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Making Tokyo's Olympics accessible for everyone

Making Tokyo's Olympics accessible for everyone

A New website has been set up that will guide people with disabilities to accessible tourist sites during the Tokyo Olympics.
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Hakodate is japan's shining city

Hakodate is japan's shining city

Marc Atchison discovers this southern gateway to Japan's lovely prefecture Hokkaido has much to offer foreigners, whom they've been welcoming since the country's Meiji Era began.
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Hokkaido is Japan's northern delight

Hokkaido is Japan's northern delight

The island of Hokkaido is a place of fire and ice - lots of volcanoes and plenty of snow. It's a place where skiers from around the world come to enjoy world-class resorts and snow conditions.
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Japanese holidays etched in clay

Japanese holidays etched in clay

KASAMA, JAPAN - Jolted awake in the dead of night, my first thought was that my hotel room in this town in Japan’s Kantō region had been hit by a runaway freight train. Or an 18-wheeler. Or an airplane.
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When Japan Blooms the World Comes to Visit

When Japan Blooms the World Comes to Visit

TOKYO - Though sakura, or cherry blossoms, bloom just a brief two to three weeks every spring, these delicate pink flowers are one of Japan’s defining hallmarks, and for good reason.
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Natural Spas are Hot in Japan

Natural Spas are Hot in Japan

IBUSUKI CITY, JAPAN - It appeared a gang of headhunters had arrived in this ancient Japanese city before we did. Heads were strewn all over the public beach - not a body in sight. We gasped at first sight of the heads and gingerly approached one wrapped in a towel. Then, as the eyes on the head opened, and a smile crept across the face, we jumped back. The villagers standing out of sight broke into laughter. The heads were the first thing we faced after arriving in this resort town on the southe...
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Hoshinoya Tokyo takes Culture to New Heights

Hoshinoya Tokyo takes Culture to New Heights

TOKYO - I arrive at the entrance of the HOSHINOYA Tokyo, the capital’s newest hotel, on the eve of Bunka no Hi (Culture Day), when the nation celebrates its deeply rooted customs and traditions.
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Japan Grows up at Colourful Ceremony

Japan Grows up at Colourful Ceremony

TOKYO - Each year, on the Saturday closest to November 15, children aged 3, 5 and 7 all across Japan dress up in traditional garments — kimonos for the girls and hakamas for the boys — and are taken by their parents and grandparents to shrines to participate in an ancient ceremony called Shichigosan.
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Cycling in the Land of the Rising Sun

Cycling in the Land of the Rising Sun

ONOMICHI, JAPAN - When you think of Japan you probably don’t think about cycling. But far from the busy streets of Tokyo is a small port town that is a haven for cyclists.
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Nikkō is Japan's Natural Sunlight

Nikkō is Japan's Natural Sunlight

Nikkō, JAPAN - About two hours north of Tokyo, nestled among the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, sits a wealth of Japanese culture. Nikkō, which means “sunlight,” is considered one of the most beautiful places in Japan.
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