsunami recover.

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Kyoto breakfast buffet with all-you-can-eat sushi: One of the best possible ways to start a day

Rise and shine for this spread of delicious regional specialties and locally grown vegetables that’s offered to hotel guests and non-guests alike.

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The cheapest place to stay in Kyoto cost us just 1,800 yen for the night, and it was awesome

Just because Kyoto is always a popular place to visit doesn’t mean it always has to be expensive.

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Century-old station in Kyushu faithfully restored to original condition, Starbucks added

Starbucks aside, you can really get a feel for the Taisho era in this newly reopened landmark.

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Japanese people least likely to talk to strangers or offer help on airplanes, survey finds

Selfish and unfriendly, or quietly respectful?

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This beautiful Starbucks just outside Tokyo has an aural connection to Japan’s samurai past【Pics】

Your eyes will love the traditional Japanese garden, but keep your ears open for a sound that’s been marking life in this town for centuries.

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In search of the mysterious “Space Station” on a remote mountain in Yamaguchi Prefecture

The truth is out there.

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Japan now has sleepable rental cars to help travelers save money by skipping a hotel

Clever interior modifications turn parked car into private bedroom.

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This “mountain bandit” restaurant is one of the coolest places in Japan【Photos】

You won’t get robbed or taken hostage, but you might not ever want to leave.

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Beautiful new Tokyo hotel gives you the best of both worlds with hot spring bath in the big city

A legitimate open-air hot spring experience is waiting at this urban oasis.

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Foreign tourists blasted for chasing maiko and geisha on streets of Kyoto【Video】

Tourists criticised for standing in front of traffic and treating the traditionally dressed women like objects.

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