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No, it’s not CG. This crazy, fantasy anime-style tower really does exist in Japan

It’s called the PL Tower, but that doesn’t stand for “pretty ludicrous.”

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Travel tip: McDonald’s Japan will finally let you pay for your food with a credit card

Visa, Discover, and other American brands now accepted as payment for the wonders of McDonald’s Japanese menu.

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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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Japanese hot spring will wrap your face in gold leaf for the ultimate luxury facial

Treatment promises to leave your skin shiny even after the glittering pack is removed.

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Bat soup in Palau is pretty intense

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that goes for meals as well.

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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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Caffé latte with sake: the newest way to relax in Kyoto

After a long day of sightseeing in Japan’s former capital, don’t forget to try this Japanese take on Irish coffee right across the street from Kyoto Station.

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There is a little piece of heaven that only appears for up to an hour a day in Palau

The gorgeous Long Beach lets us in for a brief thirty minutes.

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Here’s where to find possibly Japan’s cheapest, most mysterious vending machine

Local landmark lets you quench your thirst and satisfy your curiosity with just one of Japan’s cheapest vending machine-usable coins.

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Hotel guests get a Halloween fright as their hotels are transformed 【Photos】

Even in Japan, there’s no escape from Halloween – at these Horror Hotels.

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Beautiful Taiwanese noodle stall worker wins fans with her mini skirt and twin tails

Customers come here for more than just the noodles.

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Create your own personalised Japanese Kit Kats with new vending machine in Kyoto

The only thing better than a box of Japanese Kit Kats is one you’ve made yourself.

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We visit Palau and declare it the second best country for sushi in the world

Once again great things come in small packages.

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Japanese ryokan custom ignites debate after visitors label it sexist

If you’ve stayed at a traditional Japanese inn with your partner, chances are you’ve experienced this custom before.

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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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Mr. Sato gets his palm read by a computer at Kyoto Tower

It just wouldn’t be a trip to Kyoto without an automated fortune telling.

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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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Tourists can (finally) make shinkansen reservations from overseas with new app

Planning your dream trip just got a little easier.

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Majority of Japanese men in their 20s say they want men-only train cars in survey

Older gentlemen show much greater willingness to share space with female fellow passengers.

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