travel

Japanese stationery fans go crazy for memo pad that slowly reveals Kyoto temple as you use it

The unusual memo pad has become so popular it’s caused the maker’s online store to shut down.

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Street Fighter’s Sagat named ambassador of Saga City, limited edition SFII goods to be sold

For the next few months, Saga will be teaming up with Sagat and the rest of the Street Fighter II crew.

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Breathtaking photos of one of Japan’s most beautiful hot springs have us ready to brave the snow

Ethereally romantic images remind us why a wintertime visit to a snow-covered onsen resort is extra special.

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Japanese YouTuber joins calls to delete Logan Paul’s YouTube account 【Video】

That Japanese Man Yuta explains why YouTube needs to take a stand against Paul’s disrespectful Japan videos.

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Muji’s new expandable suitcase is perfect for Japan-based expats and overseas Japanophiles【Video】

Taking different amounts of stuff on your two flights across the Pacific? Mujirushi Ryohin is here to help.

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Hardcore anime fan rides bike 250 miles to Tokyo to attend Comiket convention

Who needs the bullet train when you’re a fan with legs of steel?

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Bad weather ruined your chance to see Mt. Fuji? This Japanese hotel will give you a free room

Because when your name is the Hotel Mt. Fuji, you want your customers to be sure they’re going to see Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Japan’s beautiful “suicide forest” sees increase in sightseers as it tries to shake its dark image

Visitors are discovering that the “sea of trees” near Mt. Fuji is a wonderful place full of natural life.

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Here’s your chance to ride Japan’s maglev Shinkansen in spring, nine years before service starts

Japan Railways is taking applications to experience the future of Japanese rail travel nearly a decade ahead of time.

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The 10 best ryokan inns in Japan, as chosen by travelers

TripAdvisor releases its rankings of the top 10 places to experience traditional Japanese accommodations during your stay in the country.

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Onsen in Japan uses the same mysterious hot spring bathing system from Ghibli film Spirited Away

This is one of the most unusual hot springs in the country.

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New app lets you traverse the streets of modern Tokyo and ancient Edo at the same time

The Edo Past and Present Wanderings app appeals not only to old map buffs, but to anyone with a sense of adventure

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Feel what it’s like to be a Shinto shrine maiden with shrine’s experience package for foreigners

Chief priest cites popularity of miko heroine in anime hit Your Name for increased interest in traditional role.

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The five best bento boxed lunches sold at train stations in east Japan

Short on time to pick which bento to buy before your train leaves? Let us help you choose.

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Tokyo train station’s free luggage storage terminals will keep your stuff safe as you take a dump

System is quick and easy to use, requires no payment or registration.

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Bullet train makes departure, mistakenly leaves 200 passengers behind on platform

Japan may have one of the most efficient rail systems in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely free from mishap.

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Hands-free holidaying: Robotic suitcases that follow you around unveiled【Video】

The world of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, or maybe Pixar’s Wall-e, comes a step closer with the demonstration of suitcases with a mind of their own.

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Struggling Legoland Japan doubling down and becoming Legoland Resort with new hotel, aquarium

After a rocky first year, the blocky travel destination is confident about turning things around.

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Smartphone app finds empty restroom stalls in Tokyo subway station, makes pooing easier than ever

Because the last thing you want to do is wander through one of Tokyo’s massive stations while trying to hold in a dump.

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Coca-Cola “Slim Bottle” City Designs range showcases top tourist spots in Japan

Each bottle can only be purchased in the specific tourist spot it was designed for, so tracking down all nine requires a Japanese road trip of epic proportions.

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