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Yamanakako, Japan

Lake Yamanaka

The largest of the Fuji Five Lakes is home to a flock of swans — some real, some with paddles, and one with an observation deck.
Tomigusuku, Japan

Naval Underground Headquarters

Elaborate series of tunnels where traces of mass suicide are still visible.
Suita-shi, Japan

Tower of the Sun

Closed for decades, this strange symbol of Japan's Expo '70 has finally opened its psychedelic insides to the public.
Osaka, Japan

Gate Tower Building

Three floors rented out to the Japanese highway system.
Ikeda, Japan

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

Museum dedicated to the inventor of instant ramen and cup noodles.
Wakayama, Japan

Awashima Jinja

A Japanese shrine to dolls.
Agano, Japan

Niigata Russian Village

A failed Russian themed village and amusement park in Niigata prefecture.
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold around its ears from its ancient gilding.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

Japanese national treasure originally built in 593 CE.
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
Himeji, Japan

Kokoen Garden

Nine Gardens in one - with tea service.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
Atami, Japan

Atami Adult Museum

Museum showcases Japanese sexuality and some amazing ocean views.
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
Takehara, Japan

Okunoshima

Japanese island famous for poison gas and fluffy bunnies.
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been voted to be a governmentally recognized sound.
Ashibetsu, Japan

Canadian World

A semi-abandoned replica of the literary famous town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island—in Japan.
Noboribetsu, Japan

Tenkaen (China Park of Heaven)

After a short 5 year run, this former major theme park sits in ruin.
Hachimantai, Japan

Matsuo Mine

Abandoned Japanese ghost town gives a glimpse into what our own metropolises may leave behind.
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War.
Otsu, Japan

Mt. Hiei

Birthplace of the Tendai sect and home to the marathon monks.
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
Nagasaki, Japan

Gunkanjima Island

Once the most densely populated place in the world, this island is now a ghost town.