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Nyutou Onsen: Hot spring connoisseurs’ favorite hidden gem surrounded by mountains

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November 25, 2020

Located at the foot of Mount Nyuto in Akita Prefecture, the Tohoku Region, Nyuto Onsen Village is a nature-rich resort which is home to seven hot spring inns. Stretching across the neighboring area, T…

Attention! New high-profile spots throughout Japan 2020, Autumn & Winter Version

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November 25, 2020

We introduce information about the opening of new facilities and high-profile top-pick topics in Japan! Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture): GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Opening on December 19, 2020 A “moving G…

Welcome to the first edition of att.NAGANO, featuring Nagano Prefecture!

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November 11, 2020

att.JAPAN, a magazine offering various tourism information across Japan, has launched a special issue att.NAGANO 2020-2021, featuring Nagano Prefecture. Click here to download our digital book. https:…

Have Fun Throughout Hiroshima! Let’s Make a Travelling Plan!

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November 12, 2020

Located on the western side of the mainland, Hiroshima Prefecture shares borders with Okayama, Tottori, Shimane, and Yamaguchi prefectures, with the south side facing the Seto Inland Sea. Famous for I…

October escape—celebrate the arrival of autumn at Wakayama Castle

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November 9, 2020

Wakayama Prefecture’s historic flagship attraction, Wakayama Castle, was a residential castle of the Kishu Tokugawa family, one of the three branch families of the Tokugawa, based in the Kishu Domain …

The 20th Ink Cover Photo Contest Results

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November 9, 2020

The Best Performance Prize Title: Waterfall of Spring Taken by Yumiko Masaoka (Japan) Place: Miharu no Takizakura in Fukushima Pref. Date: April 15, 2019 Comment: I was so impressed with the splendid …

New trending places to visit in Sumida, Tokyo, in 2020

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November 12, 2020

Known as home to TOKYO SKYTREE℠, Sumida now features some new must-see attractions that opened in 2020. The list of these trending spots includes Sumida River Walk and TOKYO mizumachi, which were newl…

Savor new style Japanese! Sweets & cafes in Kyoto

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November 25, 2020

What comes into your mind as typical sweets in Kyoto? Many people may say wagashi with matcha, azuki red beans, or so on. However, there are now many Japanese sweets in Kyoto, which can be enjoyed in …

Idyllic Rural Views at Koiwai Farm in Spring

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August 21, 2020

Writer: Ayumi Koiwai Farm has extensive grounds and is located near the bottom of Mount Iwate in Iwate Prefecture, in the Tohoku area. With opportunities to come in contact with animals and nature, en…

Enjoyable spring activities! Recommended Sakura-viewing Spots

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September 16, 2020

Where can you enjoy viewing sakura cherry blossoms on your next trip? We will introduce some sakura-viewing spots recommended by the att.JAPAN editors! Hokkaido: A big weeping cherry tree at the Hoki-…

Feel a Nice Breeze While Cycling in West Japan

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May 26, 2020

Shimanami Kaido Umashima Island Cycling is one of the most popular leisure activities in the world! There are many cycling routes that cater for all levels, from serious cyclists to beginners. Among t…

Making “So,” an Ancient Japanese Food, Is a Perfect Way to Enjoy Your Time Staying Home

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May 8, 2020

Have you heard of a food called “so” (蘇), which has been much talked about on SNS this spring in Japan? This delicious “so” can be made easily at home. It is a perfect way to enjoy your time staying h…

Iizaka Onsen: Revitalize Yourself with Hot Spring Water and Fruit

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May 8, 2020

Iizaka Onsen is located in Fukushima City, an inland area of Fukushima Prefecture. Recognized as one of the three best hot springs in Oshu (the Tohoku area’s old name) and described in “Oku no Hosomic…

A Culinary Stroll Around Ise Jingu Shrine! Five Selected Local Foods

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April 14, 2020

Since its foundation about 2,000 years ago, Ise Jingu Shrine has been worshipped as the honso, the most sacred of all shrines in Japan. It is also affectionately called “Oise-san.” Ise Jingu Shrine, s…

“The Galapagos in the East” – Ogasawara Islands

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April 8, 2020

Did you know that there are “mysterious islands” in Tokyo, about 1,000 kilometers to the south of central Tokyo? The Ogasawara Islands consist of about 30 islands, including Chichijima and Hahajima Is…

The 20h Ink Cover Photo Contest Entry Start!

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May 22, 2020

In consideration with the current situation caused by COVID-19, we have decided to change the publishing date of “att.JAPAN issue 92” from July 10, 2020 to November 10, 2020. At the same time, the res…

Announcement about COVID-19 infection prevention measures

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April 2, 2020

Currently, as countermeasures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, business hours have been changed at various places, including sightseeing facilities, and many events have been postponed or cancel…

30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.4 Experiences

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March 30, 2020

Funabashi City, in Chiba Prefecture, is located between Tokyo and Narita Airport. The area around Funabashi Station, and the area facing Tokyo Bay are home to all kinds of shops, restaurants and amuse…

Happy Relief! Enjoy seasonal fruits in the fruit kingdom of Fukushima while being soothed by fresh greenery!

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March 18, 2020

After the cherry blossom season, the season of radiant greenery begins. In May, the temperature starts to rise in Fukushima prefecture, covering it in the fresh greenery of the surrounding trees and m…

30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.3 Shopping

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March 30, 2020

Funabashi City, in Chiba Prefecture, is located between Tokyo and Narita Airport. The area around Funabashi Station, and the area facing Tokyo Bay are home to all kinds of shops, restaurants and amuse…

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Experience Pristine Rivers, Ocean, and Mountains in Kochi—a Manga Kingdom

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April 28, 2020

Producing many great manga artists—including the late Takashi Yanase, the famous as the creator of Anpanman— Kochi Prefecture is a perfect place to go for drives, with many places to enjoy the grand n…

ANIME NOW 2020

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April 28, 2020

Violet Evergarden the Movie ©暁佳奈・京都アニメーション/ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン製作委員会 This popular series has been broadcast worldwide on Netflix, along with the TV anime series released in 2018. This movie is a continuat…

Fully enjoy Tokyo the way the locals do! Koiwa / Shin-Koiwa

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February 26, 2020

Tokyo presents various aspects, from clusters of high-rise buildings to shrines and to parks filled with trees. If you are interested in the lives of the local people living in Tokyo, take a train and…

Bessho Onsen: Onsen with more than 1,000 years of history

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February 19, 2020

Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line and Bessho Onsen Located in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, Bessho Onsen is an old hot spring town with more than 1,000 years of history. Because the original charm of the hot …

Let’s bring sakura sweets for cherry blossom viewing!

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February 21, 2020

In Kyoto, the best time to view cherry blossoms (sakura) is from late March to mid-April. Various kinds of tasty and cute sakura sweets will be available only for this period. Get some sakura sweets t…

Nishi-nippori Petit Trip

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February 7, 2020

Have you ever walked through the town of Nishi-nippori? Nishi-nippori Station is where many lines converge, including the JR Yamanote, Keihintohoku, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Nippori/Toneri lines. Altho…

att.JAPAN’s selection of 5 recommended Japanese alcoholic beverages. Check them out before hanami season!

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February 5, 2020

Written by Ayumi The representative feature of spring in Japan is hanami (cherry blossoms viewing). It is forecasted that the blooming will occur earlier than usual in 2020. I guess some people are lo…

Is it really a room with kotatsu on top of the highest building in Japan? Enjoy the wonderful landscape and a typical winter dish “oden” in Kansai!

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February 7, 2020

At the Garden of the Sky on the 58th floor in Harukas 300, an observatory in Abeno Harukas which is the tallest building in Japan, there is an event called “Kakomu de Kotatsu (sitting around kotatsu)….

Introducing the 5 selected great places to view plum blossoms in Kyoto

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February 4, 2020

Kyoto, which is popular during the seasons of cherry blossoms and autumn foliage, is also a great place to enjoy other various seasonal flowers and greenery. In particular, the blossoming seasons of p…

Let’s experience Gunma!

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May 14, 2020

Only 1 hour from Tokyo by shinkansen. Have a special “experience” of Gunma in spring, which you cannot do in Tokyo. Experience the grand view of flowers! You will be mesmerized by the field of flowers…