Giant sunflower field in Hokkaido reeling in tourists

Aug 7, 2016

Giant sunflower field in Hokkaido reeling in tourists

A field of 1.5 million sunflower plants in full bloom is attracting tourists to the city of Hokuryu in eastern Hokkaido. Some of the plants in the 23-hectare field, one of the largest of its kind in Japan, are about 2 meters tall. Visitors ...

Jul 21, 2016

Plane diverted after drunk Aussies brawl

A rowdy brawl among a group of drunken Australians forced a plane to make an unscheduled landing in Indonesia, an official said Thursday. The Jetstar flight from Australia to Thailand was forced to reroute to the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Wednesday evening ...

Okayama Korakuen Garden enjoys rebound in tourism

Jun 5, 2016

Okayama Korakuen Garden enjoys rebound in tourism

Visitors to Korakuen Garden in Okayama, one of the nation’s top three Japanese gardens, exceeded 800,000 for the first time in 15 years, thanks to a surge in tourism and events to lure young people. Attendance hit 817,260 in fiscal 2015 ended in March. ...