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Japanese town builds 42-foot, 25 million-yen squid statue as coronavirus response plan【Video】

An eyesore and waste of government money, or a brilliant economic recovery scheme?

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Yokohama Air Cabin: A new futuristic ropeway in the middle of the city

We splash out on a pricey ticket for a ride that’s painfully short. 

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Blue heaven as Nemophila flowers come into bloom in Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture【Photos】

Sign of spring comes with a touching pandemic message from seaside park.

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Pokémon manhole covers spreading with eight new Pokéfuta in Miyazaki

Exeggutor-loving sunny southern prefecture also attracts Alolan Raichu.

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Fujiyama Shrine has nothing to do with Mt. Fuji, everything to do with springtime beauty【Photos】

Famous for fuji, and with good reason.

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Mystery Tourist Spot: Merlions in Japan?

Unique bridge fountains you won’t find anywhere else in Japan. 

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New Virtual Japan travel service has Japanese Internet in stitches over its terrible CG

The concept is great, but the execution? Not so much.

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Beautiful photos of the isekai-looking mountain that’s one of the Tokyo area’s best day-trips

You’ll be glad you saw this amazing place.

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Real-life Demon Slayer? A visit to the legendary split boulder of Haban Shrine【Photos】

This shrine’s anime-level boulder has an anime-level backstory.

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Toy Story Hotel opening at Tokyo Disneyland resort this year

Pixar’s hit franchise serves as the inspiration for a new class of Tokyo Disney Resort accommodations.

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World’s second-oldest hotel offers new self-service stays to cope during pandemic

Japanese onsen ryokan adapts to the new normal after being in business for over 1,300 years.

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Amazing photos of off-the-beaten-path Japanese castles to add to your travel wish list【Photos】

Looking at these overlooked castles might have you altering your itinerary.

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We visit Oshima, an island in Japan where walking counterclockwise means death【Haunted Japan】

We send Seiji to find out more about the terrible curse!

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Kyoto now has Pokémon manhole covers as Generation 2 comes to the real-life Johto region

City’s famous Gion and Arashiyama neighborhoods welcome Kyoto’s first Pokéfuta.

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A visit to Japan’s cursed tunnel and statue of Oshima Zuido【Haunted Japan】

One cursed spot just isn’t enough for this small coastal town.

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Stylish new Experience Japan Pictograms are here to enhance your Japan travels and knowledge

Over 250 pictograms to support tourism in Japan from a visual design perspective are free to download to learn more about Japanese culture.

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Hanami on the go — Take a whirlwind bus tour of the best cherry blossom spots in Tokyo

See the best sakura that Tokyo has to offer all in one trip!
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Japan now has official, working Pokémon mailbox you can mail letters from, Pokémon mail van too

Prefecture that introduced Slowpoke as its governor recruits him for the postal service.

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S.RIDE taxi cars in Tokyo will soon become moving ad galleries with new advanced window tech

Rather than Fast and Furious, taxi passengers will be Fast and hopefully more Curious about the latest goods and services offered in the local area.
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Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains to remove all onboard payphones

Before you hop on the Shinkansen, make sure you’ve got your ticket and a charged phone.

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