bjpatterson's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Montreal, Québec

Farine Five Roses Sign

Two thirds of this Montreal neon icon has survived to flash another day.
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower Wax Museum's Progressive Rock Room

Unlikely place for krautrock legends to hang out.
Tokyo, Japan

Garden of Unborn Children

Rows of stone statues are dressed up to mourn children that are lost before birth.
Tokyo, Japan

The Fireproof housing of Shirahige-Higashi district

Disaster prevention apartment blocks in Sumida Ward are designed to save as many as possible in the face of the inevitable.
Tokyo, Japan

Suga Shrine Staircase

This ordinary set of steps is a must-see destination for fans of a certain romantic anime.
Tokyo, Japan

Gorilla Building

A King Kong-like gorilla hangs from the top of this commercial building in Tokyo.
Tokyo, Japan

Yanaka Cemetery

This sprawling scenic burial ground is the final resting place of Japan's last shogun.
Tokyo, Japan

Owl Police Box

This adorable birdlike police box is designed based on a play on words.
Tokyo, Japan

Aoyama Technical School

Giant robo-cockroach building devours Tokyo.
Tokyo, Japan

Odaiba Statue of Liberty

This little replica of Lady Liberty provides a bit of NYC in a Japanese city.
Tokyo, Japan

Lucky Dragon and Atomic Tuna Memorial

Oddly touching memorial to a little-remembered nuclear tragedy.
Tokyo, Japan

Mount Mihara

This active volcano's siren song to suicide jumpers forced authorities to build a fence.
Tokyo, Japan

Kagaya

Serving you alcohol with a side of insanity. Also, costumes!
Tokyo, Japan

Kan'ei-ji Temple

A Buddhist temple to honor insects that died for science.
Tokyo, Japan

Shakaden Reiyukai Temple

Starship-temple contains 400 tons of drinking water and offers free Japanese lessons.
Tokyo, Japan

Ninja Akasaka

A restaurant modeled after feudal Japan, where the waitstaff are trained as ninjas.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
Tokyo, Japan

Roppongi Hills Garden Pond

An ordinary pond with fish from out of this world.
Tokyo, Japan

Sōgenji Temple (Kappa-Dera)

Shrine to Japanese water-goblins, complete with their preserved body parts.
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
Tokyo, Japan

Godzilla Head

He's not quite the menace he once was, but he still has some chops.
Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Masterpiece of metabolist architecture and the original "capsule building."
Tokyo, Japan

Sanrio Puroland

If Hello Kitty were Mickey Mouse, this would be Disneyland.
Tokyo, Japan

The Giant Ghibli Clock

Tokyo’s only Vaudeville-cuckoo clock–steampunk-Victorian curio cabinet time piece.