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Sunrise Express: Discover rural destinations with Japan’s last regularly-operating sleeper train

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Running between Tokyo and off-the-beaten-path prefectures like Kagawa, Shimane and Tottori, the overnight train Sunrise Express lets passengers fall asleep in the city and awake in the countryside. The Sunrise Express is also a living piece of history. Sleeper trains were once a common way to traverse Japan, but they dwindled with the rise of bullet… Read

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Emirates to increase capacity on flights to Osaka

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Emirates has confirmed plans to increase capacity on Osaka flights by operating the route with its ever-popular Airbus A380 from June 1. The A380 to be deployed to Osaka will be retrofitted with the airline’s latest product, Premium Economy, making it the second Japanese gateway to operate with the newly… Read

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Smiths Detection to upgrade security at Fukuoka Airport

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Fukuoka International Airport is upgrading the security systems in place at its north and south domestic checkpoints. The airport has chosen to install 12 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX X-ray scanners and 12 iLane A20 automatic tray return systems from Smiths Detection. The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner… Read

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Famous for its beluga whales, Aquas Shimane Aquarium has extensive aquatic life and superb performances

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Located in western Japan’s Shimane Prefecture is the vibrant Aquas Shimane Aquarium. Famous for its beluga whales, this aquarium will entertain young and old alike with its extensive aquatic life and superb performances. Opened in 2000 in Iwami Seaside Park, the Aquas Shimane Aquarium faces the beautiful Sea of Japan and is… Read

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For China's new globetrotters, group tours are out and Northern Lights are in

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Yuwei Zhangzou represents a new type of Chinese tourist. Last month, the Shanghai-based fashion influencer had close encounters with reindeer, visited Santa's village and stayed in a glass-enclosed treehouse during a trip that she organized herself to Finland. Very little shopping was involved. "I was hoping to get lucky and… Read

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Fujimi Panorama Resort: Indulge in skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and more

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In just about two hours via public transportation, anyone who wants to experience Japan’s great outdoors can travel from Tokyo to Nagano and explore the small mountain town of Fujimi. This town is best known for Fujimi Panorama Resort, which operates ski slopes in the winter and one of Japan’s largest mountain biking areas in… Read

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Aso Cuddly Dominion has cute animals and hilarious performances to make your trip a memorable one

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Located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Aso Cuddly Dominion is a must-visit for animal lovers. With plenty of fun for all ages, this animal kingdom has cute animals and hilarious performances to make your trip a memorable one. The only one of its kind in Kyushu, Aso Cuddly Dominion is a large petting zoo… Read

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Nozawa Onsen: A premier ski resort nestled in a secluded corner of central Japan

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Nozawa Onsen is a premier ski resort nestled in a secluded corner of central Japan. Unlike Japan’s other well-known resorts, Nozawa Onsen retains an authentic and traditional atmosphere. It has no shinkansen (bullet train) station, it’s far from any major highways and retains a distinct culture that predates snow sports. From cherry blossoms in spring to central Nagano’s… Read

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AirJapan to begin service on Narita-Singapore route in April

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AirJapan, the new airline brand of ANA Group, will begin service on the Tokyo Narita-Singapore route on Friday, April 26. Singapore, the third destination for the new AirJapan brand, is not only an attractive tourist destination with a wealth of tourist attractions, but also a global business destination. Changi Airport,… Read

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Record number of summer flights scheduled from Munich Airport to Asia

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Munich Airport will see a record number of services to Asia in the 2024 summer flight schedule which starts on March 31. A total of nine airlines are currently planning 107 weekly flights to 14 destinations in 10 countries in East and South Asia. Before the pandemic, in the 2019… Read

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