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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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The Best Places to Visit in Japan

February 28, 2024 - 17:23
Visiting Japan is on a lot of people’s bucket list due to the culture, the busy city, and sights to see in every direction you turn. It’s a never ending adventure whilst in Japan, and one you could spend forever there and still not visit every location. (News On Japan)
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Swans' "Northern Migration" Begins Three Weeks Early

February 28, 2024 - 11:12
The Shonai region of Yamagata Prefecture, known as a wintering spot for swans, has witnessed the start of the swans' "northward migration" about three weeks earlier than usual. The birds are leaving for their breeding grounds in Russia and other locations. (News On Japan)
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Kyoto Line Gets Premium Seating

February 28, 2024 - 06:36
Hankyu Railways announced on the 26th that it will introduce a reserved seating service on the Kyoto Line starting this July. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo DisneySea's "Fantasy Springs" Unveiled 100 Days Before Opening

February 27, 2024 - 14:01
Fantasy Springs is the eighth themed area of Tokyo DisneySea, set to open in June (News On Japan)
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Kyoto's Mimurotoji Temple's 250 Weeping Plum Trees Reach Zenith

February 26, 2024 - 17:49
Mimurotoji Temple in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, known for its beautiful flowers, is currently celebrating the peak bloom of approximately 250 weeping plum trees, delighting visitors with the arrival of spring. (News On Japan)
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Nagasaki Lantern Festival Features 'Face-Changing' Mastery

February 26, 2024 - 02:05
The Nagasaki Lantern Festival concluded Sunday with large crowds enjoying the traditional Chinese art of "Bian Lian," or face-changing performances. (News On Japan)
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Plum Season in Kyoto

February 26, 2024 - 01:31
The "Baika-sai" plum blossom festival held at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine over the weekend signaled the arrival of spring in Kyoto. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo Hosts World's Largest Projection Mapping

February 26, 2024 - 00:56
The world's largest projection mapping has lit up the walls of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, standing over 240 meters tall. The opening ceremony also included the certification ceremony for the Guinness World Record. (News On Japan)
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World-Famous Circus Delights Audience in Osaka Comeback

February 25, 2024 - 15:14
After a hiatus of three years, the Kinishita Circus, one of the world's three major circuses, has finally rolled back into Osaka. (News On Japan)
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Diamond Dust Captured in Hokkaido

February 25, 2024 - 14:30
As severe cold continues every day in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, where the temperature plummeted to minus 26.6C on Saturday, a phenomenon known as a "Sun Pillar," was captured, where diamond dust reflects in the sunlight. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo's 'SAMURAI Fest 2024' Heats Up

February 24, 2024 - 04:16
Despite Friday being the coldest day of the season, Ueno Park was bustling with activity for the outdoor event "SAMURAI Fest 2024," where visitors can experience samurai culture by wearing armor and indulge in Japanese culture and food. (News On Japan)
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Visitors Hit Record High

February 24, 2024 - 04:08
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has surpassed 1.76 million visitors this fiscal year as of February 23, setting a new record for attendance, attributed in part to the heightened interest following the G7 Hiroshima Summit. (News On Japan)
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Kyushu Trials Autonomous Trains

February 23, 2024 - 06:50
JR Kyushu announced on Thursday that, in conjunction with the timetable revision on March 16th, it will begin a demonstration of autonomous driving on some trains on the Kagoshima Line, with a driver on board. (News On Japan)
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