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Early morning sightseeing on the rise in Kyoto and Tokyo

National Oct 6, 2018

Early morning sightseeing on the rise in Kyoto and Tokyo

More tourists in Kyoto and Tokyo are sightseeing early in the morning, although many venues are not yet ready to handle the new trend. In Kyoto, home to a huge array of temples and shrines, officials have been trying in recent years to ease congestion ...

Brightening your holiday mood

Lifestyle | CHILD'S PLAY Dec 12, 2014

Brightening your holiday mood

by Jason Jenkins

It's the most wonderful time of the year — well, that's what the song says, anyway. For many, December is a flurry of tinsel, wrapping paper and anxiety, while for others it as a time to reflect on the year ahead. Yes, the Christmas season ...

Tokyo Skytree falls short of visitor forecast

National May 7, 2014

Tokyo Skytree falls short of visitor forecast

Shutdowns due to poor weather were to blame for missing the targeted number of visitors to the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree in fiscal 2013, the operator's officials said. Almost 6.2 million people visited the observation deck of the world's tallest broadcasting tower in the ...