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47 Reasons to Visit Japan

From Lifelike Insect Desserts to Luxe Mobile Hotels

— October 22, 2014 — Lifestyle
While there are many typical reasons to visit Japan such as strolling around the Harajuku sector in Tokyo or the bamboo forest in Kyota, there are many more incentives to hop on a plane to this Asian destination that will intrigue and even awe people. The Japanese culture is known not only for its rich and ancient history, but also for its bizarre creations, many of which are referenced in this collection.

From experimental food recipes served at people's favorite fast food restaurants to kid-friendly anime hotels and strange beauty experiences including bathing in chocolate, there are a deluge of reasons to visit Japan that will boggle the mind. Yet there are also stunning art exhibits, exotic tea houses and more to indulge in as well.
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Foreigner Home Rental Services
Foreigner Home Rental Services
Tomareru Tourist Home Rental Solves Japan's Vacant House Problem
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Bathhouse Locator Apps
Bathhouse Locator Apps
Tokyo's Bathhouse Map App Locates Where You Can Get a Bath on the Go
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Chocolate Bathing Experiences
Chocolate Bathing Experiences
Japan's Yunessun Spa Resort Lets Visitors Take a Chocolate Bath
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Mountainous Heritage Site Meals
Mountainous Heritage Site Meals
Japan's Highland Resort Hotel & Spa Serves Mount Fuji-Themed Foods
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Tsunami Tree Monuments
Tsunami Tree Monuments
The Last Surviving Tree from the 2011 Tsunami Made into a Tree Monument
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42
Farm Animal Resorts
Farm Animal Resorts
The Hotel Sheep Guest House Presents Hospitality for Beasts
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Nippon Vacation Montages
Nippon Vacation Montages
Mike Matas' One Week in Japan Creates Photo Montage
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40
Bartering Biomass Teahouses
Bartering Biomass Teahouses
The Methane Cafe is an Eco Cafe in Japan That Trades Trash for Tea
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Cherry Blossom-Inspired Beverages
Cherry Blossom-Inspired Beverages
McDonald’s Sakuranbo Frappe & Mocha Celebrate Sakura Season
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Unconventional Breakfast Burgers
Unconventional Breakfast Burgers
You Can Now Enjoy a Spam & Cheese Burger King Breakfast in Japan
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Slow-Driving Taxi Services
Slow-Driving Taxi Services
Kotsu's Turtle Taxis in Japan Have an Option to Go as Slow as a Turtle
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Japanese Bacon Cube Burgers
Japanese Bacon Cube Burgers
Lotteria Will Start Offering These Deluxe Cheeseburgers on November 29
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Anime Hotel Campaigns
Anime Hotel Campaigns
The Pokemon Hotel Adventure is Part of a New Peninsula Tokyo Campaign
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Gourmet Sea-Loving Fast Food
Gourmet Sea-Loving Fast Food
Wendy's Lobster and Caviar Burgers are Introduced in Japan
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View-Promising Park Benches
View-Promising Park Benches
The 'Sky Seats' are Floating Pieces of Art That Guarantee Lush Scenery
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Cyclist-Catering Accommodations
Cyclist-Catering Accommodations
Japan's Hotel Cycle is Designed with Bicycle Riders in Mind
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Cartoon Dog Tea Houses
Cartoon Dog Tea Houses
The Snoopy Japanese Tea House is Devoted Entirely to Charlie Brown's Dog
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Fried Chicken Rice Bowls
Fried Chicken Rice Bowls
The Kentucky Fried Chicken Rice Bowl Mixes Eastern and Western Food
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Lovebird Locomotive Rides
Lovebird Locomotive Rides
The Japanese Sagano Romantic Train Takes Couples on the Scenic Route
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Abnormal Ink-Infused Hamburgers
Abnormal Ink-Infused Hamburgers
The Premium Kuro Burger Satisfies Customers with Squid Ink
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Luxe Mobile Hotel Concepts
Luxe Mobile Hotel Concepts
Japan Rail's Newest Train Caters to Travelers with Elegant Tastes
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Pasta-Infused Burgers
Pasta-Infused Burgers
Lotteria's Neapolitan Spaghetti Burger Comes Pre-Loaded with Pasta
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Yam-Shaped Ice Creams
Yam-Shaped Ice Creams
Japan's Roasted Sweet Potato-Shaped Ice Cream is an Icy Treat
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Anime-Promoting Meat Towers
Anime-Promoting Meat Towers
This Nine-Patty Giant Burger is to Promote the New Evangelion Movie
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Chinese Undersea Tunnels
Chinese Undersea Tunnels
The 'Great Tunnel of China' Will Be 123 Kilometers Long
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Frolicking Feline Tourism Ads
Frolicking Feline Tourism Ads
These Cats are Used to Promote Toursim in Japan
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Pink Train Date Locations
Pink Train Date Locations
The Koi-Yamagata Station Has Been Renovated for a Train Station Date
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Artist-Designed Hotels
Artist-Designed Hotels
The Dogo Onsen Japanese Spa Hotel Rooms Get Made Over by Artists
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Fishy Desert Dishes
Fishy Desert Dishes
Ice Cream Sushi Pairs Vanilla with Seaweed
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Vibrant Minimal Art Shows
Vibrant Minimal Art Shows
The 100 Colors Exhibit by Emmanuelle Moureaux Encourages Reflection
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Gourmet Jewel-Themed Burgers
Gourmet Jewel-Themed Burgers
Mcdonald's Quarter Pounder Jewelry Series Features Gourmet Surprises
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Sushi Luggage Covers
Sushi Luggage Covers
These Sushi Suitcase Covers Make Baggage Claim Much More Entertaining
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Anime Fast Food Sculptures
Anime Fast Food Sculptures
KFC's Goku Colonel Sanders Statues Promote the New DBZ Movie
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Eco-friendly Light Festivals
Eco-friendly Light Festivals
Panasonic Goes Green during Japan's Tokyo Hotaru Festival
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City-Inspired Arcades
City-Inspired Arcades
The Kowloon Walled City Arcade is Designed After the Real Place
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Anime Character Cafes
Anime Character Cafes
The Sanrio Character Ranking Awards Cafe Celebrates the Best Cartoons
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Submerged Park Rides
Submerged Park Rides
The Vanish Roller Coaster in Japan's Cosmoworld Takes You Underwater
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Japanese Candy Deliveries
Japanese Candy Deliveries
Japan Crate Ships Subscription Mystery Boxes of Asian Sweets Every Month
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Recycled Hotel Lobbies
Recycled Hotel Lobbies
This Unique Hotel Lobby is Made from Slabs of Timber Planks
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Exclusive Travel Libraries
Exclusive Travel Libraries
Hyundai Card's Members-Only Library Design Inspires Wanderlust
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Lifelike Insect Desserts
Lifelike Insect Desserts
Akai Tento no Koohii Ten's Gummy Bugs are Filled with Jams
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Reptile Cafes
Reptile Cafes
Yokohama Subtropical Tea is Staffed by Cold-Blooded Creatures
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Luxury Countryside Train Tours
Luxury Countryside Train Tours
JR East is Offering a First-Class Tour of the Japanese Countryside
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Sci-Fi Shuttle Buses
Sci-Fi Shuttle Buses
Fans Can Ride the Star Fighter Bus For an Authentic Star Wars Experience
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Vibrant Seasonal Landscape Photography
Vibrant Seasonal Landscape Photography
Takk Bulkington Captured the Beauty of His Japanese Home
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$40 Million Thrill Rides
$40 Million Thrill Rides
Takabisha in Japan is the World's Steepest Roller Coaster
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Fairytale Flower Tunnels
Fairytale Flower Tunnels
The Fuji Garden is Dream-like
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