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Only two weeks after it opened, a Japanese ice rink with embedded frozen fish was forced to close after public backlash.Space World theme park, in Japan... Read More

The opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics are always a huge spectacle, creating a theatrical performance, often featuring music, cultural... Read More

A strong earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan just before 6 a.m. local time Tuesday morning. The USGS downgraded an original 7.3 magnitude... Read More

Today’s Tokyo is a clash of extremes. On one end, traditionalists guard centuries-old convention, wary of losing or diluting their cultural heritage in... Read More

Dinosaur fans could soon have a new destination on their list: Japan. At a recent expo, Japanese entrepreneurs announced plans to build an... Read More

If geology were an art form, this Japanese museum would be the Louvre.Chinsekikan—translated, that's “The Hall of Curious Rocks”—has been housed in... Read More

This story originally appeared on That was quick, and impressive. Nearly a week after a giant sinkhole opened on a five-lane... Read More

Vacation days, and the number of days that employees actually use, vary greatly by country.On Tuesday Expedia released its 2016 Vacation Deprivation... Read More

According to the travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor, hotel booking activity skyrocketed for 10 international destinations after November 9... Read More

Theme parks compete for the “most” extreme roller coasters all the time: There's the fastest, the tallest, the longest, the loopiest—and the steepest... Read More

The “David Bowie Is” exhibition is the first international retrospective on the artist’s life and career, and is now officially the most-visited exhibit... Read More

This story originally appeared on A massive sinkhole created commuter chaos in downtown Fukuoka in southwestern Japan Monday, when the... Read More

We all take our frustrations out in different ways.As this never-ending election season finally draws to a close, many Americans are starting to feel... Read More

Brazil’s government is considering waiving visas for tourists from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan, as part of an effort to make the... Read More

According to a recent report by the global consulting firm McKinsey and Company, some of Japan's most stunning destinations remain... Read More

If you got through your college years living on instant noodle soup, or if you have a soft spot for single-subject pop-culture exhibitions,... Read More

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, where visitors get a creative twist on both the Irish pub experience and what you’d expect at an upscale cocktail bar,... Read More

A new proposal for the Trans-Siberian railroad could make it possible to travel from London to Tokyo entirely by train. A Japanese newspaper reported... Read More

This story originally appeared on’s current line of Doritos flavors covers a wide gamut from the obvious (Nacho Cheese) to the slightly... Read More

This story originally appeared on Part of why we drink (I’ll speak for all of us drinkers right now) is to take some of the stress out of... Read More

A passenger on a Japanese bullet train sat for 50 minutes on Monday without noticing that a python was wrapped around his armrest.Almost an hour into... Read More

This story originally appeared on Everyone knows that salty and sweet together make the perfect treat, so the wizards at... Read More

Japan has long been at the forefront of transportation technology—for half a century, its bullet trains have whisked people between cities at up to 200... Read More

There's a reason Kyoto topped the list of 2015's World's Best Cities. It has the perfect mix of quiet, contemplative spots and bustling... Read More

Five years ago, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, triggering a tsunami and leading to a nuclear disaster.Towns and beaches in... Read More

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