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Boats Could Ease Tokyo Olympic Congestion

Tokyo may offer boat rides to help alleviate congestion on public transportation during the 2020 Olympic Games.

Ritsurin: Shikoku's Finest Daimyo Garden

Ritsurin is a 400-year-old daimyo garden in Kagawa Prefecture's capital city, Takamsatsu. It is a stunning landscape of idyllic ponds, wooden bridges and expansive greenery.

Kyoto's Amazing Gion Festival

Kyoto's incredibly historic, long-standing Gion Festival reached its thrilling climax!

New Sake Season, New Cedar Ball

Tenryou Sake Brewery in Gero, in Gifu Prefecture announces its new sake with a yearly event - hanging a cedar ball.

Fresh Seafood BBQ Kaisaku in Enoshima

Take a trip to Enoshima's Nakamise Benzaiten Street, where you can find unique souvenirs and fill up on the freshest seafood like clams, squid and whitebait.

Winter Sledding with Santa

In the exciting lead up to Christmas, children in Hakone are enjoying sledding with Santa.

Giant Rice Cake Specially Made for the Gods

Farmers in central Japan were busy pounding giant rice cakes for Atsuta Shrine at the end of the year.

Emperor Naruhito Harvests First Rice

Emperor Naruhito harvests rice from paddies at the Imperial Palace for the first time since becoming emperor.

First Cherry Blossom Forecast of 2020

It's that time of year again! If you're planning to come see Japan's gorgeous cherry blossoms this year, you'll want to start planning now.

Yokohama Now Has Its Own KitKat!

The latest in Nestlé Japan's line of local KitKat flavors, Yokohama's debut is based on a famous local souvenir.

Mount Fuji Sports First Snow Cap of the Season

An essential part of the transition from summer in Japan, Mount Fuji has finally donned its iconic snow cap.

Food or Art? Flower Desserts Too Pretty to Eat

Hana no Babaroa makes beautiful Bavarian cream desserts that are works of art. These gelatin cakes are made with edible flowers and gold leaf, making them almost too pretty to eat.

Autumnal Illustrations of Greater Tokyo

Japanese artist Ryo Takemasa has created a series of heartwarming illustrations capturing the beauty of fall in western Tokyo.

The First Sunrise of Fuji Climbing Season

People gathered, as they do every year, on Mount Fuji to take in the first sun rise after the southern side opens to climbers.

Test Your Luck with Matsuya’s New Lucky Bags

Matsuya Ginza department store plans to offer games and other promotions with its New Year lucky bags to draw online shoppers into its brick-and-mortar store.

Cruise Around Okinawa with The Wandering Quinn

Join travel blogger Ellie Quinn from The Wandering Quinn, as she island hops around Okinawa!

Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!

A ceremony celebrated some 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.

Meguro River Cherry Blossom Viewing

Enjoy Tokyo's most acclaimed cherry blossom viewing destination where you can see beauty in its highest form at day or night, but only for a couple weeks in spring.

Unique Ways New Years 2020 Was Celebrated

New Years in Japan is steeped in traditions, but there was more than one way to celebrate the coming of the new decade.

Get Lucky with Starbucks' New Years Drink

It’s all about fortune and fun for the first New Year of Reiwa!

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