April 15, 2024 8:10 AM

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First-Timer? 7 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Visiting the Land of the Rising Sun for the first time? Here are 7 tips you should know!

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Chatbot Concierge 'Bebot' Comes to Tokyo's Iconic Hotel New Otani

The Hotel New Otani is now also set to become home to Bebot AI Chat. Chat for hotel FAQ, local recommendations, directions and more. Available 24/7 and in multiple languages.

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Top Five Best Places To Visit In Kyoto

Kyoto is the gateway to old Japan with its amazing temples and shrines that teaches the beauty of meditation and simplicity.

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Filing For Permanent Residency In Japan Is Now A Lot Easier

Filing for permanent residency in Japan is now a lot easier as the Japanese Ministry of Justice placed into effect a new set of rules that allows foreign workers to become permanent residents for only one year. Before, it would take ten years for foreigners to become a citizen of the country.

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Capsule-Shaped Hotel Room Lets Sleeping People Drift To An Island

In a Dutch-themed park in Nagasaki Sasebo, it seemed like it's possible to sleep in a capsule and wake up the next morning in an all-attraction island. Huis Ten Bosch will be developing a new feature where hotel guests can stay in a two-storey sphere capsule drifting to another park.

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Japan Holds Annual Rice Paddy Art Creation

In the village of Inakadate in the northern Aomori Prefecture, locals hold their annual giant rice paddy art made from colorful rice shoots to honor the 2,000-year old rice cultivation of the prefecture as well as to letting people know more about rice agriculture.

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Japan Strikes Again With Funny Signs To Help Confused Tourists

Language and signs are the number one problem tourists have when visiting another country. So, to assist confused foreign travelers to get around Japan, the government made 26 practical, yet, funny signs to help tourists feel more welcomed.

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Japan Draws Flake Over Freezing Fish For Sapporo Festival

After its raucous move to freeze fish in an ice rink, this time, Japan had made it clear to continue freezing different fishes and aquatic animals as a tradition in celebrating the Sapporo Snow Festival. Animal rights activists thought that the tradition would stop after the fiasco at SpaceWorld, but the organizers of the festival pushed through amidst the clamor.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals To Be Made Out Of Old Cellphones

Future winners of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will stop biting their medals to see if they are gold as organizers of the event announced that medals will now be made out of recycled metals from old cell phones.

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Five Travel Updates From Japan: From Cherry Blossoms to Hot Tub Theme Park

Japan might have earned the title of being a nation of eccentricities, but it is also known as the land of awesome. From Hadaka Matsuri festivals, Japanese love of proper toilets and game shows to cuddle cafes, capsule hotels, and Okunoshima Rabbit Island. Here are five more updates from its travel sector and you'll find that most of them are pretty sweet and normal.

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KitKat Sushi Is Real, Give Yourself A Break With Egg, Sea Urchin and Tuna

Have you heard of that hoax when the country releases an April Fool's joke on Sushi Kitkats? Well, it seemed like they're real, after all, Japan is known for its oddness, even if it comes in the form of food.

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Anthony Bourdain-Recommended Spots In Japan

Wanna know the best spots in Japan? Here are some of the spots that might help you make the most out of your visit.

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First In The World: Hand-Drip Green Tea Shop In Japan

One Tokyo tea shop defied the world by opening a minimalistic tea place that focuses solely on hand-dripped tea brewing methods for nine people at a time. Tokyo Saryo gives emphasis on its service the perfect temperature and amount of tea root out from the leaves.

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Travel Tips: Best Japanese Street Food That You Must Try

When it comes to succulent culinary treats, Japan is definitely one of the places that you must visit.

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Studio Ghibli Museum Welcomes 10 Millionth Visitor in January

Hayao Miyazaki must be really happy to know that sometime a week after his 76th birthday, the 10 millionth visitor has stepped into Studio Ghibli's museum since its humble beginnings in October 2001. Akio Nagata and his family were welcomed with surprises and gifts for being the lucky sightseers.

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