tourism

What it’s like inside a $3,000 a night Japanese hotel room 【Video】

The palatial room can be found at a hotel that accommodates the Japanese Emperor on his travels.

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North Korean travel agency tweets about “North Korean Dragon Ball” to entice Japanese tourists

The travel agency says: “North Korea is a safe country! No terrorism, no thieving, no earthquakes.”

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Giant Buddhist pagoda and Kannon statue in Fukuoka Prefecture look like a theme park

We’ve seen some big Kannon statues before, but this one takes the Zen cake.

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Chance to see Japan bucket-list must-see scenery “Road to Laputa” gone for good?

Kumamoto Prefecture‘s stunning “Road To Laputa“, which looks like Studio Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky come to life, may close permanently.

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Top 30 tourist sites in Japan: the most popular sightseeing spots for overseas visitors

From the well-known to the obscure, this year’s annual ranking of top spots has some surprises in store for even the most seasoned travellers.

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Stay at the Nara Juvenile Prison hotel in Japan in 2020

First look at the guest rooms and dining areas set to appear at the historic Meiji-era complex.

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“Your face here” cut-out board at Mt Fuji sightseeing spot puzzles people around Japan

So does this mean you have to do a headstand to insert your face into the comic panel?

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GINZA SIX, Tokyo’s newest tourist destination, set to open April 20

From modern art to classic Noh, with world-class shopping and dining to boot. Let’s take a look!

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Japanese origami vending machine makes news around the country

The unusual machine with the sweet folded paper designs is warming people’s hearts around Japan.

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Glamping Okinawan style: a unique way to get in touch with nature in Japan【Pics】

The “glamorous camping” experience comes to Okinawa with luxurious tents and amazing views that will have you wanting to stay here forever.

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Sakura 2017: The best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan

Enjoy the best of the cherry blossom viewing season with this list of the top spots to see sakura around the country.

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Shin Godzilla visual effects team creates new monster video for Japanese tourism campaign【Video】

A fearsome giant is no match for a powerful travel spot in this impressive video.

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Fukushima rebuilds its future with fish, tomatoes and hula-dancing girls

It’s amazing to see how far the region has come just six years after the 2011 tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster.

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Japanese government looking for people to join new official “Your Name” anime pilgrimage tour

The all-expenses paid trip will take foreign visitors to sites in Tokyo and Gifu Prefecture that feature in the hit animated film.

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“Japan’s USA” catches flak for celebrating Trump inauguration

One quaint little town calling themselves “Japan’s USA” unexpectedly found themselves in hot water for celebrating the new American president.

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Pac-Man rickshaw rides available for a limited time around Asakusa’s famous Senso-ji temple

The magical rides include mysterious “invisible” ghosts chasing the carriage, which can be seen by passers-by.

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Tomaya: The old Japanese inn that only accepts reservations by post

The mysterious guesthouse is so unique it has a slew of repeat guests who have fallen in love with its rustic charms.

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Japanese train conductor surprises everyone on board with his English skills

Passengers on board this Tokyo train said they felt like they were in an aircraft when they heard the live English announcement.

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City that inspired settings in hit anime “Your Name” sees unbelievable boost in tourist dollars

Hida City, Gifu Prefecture rakes in a whopping 18.5 billion yen in tourist dollars as fans of the film make pilgrimages to the region.

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The wasabi you eat probably isn’t wasabi, according to new video from Japan

With beautiful images of pristine Japanese countryside, this clip explains why real wasabi is hard to find.

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