travel

A visit to Japan’s forbidden forest of Yawata no Yabushirazu

Just a half-hour outside downtown Tokyo, legends say that if you enter this thicket, you’ll be spirited away and never return.

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Nara asks visitors to stop feeding the deer

Goodwill of strangers now threatens to do the deer more harm than good. 

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Hotel in Japan is offering rooms for just 390 yen a night, less than the cost of a bowl of ramen

Downtown Osaka hotel wants to say “thank you!”

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Guesthouse owner arrested for slashing guest who sprinkled too much pepper on his own food

Assault and pepper.

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All aboard Japan’s new Super Mario Nintendo World train!【Photos】

A very special train to carry fans to Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World.

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Japan’s Moonlight Nagara train service ends, leaving a hole in overnight rail travel

A sad day for travellers, especially Seishun 18 ticket holders.

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Man arrested after refusing to wear mask on a plane refuses to wear mask in custody

At least he’s consistent.

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Pokémon come to real-life Johto region with new Pokémon manhole covers for Nara【Pics】

Gen-II Legendary Pokémon is in its natural habitat as Pokéfuta project comes to Ikaruga.

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Man who refused to wear mask on airplane in Japan gets arrested four months later

Airline apparently did not forgive or forget.

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We experience what a real Okinawan beach party is like with the help of a local

The party was a far cry from what our reporter had envisioned, but it was just as satisfying in its own way.

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Japanese restaurant from the Edo Period forced to close due to coronavirus pandemic

Serving diners since the days of the samurai and once loved by famous writers like Natsume Soseki, this long-standing business will soon be no more.

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Cherry blossom forecast 2021 released! Sakura set to bloom early in Tokyo again this year

Time to start making those hanami flower-viewing plans!

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We try a rotating sushi restaurant in New Delhi, are surprised to find no rotating sushi

Our Japanese-language reporter learns to appreciate cheap, Japanese conveyer belt sushi.

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Flying in Japan? Your flight may soon be arriving at “Hatsune Miku Airport”

Virtual idol queen might get an entire airport named after her in one of Japan’s largest cities.

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Stay at a ninja trick house in Japan with hidden doors and passageways

Immerse yourself in the way of the shadow warrior by staying the night in this 100-year-old building.

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Welcome to Inami Station, where these adorable frogs keep you company as you wait for your train

Once again, the reason for cute and quirky stuff in Japan is a pun.

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When Kyoto snow falls, this mountain shrine becomes one of the most beautiful places in the city

Grab your coat, because winter is an amazing time to see Kyoto’s Kifune Shrine.

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Kyoto’s Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion finishes restoration, looks more beautiful than ever【Photos】

It’s not just gold that’s shining right now at one of Japan’s most beautiful historical sites.

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Japan once again closes borders to foreign travelers with new entry restrictions

Business travel relaxation undone in less than two months.

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Japan Airlines staff reassigned to work as shrine maidens during coronavirus travel downturn

New role shifts focus from the literal skies to the figurative heavens.

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