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Looking ahead: A weekend getaway to Fukuoka City

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Maybe you’re not quite ready to leave Tokyo over the weekend just yet—we do recommend to keep staying at home. But, while daydreaming about your future endeavors, why not consider a weekend getaway to Fukuoka City? You are sure to find lots of fun for the whole family in Kyushu’s largest urban… Read

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Sado Island: A little 'nihonshu,' nature and taiko drums

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Despite being frequented by actor Robert De Niro for its world-famous sake breweries, Sado Island is not all-that popular with foreign tourists. Yet, one venture to the island will allow travelers to pack so much into one trip. That ranges from its natural beauty, including picturesque beach inlands to cascading… Read

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Go on a whirlwind tour of all 47 prefectures in Japan with this promo movie

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With the current state of the world, international travel is looking like it won’t be a thing for a while to come. While many people around the world had plans to visit Japan this summer, most of us will have to settle for spending summer at home. So for all those… Read

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Enjoy sights and traditions of Japan’s heartland in new Gifu Prefecture-focused feature

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For those who are frequent travelers, or had trips planned for the spring as well as summer of 2020, recent events have been frustrating, if not leading to mind-crippling ennui. While those with wanderlust have had to make do with aimlessly exploring the world through Google Maps’s Street View feature, Go Gifu has launched a… Read

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Taiwan airlines offer 'flights to nowhere' during pandemic

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Faced with the coronavirus collapse in travellers, Taiwanese airlines have begun offering sight-seeing "flights to nowhere" on their passenger jets -- including flight attendant lessons for children. At the headquarters of Taiwan's China Airlines in Taoyuan on Saturday, 50 children took a morning course on how serve passengers aboard a… Read

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Delta implements automatic seat blocks; makes it easier to book, change or cancel

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Delta has made it easier for customers to book, change or cancel their travel plans with the following: The airline has extended the change-fee waiver to new flights purchased through 31 August; Delta is offering the ability to rebook travel for up to two years for customers who purchased flights… Read

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Take a scenic walk in Yamanashi and spot some awesome rock formations

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Shosenkyo Gorge, known in Japanese as Mitake Shosenkyo, is an incredibly scenic spot in Yamanashi Prefecture. The narrow gorge is lined with interestingly shaped rocks and cliffs with a comfortable four-kilometer long hiking trail. Located about a 30-minute bus ride north of Kofu City, the Shosenkyo area encompasses not only the gorge… Read

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Travelport launches airline health & safety tracker

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Travelport has launched an Airline Health & Safety Tracker. The tool, which is free of charge and available to both Travelport customers and the wider industry, highlights the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world’s largest airlines. It is delivered to both online and offline travel… Read

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Ibusuki: Volcanic sand bath, anyone?

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Ibusuki is a quaint onsen town tucked away at the southern tip of the Satsuma Peninsula in the Kyushu region, making it a convenient day trip from Kagoshima City. The most interesting attraction here is sand bathing where you’ll be buried up to the neck in sand that is naturally heated by hot spring… Read

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Stay at an old samurai residence in the heart of a 'Little Kyoto' warrior town

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If you want to see Japanese swords and armour — and you don’t happen to have a time machine — you’ll usually need to head to a museum. However, we recently came across an astounding collection of katana, and it wasn’t in a museum, gallery, or other dedicated cultural facility, but inside a hotel.… Read

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