tourism

7 reasons why you should visit Aomori Prefecture

There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.

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Starbucks opens at historic Japanese sites: Miyajima and the onsen that inspired Spirited Away

The global coffeehouse chain has two stunning stores planned for these world-famous tourist spots.

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Stranded passengers on Shinkansen bullet train served out-of-date bread during typhoon

The stale bread was given to people travelling on the popular route from Tokyo to Osaka.

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Asakusa’s Sensoji temple shocks store owners with sudden 16-fold rent increase in shopping arcade

Businesses in one of Japan’s oldest shopping strips are wondering if they can survive after the surprising new increase.

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Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point

Authorities are not sure how they can reduce climbers to less than 4,000 a day.

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Ukiyoe Heroes woodblock printmaker shares secrets of the trade with fun print parties in Tokyo

Spending time with a world-famous printmaking craftsman while creating your own handmade souvenir is one of the best experiences you can have in Tokyo.

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The top 10 themed cafes in Tokyo, according to Shibuya’s Harajuku girls

Follow the cool crowd and head to these little-known cafes for unusual themed experiences you won’t ever forget.

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Budget accommodation in Japan lets you stay for less than 18 bucks a night!

Clean, new and with lots of available extras, this is a fantastic option for savvy travellers.

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Japanese Twitter users share a secret hiding on platform five at Akihabara Station

A little-known milky paradise awaits those who know where to look at this busy station in the capital.

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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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