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Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train trial runs begin ahead of new section opening

September 26, 2023 - 19:25
Trial runs of a bullet train of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line have begun in an extended part of the line set to open in March. (NHK)
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Japan to prepare major transformation in tourism industry

September 25, 2023 - 18:13
Japan is gearing up for a major transformation in the tourism industry, set to open its first integrated resorts (IRs) in 2030. (
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Foreigners flock to brutal 'midsummer pilgrimage'

September 25, 2023 - 15:33
The Shikoku pilgrimage takes pilgrims to 88 sacred sites scattered across the island, covering a total distance of roughly 1,200 kilometers. (News On Japan)
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How to Watch KABUKI Performance in TOKYO Japan - Now Easier to put in your Itinerary

September 25, 2023 - 03:13
Kabuki is a Japanese traditional art perform that continues from hundreds years ago. During your visit to Japan, you can watch the Kabuki performance that are held in regular schedule in Tokyo's Kabukiza Theater. This video explain how you can get tickets and visit Tokyo's Kabukiza. (Tokyo Kenchan)
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Test runs start in part of Hokuriku Shinkansen Line set to open in March

September 24, 2023 - 01:53
Test runs have started in an extended part of the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train line that is set to open along the Sea of Japan coast next March. (NHK)
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First signs of autumn in Tokyo

September 23, 2023 - 21:28
A sudden change in the weather on Saturday brought temperatures in Tokyo below 25C for the first time in 3 months, as people enjoyed the first 'signs of autumn'. (News On Japan)
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New signboards unveiled at Osaka's Tsutenkaku Tower

September 23, 2023 - 07:11
Year-long renovation work on the signboards of Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka, western Japan, has been completed. The landmark illumination tourist attraction has now improved flexibility. (NHK)
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First Autumn leaves spotted in northern Japan

September 21, 2023 - 20:15
Hokkaido recorded its lowest temperature of the season on Thursday morning, with the town of Esashi plunging to 3.6C, sparking the arrival of Autumn leaves. (News On Japan)
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Arashiyama swarming with tourists

September 20, 2023 - 11:48
While the mountains of Arashiyama in the western outskirts of Kyoto are yet to be adorned with the red and yellow hues of fall, both domestic and international tourists are already flocking to popular spots such as Togetsukyo Bridge, creating an unprecedented "tourism bubble." (News On Japan)
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Japan's weather agency predicts 'mild winter'

September 20, 2023 - 04:26
The Japan Meteorological Agency has announced its outlook for the next three months and the winter ahead, with temperatures predicted to be higher than usual and less snowfall. (News On Japan)
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Riding on Japan's luxurious private compartment | Saphir Odoriko

September 20, 2023 - 03:33
This time, I took the most difficult-to-reserve six-person private room on a train called Saphir Odoriko. (Experience JAPAN)
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Japan grapples with 'overtourism'

September 18, 2023 - 17:40
Over the three-day weekend, crowds were drawn to various events across Japan, including the "Kishiwada Danjiri Festival" in Osaka Prefecture, the "Imoni Stew Festival" in Yamagata, and the "Asakusa Samba Carnival" in Tokyo, highlighting the emerging problem of overtourism. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo's Asakusa Samba Carnival returns after 4-year COVID hiatus

September 18, 2023 - 05:05
The Asakusa Samba Carnival, a late-summer Tokyo highlight, returned Sunday following a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with sounds of passionate Brazilian music and explosive percussion filling a street in downtown Asakusa, drawing 300,000 spectators. (Kyodo)
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Must Visit Traditional Japanese Town - KAWAGOE

September 18, 2023 - 04:54
Literally the perfect town to experience traditional Japanese vibes!! If you can’t make it to Kyoto STAY HERE (seerasan)
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September 18, 2023 - 04:48
It's not everyday the local police see a UK van driving along the back streets of Japan, so we shouldn't be surprised that we got stopped again! (TREAD the globe)
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Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival returns for first time in 4 years

September 17, 2023 - 06:27
The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is a summer tradition that has been revived in downtown Tokyo for the first time in four years along Sumida river. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo beckons with Ginza and all its possibilities

September 16, 2023 - 08:38
Ginza is a district close to the center of Tokyo. It is a small neighborhood near the trendy Tsukiji fish market. Besides the glitz, the area is world-renowned for its incredible shopping and entertainment. (
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Latest update on Tokyo Disney Sea's new attraction 'Fantasy Springs'

September 16, 2023 - 03:49
Tokyo Disney Sea's new theme port "Fantasy Springs" is scheduled to open in spring 2024. (News On Japan)
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Giant Yokohama theme park to rival Tokyo Disneyland, opens 2031

September 15, 2023 - 12:01
A new theme park in Yokohama with a land area equivalent to Tokyo Disneyland is set to open in 2031 on a former military site. (News On Japan)
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Japan reports increasing helmet usage among cyclists: survey

September 15, 2023 - 03:34
About 13 percent of bicycle riders in Japan are now wearing helmets following a revised road traffic law that came into force in April, a recent survey has shown. (Xinhua)
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