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Like a Roller Coaster! Riding Japan's Scary Upside-Down Train | Shonan Monorail

KANAGAWA, May 21 (travelgeek) - Today, we are trying a monorail which looks like running upside-down in Kanagawa Japan. Just relax and enjoy the unique trip.

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Operations on the Tokaido Shinkansen between Nagoya and Hamamatsu stations remain suspended following a derailment involving a maintenance vehicle.

Japan experienced a scorching heatwave over the first weekend of summer vacation, with temperatures soaring from Okinawa to Hokkaido. Despite comprehensive heatstroke measures at festivals, numerous incidents were reported.

A junior high school girl drowned on Sunday while trying to save her younger sister at a beach in Saka Town, Hiroshima.

Tsutomu Shirosaki, a former member of the Japanese Red Army, who was serving time for his involvement in the 1986 attack on the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia, died on the 20th of July at the age of 76.

Shoko Miyata, a 19-year-old gymnast and key member of Japan's women's gymnastics team, has withdrawn from the Paris Olympics due to smoking and drinking incidents.

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Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, has experienced the highest growth rate in foreign tourists in Japan, leading to concerns about over-tourism. Popular attractions like Inuyama Castle are becoming overcrowded, prompting local efforts to manage the influx.

The fireworks festival scheduled to be held in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, was canceled approximately 20 minutes before it was set to begin due to the threat of lightning.

Tonight, I traveled from Kyushu to Kanto on the “Tokyo Kyushu Ferry's ”, using the cheapest available woman-only room from Shin-Mojiko to Yokosuka (At JAPAN)

Kyoto, known for its rich cultural heritage and historic landmarks, is a popular destination for tourists year-round. However, the influx of visitors often results in crowded sites, especially during the summer. For those looking to avoid the hustle and bustle, there are hidden gems in Kyoto that offer a more tranquil experience.

According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, 3,135,600 foreign visitors came to Japan in June, marking the highest number ever recorded for a single month.

A worldwide system failure affecting computers running 'Windows' has caused flight disruptions at Japan's domestic airports, with international flights being particularly impacted yesterday.

As popular tourist spots in Hokkaido face disruptive behavior by foreign visitors, one small town has begun fighting back.

Shibuya Station, undergoing a once-in-a-century large-scale redevelopment, will open a new ticket gate to improve accessibility in previously less convenient areas.