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Wakayama: A quiet and historic resort town perfect for a weekend getaway

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What’s only an hour by train from Osaka, full of pristine beaches, delicious seafood, ancient architecture, and rarely crowded with tourists? If you guessed sunny, seaside Wakayama City give yourself a high five. Pristine waters at Kataonami Beach Resort Photo: Hiroki1984 Located in gorgeous Wakayama Prefecture—a region of Japan known for ancient… Read

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Welcome to Shikoku, awarded 2nd place in Lonely Planet’s 'Best in Asia Pacific'

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Lonely Planet, the publisher of worldwide travel guides, has ranked Kochi in Shikoku as No. 2 on its “Best in Asia Pacific” places to visit in 2019. After Margaret River in Australia, Lonely Planet introduces the region including Kochi Castle and Hirome Market in addition to the world-famous 88 Sacred… Read

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Qatar Airways to launch flights to Osaka

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Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch direct flights between Doha and Osaka, starting April 6, 2020. The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airline’s third gateway into the country. Qatar Airways began direct services to Tokyo Narita in 2010 and launched its Tokyo Haneda service… Read

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Klook partners with JR West

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Klook has partnered with West Japan Railway (JR West).  Through the partnership, travelers across all of Klook's markets in Southeast Asia will enjoy a range of new initiatives, including: Seamless ticket redemption: Klook is one of the first companies to launch JR West's innovative e-ticket services. After making a purchase… Read

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ANA to utilize new self-service baggage drop at Narita airport

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will continue its track record of technological innovation by becoming the first airline to utilize the newly introduced automated self-service baggage drop machines at Narita airport. Set to be featured at Terminal 1 South Wing, these self-service baggage drop machines will be the first such machines… Read

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Kyoto Prefecture is a heaven of mushrooms, matcha and more

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You could spend weeks making endless cultural discoveries in Kyoto City alone but if you can tear yourself away from tradition, the surrounding prefecture also has a wealth of historic and natural gems to uncover. Head north to cross the bridge to heaven at one of Japan’s top three scenic views, or forage… Read

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Airbus commences in-flight trials of IoT connected cabin technologies

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Airbus has commenced in-flight trials of IoT connected cabin technologies on board an A350-900 Flight Lab aircraft. The Flight Lab is one of the original A350-900 certification flight-test aircraft – MSN002 – and is fitted with an Airspace cabin which now serves as a platform to evaluate the new connected… Read

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The magical red spider lilies of Kinchakuda

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Summer’s grip has loosened, the days are shorter and soon the red spider lily will bloom, heralding the arrival of autumn. Chances are, you’ve never seen this peculiar flower. In Tokyo you might spot a few, but the best place in Japan to see them is growing en masse at Manjushage Park… Read

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ANA equipping Boeing 777-300ERs with SITAOnAir WiFi

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has begun equipping select Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAOnAir’s latest Internet OnAir WiFi portal, powered by GX Aviation. Passengers flying on corporate-heavy business routes will now be able to keep in touch with the office, even at 35,000 feet, as well as continuing to connect with… Read

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Rebuilt iconic hotel Okura Tokyo opens

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A luxury hotel in central Tokyo much loved by visitors for its classic Japanese ambience reopened Thursday after four years of renovations. The Okura Tokyo has reused much of the original decor from its old main building's lobby, which was considered a Japanese modernist masterpiece, for its new lobby area.… Read

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