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Japanese hot spring adds roaring Godzilla Invasion Cave, other kaiju-related relaxation options

Hakone onsen facility continues to think outside the box.

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Private open-air bath is the crowning gem at this Japanese-style hotel in Tokyo

Luxury accommodation in Tokyo at budget prices.

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Miyagi hot spring inn offering free sleep analysis as part of relaxing, health-focused stay

Three Japanese companies are working together to help show the importance of a good night’s sleep. Read More

Tokaido Shinkansen removing smoking rooms, going entirely smoke-free

End of the line for smoking on the Tokyo-to-Fukuoka bullet trains.

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“Japan needs more public trash cans!” – Our Japanese reporter sympathizes, though he doesn’t agree

Why aren’t Japanese locals more bothered about this common complaint from overseas visitors?

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Shibuya City cracks down on Halloween 2023 with massive “Stay Away!” campaign

The vibe around Shibuya is tense right now, as the city attempts to abolish “the craziest Halloween in the world”.

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We try out a pricier revolving sushi chain only available close to the sea in Fukui prefecture

The restaurant’s gourmet image and proximity to the ocean gave us high expectations for freshness and flavor.

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Japan Railway to allow dogs to ride without cages on special Tokyo-Izu train

A “wonderful” idea for people with pooches.

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A visit to Mugenkyo, the valley of phantom mists, and the abandoned village of Mifuke【Photos】

A perfectly peaceful river cruise takes us on a trip back into the past.

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“Hey Singaporean taxi driver! Take us to the best restaurant in Singapore!”

The recommendation of a taxi driver is all we needed to stop at this super local spot.

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End-of-the-line exploring in Japan: Visiting Hashimoto Station

A Tokyo subway commute daydream turns into a ride to the end of the line.

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Reports of the death of Tokyo’s Daikanyama neighborhood have been greatly exaggerated

A visit to Shibuya’s low-key, high-class neighbor.

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Beef bowl ramen! Japan’s number-two gyudon chain gives us incentive to skip trains when traveling

A special menu item only available at special Matsuya branches.

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The Ferris wheel at this Japanese highway oasis is scarier than it looks

Some special parking areas in Japan have more thrills to offer than luxury high-tech toilets.  

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Ride bikes on an abandoned railway line at this hidden tourist spot in Japan

Old railway tracks get a new lease on life in the mountains.

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Landlocked Japanese prefecture creates a new kind of fish, so how does it taste as sashimi?

That might look like salmon, but it’s actually Fujinosuke.

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Japanese popcorn comes with collectible cards of women who own traditional ryokan inns【Photos】

Okami Cards hope to encourage people to put Ibaraki Prefecture on their itinerary.

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Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train will start offering wider seats, but will charge more for them too

50-percent-wider seats are aimed at business travelers on the Tokyo-Osaka route.

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Doai Station: The deepest station in Japan is also one of the scariest, like a video game dungeon

This underground fortress isn’t dubbed “Japan’s No. 1 Mole Station” for nothing.

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Multiple nights in Tokyo? Dormy Inn “Residential” room adds amenities, great bath view in Asakusa

Beauty and comfort that you and your wallet will appreciate.

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