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Hayao Miyazaki appears at Ghibli Park…or does he?

Hilarious sighting of legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder sets the Internet abuzz.

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Nara unveils new vending machines that sell deer crackers

If only the animals had coins to buy them.

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Japan’s laziest, least motivated train station ticket gate charms the Internet【Photos】

It’s not Kurashiki’s most famous attraction, but it might be its most unique.

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Tourists warned about fake volunteer guide near Kinkakuji in Kyoto

“Guide” continues to pester travellers despite the city’s requests for him to stop. 

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Real-life Spirited Away train line found in Japan?

Waterside train route in rural Japan looks like a scene from a Studio Ghibli film.

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Live-action Evangelion stage play and Eva-themed hotel rooms are coming to Tokyo

Get on the damn stage, Shinji!

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The Ghibli theme park’s food looks good enough to be a reason to visit all by itself【Photos】

Ghibli Park’s restaurant has a mouthwatering menu with food culture both from around the world and right from its local community in Japan.

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Ghibli Park abolishes ticket lottery system, creates new multi-zone pass

New ticket system is a mixed bag for fans of Studio Ghibli anime.

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Return to Fukushima: Decontaminated town reopens to residents, but is anybody living there?

If you ever wanted to live in a post-apocalyptic zombie film, now’s your chance.

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Hot coffee finally returns to Tohoku, Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains

Travelers can once again enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while zooming across northeastern Japan.

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Tokyo’s Happo-en Garden to hold fall festival, including koyo illuminations, pop-up bars

If you want to experience the beauty of fall within the big city, this is the place!

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The 10 best hotel hot springs in Japan, as chosen by Japanese travelers

Customer reviews show Japan likes to head north when it heads to the onsen.

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Foreign tourists react to mask-wearing in Japan, and Japanese people react to foreign non-maskers

If you’re asking yourself the question “Do I have to wear a mask in Japan?” you might want to read this first.

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Tokyo taxis offer to let you take a ride with The Ring’s ghost girl, just in time for Halloween

Sadako Taxis are a terrifying alternative to Tokyo’s train and subway networks.

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Five things that’ll surprise foreign tourists in Japan when they visit

Visiting Japan after it’s been closed off to tourists for so long is making people see the country with new eyes. 

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The Kyoto way: Sidewalk sign with a window is actually a manners warning

City government is tired of an inconsiderate problem happening in downtown Kyoto.

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Our Japanese reporter visits Czechia’s famous beer spas and boozily bathes in a bath of beer

These boozy baths are a must for all beer lovers!

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Travelling to Japan soon? Beware the “Three Small Hells” awaiting tourists upon arrival

Japan may have opened its borders, but there are still some requirements that might trip you up when visiting.

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We took a chance on a die-roll ticket to Amarube and had a nice little adventure

If you’re also thinking of going to this small railway town in Hyogo Prefecture, here are some tips!

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We find a hidden gyoza eatery in Utsunomiya and discover the local way of eating them

A gyoza eatery behind a closed game arcade in the basement of a Mega Don Quijote–that doesn’t sound spooky at all…

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