The Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa Store opened in late April in the heart of Tokyo's top tourist destination, immediately attracting attention for its large Kitty-chan facade. Sanrio also offered Hello ...
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Hiroshima's Miyajima island is already one of the most picturesque and popular sightseeing destinations in the whole country. And it now just got even better -- and cuter. The small island just ...
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We are now very familiar with Japanese characters and franchises appearing on special trains. From Hello Kitty to Evangelion, and Pikachu, train operators frequently use tie-ups to promote regional ...
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This is certainly a novel way to get people's attention. Japan's leading airline ANA has turned to kabuki to liven up the standard pre-flight safety demonstration. As you would expect when kabuki ...
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Japan's most famous movie monster will steal your money!
It was only a matter of time before the current inbound tourism boom crossed over directly with the virtual reality attractions fad in Tokyo. And so it is that we have the VR Ninja Dojo, which is ...
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Muji will open a new food-focused global flagship store in Ginza, central Tokyo, from April 4th. As previously reported, the Ginza Muji will house Japan's first Muji Hotel from its sixth to tenth ...
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Joining such attractions as the long-running and popular Cupnoodles Museum, visitors to Yokohama this spring have another must-see destination to add to their itinerary, and it's all about ...
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Sometimes it seems that you can't get away from Hello Kitty: everywhere you look, there's yet another unique product. Now there's another chance for fans of Sanrio's feline character to satisfy their ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
For some years now, the slum areas of Japanese cities like Sanya in Tokyo and Kamagasaki (now officially known as Airin) in Osaka have experienced a curious form of gentrification, led by the rise of ...
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Love manga? Need accommodation in Tokyo? Then clearly you are going to love the new Manga Art Hotel, Tokyo, which is set to open in the district of Kanda this February. Further developing a ...
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Osaka Metro has announced a large-scale plan to redevelop the Yumeshima area, which will host the World Expo in 2025. Yumeshima (literally "dream island" and not to be confused with the similarly ...
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JR East has unveiled the name for the new station on the Yamanote Line, which opens provisionally in spring 2020 and fully by 2024. The station is to be called Takanawa Gateway, announced the ...
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If you loved the Hello Kitty Shinkansen bullet train, then you will adore the new Toei Shinjuku Line trains. Operator Keio will deck out certain Shinjuku Line trains in a Hello Kitty theme, starting ...
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A hot spring (onsen) in Shinjuku? After the opening of the "super spa" luxury bathhouse Thermae-yu in Kabukicho in 2015, Shinjuku will get a new hot spring resort facility in the form of Onsen ...
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Following the immense success of the first one, Japan will get a new Snoopy Museum in autumn 2019. Snoopy Museum Tokyo originally opened in Roppongi in 2016 for a limited period of time. The venue ...
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