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Top Japanese Attractions Tourists Find Disappointing

Ah, tourist traps, one of the most constant aspects of traveling. Tourist traps tend to be everywhere, being promoted in travel books and Instagram, but usually offering something very different from what tourists expected. What’s more, locals also tend to avoid tourist traps, knowing that the places have evolved to become something that caters to…

The Most Anticipated Additions to Japan

For tourists and residents alike, projects in Japan offering entertainment value are among the most exciting and anticipated ones. Despite a global pandemic causing havoc to many industries and halting projects, Japan is still expected to see some very big and important projects that have many people patiently waiting for and which are projected to…

Japan’s Top Business Hotel Chains

There are many things that come to people’s minds when they think of a country. Some of these aspects are due to stereotypes that they have heard of or seen; other points can be from movies, TV shows, comics, and books they enjoy; and other aspects can be from their own experiences in the country.…

No Vaccine, No Travel Discounts: A Famous Hotelier’s Proposal

During an online session for the press, Yoshiharu Hoshino, the representative of Japan’s popular Hoshino Resorts, stated that, upon its resumption, the Go To Travel campaign should target only those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The comments about the vaccine were some among various suggestions Hoshino deemed reasonable, including lowering the benefits of the…

Why Is Ikebukuro Disliked?

Ikebukuro is one of the most bustling neighborhoods in Tokyo. The area’s popularity is attributed to the importance of Ikebukuro Station, one of the busiest stations in Japan and in the world. Ikebukuro Station serves as an important connecting point for millions of people, particularly those who live in Saitama and have to commute to…

It’s Official: The Tokyo Olympics Will Have No Visitors From Overseas

Officials have continued to promise that the Tokyo Olympics will take place as planned. However, it was announced on Saturday that foreign spectators would not be allowed to come to Japan. The decision comes as the country and organizers factor the COVID-19 pandemic and make concessions in order to hold the Olympic Games as planned.…

It’s Here! Super Nintendo World Opening to Put Pressure on the Disney Resort

It’s finally here! After all the anticipation, Super Nintendo World has officially opened. At first, with the government’s Go To Travel Campaign suspension and subsequent states of emergency, it came as a surprise that Universal Studios Japan (USJ) was not moving the opening date of the Super Nintendo World. As the saying goes, the show…

Why Sega’s Departure From The Arcade Business Is The End Of An Era

On November 5, Sega Sammy announced that it would sell all of its arcades. Sega Sammy, the partner company of Sega Entertainment, said it would sell 85.1% of its shares in Sega Entertainment to Genda Inc, an amusement machine company. The move comes months after Sega closed its iconic Akihabara arcade in August due to…

JR East to Introduced Automatic Train Operation

JR East has announced that the Joban Line will use ATO (Automatic Train Operation) from Ayase to Tote. With ATO, speeds are automatically controlled within the speed limit, and trains also automatically stop at the stations. ATO is not meant to replace the JR East drivers, who can manually operate the trains in order to…