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Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
Namerikawa, Japan

The Firefly Squid of Toyama Bay

Bioluminescent firefly squid light up this Japanese fishing port.
Yakushima, Japan

Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine

The magical, mossy forest that inspired Princess Mononoke.
Yoro, Japan

Yoro Park

Experience park where visitors are told to expect the unexpected.
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.
Hayakawa, Japan

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan

The oldest hotel in the world has been operated by the same family for over 1,300 years, even catering to samurai.
Hitachinaka, Japan

Kochia Hill

Every autumn, this hillside is ablaze with red summer cypress.
Nagasaki, Japan

Gunkanjima Island

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

Aokigahara Forest

A beautiful, dense forest in the shadow of Mount Fuji, with a tragic reputation.
Yamanouchi, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Hot springs monkey spa in the middle of Hell's Valley.
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been named a governmentally recognized sound.
Delhi, Ontario

Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre

It may be a "Smoke Free Ontario" today, but at this museum you can still get a whiff of yesterday’s Golden Age of tobacco farming.
Elora, Ontario

Golden Jubilee Graffito

Among the cliffs of the Elora Gorge is an oft-overlooked piece of celebratory graffiti.
Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

Loyalist St. Andrews

A small Canadian town founded as a refuge for Loyalists following American Independence.
Aurora, Ontario

Happy Woodlawn Pet Cemetery

Canada's first pet cemetery is now abandoned.
Perth, Ontario

Mammoth Cheese Replica

A fake block of cheese remembers a feat of dairy engineering from the Chicago World's Fair.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

The world's only bushplane museum captures the spirit of the early planes and pilots and their contributions to northern life in Canada.
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Home of A Thousand Faces

Outsider art meets hard scrabble mountain life in this woodcarver's home/art piece.
Burlington, Ontario

Martimas's Grave

The racehorse's headstone highlights a forgotten part of the Hendrie Park Gardens' history.
Grondines, Québec

Saint Lawrence River HVDC Powerline Crossing

Extremely long cable tunnel buried under the river.
Montreal, Québec

Musée Eudore Dubeau

The only museum about the history of dentistry in Canada.
Thorold, Ontario

Blue Ghost Tunnel

Abandoned for over a century, this chilling train tunnel is now a destination for ghost hunters.
Lindsay, Ontario

Youngtown Rock and Roll Museum

Named in tribute to Canadian singer and songwriter Neil Young.
Saint-Simon, Québec

L' Extra-Terrasse

For a brief moment, the world was given a flicker of the future of fast food, thanks to a visionary inventor.