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How hard is it to break Japanese tiles like a karate pro?

This Tokyo store lets you write a wish on a tile to help make your dreams come true.

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Japanese town’s Pikachu, Eevee mailboxes are awesome, and there’s another Pokémon to see too【Pics】

Three Pokémon species are ready to send your mail on its way in this city south of Tokyo.

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Imperial Hotel Tokyo offers crustless bread…in the sense that it never had crust to begin with

Bread as naked as the day it was born…

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Japan will officially reopen to independent foreign travelers in three weeks, prime minister announces

There’s good travel news for local residents too.

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Japanese hotels likely to legally require travelers to wear masks under revised regulation

Proposed amendment comes as Japan is expected to announce timetable for unrestricted inbound tourism.

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Mountain meshi hiking! Our guide takes us to the top of Izugatake for an unforgettable lunch【Pics】

Chains, stoves, and coffee in the mountains of Hanno.

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International tourists travel to Japan, spend big at top tourist spots in Tokyo

First weekend following new entry procedures sees foreign visitors picking up loads of bargains, thanks to the weak yen.

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Down the steps to Kusabe Yoshimi, one of Japan’s three great “descending shrines”【Photos】

We visit this unusual shrine in a Kumamoto canyon and drink its water of eternal youth.

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Do Tokyo’s Reversible Destiny Lofts really hold the power to reverse your destiny?

Architectural landmark is designed to expand your mind in new ways.

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Big Cock Roll wows the taste buds at Japanese restaurant in Saitama

Fukurokuju sells “Man’s Romance” on the menu.

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Visit the mythical cave that hid the Sun Goddess in Japanese mythology

An unsual tourist site shrouded in intrigue and mystery.

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Japanese manga hotel rooms strictly prohibit reality, want guests to drown in works all night

A place for otaku to nurture their “manga brain”.

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Ghibli Park unveils first official photos: Explore worlds of Totoro, Laputa, and Spirited Away

With just over a month until the opening, the park is ready to share its Ghibli magic with the world.

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Japan ends travel ban on individual tourists, waives visa requirements for certain countries

Travel restrictions finally set to be lifted as country returns to pre-pandemic entry procedures. 

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Pitch-black Black Belt udon noodles are a visual roundhouse, but do they taste good?【Taste test】

We head to an udon restaurant where they do things very differently.

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Japan to reexamine individual traveler ban, politician says current relaxations insufficient

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary wants foreigners to be able to visit Japan this fall and winter.

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Hey, Thai tuk-tuk driver! Take us to the best Thai restaurant in this part of Bangkok!

Our “Hey! Japanese Texi Driver” series makes its overseas debut.

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Demon Slayers in the sky with new Kimetsu no Yaiba anime-themed airliner from ANA

Series star and its two biggest scene-stealers will escort fans to their destination…even when it’s the same airport they departed.

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We find “Yakushima Soba” on a mysterious menu at a souvenir shop at Yakushima Island’s airport

A slightly bizarre start made for a delicious meal you can only get on this remote southern Japanese island!

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Bill Gates effect works its magic at Parasitological Museum in Tokyo

Struggling museum sees its fortunes reversed after tweet from famous visitor.

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