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Hot Water Pours Over Mikoshi at Yugawara Onsen

5 hours 14 min ago
A spectacular festival took place in the hot spring town of Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, where participants poured hot water over a mikoshi (portable shrine) as they paraded through the streets. (News On Japan)
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Tours of 'Disaster Prevention Underground Temple'

May 25, 2024 - 18:36
Located in Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture, the 'Disaster Prevention Underground Temple' is a key feature of the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, one of the largest in the world. This facility, situated 50 meters underground, can store approximately 670,000 tons of water, playing a crucial role in preventing floods caused by heavy rain. (News On Japan)
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4K Kingfisher Highlights from Machida's Yakushiike Park

May 25, 2024 - 05:05
Machida City has compiled the best moments from their live 4K stream of the kingfisher, also known as the 'blue jewel' and the 'bird of clear streams.' These highlights showcase the stunning bird in its natural habitat at Yakushiike Park in Machida, Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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New Era for Furusato Tax: Tokyo Offers High-End Dining and Kyoto Adds Geisha Experiences

May 24, 2024 - 02:13
The Garden Lounge at a hotel in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward, featuring a grand chandelier and a high ceiling, is offering a unique experience as part of the furusato tax program. (News On Japan)
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Passenger Jet Wings Touch at Haneda, No Injuries

May 23, 2024 - 19:44
Two Japan Airlines (JAL) planes made contact at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday morning. One of the flights had 328 passengers and crew on board, although there were no injuries reported. (News On Japan)
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Discovering the Charm of Kanshinji Temple

May 22, 2024 - 17:29
The renowned Kanshinji Temple in Kawachinagano, Osaka, is the only temple in the city where both the main hall and the principal image are designated National Treasures. Besides its deep connection to Kusunoki Masashige and the Southern Court, it is also a treasure trove of Heian period Buddhist statues. We thoroughly investigate the charm of Kanshinji Temple. (News On Japan)
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Japan Ranks Third in Travel and Tourism Index

May 22, 2024 - 15:49
In this year's ranking of competitiveness and sustainability of tourism across 119 countries and regions, the World Economic Forum, an international organization based in Geneva, places Japan third, following the United States in the top spot and Spain in second. (News On Japan)
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Okinawa and Amami Enter Rainy Season 11 Days Late

May 21, 2024 - 20:21
With Okinawa and Amami entering the rainy season 11 days later than usual, the question is: What does the weather forecast for Japan's summer hold? (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Introduces Commuter Boat for 500 Yen

May 21, 2024 - 19:51
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will launch a new commuting option on May 22, connecting Harumi and Hinode by boat. A trial ride event was held ahead of the official start of operations. (News On Japan)
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Curtain Falls on Mount Fuji Hotspot

May 21, 2024 - 15:50
Many tourists have been rushing to capture photos from the 'Mount Fuji Convenience Store' before the installation of a black curtain begins Tuesday to obscure the view. (News On Japan)
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Upside-Down Gassho Reflections at Gokayama World Heritage Site

May 20, 2024 - 04:23
An illimination event this weekend at the Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village in Toyama Prefecture, a World Cultural Heritage site, reflects upside down Gassho-style houses, creating a "Sakasa Gassho" effect. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto's Annual Duck Migration Begins

May 20, 2024 - 04:11
The annual duck migration at Kyoto's Youhoji Temple has begun, with six ducklings making their way to the Kamogawa River this year. (News On Japan)
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Sanja Festival Reaches Peak

May 19, 2024 - 19:20
Temperatures soared above 30C in northern Japan and northern Kyushu on Sunday, marking a true summer day, while weather conditions in western and eastern Japan worsened. In Tokyo, the early summer spectacle, the Asakusa Sanja Festival, reached its climax. (News On Japan)
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Sanja Festival Kicks Off in Asakusa

May 18, 2024 - 00:14
Asakusa's Sanja Festival, heralding the arrival of early summer in Tokyo, has commenced. On its first day, May 17, a grand parade took place for the first time in five years. (News On Japan)
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Taxi Tensions at Tourist Hotspot

May 17, 2024 - 19:50
In the vicinity of Kawaguchiko Station in Yamanashi Prefecture, taxis engaging in questionable practices such as soliciting passengers and parking illegally have become a rampant issue. (News On Japan)
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Over 3 Million Foreign Tourists Visit Japan for Second Consecutive Month: Discovering Hidden Gems

May 16, 2024 - 00:35
Last month, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan exceeded 3 million for the second consecutive month. Among them, some are flocking to lesser-known spots that even many Japanese are unaware of. (News On Japan)
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Foreign Tourists Flock to New Controversial Viewing Spot

May 15, 2024 - 09:35
A new hotspot has emerged in Japan: The 'Fuji Dream Bridge' along Shizuoka's Route 139, where foreign tourists are risking life and limb to follow the latest TikTok craze. (News On Japan)
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Foreign Tourists Increase but Japanese Travelers Remain Low Compared to Pre-COVID Levels

May 14, 2024 - 10:14
The number of people using international flights at Kansai Airport during this year's Golden Week reached approximately 694,600, a 63% increase compared to last year, according to the Osaka Immigration Bureau. (News On Japan)
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Mount Fuji's Yoshida Trail Introduces Reservation System, Caps Daily Climbers at 4,000

May 13, 2024 - 22:15
Mount Fuji’s Yoshida Trail on the Yamanashi side will implement entrance restrictions, including a daily climber limit of 4,000, starting in July this year. A reservation system has been announced to prevent confusion and enhance the climbing experience. (News On Japan)
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Unprecedented Solar Flares: Seven in Three Days

May 12, 2024 - 23:19
For the first time in recorded history, a series of large-scale solar flares have erupted from the sun's surface, observed around the world. These explosions, captured by NASA, have not only impacted GPS systems but have also triggered stunning aurora displays far beyond their typical Arctic confines. (News On Japan)
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