For three days, the people of Shinjō in Japan’s Yamagata prefecture build stunning floats as part of a summer celebration—only to destroy them at the event’s end.
Fine whisky, hot springs and exciting ball games await travellers in the northeastern Japanese prefecture of Myagi, best explored by the country’s marvellous trains.
In the Japanese capital, you don't chase Pokémon, they chase you: in malls, inside gaming arcades and at cafés where even the crockery is Pokémon-themed.
In search of secret sushi, sumo masters, and a robot uprising in Japan's crazy cool capital.
At the Henn na Hotel, humans are limited to guests only.
And how to win the hunger games in Japan.
Myth and medicine in the Japanese town of Kurokawa.
An unlikely Indian connection at a UNESCO site in Japan.
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