🇯🇵 Japan


28 September 2021

Japan Airlines offers choices for passengers who prefer to sit away from children

Some people may deny it; others will shy away from answering for fear of being judged as intolerant. The truth is that many prefer not to […]
3 September 2021

What is a ryokan? Discovering Japanese guest houses

Ryokans are traditional inns run by Japanese families. They are all characterized by a silent environment, precise architecture, simplicity and minimalism. Ryokans are normally designed like […]
3 September 2021

Aokigahara. A dark tourism spot in Japan

Dark tourism was first designated in 1996 and it is now established as a term to indicate specific places linked to death, fear and suffering such […]
26 August 2021
Sannai Maruyama Site © Sannai Maruyama Jomon Culture Center

Japan’s new Jomon Era UNESCO site

Earlier this year the UNESCO (United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) committee met at their 44th session for a combined review of the 2020 and 2021 […]
30 July 2021

These photos show a glimpse into a magical forest of fireflies

Nature has many beautiful phenomenons, one of which is hotaru (firefly) season in Japan. The season lasts from around May to July in different regions of Japan, […]
27 July 2021

These anime samurai represent each country in the Tokyo Olympics

In honour of the Tokyo Olympics a group of Japanese artists have created an anime samurai character for each flag of the 200 countries competing in […]
15 July 2021

Tokyo hotel apologizes for ‘Japanese only’ elevator sign

A hotel in central Tokyo had posted “Japanese only” and “foreigners only” notices in front of its elevators but later removed them after facing harsh criticism. […]
9 July 2021

Tokyo bans spectators during Olympics due to new surge in Covid-19 cases

A surge in Covid-19 cases has forced authorities in Japan to hold the Olympics without spectators in Tokyo. Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state […]
29 June 2021

Giant Buddhist statue in Japan gets a mask to pray for the end of the pandemic

A group of workers have put a mask on the 57-meter tall figure of the Buddhist goddess Kannon to help end the Covid-19 pandemic. A year […]
28 June 2021

A long way for love: White rhino travels from Taiwan to Japan to find mate

In an epic search for a mate, Emma, a five-year-old white rhinoceros has travelled from Taiwan to Japan. Emma is originally from Leofoo Safari Park in […]
3 June 2021

10 beautiful castles in Japan

We know that Europe is a great place to find ancient and magnificent castles, with plenty of beautiful castles in various countries throughout the continent. But […]
6 May 2021

Tokyo to reserve 300 hotel rooms in case Olympic athletes contract Covid-19

Olympic athletes who exhibit mild symptoms of Covid-19 in Tokyo could be isolated in hundreds of hotel rooms near the Athletes’ Village. Participants and staff members […]
30 April 2021

Japan’s Tourism Board launches Insider Guide to Japan

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has launched a new Insider Guide to Japan, celebrating the country’s many traditions, innovations, natural wonders, and off-the-beaten-track adventures. With […]
12 April 2021

Tokyo Disney Resort to open Toy Story hotel in 2021

Following Tokyo Disney Resort’s first announcement of plans for a Toy Story themed hotel by owner Oriental Land back in 2018, the resort has released further […]
31 March 2021

Super Mario theme park opens in Japan

Nintendo’s first ever theme park opened in Japan on March 18th. Located in Osaka, the new attraction was designed with bright red and yellow block-like constructions. […]
23 February 2021

Covid-19 and the future of the Tokyo olympic games

The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, have already been postponed once due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and are now due to take place […]
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