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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…

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The 19th Ink Cover Photo Contest Results

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March 9, 2020

The Best Performance Prize Title: Beauty of Hot Spring Taken by H.K (Japan) Place: Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Pref. Date: May, 2019 Comment: The emerald green colored hot spring water is spectacularly bea…

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…

2019 Famous illumination in Japan

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December 24, 2019

The illumination in the clear air in December is exceptional. This time, we will introduce the illumination which you can see outside of Tokyo. The “Illumination Awards 2019” was announced on November…

The Edo Tokyo Light Exhibition, an “analog-digital” dimension produced by Japan Art Illumination Expo

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December 20, 2019

Combine light, art, tradition and a festive mood to warm your cold winter days in Tokyo. The Edo Tokyo Light Exhibition produced by Japan Art Illumination Expo will run from December 6, 2019 to Februa…

WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK, MOOMINVALLEY PARK’s First Winter!

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December 18, 2019

Moominvalley Park, which opened this March in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, is celebrating its first WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK. Scenes from the book, “Moominland Midwinter,” come alive …

DEATH NOTE

The interview with Fu Takahashi who plays “L” in the new production of “DEATH NOTE THE MUSICAL”: “On the stage, I will have to be just as enthusiastic as our audience are!”

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December 16, 2019

Recently, musicals and plays which are based on manga, anime or video games have entered into the limelight in Japan’s show business world. We often call them “2.5-dimensional musicals.” More and more…

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Take Tsukuba Express to Enjoy Winter!

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January 31, 2020

One of the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan, Mount Tsukuba, comprising the double peaks of Mount Nyotai (877 meters) and Mount Nantai (871 meters), is a perfect place for your day-trip hiking, since it i…

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Enjoy Local Sake and Delicious Dishes in Setouchi!

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January 31, 2020

Blessed with nice warm weather and abundant nature, Setouchi naturally has a wonderful variety of food ingredients, leading to the development of the food culture unique to the area. Part of the great…

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Must to See Setouchi!

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January 31, 2020

The Setouchi area has many must-see places with various features, from beautiful views to places of cultural and historical significance. Setouchi is readily accessible from Osaka, and it is recommend…

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Enjoy the Cold Winter in Onsen North Kansai

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January 17, 2020

Located across the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture and the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture, North Kansai has many onsen sites. The area is popular not only for onsen but also for fresh local crab …

The 18th Ink Cover Photo Contest Results

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December 9, 2019

The Best Performance Prize Title: Adorable Penguins Taken by NG PEK HON (Singapore) Place: Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido Date: February, 2009 Comment: The beauty of natural animal life in snowy Asahikawa …