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Surprises in Japan

Surprises in Japan June 15, 2012 | Asia, Japan | Read More
In the land of the rising sun, some things are seen in the light of day while other things remain in the shadows.  Japan is a nation that’s full of surprises around each corner.    From the food to the train travel, the unexpected awaits. Train in Tokyo Image:  mrhayata/Flickr Known for having...

100 Golden Tickets Available To Visit Japan, Rate Tourist Spots

100 Golden Tickets Available To Visit Japan, Rate Tourist Spots October 25, 2010 | Budget, Japan, Tokyo, Travel News | Read More
If you’re a native speaker of English, Chinese or Korean, Japan’s tourism agency may have a job for you. The agency is seeking 100 English-speaking, Chinese-speaking and Korean-speaking tourists who will travel through Japan and rate if certain amenities are “tourist-friendly”...

Justin Bieber and “TMI” Travel Tweets

Justin Bieber and “TMI” Travel Tweets October 18, 2010 | Japan, Offbeat | Read More
Justin Bieber may be young, but his fame has allowed him to see more of the world than most adults. And like any teenage, hormonal boy, Justin Bieber appreciates the quirky perks of foreign countries. Instead of marveling at the architecture, famous artwork, fashion and history of the wonderful places...

Japanese Robot Shows Ultra Marathons Not Just For Humans

Japanese Robot Shows Ultra Marathons Not Just For Humans October 4, 2010 | Japan, Offbeat, Tokyo, Travel News | Read More
To promote Panasonic’s Evolta batteries, a tiny robot has started walking from Tokyo to Kyoto– a journey of about 300 miles (500 km) that is expected to take about 49 days to complete. The Evolta robot is only 7 inches tall and weighs just 2.2 pounds, but it already has a place in the Guinness...

Resort Enables Gamers to Vacation With Virtual Girlfriends

Resort Enables Gamers to Vacation With Virtual Girlfriends September 9, 2010 | Japan, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
The beach resort town Atami, located about an hour from Tokyo, was Japan’s most popular romantic destination thirty or forty years ago. But with tourism down 40% since the 1970s, the town is tapping into an entirely new market of romantic vacationers — men so enthralled with Konami’s...

Japanese Couple First To Be Married By Robot

Japanese Couple First To Be Married By Robot May 18, 2010 | Tokyo, Travel News | Read More
Ah, technology. You cook our food, you operate our cities, and now, willing couples are even able to get married in a ceremony conducted by a robot. And that’s just what Japanese couple Tomohiro Shibata and Satoko Inouye did at a Tokyo restaurant on Sunday, May 16th. The four-foot tall robot dubbed...

Crying Babies, Sumo Wrestlers, and Buddhist Monks

Crying Babies, Sumo Wrestlers, and Buddhist Monks May 5, 2010 | Offbeat, Tokyo | Read More
If you’re a parent looking to promote the health of your infant or toddler, you might want to make some travel arrangements for next Spring to visit Tokyo and the ‘Nakizumo Festival,’ which happens annually at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. The Sensoji Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan,...
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