Super Typhoon Hagibis forces Japan to cancel hundreds of flights and trains

Japan, October 11, 2019 – The dangerous typhoon No.19, Hagibis, is currently in the Ogasawara Islands and moving north-northwest at 15 mph (25 kph). Authorities suspect it could make landfall around the Tokyo metropolitan area on Saturday.

Warnings of house collapsing have been issued by the Meteorological Agency due to strong winds of up to 135 mph (216kph).

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Nara Park: How to get there and what to see

Imagine a lush, green oasis located in the center of a city. Dark evergreen trees line its border, and it is dotted with flowering sakura cherry trees in early spring. Families, friends, and other groups relax or play on the green grass. Hundreds of deer roam freely among the people, some eating from the hands of children.

This is Nara Park, known as Nara Kōen in Japanese. It is one of the oldest parks in Japan. The park was established in 1880, and it is the location of many of Nara’s best attractions, including the Nara National Museum, Kofukuji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Todaiji Temple.

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Plum blossoms in Japan: Best places and 2020 forecast

People throughout the world are familiar with the famous Japanese cherry blossoms. They may have attended any of the numerous cherry blossom festivals held each year in the United States and elsewhere, or they may have thrilled to the sound of “Sakura Sakura”, a traditional Japanese folk song celebrating this beautiful flower.

Before the cherry blossoms emerge, however, another beautiful tree graces the island of Japan. Mid-February marks the start of spring and the beginning of the plum blossom season. If you want to see the plum blossoms in 2020, keep on reading!

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Japan train etiquette: Tips for understanding Japanese manners

Train etiquette in Japan is something that Japanese people usually take very seriously. Trains in Japan are extremely punctual and are one of the most efficient and convenient means of transport, so it is one of the most used, especially in large cities. Most of the time we board a train, we will be sharing it with other passengers.

Millions of people use Japan’s train system each day. While navigating the train network can seem daunting, these etiquette tips will help make your trip a pleasant one.
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