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The best things to do in Tokyo are free (or almost)

One of the great things about Tokyo is that you don’t have to do much of anything in the way of planning, beyond doing some reading and seeing which parts of the city might interest you most. In the old days, you needed books of maps and lots of advanced planning …

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8 unique places to stay in Tokyo Japan

Welcome to Tokyo, where you can bed down among books, sleep in a fiberglass capsule or surrounded by original artwork; where robots complete the check in process and Godzilla looms large. Sure, the city has plenty of ordinary hotels – but who comes to Tokyo for ordinary? Here are our picks for …

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the 10 best places to visit in Japan

Japan offers up a real feast for travelers, with mountainside onsen (hot spring) villages, sleepy beach-lined islands and buzzing megacities all on the menu. You could arguably spend a lifetime sampling the country’s delights, but some towns and sights are staples; core ingredients to any great Japan trip. Ready to tuck in? …

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The best time to go to Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is highly attuned to the seasons – a maiko (apprentice geisha) has a different hair pin for every month of the year – and your travel plans should be too. Make the most of your time here by seeking out the experiences and tastes that define each season. With traditional Japanese architecture that …

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Ancient Japanese garden turns into living art with kaleidoscopic exhibit

Digital art collective teamLab has unveiled an incredible new exhibition that sees Kairakuen Garden in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture being transformed into a psychedelic, kaleidoscopic open-air art exhibition. The interactive display features 3000 plum blossom trees, all of which are transformed into living artwork, thanks to ground-breaking technology. Running from 13 February …

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Japan: Kinosaki Onsen – Japan’s best Hot Spring Resort Town

Kinosaki Onsen – Japan’s best Hot Spring Resort Town – is letting travellers relive this year’s cherry blossom season with a virtual sakura experience. Kinosaki captured every moment of the breathtaking cherry blossom season, which peaked a few weeks ago, through their Instagram account, @visitkinosaki, with a newly created ‘virtual travel’ section …

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