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Pilot makes unscheduled landing after passenger refuses to wear face mask

People in Japan are seething with anger at the selfishness of the anti-masker.

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Japan’s portable clothes dryer is our latest one-person must-take travel gadget【Photos】

A compact companion for when you’ve got too much stuff to hang, but not enough for a laundromat run.

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Getting tired of Pokémon Go? Maybe visiting the Pokémon manhole covers will reignite your passion

Travel Japan, catch Pokémon, and make some fun memories!

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Downtown Tokyo hotel makes its rooms absolutely free in exchange for one small favor

All it takes is a few seconds to earn a free night, and they’ll even give you complimentary beer and sashimi.

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Tokyo trains set to become less convenient with new last train schedule

The biggest pain in the butt about trains in Tokyo is going to get more painful.

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Osaka loses a beloved icon as giant pufferfish disappears in the middle of the night 【Video】

A sad day for fugu blowfish everywhere. 

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Tokyo tourist sites look eerily quiet without tourists 【Videos】

Empty streets at Sensoji and Shinjuku have us seeing the capital in a very different light. 

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Visiting the hotel half-destroyed by the 3-11 tsunami is a powerful reminder of what was lost

This preserved Tohoku building goes from completely devastated to practically unharmed in just a few floors.

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Tokyo theme park closes down, thanks visitors with touching water graffiti message

The only thing better than the message itself is the fascinating water printer machine that “prints” it. 

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Osaka’s giant pufferfish may be saved by neighboring business

A new hope for the threatened fugu.

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Why stay at a hotel in Japan when you can rent this entire mountain instead?【Photos】

Yes, you get a cabin too, but the real appeal is having an entire mountain to yourself.

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Writer’s retreat ryokan — Tokyo inn treats you like novelist on deadline, with strict “editors”

Learn what it feels like to be a novelist with an editor hounding you about your manuscript!

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Yamagata prefecture to open “kimono retreat hotel” in 2021 based in historic renovated property

Area will offer great opportunities to learn about the local culture, as well as the wonderful world of kimono craftsmanship.

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Ghibli Museum re-opening, tickets on sale in a few days

After closing its doors for half a year, the museum is ready to welcome back visitors, with a few small changes.

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What’s the top country people want to visit after the pandemic? Japan, survey says

One of Japan’s least-populated prefectures is also one of its most desired destinations.

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Deer in Nara Park outnumber visitors, display baffling summer gathering behaviour

Nara deer act mysteriously, even though there are fewer of them around than last year.

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Japan Railways announces a Pixar themed bullet train to commemorate anniversary

To southern Japan… and beyond!

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Take a trip down south in Japan — five hidden gem places to visit in Kyushu

Escape from the hustle and bustle with these spots in Kyushu!

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Harry Potter permanent exhibition museum to open in Tokyo

Facility recreating environments from Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts films will be built on former site of one of Tokyo’s oldest theme parks.

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Traditional Japanese inn offers ultimate amenity: A cat companion to spend the night with

Hot spring town ryokan lets guests try out the experience of owning a cat so they can learn if they want a permanent pet of their very own.

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