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Rather than stick to traditionally famous sightseeing destinations in Japan such as Hakone and Nikko, an increasing number of foreign tourists are taking in unusual sights that even local residents may not be aware of.

Maple, mountain ash and other trees are awash in autumn colors Monday on Haccho Dejima, a small peninsula that juts into Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture.

Don't be frightened! In Japan, bath houses are everywhere, but none are as mystical as Dogo Onsen.

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.

A new office and shopping complex will open next April in Tokyo's historic Ginza district. The complex will offer the latest fashions as well as traditional Japanese food and culture.

Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak, has been capped with snow for the first time this season.

The number of visitors to Japan hit a record high in September due to brisk tourism from China and South Korea.

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.

A Japanese private think tank has ranked Tokyo in 3rd place in its evaluation of the world's major cities. Tokyo overtook Paris to make it into the top 3 for the first time.

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.

Sony Corp. will on Saturday open the doors to its new store in Tokyo's bustling Ginza district.

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.

Tattoos have long been linked to organised crime in Japan with intricate imagery typically inked across the entire bodies of Yakuza gang members.