• TOKYO, Janpan - File photo taken in October 2017 shows Mt. Fuji, seen from the side of Yamanashi Prefecture.(Kyodo) ==Kyodo
    2018.08.10 | Shizuoka
  • HOKURYU, Japan - Around 1.5 million sunflowers are in full bloom to delight tourists in one of Japan's largest sunflower fields in Hokuryu, Hokkaido on Aug. 6, 2018. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
    2018.08.07 | Hokkaido
  • SHIMUKAPPU,Japan - Tourists view a sea of clouds from a 1,088-meter-high deck at Hoshino Resorts Tomamu in the village of Shimukappu in Hokkaido, northern Japan, on July 19, 2018. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
    2018.07.20 | Hokkaido
  • TOKYO, Japan - People watch goldfish at an art aquarium in Tokyo's Nihombashi district on July 16, 2018. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
    2018.07.18 | Tokyo
  • SAITAMA, Japan - A new facility offering hands-on experience of railway jobs and displaying history exhibits opened Thursday at the Railway Museum in Saitama, near Tokyo.   One of the major attractions is the train driving simulator for the E-5 series Hayabusa shinkansen that operates between Tokyo and Hakodate in southwestern Hokkaido. The simulator gives visitors the experience of driving the train at its top speed of 320 kilometers per hour as recorded images of scenery flash by.   Visitors can also perform duties carried out by a conductor, such as opening and closing the train's doors.   Included in the section showcasing the technological developments that have taken place in the 140 years since the introduction of railways in Japan, there is a replica of a ticket gate used at Tokyo Station in the Taisho period (1912-1926).   Actual rolling stock from the 400 series Tsubasa shinkansen, known as a mini shinkansen, is also among the exhibits.   About 440 people lined up before the opening of the facility and numbered tickets for the Hayabusa simulator were sold out in about 10 minutes.   Shinnosuke Nakajima, a 9-year-old elementary school pupil from Tokyo, said, "It was really fun. I want to become a conductor in the future."   Admission costs 1,300 yen ($11.8) for adults, 600 yen for elementary, junior high and high school students, and 300 yen for children aged 3 or older.   ==Kyodo
    2018.07.05 | Saitama
  • KUMAMOTO,JAPAN - Tourists visit Sakitsu Church in the Sakitsu district of Amakusa in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on July 1, 2018, a day after UNESCO decided to add the area and 11 other sites linked to the history of Japan's persecuted Christians to the World Heritage list as the "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region." (Kyodo)   ==Kyodo
    2018.07.02 | Kumamoto
  • HASHIMOTO, JAPAN - People walk through the "wind bell tunnel" at the Gokurakubashi Station of Nankai Electric Railway Co. in the western Japan town of Koya on June 28, 2018. The installation with around 500 glass wind bells has been a feature there every summer since 2013 to entertain tourists who visit Mt. Koya, a World Heritage site, by cable car from the station. (Kyodo)
    2018.06.29 | Wakayama
  • 2018.05.28 | Kagoshima
  • TOKYO, Janpan - Undated file photo shows people cycling on the Shimanami Kaido cycling route in Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan. (Kyodo)   ==Kyodo  
    2018.05.25 | Ehime
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