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The most beautiful autumn destinations in Japan
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The most beautiful autumn destinations in Japan

Leaf Tokyo for these lakes, temples and forests, where you'll find some of Japan's most spectacular autumn foliage

Catch these stunning pampas grass fields in Japan this autumn
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Catch these stunning pampas grass fields in Japan this autumn

The tall grass known as susuki turns brilliant shades of silver and gold around September and October

Here are some of the best Unesco World Heritage Sites in Japan
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Here are some of the best Unesco World Heritage Sites in Japan

From Okinawa to Mt Fuji, these nature and historical attractions are essential stops on any trip through Japan

The best Okinawa islands you should visit
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The best Okinawa islands you should visit

From yellow ginkgo trees to red maple leaves – see the seasonal beauty at Tokyo's gardens and parks

Best day trips from Tokyo
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Best day trips from Tokyo

Find some of Japan’s most beautiful temples, hiking trails and nature attractions no more than a few hours from Tokyo

Visit Japan virtually

Visit Japan’s best historical and heritage sites with these free VR videos
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Visit Japan’s best historical and heritage sites with these free VR videos

Japan Heritage offers video tours of ancient castles and temples, including Sounkyo Gorge and Aoki Castle

Watch this calming ASMR video of Nagasaki Biopark's capybaras eating a pumpkin
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Watch this calming ASMR video of Nagasaki Biopark's capybaras eating a pumpkin

It’s surprisingly entertaining to watch and listen to a herd of capybaras devouring a 50kg pumpkin

Shibuya’s famous Halloween parade is going virtual this year
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Shibuya’s famous Halloween parade is going virtual this year

Dubbed the Au 5G Halloween Fes, Shibuya’s online Halloween celebration is now open to everyone in the world

You can now visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum via virtual tour
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You can now visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum via virtual tour

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, the museum has launched 3D renderings of its building and artefacts online

Travel news and updates

This new bamboo forest glamping site in Chiba has resident giraffes
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This new bamboo forest glamping site in Chiba has resident giraffes

Spend the night in a cosy treehouse and join the giraffes for breakfast the next morning

JR Kyushu's new luxury train offers sightseeing tours to the island's top destinations
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JR Kyushu's new luxury train offers sightseeing tours to the island's top destinations

Travel around southern Japan’s Kyushu island in style on the ‘36 Plus 3’ train

These are some of the best Go to Travel hotel deals across Japan
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These are some of the best Go to Travel hotel deals across Japan

Get 35 percent discount at some of Japan’s most beautiful hotels – now available on booking.com

The new JR East Welcome Rail Pass 2020 for foreign residents offers unlimited three-day travel
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The new JR East Welcome Rail Pass 2020 for foreign residents offers unlimited three-day travel

Travel through Tokyo, Nagano, Niigata and Tohoku with this rail pass – available to non-Japanese passport holders

JR East shinkansen tickets are now half price until March 2021
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JR East shinkansen tickets are now half price until March 2021

From August 20 this year, it'll be 50 percent cheaper to travel from Tokyo to Hokkaido, Nagano, Niigata and more

The Day Out With Thomas train tour has extended its run until end-December
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The Day Out With Thomas train tour has extended its run until end-December

You can now take a snowy Christmas ride through Shizuoka countryside on a real-life Thomas the Tank Engine train

Beyond Tokyo

In photos: see the new teamLab exhibition that has just opened in Fukuoka
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In photos: see the new teamLab exhibition that has just opened in Fukuoka

teamLab Forest features seven brand new works by the digital art collective

Kanto vs Kansai: the food edition
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Kanto vs Kansai: the food edition

The culinary differences between Tokyo and Osaka go beyond okonomiyaki and monjayaki – here are some of the big ones

This ramen-themed hotel in Sapporo lets you slurp and sleep in the same place
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This ramen-themed hotel in Sapporo lets you slurp and sleep in the same place

Live the #noodlife

Guide to Hiroshima: Best things to do, restaurants and bars
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Guide to Hiroshima: Best things to do, restaurants and bars

After the devastating atomic bombing of World War II, Hiroshima has risen again to become a beacon of world peace, and one of Japan’s top tourist destinations

Guide to Hakone: Best things to do, restaurants and bars
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Guide to Hakone: Best things to do, restaurants and bars

With spectacular mountain scenery, soothing onsen and amazing art museums, Hakone makes the perfect short getaway from Tokyo

Where to get the best views of Mount Fuji
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Where to get the best views of Mount Fuji

To see Mt Fuji in all its glory, take a day trip out of Tokyo to these scenic spots in Yamanashi and Shizuoka

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Cheap transport deals for tourists in Tokyo and Japan
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Cheap transport deals for tourists in Tokyo and Japan

Flash your foreign passport and get access to a host of discounted tickets for trains, buses, metro, flights and even the shinkansen

Payment and tax-free tips
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Payment and tax-free tips

Find out why cash is still king in Japan and how you can avoid the sales tax when shopping

Where and how to withdraw and exchange money
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Where and how to withdraw and exchange money

Short on yen? Find out how to fill your wallet with local tender

How to get to and from the airport
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How to get to and from the airport

All the airport navigation tips you need when flying to or from Tokyo