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Historical Fortress of Izena Castle.
Izena-son, Japan

Izena Island

Ruins and statues dot the landscape of this tiny island rich with royal history.
26.9156, 127.9517
Cherry blossoms and tulips on display at the Kyoto Botanical Garden
Sakyō-ku, Japan

Kyoto Botanical Garden

With over 12,000 different species of plants, this botanical garden is Japan's oldest and most diverse.
35.0454, 135.7646
Hitachinaka, Japan

Kochia Hill

Every autumn, this hillside is ablaze with red summer cypress.
36.3966, 140.5347
Honolulu, Hawaii

Shangri La

Doris Duke's lasting collection of Islamic Art, hidden in a Hawaiian paradise.
21.2571, -157.7950
Washuzan Highland.
Kurashiki-shi, Japan

Washuzan Highland

A dilapidated amusement park with a million-dollar view.
34.4458, 133.7976
Himeji, Japan

Taiyo Park

A remote and slightly overgrown park filled with replicas of world landmarks.
34.8880, 134.6294
Amanohashidate.
Miyazu-shi, Japan

Amanohashidate

Turn around and stick your head between your legs for the best view of this tree-covered sandbar.
35.5698, 135.1918
A cluster of Funaya.
Ine-chō, Japan

Funaya of Ine

The traditional houses along the coast of this charming Japanese fishing village allow people to sleep above the sea.
35.6752, 135.2872
Broken eggshells litter the pavement.
Hakone, Japan

Owakudani Black Eggs

Legend holds eating just one of these black eggs can add seven years to one's life.
35.2444, 139.0198
A fukugi-lined road in Bise Village.
Motobu-chō, Japan

Bise Village

A network of sandy streets lined with verdant fukugi trees weaves throughout this tiny seaside town.
26.7090, 127.8800
Yasui Kompira-gu Shrine.
Kyoto, Japan

Yasui Kompira-gu Shrine

Crawl through the hole in the middle of this stone to break off a bad relationship or initiate a good one.
35.0000, 135.7758
Sawada Mansion.
Kōchi-shi, Japan

Sawada Mansion

Though technically an illegal structure, this eclectic DIY apartment complex is beloved by its residents.
33.5795, 133.5531
Wat Tha Ka Rong
Tambon Ban Pom, Thailand

Wat Tha Ka Rong

A colorful kitschy temple and floating market off the beaten path.
14.3582, 100.5433
Tonomine Highlands.
Kamikawa-chō, Japan

Tonomine Highlands

A thick blanket of beautiful pampas grass cloaks this unique Japanese landscape.
35.1590, 134.6910
Geyser, warning sign
Noboribetsu-shi, Japan

Jigokudani (Hell Valley)

A steaming, boiling hellscape sources Hokkaido's thermal baths.
42.4976, 141.1487
Totoro stares out
Tokyo, Japan

Ghibli Museum

A magical place that lets you play in and explore the world of Studio Ghibli.
35.6962, 139.5704
Yoro Park.
Yoro, Japan

Yoro Park

Experience park where visitors are told to expect the unexpected.
35.2839, 136.5512
Kishi Station
Kinokawa, Japan

Kishi Station

A calico cat named Tama is the wildly popular Super Station Master at this train stop in southeast Japan.
34.2094, 135.3121
Cloaca machine at MONA
Berriedale, Australia

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

This controversial museum includes such detested exhibits as a chocolate suicide bomber and fecal-smelling digestion machine.
-42.8127, 147.2613
The Big Oyster in Taree, Australia.
Taree, Australia

Big Oyster

Homage to the local produce now serves as a car dealer.
-31.9013, 152.4653
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
The beach facing Brisbane City and River.
Brisbane, Australia

Streets Beach

Brisbane's manmade urban beach has enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools.
-27.4779, 153.0231
Big Merino in Goulburn, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
-34.7737, 149.6914
Three Sisters
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
-33.7150, 150.3114