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Amazing circular rainbow spotted in Tokyo【Video】

Here’s the potentially awesome upside of rain on the day you’re going up Tokyo’s tallest structure.

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Airbnb listing in Japan reveals travel destination with exclusive use of huge private island

Sleep in a traditional Japanese house while surrounded by rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse on your very own private island.

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Godzilla appears in northern Japan as awesome rice paddy art 【Photos】

Ghidora and Rodan must be so jealous right now.

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They have teeth in their stomaches! And 6 other fun facts about cockroaches

Ever wonder why cockroaches are so shiny? Well, let’s put our fears aside and learn a little more about one of the urban human’s greatest foes.

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Japanese police melt hearts with show of extreme courtesy to wildlife

In true Japanese fashion, the three officers went above and beyond to ensure this family of ducks made it safely across the street.

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Free Wi-Fi is coming to Mt. Fuji this summer

Service will be available on four different hiking routes to Japan’s tallest peak.

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Can you tell which of these “full moons” are actually slices of ham?

Japanese Twitter user sends out a tough quiz on the night of the Strawberry Moon.

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Kyoto’s primeval forest to come to life in beautiful interactive light art display 【Video】

Trees will “breathe” with light and sound as their beauty takes visitors’ breath away.

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The most beautiful forest in Japan? Bijinbayashi woods are stunning in every season【Photos】

Do these woods have what it takes to beech out the stiff competition?

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Why don’t black-and-white cats have light-coloured backs and black bellies?

Japanese Twitter alights over one of the great mysteries of the cat world.

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The 100 Soundscapes of Japan: A list of Japan’s greatest natural, cultural, and industrial sounds

“The 100 what??” That was our initial reaction too, but the official list is just what it sounds like!

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Golf course outhouse is definitely “out” there with a little help from nature

This is what happens when you don’t lay down a good foundation.

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Violent winds pound Tokyo, topple mid-construction nine-story building 【Video】

Passersby witness frightening scene as it happens.

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Beyond sakura: How to tell a cherry blossom from a plum or peach flower

Not every pink flower in Japan is a cherry blossom.

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Achingly beautiful video shows the simple joys of life in Japan’s Akita Prefecture 【Video】

Family and nature both feature prominently in this stirring glimpse of a day spent far away from the bright lights of Tokyo.

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Japan’s “Gap Tent” for solo campers fits just about anywhere, weighs almost nothing

Clever design even takes into account how to keep you entertained during those long, lonely nights.

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Cool Japanese X-shaped four-person tent lets you and your friends camp together, sleep separately

Single-person sleeping areas connected by a common space give you a living room in the great outdoors.

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Studio Ghibli adapts the world’s oldest manga into short animation for conservation project

Centuries-old designs brought to life by Japan’s most celebrated animation house.

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Chinese rock stars in rocks – depicting music gods as temples devoted to them【Art】

Artist mixes rock music with Buddhist and Confucian architecture for peak imagery.

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“Bleeding” tree discovered in China, haunts our dreams【Video】

If all trees “bled” like this, it would probably be harder to cut them down.

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