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Bizarre “shikadamari” deer gathering at Nara Park baffles people in Japan

The animals behave differently this summer.

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Travel-in-Japan hacks: Fukuoka Airport’s Lounge Time North seriously impresses our reporter

The cool part is that anyone can use it, even if they’re not planning on getting on an airplane.

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Delta adding more flights between Japan and U.S. in “anticipation of relaxed travel restrictions”

More flights and new routes being added at Tokyo’s most convenient airport.

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Visit the birthplace of the Japanese daruma in Gunma Prefecture

Home to some unusual rotund inhabitants.

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Gravure model NFT series wants to attract online investors, real-world visitors for hot springs

Series pairs gravure models with onsen ryokan.

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Japan’s “station closest to the sea” lives up to its name【Photos】

”Blue ocean” is part of this station’s name, and they’re not kidding.

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Go shopping with our Japanese reporter as he experiences Costco in the U.S. for the first time

Feeling like a large child with king-sized candy bar dreams, he entered a whole new world of delight with a few big surprises.

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A visit to Japan’s wasp nest art museum stings us with respect for the industrious insects【Pics】

Gigantic Wasp Mt. Fuji is just one of the amazing pieces on display at Hachi Tengoku.

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A senbero with deer in Nara Park turns into a weird fever dream

We should’ve known better than to attempt a 200-yen senbero in a park during a heatwave.

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JAL system makes air travel easier and lets you keep laptops, liquids in bag for security check

Passengers can keep computers and liquids inside their carry-on until they actually want to use them, thanks to new system.

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Kyoto in summer: A special trip to Kifune shrine recharges the soul

Itinerary includes a sightseeing train, shrine visit, and a meal to remember!

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Sushi Rice: How good is rice from Japan’s legendary sushi restaurant?

Recreating the expensive restaurant experience at home with authentic ingredients, at a fraction of the price you’d usually pay for them.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best Okinawan restaurant in Naha!”

A new adventure takes us to a local spot we never would’ve found ourselves. 

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A first-time visit to Kyoto’s Gion Festival becomes a night to remember

There’s more to these giant Yamahoko floats than first meets the eye. 

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Where will you go this summer? Here are the top 10 Japanese swimming spots with the nicest water

One lake and nine beaches to add to your summer swimming bucket list!

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We roll the die on Japan’s new random-destination train tickets

How to buy a cheap ticket to…somewhere. 

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Ninja & Geisha capsule hotel: A very Japanese place to stay in Osaka

Sleep amongst lanterns, gods, and traditional motifs at the “very Japanese new sensation capsule hotel”.

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Miyagi senior’s joke bombs so hard it delays a flight for 50 minutes

I’ve had it with these mother%*&#ing jokes on these mothermother%*&#ing planes.

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Kyoto Station’s hidden-in-plain-sight curry should be the last thing you eat before leaving town

Extremely eggy curry udon is just one reason why this restaurant is perfect for a pre-departure meal on your last day in Kyoto.

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Rent an entire folk house in Japan, surrounded by nature just outside Tokyo

Traditional features with modern luxuries, including an outdoor sauna and rotenburo bath, provide you with a truly unforgettable stay.

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