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Japan Expects Fewer Domestic Travelers This Summer

July 5, 2024 - 02:18
This summer, fewer people in Japan are expected to travel for vacation compared to last year, with high prices influenced by a weak yen being a contributing factor. (News On Japan)
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Japan's recent tourism boom is setting record figures and raising questions

July 5, 2024 - 01:21
Once an isolated country that had its doors closed to the outside world, keeping it out of tourists' reach for centuries, Japan has fallen into the opposite extreme in recent decades, becoming one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world, visited by millions of tourists every year. (News On Japan)
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Gion Festival's Historic Lottery Ceremony Decides Parade Order

July 3, 2024 - 14:04
The traditional lottery ceremony determining the order of the floats for the Gion Festival, one of Japan's three major festivals, took place on Tuesday. (News On Japan)
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Is a 4 Million Yen Pink Bench Too Expensive? Shibuya's Urban Oasis Revamp Sparks Debate

July 3, 2024 - 02:26
A planned pink bench for a greenway redevelopment project in Shibuya, Tokyo, is stirring controversy due to its high cost. (News On Japan)
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140 People Stranded as Ferry Hits Pier in Hokkaido

July 3, 2024 - 02:15
In the early hours of July 2nd, a large ferry ran aground after colliding with a pier at Tomakomai Port in Hokkaido. The incident left 140 passengers and crew stranded on board for over 10 hours. (News On Japan)
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New Thrill Ride Unveiled at Osaka's Iconic Tower

July 2, 2024 - 04:39
To revitalize Osaka's Shinsekai area, the iconic Tsutenkaku Tower has introduced a new attraction: '3, 2, 1, aaaaaah!' Visitors can now experience the thrill of diving 40 meters from the tower's new 'Dive & Walk.' (News On Japan)
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Foreign Tourists Undergo Showa-Era Experience in Abandoned School

July 1, 2024 - 19:30
In an abandoned school deep in the mountains of Chiba, locals are experimenting with foreign travellers, who are dressed up in school uniforms to have a 'Japanese School Experience,' in an effort to revive the town. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Disney Resort Extends Summer Events Due to Extreme Heat

July 1, 2024 - 18:50
In response to the anticipated intense summer heat, Tokyo Disney Resort is extending its summer event period beyond the usual schedule. At Tokyo Disneyland, a special parade featuring the popular character Baymax, who will douse visitors with large quantities of water, will run from the 2nd of July to the 18th of September. (News On Japan)
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Spotlighting Differences Across Districts: Maiko Perform Rehearsals for Kyoto's Gion Festival

June 30, 2024 - 23:31
A final rehearsal known as "Souzarae" was held to check the performance quality of geisha and maiko ahead of a special event by Kyoto's five geisha districts. (News On Japan)
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Staying at an Akita Dogs Hotel in Japan | Kakunodate Samurai Residences Enishi

June 30, 2024 - 22:42
About 18 minutes on foot from Kakunodate Station. (It's Time to Travel)
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Things To Do in Kyoto Japan / Street Food, Restaurant, Best Places to Visit

June 30, 2024 - 22:40
Things to do in Kyoto. We'll introduce must-visit spots in Kyoto such as Arashiyama, Nishiki Market, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and Fushimi Inari Shrine. (SAMURAI JUNJIRO Channel)
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Riding Japan’s most uncomfortable Mysterious carlator | Retro Amusement Park

June 30, 2024 - 22:31
If you're going to Kobe, you should definitely visit❣️ I went to Sumaura mountain Amusement Park, which is famous for having the worst rides in Japan! It was an interesting mountain where you could do everything: climb, look at the view, eat, and play. (At JAPAN)
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2 Days on Japan’s TINIEST Sleeper Train Room | Sunrise Express

June 30, 2024 - 22:29
Today we board Japan's tiniest rooms on the Sunrise Express! Using both upper and lower berths of the “Solo” room class! We enjoy Japan's summer sceneries and cuisine at our destination of Izumo! (Solo Solo Travel)
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Mt. Fuji's Climbing Season Opens: Safety Tips for Visitors

June 30, 2024 - 22:08
The gates to Mt. Fuji are now open for the climbing season, and visitors are flocking to the mountain's base. (News On Japan)
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Airline Promotes Local Delicacies with Peach Giveaway

June 28, 2024 - 05:16
Peach Aviation has found a sweet way to promote Wakayama's famous peaches. Passengers aboard Peach Aviation flights are being handed large, succulent peaches. (News On Japan)
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Bear Halts Hokkaido Train

June 27, 2024 - 19:24
A bear was spotted running on the tracks in Nayoro, Hokkaido, on June 22, obstructing the path of a JR Soya Line train. (News On Japan)
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Exploring Kyoto's Hidden Gem: Hinata Grand Shrine and Its Ancient Myths

June 27, 2024 - 02:04
Located in Kyoto’s Yamashina Ward, Hinata Grand Shrine is renowned for its harmonious integration with nature, making the entire mountain its sacred body. Often compared to the Ise Grand Shrine, it has been cherished by locals as "Kyoto's Ise Shrine" since before Kyoto became the capital. (News On Japan)
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Expo Plans in Disarray, India Abandons Pavilion

June 26, 2024 - 01:37
Countries are struggling to find contractors to complete the construction of complex pavilions before the opening ceremony of the Osaka-Kansai Expo on April 12 next year, while some participants feel uneasy about the potential for methane gas accidents. (News On Japan)
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Osaka Expo Garden to Receive National Monument Status

June 25, 2024 - 04:46
A Japanese garden located in Expo Memorial Park is set to be registered as a national monument. Characterized by its "strolling garden" design with a large pond where Nishikigoi carp swim gracefully under the dappled sunlight filtering through the fresh green leaves of maple trees, the garden was created for the 1970 Osaka Expo. (News On Japan)
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Fence Installed at Fujisan Photo Spot

June 24, 2024 - 11:11
In response to a surge in foreign tourists taking risks from Fujisan Yume-no-Ohashi to snap the iconic mountain, new safety measures have been implemented including a 1.8-meter-high fence along a 400-meter stretch of the median strip. (News On Japan)
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