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Travelers can now fly in a Pokémon airplane in Japan

Tokyo-Miyazaki route gets special plane saluting regional Pokémon mascot.

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2020’s most popular hot springs in Japan, as ranked by Japanese travelers

Add these to your Japan travel bucket list!

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Evangelion taking over Tokyo Skytree just in time for Christmas

Eva Unit-01 head, stabbed Angel core await fans 450 meters above the streets of Tokyo.

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Traveling idiot who forced plane to land in Japan by refusing to wear mask continues to be stupid

Not content with throwing a fit on an airplane, his next stunt comes at a hotel.

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Train otaku say this is the narrowest train station platform in Japan

Where commuters have less than 40 centimetres (16 inches) of foot-space between safety lines.

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Pathetically weak Magikarp shown love with Pokémon manhole covers in birthplace of koi culture

Central Japan gets its very first Pokéfuta.

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The strange seasonal surprise hanging from the ceiling of this station in rural Japan【Photos】

Nakanojo welcomes you to Gunma with a beautiful local tradition you won’t find at any other station in Japan.

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Japan’s coldest prefecture offering frozen river open-air soaking this winter

Minus 20-degree weather is the perfect time for an unheated dip, right?

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The secret piece of information hiding in plain sight on Tokyo’s subway signs

Turns out there’s a shortcut hint that escapes almost everyone’s notice.

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Giant temple in mountains of Japan is also one of its most impressive tapioca bubble tea cafes

What better way to end a temple visit than with an ice-cold tapioca bubble tea?

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English mistake makes Kyoto the enemy of the world

Look out — Japan’s old capital appears to be rising again, with an army of koi fish behind it.

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Cyberpunk kimono fashion hits the streets of Akihabara, complete with neon sign obi【Photos】

Wearable neon light tubes look set to become the fashion statement of the season.

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No mask, no ride – Japanese government allows taxis to refuse to pick up maskless passengers

Don’t want to wear a mask? Then you better feel like walking.

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Susuki: One of the most beautiful, and often overlooked, parts of autumn in Japan【Photos】

At the right time of year and the right time of day, this traditional sign of fall shines like a field of gold.

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Studio Ghibli’s Totoro and the Catbus forever preserved together in new statue 【Pics & Video】

Monument unveiled by children yelling “Totoro!” plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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My Neighbour Totoro train jingles now playing at Tokorozawa Station【Videos】

Have a listen to the five new Ghibli departure melodies delighting passengers in Japan right now.

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Police in Japan warn of new Shinkansen/travel-related scam

Young people especially likely to be target of con that preys on sense of compassion and desire to help.

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Anime girl holograms to start working as hotel staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

The Idolmaster cast will be waiting to serve travelers.

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Unusual Japanese ice creams take your taste buds on a trip around Japan

Journey from the north to south of the country with this collection of rare, region-exclusive ice creams.

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Become a bear and ‘hibernate’ in the woods with this private hammock tent

Who says hammocks have to be restricted to summer time fun?

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