West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) will debut a luxury sleeper train in June 2017. First announced in 2014, the Twilight Express Mizukaze is billed as "a hotel rolling through the beautiful Japanese ...
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The Tokyo Metro Ginza Line will start offering subway passengers free wi-fi on trains from December 1st, aimed particularly at visitors from overseas. Tokyo Metro partners with NTT Broadband ...
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Book and Bed, the bookstore where you can stay overnight, welcomes guests to its new branch in Gion, Kyoto, on December 2nd. Somewhat confusingly called Book and Bed Tokyo Kyoto Branch, it is the ...
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We have noted before the trend for regional cities in Japan to produce promotional videos in the hope that they will go viral and ultimately rake in tourist yen. Some are successful, such as the ...
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Carry your umbrella around in a truly Japanese style!
World Nomads recently paid a visit to Tokyo, creating a video with a decided focus on the "weird" side to Japan's capital. In a whirlwind seven minutes, the video takes us from a hidden vibrator ...
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The northern Japanese prefecture of Akita, which is famous for its eponymous canine breed, has produced a promotional music video with a song constructed entirely from the barking of Akita ...
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As if the already announced massive four-part redevelopment of the Shibuya Station area by Tokyu and JR East was not enough, Tokyu's real estate and train subsidiaries have now finalized details for ...
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Tokyoites get to watch Godzilla come alive and shoot its atomic breath down over the unsuspecting denizens Kabukicho from the top of a building. But if you want to beat that experience, then ...
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Retro Japanese schoolgirl clothes perfect for loungewear
It was touted as a "Japanese virtue" during the final speeches for Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games bid and has become a ubiquitous buzzword ever since, but it seems that reality has some way to go before ...
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Memu Earth Hotel in Hokkaido, northern Japan, may be the most unusual hotel in Japan right now. Forget gimmicks like robots, book stores and capsules, Memu Earth Hotel relies just on Mother Nature ...
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A new inexpensive hotel will open in Kansai International Airport in March 2017 in the style of a capsule hotel. Guests to the tentatively named First Cabin Kansai Airport in the Aeroplaza complex ...
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This summer, Tokyo is going mad for ninja (again). “The Ninja: Who Were They?” is an exhibition at Miraikan, a science museum in Tokyo, until October 10th. While ninjas might seem a better ...
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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
Kota Hatachi of BuzzFeed News Japan has investigated a bizarre and unsettling case where Tokyo police seemed to link Airbnb with foreign terrorism. Shibuya police put up an illustrated poster ...
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Everything seems to be about tourism these days -- and how to cash in on the boom. This has led to foreign-language-speaking staff and tax-free counters at major stores in Tokyo. We reported ...
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After already breaking records for inbound tourism last year, the government hopes to double the number to 40 million by 2020. So far this year, more than 10 million non-Japanese visitors have ...
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