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The crow's nest
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn

An architect's childhood fantasy treehouse made real.
44.4597, -110.8303
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
44.5251, -110.8390
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
44.4750, -110.8436
Parents of deceased children place colorful "bibs" on Jizo statues to show their gratitude for his protection in the afterlife.
Kyoto, Japan

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

A shrine contains nearly 200 statues of the Buddhist deity Jizo, dressed in bibs by parents who have lost a child.
34.9949, 135.7850
Sagano Bamboo Forest
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been voted to be a governmentally recognized sound.
35.0167, 135.6710
Ryōan-ji
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
35.0323, 135.7213
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.
35.3169, 139.5357
Spouting Horn Park
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This Hawaiian blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
21.8848, -159.4932
Byodo-In Temple.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

An authentic replica of an Asian temple and garden hidden amongst the natural beauty of Hawaii.
21.4348, -157.8279
Blue skies, palm trees, American Florentine palace
Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.
21.3068, -157.8587
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawaii's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
20.8719, -156.6774
The final pool emptying into the ocean
Kula, Hawaii

'Ohe'o Gulch Pools (Seven Sacred Pools)

A series of waterfalls and pools flow through the O'heo Gulch and into the ocean.
20.6634, -156.0424
Charles Lindbergh's Grave
Hana, Hawaii

Charles Lindbergh Grave Site

The famous aviator's final resting place is a study in natural beauty.
20.6511, -156.0551
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.
19.4215, -155.9105
'Akaka Falls
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
19.8531, -155.1565
The Grotto
Tobermory, Ontario

The Bruce Peninsula Grotto

This natural sea cave hides a small wonderland of natural turquoise beauty.
45.2452, -81.5243
Sudbury, Ontario

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

A neutrino detector built into the largest man-made underground cavity in the world.
46.4639, -81.1747
Lake Manitou. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Manitowaning, Ontario

Manitou Lake

Lake within a lake.
45.7536, -81.9474
Big Nickel
Sudbury, Ontario

Big Nickel

Possibly the world's largest coin stands just outside of a Canadian science center.
46.4738, -81.0340
Burk's Falls, Ontario

Midlothian Castle

A school teacher's massive and terrifying self-built castle.
45.6035, -79.4652
Hachikō at the station
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
35.7180, 139.7788
Personal gadgets for sale in Akihabara around 2008.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
35.6989, 139.7699
Sashimi on a stick.
Kyoto, Japan

Nishiki Market

This 700-year-old street food market features baby octopus and soy donuts.
35.0045, 135.7647