Japan's obsession with robots isn't just a cliche. Companies have been trying to drum up enthusiasm for them for years, with little success.
Tokyo and Kyoto have been picked as the world's best and second best cities outside the United States, the U.S. travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler said Tuesday.
Japan as a whole may be attracting record numbers of foreign tourists, but a report by McKinsey & Co. indicates that the four major historical regions of Nara, Kamakura, Nikko and Ise Shrine are almost unknown among Western tourists.
First thing you have to do when you visit Japan? Prepare yourself. Prepare yourself for an incredible experience in one of the weirdest and most wonderful places on Earth.
Japan's weather bureau said on Tuesday that it estimated that a La Nina weather pattern has emerged and that there was a 60 percent possibility that the phenomenon would last through the winter months December to February.
Shuzenji, an onsen (hot-spring) town in the heart of the Izu Peninsula, is a little piece of heaven. Nestled in the densely wooded hills of Shizuoka Prefecture, its collection of baths, guesthouses and shops line up on either side of the rushing Katsura River, with historic temples, shrines and bamboo groves in the surrounding forests.
Rail fans got their final opportunity Sunday and Monday to see a "flying shinkansen" locomotive hoisted in the air for maintenance work in an event at a Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) plant.
Average commercial land prices in Japan were almost flat in July, an improvement from eight straight years of decline, thanks partly to robust demand for city hotel and shop construction to meet foreign tourist demand, the government said Tuesday.
Japan's tourism ministry is set to call for more deregulation to boost the number of foreign tourists to the country.
The number of rail passengers using Keisei Electric Railway Co.'s latest Skyliner route topped 20 million on Tuesday, after just over six years of service.