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Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Pets

Concerns raised about Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid over high hotel room prices

Organizers of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic bid vowed to work with hotels and the tourism industry to ensure an adequate supply of hotel rooms at various …

Baseball and sub-par beer in Japan

The great American pastime is taken to new heights in Osaka – right down to the flavourless, watery brew on tap.<p>It’s often been said that there’s nothing more American than baseball. But after attending a Hanshin Tigers game in Osaka, I decided that a baseball game in Japan is much more …

Beer

UNESCO grants Japan's Mount Fuji World Heritage status

Japan cheered the selection on Saturday of its most iconic landmark, Mount Fuji, as a World Heritage site.<p>The 3,776-meter-tall mountain has deep …

Kyudo: The ancient art of Japanese archery

I recently went to Japan to experience and document <i>kyudo</i>, the ancient art of Japanese archery. It literally means “The Way of the Bow” and is …

Martial Arts

What do tourists in Japan spend the most money on? Shopping and snacks

Foreign visitors spend an average of $493 (46,436 yen) for shopping during their visits to Japan, much higher than for food $317 (29,864 yen) and …

Tokyo's landmark Tsukiji fish market gets ready to move

I have come to say a final goodbye to my favourite place on earth: Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market. This is not merely the world’s largest fish market — …

Build a Terrarium in 6 Steps

All you need is a glass container, soil, some greenery, and a pinch of creativity to turn a vessel into a miniature landscape.<p><b>Sometimes you simply want to enjoy the</b> benefits of a garden without having to mow, prune, and fertilize. Terrariums are popular thanks to their fuss-free maintenance, …

When a bullet isn't fast enough: Japan one step closer to 311 mph Maglev train

Japan’s “floating” trains of the future, designed to travel at speeds of 311mph, have undergone their first test tracks.<p>The new generation L0 Series …

A no-sushi guide to food in Japan

You're in Japan. You've eaten more sushi in two days than you have in your whole life and you feel like you consist entirely of raw fish. It's time to try out these spectacular Japanese culinary classics, without a shred of sashimi in sight.<p><b>Tempura</b><p>If your only experience of tempura is …

48 hours in Hiroshima

Friendly, picturesque and a paradise for foodies. This description might not spring to mind when you hear the word 'Hiroshima', but word is starting to spread about this most surprising of Japanese cities. As the first city in history to suffer a nuclear attack, Hiroshima has a dark legacy but it …

Save Big on Summer Travel in Japan

<i>Nebuta Matsuri. Festivals are at their best and brightest in the summer.</i><p>Over-the-top festivals, fireworks extravaganzas, street-side barbeques, a chorus of cicadas singing in every tree, shaved ice, colorful cotton <i>yukata</i> kimonos and the <i>clip clop</i> of wooden sandals: The sights, sounds and flavors of …

Japanese noodles for beginners

<i>This is an excerpt from the Eating chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>Tokyo</i> <i>guide.</i><p>It’s hard to imagine how Tokyo could function without noodles. From traditional Japanese staples such as <i>soba</i> and <i>udon</i> to that much beloved Chinese import that is <i>rāmen</i>, Tokyoites slurp down an impressive amount of noodles in …

The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo

Tripods in Tokyo<p>I’ve never had a problem using a tripod anywhere in Tokyo (or Japan for that matter)! I think that the Japanese people are so polite …

Falling yen in Japan is leading to rising tourism numbers

Attention, bargain-hunters around the world: Japanese goods — from cars to televisions — are going on sale.<p>Credit Japan’s drive to pump cash into its …

Tokyo is the world's most dynamic food city, even without the Michelin stars

In 2007, Michelin published its first-ever restaurant guide to Tokyo and awarded the city more stars than even Paris. Jean-Luc Naret, Michelin’s …

On navigating a more foreign language

I study Japanese every day. For at least 30 minutes. I’m not great at it yet, but I don’t suck. I can make hair appointments and ask for parking …

Language Learning

Yokohama aims to attract conventions with "First Port of Call" brand

Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced the new branding of Yokohama as Japan’s premier international convention city.<p>“Japan’s First …

Geeking Out in Nakano Broadway, Tokyo (VIDEO)

If you're a nerd at heart with a yen for Japanese pop culture, then you should spend time in Nakano, Tokyo.<p>I love visiting this eccentric district with friends. We spend hours rummaging for Super Mario and Sailor Moon goods, followed by cocktails at a Godzilla bar. Watch me explore Nakano's bizarre …