There is a major shortage in hotel rooms as Tokyo continues to experience a tourism boom. This has led to all sorts of novelties, from Airbnb's advance in the local market to even love hotels ...
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Nintendo has created a surefire way to keep the kids content while waiting for a flight. Japan's biggest name in gaming has produced a free gameplay area, Nintendo Check In, at Kansai ...
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All aboard the Pikachu train this summer! If you loved the Pokémon concept cars by Toyota, how about a train next? In 2012, the Pokémon With You project launched a Pokémon train in northeast ...
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The capsule hotel renaissance continues unabated as 9 Hours opens up a new branch in Kanda, Tokyo, exclusively for women. Long the quirky preserve of budget travelers and eventually edged out by ...
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The world's first VR footwear and gloves with haptic feedback to enable users to feel the virtual world!
Apparently in a move designed to compete with ANA's popular Star Wars airplanes, Japan Airlines has launched a Doraemon-themed Boeing 787. If you're a Doraemon fan in Japan, you will want to book ...
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The island of Okinoshima in the Sea of Japan has been recommended for registration on the list of World Heritage sites by a preliminary UNESCO review panel. If the recommendation is finalized at a ...
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Tokyo has a new landmark, but it's not in the center of the city and it's certainly not a sight you might immediately associate with Japan's capital. A popular elephant called Hanako now has a ...
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East Japan Railway Co. has debuted a new luxury sleeper train to offer travelers a journey in style across northern Japan. Train Suite Shiki-shima is painted in champagne gold and departed Ueno ...
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Japan's most famous cat... on your dog!
Sado Island, the rustic s-shaped landmass off of Japan's western coast, is known for a lot of things. Heavy metal music is not traditionally one of them. As part of a campaign to attract visitors, ...
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If the popularity of monkey parks and hot springs is any indicator, monkeys, particularly the Japanese macaque variety, are a sure way to attract visitors to tourist destinations throughout Japan. ...
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The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) spotlights art and design-related attractions in a new travel guide 99+1 JAPAN: Traveling through Art, Design, and Architecture and an accompanying ...
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The popular chain of designer capsule hotels 9 Hours will open a new branch and its first ever in Tokyo. The hotel opens on March 22nd in north Shinjuku's Okubo area, just two minutes' walk from JR ...
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Customizable designer e-paper wristwatch
Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has recruited the virtual idol Hatsune Miku to promote Japanese food around the country. Perhaps only in Japan would you get a ...
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From the company name to its conspicuous advertisements, Tokyo-based go-kart rental service MariCar basically screams "It's-a me, Mario!" and, according to a lawsuit filed last Friday, Nintendo is ...
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The latest example of a regional Japan promotional video hoping to go viral is this one from Oji in Nara Prefecture, which features a flying dog. The drone-dog flies around the area, "walking in ...
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