Oct 09
Adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers, are you up for a challenge? Soon you’ll have another record-breaking roller coaster to add to your list! (
Oct 06
The Ogasawara Islands, situated in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, experienced a surge in popularity after being named a World Heritage site in June 2011. (The Japan News)
Oct 05
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will visit Kobe to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the city’s port. The luxury cruise ship and not the reigning British monarch, that is. (Asahi)
Oct 04
A group of Japanese dancers has performed one of the countries’ traditional dances, known as ‘Awa Odori’, in Paris. (NHK)
Oct 04
Two “hinoki” cypress doors installed in the Phoenix Hall at the Byodoin temple here have been restored to the original vermillion color used when the hall was founded in the Heian Period (794-1185). (Asahi)
Oct 02
A limit on the number of climbers of Mount Fuji is planned to be set within three years to protect the World Cultural Heritage site from wear and tear. (Asahi)
Oct 02
Chinese tourists are flocking to Akihabara in Tokyo, a renowned electronic district, as China starts its week-long holidays marking National Day on Thursday. (NHK)
Sep 25
Wealthy travelers from Japan and abroad are continuing to flock to Kyushu Railway Co.’s luxury “cruise train,” prompting other railways to offer similar tours to overcome a stagnant commuter market. (Japan Times)
Sep 24
After trudging through thick foliage, consistently clambering uphill and maneuvering slowly on a slick narrow trail beside a 300-meter drop-off, a group of climbing enthusiasts reached the purpose of their treacherous journey. They took a hot bath outdoors. (Asahi)
Sep 23
The city of Kitakyushu in Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture has sponsored a Thai television series, allowing it to be filmed in key locations in the city amid hopes of attracting tourists from Thailand, said the city’s mayor. (Japan Today)