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Eufaula, Alabama

Memorial to Leroy Brown

That bass was as bad a fish as any angler ever knew.
Montgomery, Alabama

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

The former home of the hard partying literary power couple is now one of the only museums devoted to their story.
Tokyo, Japan

'Growing Gardener'

This gnome sculpture and his wonderous hat forces train passengers to do a double-take.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams's Gravesite

The country music legend's grave is surrounded by Astroturf because fans kept plucking out the grass.
Montgomery, Alabama

Casket on the Steiner-Lobman Building

The whimsical construction on the roof has given rise to many a Montgomery myth about its contents.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams' Death Car

Cadillac where country's first big star was found dead.
Tuskegee, Alabama

The Oaks

Booker T. Washington's home at the Tuskegee Institute was a gem of splendor.
Yoshimi, Japan

The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi

This ancient burial site was once thought to be the home of a race distinctive to Ainu folklore.
Yoshimi, Japan

Gankutsu Hotel

Chiseled out of a sandstone cliff, one farmer's unfinished art project lies in ruins.
Nikko, Japan

'Imaginary Elephants'

These sculptures were created by a 17th-century artist who had never seen an elephant.
Nikko, Japan

Three Wise Monkeys of Tōshōgū Shrine

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Nikkō-shi, Japan

Kanmangafuchi Abyss

A remarkable lava formation encloses a line of Buddhist statues that can't be accurately counted, according to local mythology.
Chichibu, Japan

Wado Ruins

The birthplace of Japanese coinage.
Koshu, Japan

Daizenji 'Grape Temple'

A monk-run winery inside a Buddhist temple celebrates Japan's crown grape varietal.
Otsuki, Japan

Saruhashi Bridge

According to legends, this bridge was crafted after monkeys formed a body-bridge across the gorge.
Hachioji, Japan

Yakuo-in Temple

This incredible mountainside temple is home to intriguing statues of demon-like creatures.
Yokohama, Japan

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

This historical theme park celebrates all things noodle.
Kamakura, Japan

Sixteen Wells

This mysterious medieval grotto holds a grid of sacred wells of unknown purpose.
Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura's Seven Entrances

Narrow passes cut out of mountains surround the medieval capital of Japan.
Kamakura, Japan

Zeniarai Benten Shrine

It is said that coins washed in the waters here will miraculously multiply.
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold on its right cheek from ancient gilding.
Kyonan, Japan

Mount Nokogiri (Saw Mountain)

This sawtooth mountain range still bears the strangely lovely marks of its history as a medieval quarry.
Kyonan, Japan

Nihonji Daibutsu: The Great Buddha of Nihonji

This giant seated Bhudda of Healing dates to the 1780s.
Yokosuka, Japan

Sarushima - "Monkey Island"

A small island with no monkeys but plenty of military ruins.