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Tokyo Station Waterscape Toilet looks more like an aquarium than a bathroom

Latest technology to “provide healing and surprise”.

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We try clams from a Japanese vending machine and live to tell the tale

Mega clams turn out to be mega, in more ways than one. 

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Shinjuku Station’s new mascot character gets lost at the station, in more ways than one

Cute character flies under the radar, but there’s a special prize for those who can hunt it down!

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Retro Japanese train is our new favourite office space

Like teleworking with Sen and No Face from Spirited Away

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There’s a secret free souvenir hiding inside this Japanese train station

A limited-time memento that pays homage to a local folklore legend.

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Tokyo farewells Japan’s only double-decker Shinkansen with a special escalator at the station

An escalator ride like no other. 

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Tokyo station becomes first in the city to install an inclined elevator

All part of Japan’s dedication to “people friendly movement” in public spaces.

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Japanese firework catapults a teddy bear into the sky

Proof that people in Japan really are spoilt with crazy, unusual goods. 

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Japanese shrine creates special water fountain for thirsty bees

Sweet act of kindness melts everyone’s hearts.

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“World’s most spacious public toilet” baffles the mind in Japan

See-through garden lavatory is one of the most unusual ways to relieve the call of nature.

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This mysterious tunnel in Japan is like none you’ve ever seen before

A road that isn’t wide enough for cars and a dark, secret chamber are just some of the surprises at this off-the-beaten path destination.

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Underground Tokyo restaurant used in Kenshi Yonezu’s Flamingo video is a real hidden gem

Wander the halls of this underground car park and you’ll find a haven of fast, affordable Chinese feasts.

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Walking Bingo: A clever alternative to adventure games like Pokémon GO

How many everyday Japanese icons can you find on a neighbourhood stroll?

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We visit the “vending machine that makes wishes come true”

A rather unusual place to have your dreams granted in Japan.

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Sliced Black Thunder: A chocolate bar for toast

The Black Thunder for Toast makes us rethink the way we eat chocolate bars.

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We try Domino’s Japan’s new pizza rice bowls

Chain’s first-ever dough-free pizzas remind us of another popular Japanese-fusion dish. 

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Domino’s now sells pizza rice bowls in Japan

“Ultimate collaboration between pizza and Japanese food” comes in seven mouthwatering varieties. 

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We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

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Domino’s pizza now comes with tapioca and dango ball stuffed crust!【Taste Test】

Dinner and dessert together in one pizza–great for convenience but is it great for flavour?

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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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