Tourists Have Found a New Mount Fuji Lawson to Swarm
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by Matthew Hernon
14h ago
After a lot of talk and a slight delay, construction of a 2.5-meter high, 20-meter-wide black screen to cover an iconic view of Mount Fuji was completed on Tuesday. Officials in the resort town of Fujikawaguchiko in Yamanashi Prefecture felt the large barrier was necessary to stop hordes of disrespectful tourists causing unrest in the […] The post Tourists Have Found a New Mount Fuji Lawson to Swarm appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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48 Hours in Beppu: Japan’s Hot Spring Capital
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by Matthew Hernon
20h ago
There’s no other place in Japan quite like Beppu. Located on the southern island of Kyushu between Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains, it’s home to more than 2,000 hot spring sources. Every minute, close to 90,000 liters of geothermal water gushes out from these sources, ranking the city at number one in terms of hot […] The post 48 Hours in Beppu: Japan’s Hot Spring Capital appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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Voice Actor Hideyuki Umezu Dies Aged 68
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by Matthew Hernon
2d ago
Voice actor Hideyuki Umezu, most well-known for voicing Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter films, Yukinojyo from Tenchi Muyo! and Splinter from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons, sadly passed away on May 17. His agency, 81 Produce, announced the news on the company’s website earlier today. He was 68. Umezu died due to […] The post Voice Actor Hideyuki Umezu Dies Aged 68 appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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5 Best Day Trips from Tokyo by Train
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by Mimana Kiel
2d ago
The fast-paced hustle of Tokyo is exhilarating, but sometimes, we need a break in the form of a brief nature escape to restore our balance. While navigating public transportation in central Tokyo is a breeze, venturing further out can pose challenges with finding train-accessible destinations. To make your search for nature escapes easier, we’ve curated […] The post 5 Best Day Trips from Tokyo by Train appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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The Disturbing Case of the Killer Geisha Sada Abe | On This Day in Japan
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by Matthew Hernon
5d ago
On this day in Japan 88 years ago, Sada Abe, a former prostitute and geisha, murdered her lover, Kichizo Ishida, before chopping off his penis and testicles. She then carried them around with her in her handbag. Arrested a few days later, Abe, remarkably, served just five years in prison.  Who Was Sada Abe? Sada […] The post The Disturbing Case of the Killer Geisha Sada Abe | On This Day in Japan appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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I Tried Being a Mascot for the Day
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by Kim Kahan
5d ago
This is a tale of how I donned a big furry toy in the name of research, saw my life flash before my eyes and realized a lot of things about society in the process. Mascots in Japan In Japan, mascots — also known as yuru-chara — can be found everywhere. In other countries, the […] The post I Tried Being a Mascot for the Day appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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5 Japanese Drugstore Lip Tints that are Worth the Hype
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by Alina Joan Ito
5d ago
Gone are the days of full-coverage, matte lipsticks. The trend for lipstick has favored glossy, natural lips for a while now, and lip tints achieve this look effortlessly, with minimal skill required. Lip tints are buildable and stain the lips temporarily, fading naturally throughout the day with no need for reapplication.  Perfect for your own […] The post 5 Japanese Drugstore Lip Tints that are Worth the Hype appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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Japan’s Overtourism Conundrum | News Roundup
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by Matthew Hernon
6d ago
In this week’s news roundup, we report on the issue of overtourism in Japan. Police in Oita find what they believe to be human bones at a Nippon Steel factory just a few hours after an employee there was reported missing. In Osaka, a woman is arrested for fatally stabbing her husband after he asked, […] The post Japan’s Overtourism Conundrum | News Roundup appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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A Private Onsen in Hakone Worth the Visit: Hatsuhana
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by Kim Kahan
6d ago
Confession: I rarely go to the hot spring town of Hakone. It’s busy and for someone with tattoos, there’s too much of a chance of being turned away to make it worthwhile, despite its proximity to Tokyo. Yet Hatsuhana is different. A short shuttle bus from bustling Hakone-Yumoto Station, it’s beautifully tranquil and seems a […] The post A Private Onsen in Hakone Worth the Visit: Hatsuhana appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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A Private, Tattoo-Friendly Onsen in Hakone Worth the Visit: Hatsuhana
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by Kim Kahan
6d ago
Confession: I rarely go to the hot spring town of Hakone. It’s busy and for someone with tattoos, there’s too much of a chance of being turned away to make it worthwhile, despite its proximity to Tokyo. Yet Hatsuhana is different. A short shuttle bus from bustling Hakone-Yumoto Station, it’s beautifully tranquil and seems a […] The post A Private, Tattoo-Friendly Onsen in Hakone Worth the Visit: Hatsuhana appeared first on Tokyo Weekender ..read more
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