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Celebrations relatively restrained as Halloween returns to Tokyo

October 31, 2022 - 01:31
The streets were full and the pubs and clubs packed Saturday night as central Tokyo welcomed Halloween revelers back in large numbers — but the celebrations remained muted in comparison to the pre-pandemic years, with memories of a costumed assailant’s 2021 stabbing spree still fresh. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo police to increase security in Shibuya before Halloween

October 28, 2022 - 06:50
Tokyo police will step up security in the bustling Shibuya district from Saturday, as a large number of people are likely to gather there in the run-up to Halloween on Monday. (NHK)
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JR to introduce peak express fares for bullet trains

October 28, 2022 - 00:44
The Japan Railways group says four of its group companies will introduce peak fares for Shinkansen trains and limited express services during the busiest travel seasons. (NHK)
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UNESCO advisory panel welcomes Mt. Fuji railway concept

October 26, 2022 - 03:01
A UNESCO advisory body has welcomed a local government proposal for a new railway for Mount Fuji, a World Heritage site in central Japan. (NHK)
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Japan's Fastest Bullet Train at 320KPH | Super-Express Komachi

October 25, 2022 - 05:23
This time, I traveled from Akita to Tokyo on Komachi Express(Shinkansen), fastest train with 320 kph/198 mph top speed. Enjoy the scenic views and high-speed train experience with Shinkansen Komachi. ( travelgeek)
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Japan hotel prices surge in hot spots as travel subsidies roll out

October 23, 2022 - 02:56
Japan hotel room rates have soared since the country launched financial incentives to get people to hit the road, and with international tourists expected to flood into the country in the coming months, the prices are not expected to go down any time soon. (Nikkei)
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Ski slope opens at the foot of Mt. Fuji

October 22, 2022 - 04:50
A ski slope at the foot of Mount Fuji became the first ski resort in Japan to open for the season on Friday. (NHK)
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Japan's hotels warned against price-gouging amid discount campaign

October 21, 2022 - 07:26
The Japanese government launched a nationwide discount campaign last week to kick-start domestic tourism. (NHK)
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S.Korea to permit visa-free travel from Japan in November

October 20, 2022 - 07:19
South Korea says visitors from Japan will be allowed to enter the country without a visa from November 1. (NHK)
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Japan lowers COVID-19 alert level for travel overseas

October 20, 2022 - 06:56
Japan's Foreign Ministry has lowered its coronavirus infection alert for travel overseas. It no longer requires people to avoid non-essential travel to any other country. (NHK)
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'Unique in Japan': A temple dedicated to grapes and wine

October 17, 2022 - 14:24
At a Buddhist temple on a wooded hillside in Japan, grapes and wine bottles are given as offerings, and the head monk is also the honorary president of a vineyard cooperative. (
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Ghibli Park readies for Nov. 1 opening in central Japan

October 13, 2022 - 16:32
A long-awaited theme park featuring beloved characters and scenes from Studio Ghibli’s hit animations is set to open Nov. 1 in central Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, treating fans to the wonders and secrets of Ghibli films such as “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Castle in the Sky.” (Kyodo)
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