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Entry Fees Raised at Famous Kyoto Temples

June 8, 2024 - 04:53
Kyoto's Heian Shrine's 'Shin-en,' adorned with approximately 2,000 iris flowers, waived its usual 600 yen admission fee for one day on June 7 to coincide with the blooming season. (News On Japan)
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New Area Opens at Tokyo DisneySea, Largest Since 2001 Debut

June 7, 2024 - 13:44
A new area at Tokyo DisneySea, called 'Fantasy Springs,' opened on Thursday. An opening ceremony was held in the morning, followed by visitors arriving from 8 AM. (News On Japan)
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Sado Island Gold Mines Face Hurdles for UNESCO World Heritage Listing

June 7, 2024 - 04:33
An advisory body to UNESCO has suggested that the Sado Island Gold Mines in Niigata Prefecture may face difficulties in achieving World Cultural Heritage status this time. (News On Japan)
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YOSAKOI Festival Kicks Off in Sapporo Until June 9

June 6, 2024 - 10:50
On June 5, the early summer tradition 'YOSAKOI Soran Festival' began at Odori Park in central Sapporo. A total of 255 teams from both domestic and international regions, comprising around 25,000 participants, will showcase vibrant performances at 15 venues across the city, including Odori Park, until June 9. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto's Gion Festival Offers Premium Viewing Seats for 200,000 Yen

June 6, 2024 - 10:41
Kyoto's renowned Gion Festival, particularly its highlight event, the Yamahoko Junko parade, will offer premium viewing seats priced at up to 200,000 yen. (News On Japan)
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'Tourist Express Bus' Aims to Ease Kyoto City Bus Congestion

June 4, 2024 - 22:45
Kyoto City, facing the issue of overcrowded city buses due to overtourism, has launched a new initiative in June. What are the goals and challenges of this new measure? (News On Japan)
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'Engine Fire' Forces Cargo Plane to Make Emergency Landing at Narita Airport

June 4, 2024 - 21:00
A cargo plane departing from Narita Airport for the United States experienced a malfunction, prompting it to return and make an emergency landing at Narita Airport at 11:25 a.m. on June 4th. (News On Japan)
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Matsumoto Castle Becomes Japan's Most Popular on Instagram

June 4, 2024 - 20:32
Until recently, Kumamoto Castle held the top spot for the most Instagram followers among Japanese castles. However, at the end of May, Matsumoto Castle in Nagano surpassed Kumamoto Castle to become the most followed. What led to this change? (News On Japan)
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Final Chance to See the 'Queen of the Skies' Jumbo Up Close

June 3, 2024 - 16:46
The Boeing 747, once dubbed the 'Queen of the Skies' and a mainstay for airlines like ANA and JAL, is nearing the end of its operational life. Known as the Jumbo Jet, this super-large aircraft is now rarely seen in Japan, with only Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), based at Narita Airport, still flying it. (News On Japan)
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Meteorological Agency Warns of Continued Seismic Activity in Ishikawa

June 3, 2024 - 10:07
In the wake of a magnitude 5.0+ earthquake observed in Ishikawa Prefecture early Monday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency held an emergency press conference warning of the likelihood of future quakes similar to the magnitude 7.0 event on New Year's Day, describing it as part of ongoing seismic activity. (News On Japan)
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Alert Issued for Rising Volcanic Activity at Mount Yake

June 3, 2024 - 01:41
The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a caution regarding the increase in minor volcanic earthquakes at Mount Yake, located on the border between Nagano and Gifu Prefectures. (News On Japan)
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Annual Ceremony on Izu Oshima Marks Start of Hiking Season

June 3, 2024 - 01:14
The traditional mountain opening ceremony at Mount Mihara on Tokyo's Izu Oshima took place, with prayers offered for the safety of the mountain and the island. (News On Japan)
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Birthplace of Japanese Tea Holds Ceremony

June 1, 2024 - 15:17
A tea offering ceremony was held on May 31st at Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, considered the birthplace of Japanese tea. (News On Japan)
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One in Four Hotel Guests in Japan Were Foreigners in April

May 31, 2024 - 18:11
According to a survey by the Japan Tourism Agency, one in four guests staying at accommodations in Japan last month were foreigners. The number of foreign guests reached a record high of 13.15 million in April. (News On Japan)
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Kobe Suma Sea World to Open on June 1

May 31, 2024 - 09:37
Built on the site of the former Kobe City Suma Marine Park, the new Kobe Suma Sea World is set to open on June 1, with the star attraction being the only orca show in West Japan. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Railways to Use QR Codes on Tickets

May 30, 2024 - 08:22
Eight railway companies, including JR East, have announced that they will gradually phase out the current tickets in favor of QR codes starting from 2026. (News On Japan)
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Typhoon No. 1 and Front Bring Heavy Rain to Kanto

May 30, 2024 - 08:13
While there will be sunshine across Japan during the day, rain is expected from the evening onwards on the Pacific side from Kanto to Kinki. Tomorrow, Typhoon No. 1 will move towards the Izu Islands, potentially bringing heavy rain to the Kanto region. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto Implements Tourist Ban on Private Roads with 10,000 Yen Fine

May 29, 2024 - 22:04
Signs written in Japanese, English, and Chinese, prohibiting entry into private roads in Kyoto's Gion district were installed Wednesday, threatening trespassers with 10,000 yen fines. Local residents spent about 600,000 yen to install these signs, hoping to address overtourism in certain residential areas. (News On Japan)
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Kansai Airport to Increase Number of Flights

May 29, 2024 - 08:36
Local municipalities have agreed to accept the new flight path proposal presented by the national government to increase the number of flights to and from Kansai Airport to 300,000. (News On Japan)
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Holes Found in Fuji Black Curtain

May 29, 2024 - 08:16
Holes have been found in a black curtain installed to prevent misconduct at a popular Mt. Fuji photography spot in Fujikawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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