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The "Baika-sai" plum blossom festival held at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine over the weekend signaled the arrival of spring in Kyoto.

After a hiatus of three years, the Kinishita Circus, one of the world's three major circuses, has finally rolled back into Osaka.

As severe cold continues every day in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, where the temperature plummeted to minus 26.6C on Saturday, a phenomenon known as a "Sun Pillar," was captured, where diamond dust reflects in the sunlight.

Despite Friday being the coldest day of the season, Ueno Park was bustling with activity for the outdoor event "SAMURAI Fest 2024," where visitors can experience samurai culture by wearing armor and indulge in Japanese culture and food.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has surpassed 1.76 million visitors this fiscal year as of February 23, setting a new record for attendance, attributed in part to the heightened interest following the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

JR Kyushu announced on Thursday that, in conjunction with the timetable revision on March 16th, it will begin a demonstration of autonomous driving on some trains on the Kagoshima Line, with a driver on board.

While mid-winter weather has again descended on the Kanto region of Japan, with some areas now covered in snow, cherry blossom spots are already reaching their peak just before the three-day weekend starting on February 23.

The operation of platform doors has begun at Oshiage Station on the Toei Asakusa Line, marking the completion of platform door installations at all Toei Subway stations.