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Mystery of modama: What is this sashimi we found for the first time on Yakushima?【Taste test】

It’s some kind of fish…probably…

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The almost immediate problems on our almost no-plan trip to Yakushima

Winging it may not have been the best choice for Seiji’s trip to the Princess Mononoke island.

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Ghibli Park: Mei and Satsuki’s house almost ready to welcome visitors

The world of My Neighbour Totoro crosses over into real life.

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Japan will no longer require pre-departure COVID tests for international travelers

Change goes into effect next month for vaccinated travelers, other relaxations of entry regulations for foreign travelers expected soon.

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One thing you should be careful of when visiting Japan’s Laputa Island

A trip to this remote destination ends up mimicking the Studio Ghibli anime film it’s named after.

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Tiny travel guides are our latest Japanese gacha capsule toy obsession

Taking pocket-sized to whole new extremes. 

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We visit a ramen bar in Croatia, meet a whole new version of ramen we can’t wait to make at home

This ramen was all kinds of unique…and we couldn’t help but love it!

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Bizarre “shikadamari” deer gathering at Nara Park baffles people in Japan

The animals behave differently this summer.

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Travel-in-Japan hacks: Fukuoka Airport’s Lounge Time North seriously impresses our reporter

The cool part is that anyone can use it, even if they’re not planning on getting on an airplane.

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Delta adding more flights between Japan and U.S. in “anticipation of relaxed travel restrictions”

More flights and new routes being added at Tokyo’s most convenient airport.

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Visit the birthplace of the Japanese daruma in Gunma Prefecture

Home to some unusual rotund inhabitants.

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Gravure model NFT series wants to attract online investors, real-world visitors for hot springs

Series pairs gravure models with onsen ryokan.

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Japan’s “station closest to the sea” lives up to its name【Photos】

”Blue ocean” is part of this station’s name, and they’re not kidding.

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Go shopping with our Japanese reporter as he experiences Costco in the U.S. for the first time

Feeling like a large child with king-sized candy bar dreams, he entered a whole new world of delight with a few big surprises.

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A visit to Japan’s wasp nest art museum stings us with respect for the industrious insects【Pics】

Gigantic Wasp Mt. Fuji is just one of the amazing pieces on display at Hachi Tengoku.

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A senbero with deer in Nara Park turns into a weird fever dream

We should’ve known better than to attempt a 200-yen senbero in a park during a heatwave.

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JAL system makes air travel easier and lets you keep laptops, liquids in bag for security check

Passengers can keep computers and liquids inside their carry-on until they actually want to use them, thanks to new system.

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Kyoto in summer: A special trip to Kifune shrine recharges the soul

Itinerary includes a sightseeing train, shrine visit, and a meal to remember!

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Sushi Rice: How good is rice from Japan’s legendary sushi restaurant?

Recreating the expensive restaurant experience at home with authentic ingredients, at a fraction of the price you’d usually pay for them.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best Okinawan restaurant in Naha!”

A new adventure takes us to a local spot we never would’ve found ourselves. 

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