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Why Sensoji temple in Asakusa is better at night

One of Tokyo’s most historic areas is even more spectacular without the crowds.

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Japan travel warning: Buses can and will leave you behind at highway rests stops if you’re late

Japan’s long-haul buses can be a convenient, economical way to get around Japan, as long as you’re punctual.

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Four of the best Tokyo budget hotels we stayed in this year

Looking back on a year of cheap but great stays in Tokyo business and capsule hotels.

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Akutai Matsuri: Japan’s Verbal Abuse Festival, where insults and bad behaviour are encouraged

People in Japan are known for being polite, but not at this weird winter festival.

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Central Japan Railway releases tear-jerking Shinkansen bullet train ad for the holiday season

Touching ad may make you tear up next time you book a ticket.

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We visit Japan’s southernmost revolving sushi restaurant and sample some delicious island seafood

There was one surprising sushi that we never expected to love, but now we’re a major fan!

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The most beautiful train station in Japan? Award-winning design by Kengo Kuma wows travellers

Sometimes the best designs are the ones that surprise you from the inside out.

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Gem hunting: A top Japanese activity more tourists need to know about

Walk away with garnets, amethysts, rubies and sapphires at this little-known tourist spot.

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Bungee jumping in Japan at the longest pedestrian suspension bridge on the mainland

Come face-to-face with the mystical dragon that resides in the Ryujin River. 

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Catch trendy Pokémon at Harajuku’s Takeshita Street for a limited time

Happy Winter event gives us Pokémon like we’ve never seen them before.

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Free alcohol and curry make this cheap capsule hotel near Shinjuku Station a great place to stay

A whole load of free perks await you just seconds away from the station.

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Osaka hotel has amazing all-you-can-eat takoyaki and kushikatsu breakfast buffet

Start the day with a street food buffet!

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Disney Shinkansen coming to Japan’s rails, starts service this month

Magical Dream Shinkansen celebrates 40 years of Disney theme parks in Japan.

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Our Tokyo reporter sees how Osaka is getting ready for the 2025 Expo

“It’s the Expo alright.”

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Rub shoulders with the locals at a Japanese snack bar run by a famous singer’s family

A place where Rimi Natsukawa knows your name.

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JR East announces awesomely cheap one-day all-you can ride pass, Shinkansen included

Get ready to feel your travel-loving heart go “Kyun!” with the Kyun Pass.

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We visited the southernmost and westernmost convenience stores in all of Japan…or so we thought

We tried so hard and got so far, but in the end…it turned out to be a disaster.

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Now you can request a Tesla when you Uber in Japan with their new Premium EV option

Travel in luxury in the Tokyo area with this new Uber feature!

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This remote island guest house may have converted our “private rooms only” traveling reporter

If you’ve never tried a guest house before, you definitely should!

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There’s a real-world Pokémon Sandshrew Park in Japan, and it’s adorable!【Photos】

Sand-loving Pokémon look right at home in this famous-for-sand prefecture.

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