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Newly unveiled “horror room” in Osaka apartment promises a creepy day or night’s stay

The room makes for a perfect spooky Halloween backdrop, unless you’re one of those people that happens to find old-fashioned dolls soothing.

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Free literal forest bathing in Hokkaido is a hot spring experience you’ll never forget【Photos】

This beautiful location in Daisetsuzan National Park is an onsen must-visit.

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Japanese hotel gives you a beer tap in your room, 10 liters of craft beer to drink for free

That works out to 17-plus pints per night.

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What it’s like to spend the night in a Pokémon hotel room

Dreams come true for a Pokémon-loving father his equally obsessed six-year-old daughter. 

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No car? No problem! We find photogenic hidden gems in Yakushima that are easy to get to

Our reporter finds beautiful sightseeing spots not found in any guidebooks.

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Heading off the beaten path in Hokkaido for a beautiful view and local sweets

We’re not at this Furano vineyard for the grapes.

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Japan removes tour guide requirement for foreign tourists

New entry rules go into effect next month, but the borders won’t be completely open just yet.

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Japanese town that spent 25 million yen in COVID money on giant squid statue says it paid off big

Gigantic squid statue has given a huge boost to the economy, city claims.

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Japanese government wants to encourage wealthy foreigners to travel deeper into Japan, NHK says

Agency will select areas outside major cities to promote to big-spending travelers, according to report.

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The best soba restaurant on Yakushima island, according to locals

It’s a trek to get to this rural location, but it’s worth it. 

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Is this London branch of Marugame Udon as good as the ones in Japan?

Putting Japanese noodles and tempura to the test.

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Travelling to Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine? Best to be a glass-half-full type of tourist

Heartfelt advice for those hoping to visit the World Heritage site before the end of the year. 

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Kyoto curry bread comes with a very special filling

Karepan gets a specialty upgrade at this renowned bakery.

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Mystery of modama: What is this sashimi we found for the first time on Yakushima?【Taste test】

It’s some kind of fish…probably…

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The almost immediate problems on our almost no-plan trip to Yakushima

Winging it may not have been the best choice for Seiji’s trip to the Princess Mononoke island.

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Ghibli Park: Mei and Satsuki’s house almost ready to welcome visitors

The world of My Neighbour Totoro crosses over into real life.

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Japan will no longer require pre-departure COVID tests for international travelers

Change goes into effect next month for vaccinated travelers, other relaxations of entry regulations for foreign travelers expected soon.

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One thing you should be careful of when visiting Japan’s Laputa Island

A trip to this remote destination ends up mimicking the Studio Ghibli anime film it’s named after.

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Tiny travel guides are our latest Japanese gacha capsule toy obsession

Taking pocket-sized to whole new extremes. 

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We visit a ramen bar in Croatia, meet a whole new version of ramen we can’t wait to make at home

This ramen was all kinds of unique…and we couldn’t help but love it!

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