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Chindonya ad band

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A Japanese chindonya marching band spreads fliers advertising for local businesses in Tokyo on Thursday. The traditional street musicians in old costumes walking around towns to promote businesses are now a rare form of advertising. Read

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Walking the dog

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A woman walks a dog along a winding road at dusk in Tokyo on Wednesday. Read

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Shibuya shines

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A giant Christmas tree stands outside the Shibuya Cast high-rise building in Tokyo. Read

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Tokyo German Village glows

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The Country Farm Tokyo German Village in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, is lit up with 3 million lights for winter under the theme of "Make Your Smile." The garden theme park recreates German rural life. The illumination, marking its 15th anniversary, runs from sunset until 8 p.m. through March 21, 2022. Admission is 500 yen (free for… Read

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Shining Hills

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The holiday season has officially begun at Roppongi Hills with lights adorning Keyakizaka-dori, with Tokyo Tower in the background. Read

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Bright nights

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This spectacular winter illumination display, which uses over 8 million LED lights, at Nabana no Sato in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, has a landscape that changes colors. There is also a 100-meter-long tunnel of light and a 200-meter-long "brilliant road." The display, which began on Oct 23, continues until May 31,… Read

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Ready for Christmas

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A shop in Asakusabashi, Tokyo, gets an early start for Christmas. Read

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Morning stretch

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Early morning stretches at the Tama Lake dam wall in Higashiyamato, Tokyo. Mount Fuji is seen in the background. Read

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Bad behavior warning

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A poster at Tokyo's Asakusabashi subway station warns against gropers and voyueuristic filming. Read

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Time out

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The Olympic countdown clock at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo is removed just before midnight on Sunday. Read

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