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‘Diamond Dust’ Sparkles In Morning Sunlight In Gifu Town

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Ice crystals sparkle in the sunlight over the Mumaya River in Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, on Saturday morning. Dubbed diamond dust, the crystals can be seen on cold, sunny mornings when there is no wind.
Diamond dust was observed in the Shokawa district, located at an altitude ove...

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Japan Opens Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Centers In Tokyo And Osaka

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Japan opened large-scale coronavirus vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka on Monday in a bid to accelerate the country's inoculation program, which has lagged behind other developed countries and fueled concerns about the plan to hold the Olympics in the capital in two months.
The...

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Japan's Eventual Tallest Building To Be Finished In Fiscal 2027

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The construction of what will become Japan’s tallest building is slated to be completed in a redeveloped district near Tokyo Station in fiscal 2027, Mitsubishi Estate Co. said Thursday.
The company also said the district will be called Tokyo Torch, with the building itself being nam...

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See-Through Public Toilets Open In Tokyo Parks

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SKY NEWS
 
Glass technology has been adopted so prospective users can inspect the cleanliness of the loo - and to see if anyone is inside.
Transparent public toilets which light up "like a beautiful lantern" have been installed in Tokyo.
The see-through loos have opened in two parks in Shibuya, a...

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Japanese Train Station Grows Wine Grapes On The Platform

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SORA NEWS
 
Wait for your train under the shade of Japan’s only train station platform vineyard.
In Japan, just about every city boasts at least one local specialty, where the climate, soil composition and geographical location combine to create the perfect growing conditions for a particular pro...

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Japan's New National Stadium Completed

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NHK
 
The main stadium of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been completed.
An inspection of the new National Stadium ended at noon on Saturday. It followed the completion of building work in mid-November. Construction began three years ago.
The stadium features traditional Japanese...

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Luxurious Lounge Only Open To Couples Opens In Tokyo

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SORA NEWS
 
The unusual admissions policy has raised some eyebrows, but it’s very apparent that this space is meant to appeal to a specific clientele. 
 
We’ve seen dining establishments with interesting admissions policies pop up in Tokyo before, including this women-only restaurant and a pasta ...

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Unko Museum In Yokohama Offers Interactive, Colorful Exhibits All About Poop

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Joining such attractions as the long-running and popular Cupnoodles Museum, visitors to Yokohama this spring have another must-see destination to add to their itinerary, and it’s all about poop.
As reported by Kotaku, the Unko Museum (literally, Poop Museum) will open in Yokohama, ...

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Photographer Captures Amazing Images of Central Tokyo as Ghost Town Before Typhoon

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Typhoon Trami (Typhoon No. 24) brought intense winds to Tokyo on the night of September 30th, though damage was worse outside the city, including three reported fatalities. The capital wasn’t taking any chances, however, with major train lines shutting in the evening.
This had the ...

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Kou-an Glass Tea House by Tokujin Yoshioka Returns, Touring to Saga And Then Tokyo in 2019

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Tokujin Yoshioka’s Kou-an glass tea house was a huge success when it was shown in Kyoto in 2015. If you missed your chance to see it then or if you want to experience it again, it will be touring Japan from the end of this year.
Following its open-air exhibit at Seiryu-den in the T...

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