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Experience Coast Guard Ships at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Event

14 hours 23 min ago
Families gathered at the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal in Koto Ward, Tokyo, to participate in an event featuring maritime activities, including boarding survey vessels of the Japan Coast Guard and cargo ships of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. (News On Japan)
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Once-in-a-Century Bloom for Yokohama's Agave

15 hours 19 min ago
In the median strip of Yokohama, a towering plant has become the center of attention. Crowds gather around, pointing their cameras at a massive agave, commonly known as the "Century Plant," native to Central America, renowned for its rare, once-in-a-century bloom. (News On Japan)
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Giant Torches Dance at Kumano Nachi Taisha

July 15, 2024 - 00:43
The annual 'Nachi no Ogi Festival' took place at the World Heritage site Kumano Nachi Taisha in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture, on July 14. (News On Japan)
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12-Hour Cruise on Cheapest Room on Japan's Overnight Ferry

July 14, 2024 - 23:52
Tonight, I will travel from Izumi-otsu (Osaka) to Shimmonji (Kitakyushu) on the Hankyu Ferry's Izumi, which has rooms that are like capsule hotels. (At JAPAN)
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Enoshima Bridge Shuts Down Night Traffic

July 14, 2024 - 08:52
Enoshima Bridge in Kanagawa Prefecture, which connects to the island of Enoshima, is now subject to nighttime traffic restrictions due to complaints about noise from modified vehicles. (News On Japan)
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5 Japanese Gardens Along the Yamanote Line

July 14, 2024 - 08:43
Located on the campus of Waseda University in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, the Okuma Garden is a Japanese garden donated to Waseda University in 1922 on the site of the former residence of Shigenobu Okuma, the founder of Waseda University. (Japanese Garden Collection)
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New Ebina Sports and Entertainment Center Opens

July 13, 2024 - 07:00
A new sports and entertainment facility blending sports and entertainment elements opened in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture on Friday. (News On Japan)
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Dogo Onsen Reopens After 5 Years

July 12, 2024 - 14:34
Dogo Onsen in Ehime has reopened after five and a half years of renovations. Some people waited as long as eight hours to be the first to take a bath. (News On Japan)
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Riding Japan’s Most Luxurious Train: Complete Private Cockpit Suite Room | Spacia X

July 12, 2024 - 09:20
This time, I enjoyed a journey from Asakusa to Tobu Nikko on the new limited express “Spacia X” by Tobu Railway. On the way there, I rode in the luxurious cockpit suite, and on the way back, I relaxed in the comfortable compartment seats. I’ll showcase the attractions of each seat and the stunning views from the windows! (ITSUKA JAPAN)
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Here's How To Enhance Your Travel Experience This Summer

July 10, 2024 - 19:37
What could be better than visiting new places and making the most memorable moments? Imagine a summer vacation at the beach, mountain hiking, or an immersive cultural tour. (News On Japan)
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Exploring the Origins of Hyogo: From 'Hyougo-no-Tsu' to Modern Kobe

July 10, 2024 - 18:55
In the past, the center of Hyogo Prefecture was 'Hyougo-no-Tsu' (now Kobe City's Hyogo Ward). Did you know that the first prefectural office was located here and the first governor was Hirobumi Ito? The 'Kobe Incident,' which led to Ito's appointment, became an international issue that introduced the term 'hara-kiri' to the world. (News On Japan)
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Mount Fuji Climbing Season Kicks Off on Shizuoka Side

July 10, 2024 - 18:49
Mount Fuji's Shizuoka side opens for the climbing season today, following Yamanashi Prefecture's opening on the first of this month. The climbing season is now in full swing. (News On Japan)
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Morning Market Reopens Six Months After Earthquake

July 10, 2024 - 18:46
The morning market in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which had been unable to operate due to a fire caused by the Noto Peninsula earthquake in January this year, resumed operations today at a local commercial facility. (News On Japan)
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300 Varieties of Wind Chimes Create a Symphony at Nishiarai Daishi

July 10, 2024 - 18:27
In the Adachi Ward of Tokyo, the Nishiarai Daishi Temple, known for warding off evil spirits, is hosting the 'Wind Chime Festival,' a quintessential downtown summer event. (News On Japan)
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Oriental Land to Launch Cruise Business in 2028

July 10, 2024 - 07:29
Oriental Land, the operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, revealed plans to launch Japan's first Disney cruise in the 2028 fiscal year. (News On Japan)
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Volcanic Warnings at Yakeyama: Safety Precautions for Climbers

July 9, 2024 - 09:25
The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a warning to climbers, advising them to wear helmets and take other safety measures as volcanic activity intensifies at Yakeyama, located on the border of Gifu and Nagano Prefectures. (News On Japan)
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Walking the Illuminated Kumano Kodo: Celebrating 20 Years of World Heritage

July 8, 2024 - 17:44
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the World Heritage registration of the 'Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range,' an event was held on July 6 in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture. The event featured participants walking along the stone-paved Kumano Kodo trail illuminated by bamboo lights. (News On Japan)
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40,000 LEDs Create 'Milky Way' in Central Osaka

July 8, 2024 - 17:41
On July 7, Tanabata, an event will be held in central Osaka where approximately 40,000 LED-lit spheres will be floated down the Okawa River, creating an illusion of the Milky Way. The blue lights will shimmer on the water's surface, evoking a starry night sky. (News On Japan)
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'World's Largest' Slide Debuts at Nagashima Jumbo Sea Water Pool

July 8, 2024 - 17:21
The Nagashima Jumbo Sea Water Pool in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture, opened its doors on July 6, unveiling one of the world's largest water slides. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Daijingu Hosts Tanabata Festival

July 8, 2024 - 04:35
Known as the 'Ise Shrine of Tokyo,' Tokyo Daijingu, located in Chiyoda Ward, is famed for its blessings in love and matchmaking. On July 7, Tanabata Day, many visitors, including those dressed in yukata, flocked to the shrine. (News On Japan)
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