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Tokyo's theaters and theme parks begin to reopen -- with conditions

May 16, 2021 - 17:56
Some theaters and theme parks in Tokyo have begun to open conditionally in the past week while taking thorough measures to prevent coronavirus infections while under the government’s extended third state of emergency over the pandemic. (Japan Times)
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Japan to bar re-entry of residents from India, Nepal, Pakistan

May 13, 2021 - 06:30
Japan will from Friday indefinitely bar foreign nationals with residence status from re-entering the country if they have stayed in India, Nepal or Pakistan within 14 days prior to their return, the government said on Wednesday. (
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Japan's mountain ascetic hermits

May 12, 2021 - 11:46
For more than 1,400 years, Yamabushi monks have been walking Japan's sacred mountains, believing that this harsh natural environment can bring enlightenment. (BBC)
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Hachiman-bori canal boat ride|Shiga Prefecture

May 12, 2021 - 04:00
Hachiman-bori canal used to be a waterway which connected Omihachiman city center to Lake Biwa for trading, and nowadays is known as a tourist attraction. (47 Miracles of Japan)
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Remote islands recommended as World Heritage site

May 11, 2021 - 04:13
Forests and diverse wildlife on four remote southwestern islands in Japan are likely to be added to the list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites. (NHK)
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Japan to tighten measures for arrivals from India

May 10, 2021 - 05:36
Japan will tighten restrictions on people arriving from India, Pakistan and Nepal starting Monday to help prevent the further spread of a coronavirus variant that is ravaging India. (NHK)
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Japanese Love Hotel with a Water Slide

May 8, 2021 - 08:48
This hotel is called ‘Hotel Sekitei’ and it is in Chiba! Just a heads up though, if you wish to visit it is pretty dang difficult. They do not speak english, and you cannot reserve the hotel so you just have to turn up and hope the slide room is available. (Tokidoki Traveller)
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Riding Japan's Longest Roller Slide

May 8, 2021 - 03:49
We're taking on Japan's longest roller slide, a slide of 247 meters in length situated on the slopes of the mountains around Tabayama an hour outside of Tokyo. (Life in Japan)
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Japan seeks longer COVID quarantines for Indian arrivals

May 7, 2021 - 03:51
The Japanese government is considering stricter travel restrictions for incoming travelers from India as new cases swamp the South Asian country, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkein)
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Staying Overnight Inside Japan’s Largest Theme Park

May 5, 2021 - 17:59
Hotel Amsterdam is located inside Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park based on the Netherlands. This is the largest theme park in Japan. (I Will Always Travel for Food)
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Hiking In One Of Japan’s Most Spiritual Places | Mt. Kurama

May 2, 2021 - 05:47
Few places one could travel are as rich in spirituality and cultural history as Kyoto. But many people don’t know the close relationship Kyoto has with nature in its immediate surroundings. Travel just outside the city and you’ll find yourself transported to some of Japan’s most sacred sites. Mt. Kurama in the northwest is one such place. (WAO RYU!ONLY in JAPAN)
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Japan's Most Extreme North | Hokkaido Road Trip

May 2, 2021 - 05:46
Cape Soya is 1,000km from Tokyo at Japan's most northern point. In the height of winter we drive across a snowy Hokkaido to discover what's up there. (Abroad in Japan)
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Few people travel during Japan's Golden Week amid COVID spike

May 1, 2021 - 16:56
Japan's Golden Week holiday period began in earnest on Saturday, but the first day of five consecutive vacation days was relatively quiet in major areas as measures against COVID-19 dissuaded many people from traveling. (Kyodo)
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Japan’s Golden Week, what’s it all about? (Tokyo Station)

May 1, 2021 - 06:59
Golden Week typically runs from 4/29 to 5/5 five or take a couple of days, it’s quite a nice time in Japan but ... (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Japan luxury cruise halted after COVID-19 case

May 1, 2021 - 03:37
Japan's Nippon Yusen (9101.T) subsidiary NYK Cruises Co said on Friday that its luxury cruise ship "Asuka II" was returning to port after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus. (Reuters)
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Stations and tourist spots quiet as Golden Week holidays begin

April 30, 2021 - 15:12
Train stations and tourist spots were largely quiet in Tokyo and elsewhere under Japan’s third coronavirus state of emergency as the Golden Week holiday period began Thursday. ()
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Sunamushi Onsen – Volcanic Sand Bathing in Southern Japan

April 29, 2021 - 08:04
For many people, being buried up to the neck in hot, black volcanic sand doesn’t seem like a pleasant way to relax. But in parts of southern Japan, sunamushi (sand bathing) on a volcanic beach is a popular form of bathing that helps rest the mind and refresh the body. (
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Japan to introduce "vaccine passports" for international travel

April 29, 2021 - 06:39
Japan plans to introduce "vaccine passports" to make it easier for people who have been inoculated against COVID-19 to travel internationally, government sources said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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U.S. continues to say citizens should 'reconsider travel' to Japan

April 28, 2021 - 06:18
WASHINGTON – Japan will remain a destination to which U.S. citizens should “reconsider travel,” the U.S. State Department said Monday based on its latest travel advisory assessment amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Japan Times)
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Udo Shrine – origin myths in a cliff-side cave

April 27, 2021 - 06:46
MIYAZAKI - There are many reasons to visit Japan’s shrines. They are, of course, religious sites, often dedicated to particular guardian gods or to receiving prayers for particular purposes. (Japan Today)
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