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Japan

16 Jul 2007
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi, the spectacular Buddhist fire ceremony will be performed across Japan on 16 August to mark the end of Obon, the Japanese festival of the dead.During Obon, m...
8 May 2007
A shrine in Kyoto, Japan, has become an unlikely tourism hot spot.The Yasui Konpiragu Shrine has been in place for 800 years but has only recently become popular with foreign visit...
2 Mar 2007
Geek chic is taking Japan by storm and tourists are flocking to Tokyo to get a taste of it.Traditionally the Japanese were rather coy about the otakus (nerds) who invested huge amo...
16 Feb 2007
People interested in history, and particularly World War II, are expected to flock to Japan in the coming months and years.The reason is the release of two movies by Hollywood lege...
Animal lovers, wanting to catch a glimpse of bears in their natural environment, may consider a holiday in Japan.The country's tourist board is promoting its fantastic Bear Watchin...
12 Feb 2007
A team of Hong Kong ice-sculptors have taken first prize at the annual International Snow Sculpture Contest in Sapporo, Japan.The SAR's winning sculpture, the Dance of the Dragon, ...
29 Nov 2006
A select few people in Japan will be granted access to an area previously unseen by the public, with the launch of a competition.The Fukiage Gardens, which house the Imperial Resid...