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Toyosu's Latest Attraction Offers Cheap Food, Free Onsen

March 8, 2024 - 03:38
Grilled tuna skewers for 300 yen. Freshly made egg rolls for 300 yen. A cracker topped with salmon and scallop marinated in koji for just 100 yen. Plus, a hot spring to enjoy for free! (News On Japan)
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New Fence to Protect Tourists at Lake Biwa's Iconic Torii Gate

March 7, 2024 - 20:50
A new fence has been installed at Lake Biwa to stop tourists making risky crossings over a busy highway to see Shirahige Shrine's historic torii gate. (News On Japan)
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Enjoy Okinawa for Free! Explore the Locals' Top Picks

March 7, 2024 - 07:10
From airfare to hotel fees, travel can be costly. And with recent inflation, some might be wondering, "Can't I travel to Okinawa for a little less?" In such cases, we recommend tourist spots that can be enjoyed for free. (News On Japan)
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JR East to Increase Discount on Off-Peak Commuter Passes

March 6, 2024 - 15:56
JR East has announced that starting October, the discount rate for off-peak commuter passes, which are approximately 10% cheaper when avoiding morning rush hours, will be increased to around 15%. (News On Japan)
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Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025 Showcases International Pavilions

March 6, 2024 - 08:13
With the Osaka-Kansai Expo just a year away, the Expo Association has launched a webpage for the first time to showcase information about pavilions from participating countries. (News On Japan)
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"Married Rocks" Crumbling from Chiba Earthquakes

March 6, 2024 - 07:56
Two rocks of different sizes nestled close to each other along Chiba's coastline in Isumi, known as the "Married Rocks," famous for creating a mystical scene with the sunrise and starry skies, are suffering considerable damage from the latest series of earthquakes to strike the region. (News On Japan)
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Latest AI Cherry Blossom Forecast

March 5, 2024 - 20:31
The latest cherry blossom forecasts are in, and artificial intelligence (AI) has taken it a step further, predicting what the cherry blossom scene will look like 80 years from now, in 2100. Surprisingly, some regions may not see any blooms at all. (News On Japan)
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Second Warmest Winter on Record

March 5, 2024 - 06:58
Japan's average temperature from December last year to last month was 1.27 degrees Celsius higher than the average, making it the second warmest since statistics began in 1898, following the winter four years ago, which was 1.43 degrees above average. (News On Japan)
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New Climbing Toll for Mt. Fuji

March 5, 2024 - 05:45
Starting this summer, a 2,000 yen toll will be required for climbing Mount Fuji. (News On Japan)
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Sparks Fly at Nara's "Omizutori" Festival

March 4, 2024 - 05:01
The sacred water-drawing "Omizutori" festival has begun at Nara's Todaiji Temple as part of the two-week-long Shuni-e ceremony. (News On Japan)
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A Town of 10,000 Dolls

March 4, 2024 - 02:02
The streets of Katsuura have come alive with Hina dolls, with over 10,000 adding a decorative touch to the city's public spaces, for the celebration of the annual Big Hina Festival. (News On Japan)
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple Hosts 'Artists' Fair Kyoto'

March 3, 2024 - 06:37
A giant cat has appeared at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and further ahead, a massive kokeshi doll lies horizontally. This 7th iteration of the contemporary art exhibition, 'Artists' Fair Kyoto,' features works by artists active both domestically and internationally, along with pieces by emerging artists. (News On Japan)
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Wakayama Launches 'River Pilgrimage Route'

March 3, 2024 - 04:38
Regular services for riverboat tourism on the Kumano River and its tributary, the Kitayama River, commenced Saturday, with tourists exploring the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range," a World Heritage site known for the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, and is also referred to as the "river pilgrimage route." (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Disney Rule Breakers?

March 3, 2024 - 00:45
A promotional video released by Tokyo Disney Resort has recently stirred controversy, raising questions on what constitutes official park policy. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Retro Vending Machine Theme Park

March 2, 2024 - 15:00
Japan's vending machines, a charm for foreign tourists, are now drawing crowds to a famous spot where over 100 retro machines from the Showa era are lined up. (News On Japan)
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Mayor Opens "Castle in the Sky"

March 2, 2024 - 06:00
A mountain opening ceremony was held at the Takeda Castle ruins on Friday, marking the start of the spring tourism season. (News On Japan)
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Triple Blessings for "Reverse Circuit" Pilgrims

March 1, 2024 - 07:28
Leap years bring a special tradition for pilgrims in Shikoku: completing the pilgrimage in reverse order, known as "Gyaku-uchi Henro," is believed to triple the blessings. (News On Japan)
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Luxurious Overnight Stay Atop Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

February 29, 2024 - 19:26
The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, connecting Kobe City in Hyogo Prefecture with Awaji Island, is the world's second-longest suspension bridge with a total length of 3,911 meters. (News On Japan)
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Wakayama's Insta-Perfect Spot! "Porto Europa"

February 29, 2024 - 15:11
"Porto Europa" is a theme park in Wakayama Marina City, with dining, hot springs, amusement parks, recreating the streetscapes of Europe. (News On Japan)
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"Witch's Valley" Opens in Ghibli Park

February 29, 2024 - 03:17
Ghibli Park (located in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture) revealed its new European-style area, "Witch's Valley," inspired by Studio Ghibli's films "Kiki's Delivery Service" and "Howl's Moving Castle" to the press on the 28th. It is the largest area within the park. (News On Japan)
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