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Tokyo’s new Gundam statue stands tall as torso and head are mounted【Video, photos】

From nearly 20 meters above the ground, the Unicorn Gundam looks out over Tokyo.

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Shinkansen travel tip: A clever way to keep your suitcase from rolling around on the bullet train

Quick and clever maneuver eliminates one of the few hassles about high-speed rail travel in Japan.

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This private island in the Pacific Ocean is open to guests – but only Japanese ones

Jeep Island lists snorkeling, diving, and swimming with dolphins as its main attractions. But only Japanese people are permitted to visit.

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Japan’s crazy-cheap overnight Bullet Ferry gets you from Osaka to Kyushu and back for 10,000 yen

Rest your body and wallet as you travel half-way across the country in your sleep.

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Videos show Tokyo’s new life-size Gundam is nearing completion, and has an awesome moving head

Fans have been shooting photos and videos of the 19.7-meter (64.6-foot) Unicorn Gundam, and it looks incredible.

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Draw-your-own fox charms are one of the highlights of Kyoto’s famous Fushimi Inari Shrine

Go for the history and culture. Stay for the silly artwork.

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Tokyo’s new pre-fixed taxi fare smartphone service reduces the guess work of travelling by cab

Program starts field test this month.

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Beautiful forest in southern Japan will spirit you away to another world

People find themselves asking “Is this really in Japan?!” It is, and you should go see it for yourself!

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Kimono to keep, dressing service, unlimited beer, one of Japan’s best views all in one package

Unbeatable deal in Yokohama includes full-course meal and your choice from over one hundred yukata and obi sash patterns.

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Flight attendants help man transporting wife’s ashes, move Japanese Twitter to tears

How one man’s heartbreaking flight turned into one of his most memorable.

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Struggling Legoland Japan will shut down for two days a week starting in fall

If you want to visit the Nagoya amusement park on a Tuesday or Wednesday, you’d better go soon.

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Japan Railways wants to build a team of robots to help travelers, catch criminals in its stations

JR East sets up new company to help make its robot-filled vision of the future a reality.

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Japanese interior brand Muji opening its first hotel ever in the heart of Tokyo

All furniture and amenities will be items from the beloved brand’s catalog.

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American woman arrested after throwing away massive supply of bullets in Tokyo airport trash can

Elderly traveler dumped 100 rounds of live ammo in Haneda international terminal.

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Tokyo Tower is bathed in beautiful blue for Milky Way Illumination and Tanabata celebration

Gorgeous summertime event offers discounts for visitors who come wearing kimono.

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Want onigiri? Just add water to Onisi Foods’ new rice balls!

We’ve all heard of instant noodles; now it’s time for instant rice balls. Or…sort of instant.

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Elderly Shanghai traveler throws coins into jet engine for luck, grounds plane for five hours

You can’t always solve a problem by throwing money at it. In fact, you might just cause one instead.

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What should Tokyo’s newest rail station be called? Poll asks high school girls for their opinion

It’s for trains, but “Space Station” did surprisingly well in the survey.

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Travelers can go back to school at cool Japanese hotel converted from rural schoolhouse

Come for the retro architecture, stay for the bath and swimming pool filled with onsen hot spring water!

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Nintendo opens free gameplay area in Japan’s Kansai International Airport

International airport closest to company’s Kyoto headquarters lets you start your Nintendo travel fun right away.

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