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Mysterious Spirit Boat Procession in Nagasaki and the sandbox tram that follows it【Video】

A night when mystery hangs thick in the air. 

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New Japan Rail Pass for non-Japanese passport holders coming soon

Limited-time pass offers huge discounts on train travel in and around Tokyo.

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Japan to reopen to international tourists with new entry requirements

Government sets a date for opening the country’s borders to the world again.

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Japan’s all-anime-themed hotel previews rooms, is ready to welcome guests

Five popular franchises are the first batch of tie-ups at the Tokorozawa Sakura Town hotel.

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Five new Pokémon manhole covers arrive in Tottori Prefecture, now with one in every municipality

That puts the new total of Pokéfuta in Japan at 110!

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Japan has a “Totoro Tree” that looks just like the Studio Ghibli anime star【Photos】

Kosugi no Osugi isn’t just cute, it’s sacred too.

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Japan Airlines abolishes use of “ladies and gentlemen” in English for sake of sexual minorities

New policy to go into effect almost immediately.

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Kyoto’s Kinkakuji creates unusual photo opportunity for visitors

World Heritage-listed Golden Pavilion is currently covered up for repairs, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see the building. 

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Fuji Dream Airlines is offering limited Mt. Fuji sightseeing flights

This special sightseeing deal offers passengers a chance to see Mt. Fuji in a whole new light.

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Japanese “Ichiban Street” recreated at new shopping mall in China

Complete with a Japanese bus stop, Japanese road signs, a Japanese taxi, and a Japanese car park

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Nara deer “addicted” to rice crackers, lose weight with no tourists to feed them

The coronavirus is affecting the health of Japan’s deer population at Nara Park. 

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Studio Ghibli releases its first-ever train jingles, to be played at one special Japanese station

Monument also to be erected in the shape of Totoro.

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Company uses empty buses to create giant maze after tours drop due to COVID-19【Video】

A very different kind of bus tour for tourists.

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Beautiful highway in Japan has terrifying traffic safety reminder

The open road might tempt you to step on the gas, but being so far from traffic means you’re far from something else too.

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Japan to reopen borders to travelers from all countries worldwide starting in October

Sightseeing still off the table, though.

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What pandemic? Onsen towns, hiking trails and theme parks packed with crowds on four-day weekend

Startling photos have everyone concerned about a possible new spike in coronavirus cases.

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Japanese domestic flights for just 500 yen (US$4.70) is one of the greatest travel bargains ever

Fly from Tokyo to Okinawa for less than the price of a fancy Starbucks coffee…but you’ll need to hurry.

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Kinki Gyarados! Japan’s central region gets its first Pokémon manhole covers

Gyarados makes a big splash even when showing up late to the Pokéfuta party.

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Japanese airline leaves passenger behind at rural island airport after he refuses to wear mask

He might have still had a shot at flying to his destination, but he blew that too.

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Man arrested in Kyoto after failing to return rental car over a year past deadline

Late fee works out to be more than the cost of a new car. 

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