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A Town of 10,000 Dolls

5 hours 53 min ago
The streets of Katsuura have come alive with Hina dolls, with over 10,000 adding a decorative touch to the city's public spaces, for the celebration of the annual Big Hina Festival. (News On Japan)
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple Hosts 'Artists' Fair Kyoto'

March 3, 2024 - 06:37
A giant cat has appeared at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and further ahead, a massive kokeshi doll lies horizontally. This 7th iteration of the contemporary art exhibition, 'Artists' Fair Kyoto,' features works by artists active both domestically and internationally, along with pieces by emerging artists. (News On Japan)
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Wakayama Launches 'River Pilgrimage Route'

March 3, 2024 - 04:38
Regular services for riverboat tourism on the Kumano River and its tributary, the Kitayama River, commenced Saturday, with tourists exploring the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range," a World Heritage site known for the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, and is also referred to as the "river pilgrimage route." (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Disney Rule Breakers?

March 3, 2024 - 00:45
A promotional video released by Tokyo Disney Resort has recently stirred controversy, raising questions on what constitutes official park policy. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Retro Vending Machine Theme Park

March 2, 2024 - 15:00
Japan's vending machines, a charm for foreign tourists, are now drawing crowds to a famous spot where over 100 retro machines from the Showa era are lined up. (News On Japan)
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Mayor Opens "Castle in the Sky"

March 2, 2024 - 06:00
A mountain opening ceremony was held at the Takeda Castle ruins on Friday, marking the start of the spring tourism season. (News On Japan)
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Triple Blessings for "Reverse Circuit" Pilgrims

March 1, 2024 - 07:28
Leap years bring a special tradition for pilgrims in Shikoku: completing the pilgrimage in reverse order, known as "Gyaku-uchi Henro," is believed to triple the blessings. (News On Japan)
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Luxurious Overnight Stay Atop Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

February 29, 2024 - 19:26
The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, connecting Kobe City in Hyogo Prefecture with Awaji Island, is the world's second-longest suspension bridge with a total length of 3,911 meters. (News On Japan)
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Wakayama's Insta-Perfect Spot! "Porto Europa"

February 29, 2024 - 15:11
"Porto Europa" is a theme park in Wakayama Marina City, with dining, hot springs, amusement parks, recreating the streetscapes of Europe. (News On Japan)
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"Witch's Valley" Opens in Ghibli Park

February 29, 2024 - 03:17
Ghibli Park (located in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture) revealed its new European-style area, "Witch's Valley," inspired by Studio Ghibli's films "Kiki's Delivery Service" and "Howl's Moving Castle" to the press on the 28th. It is the largest area within the park. (News On Japan)
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The Best Places to Visit in Japan

February 28, 2024 - 17:23
Visiting Japan is on a lot of people’s bucket list due to the culture, the busy city, and sights to see in every direction you turn. It’s a never ending adventure whilst in Japan, and one you could spend forever there and still not visit every location. (News On Japan)
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Swans' "Northern Migration" Begins Three Weeks Early

February 28, 2024 - 11:12
The Shonai region of Yamagata Prefecture, known as a wintering spot for swans, has witnessed the start of the swans' "northward migration" about three weeks earlier than usual. The birds are leaving for their breeding grounds in Russia and other locations. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto Line Gets Premium Seating

February 28, 2024 - 06:36
Hankyu Railways announced on the 26th that it will introduce a reserved seating service on the Kyoto Line starting this July. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo DisneySea's "Fantasy Springs" Unveiled 100 Days Before Opening

February 27, 2024 - 14:01
Fantasy Springs is the eighth themed area of Tokyo DisneySea, set to open in June (News On Japan)
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Kyoto's Mimurotoji Temple's 250 Weeping Plum Trees Reach Zenith

February 26, 2024 - 17:49
Mimurotoji Temple in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, known for its beautiful flowers, is currently celebrating the peak bloom of approximately 250 weeping plum trees, delighting visitors with the arrival of spring. (News On Japan)
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Nagasaki Lantern Festival Features 'Face-Changing' Mastery

February 26, 2024 - 02:05
The Nagasaki Lantern Festival concluded Sunday with large crowds enjoying the traditional Chinese art of "Bian Lian," or face-changing performances. (News On Japan)
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Plum Season in Kyoto

February 26, 2024 - 01:31
The "Baika-sai" plum blossom festival held at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine over the weekend signaled the arrival of spring in Kyoto. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Hosts World's Largest Projection Mapping

February 26, 2024 - 00:56
The world's largest projection mapping has lit up the walls of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, standing over 240 meters tall. The opening ceremony also included the certification ceremony for the Guinness World Record. (News On Japan)
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World-Famous Circus Delights Audience in Osaka Comeback

February 25, 2024 - 15:14
After a hiatus of three years, the Kinishita Circus, one of the world's three major circuses, has finally rolled back into Osaka. (News On Japan)
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Diamond Dust Captured in Hokkaido

February 25, 2024 - 14:30
As severe cold continues every day in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, where the temperature plummeted to minus 26.6C on Saturday, a phenomenon known as a "Sun Pillar," was captured, where diamond dust reflects in the sunlight. (News On Japan)
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