Wakayama

Mikan Gohan: Japanese soul food or…Japanese myth?

An odd local specialty that’s surprised the nation. 

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Wakayama man stealing uniform from school caught by mysterious man in restroom in middle of night

There’s a very thin line between lurking and guarding.

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The case of Hyde’s stolen hydrangea in Wakayama City

On the bright side, he could probably write a song about this.

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Refresh your mind, body, and soul at Temple Camp Daitaiji, the first temple to open to campers

Enjoy nature and experience Buddhist traditions, all in one.

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Wakayama high school students make life-sized DeLorean time machine replica from scratch

Roads? Where this car is going, they don’t need roads…

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We tried cocoa soy-sauce paste and opened up a whole new world of possibilities【Taste test】

You might not like it right away, but you’ll definitely be hooked.

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Welcome to Inami Station, where these adorable frogs keep you company as you wait for your train

Once again, the reason for cute and quirky stuff in Japan is a pun.

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Elderly Wakayama woman arrested for hacking her local supermarket’s self-checkout

Senior turned to computer fraud to get a discount on her eggs.

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Breathtaking real-world Secret of Mana Pure Lands found, then lost, in Japan【Photos】

Photographer was in the right place at the right time, because now he can’t go back.

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Spending for pickled umeboshi among young Japanese people is halved from 20 years ago

A traditional food is taking a hit among the younger generations in Japan. 

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This beautiful video displays two very different sides of Japan【Video】

Japan’s diversity of culture and landscape is encapsulated in just three minutes.

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Wakayama cop loses fully-loaded automatic handgun on the street while guarding PM

We all have our bad days at work, some worse than others.

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Buddhist priest at Japanese temple lodging goes viral for rude responses to tourist’s bad reviews

Many people are siding with the Mt Koya priest, who said he was frustrated by tourists who post “arrogant responses like they’re some travel pioneer”.

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Wakayama’s “Umi no Sachi” train line adds a colorful splash to the start of summer

Let a ride on the “Medetai Train”–“Joyous Train”–lift your spirits as we soar into summer!

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Wakayama man tries to woo woman by cutting her brakes

Sure, we all know that deceit and sabotage are the fastest ways to a woman’s heart, but this was over the line.

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TV program claims Japanese temple banned cats for being too cute, Japan nods in agreement

But some sources show the report is only half-right.

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Traditional craftsmen create smartphone case fit for a legendary samurai warrior

It’s a modern-day sheath made in honour of the samurai known as the “Crimson Demon of War”.

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Playing with pandas: Do Adventure World’s zoo keepers have the best job ever?【Video】

Ice cream taster; sleep research participant; full-time sperm donor. There are few jobs that could ever be described as truly enjoyable, but playing with an adorable panda cub is probably one of them.

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Acquittal of attacker who was “stabbed by smartphone rays” draws anger online

A 41-year-old man was found not guilty of assault after claiming electromagnetic waves from a smartphone were stabbing his body.

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You’d never guess this strange bubble house village is located in Japan

The architecture in Japan tends to look pretty much the same in most neighborhoods. It’s always a mix of older, traditional homes with sloping roofs and those distinctive, old-timey shingles, which butt up against the blockier modern buildings, plus decaying shanty houses on an alarming number of corners that all look like they could come crashing down at any moment. Sure, there is the occasional bizarre Halloween village out of nowhere, and the skyscrapers and such can be cool and varied, that’s generally the pattern.

So imagine how extra disorienting it would be to stumble upon this largely unheard-of village of beautifully weird polystyrene bubble houses in the Middle of Nowhere, Japan.

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