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Taipei City, Taiwan

Rixing Type Foundry

Taiwan's last Chinese character letterpress preserves the dying art of Chinese character mold making.
Seoul, South Korea

Banpo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

The world's longest bridge fountain has hundreds of nozzles that create a beautiful, illuminated spectacle.
Paju, South Korea

Imjingak Resort

A large visitor's complex and place of remembrance on the outskirts of the DMZ.
Seoul, South Korea

Wongaksa Pagoda

This pagoda was once the central feature of a Buddhist temple that no longer exists.
Paju, South Korea

Dorasan Station

South Korea's largely symbolic, barely used gateway to the North.
Paju, South Korea

Bridge of No Return

The site of many tense prisoner exchanges across the Military Demarcation Line between North and South Korea.
Paju, South Korea

Dora Observatory

The best place for scenic views of the DMZ and North Korea.
Paju, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border.
Sierra Bullones, Philippines

Chocolate Hills

Bohol's mysterious brown hills.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

National Textile Museum

An exploration of Malaysian heritage through the lens of traditional textiles.
Kyoto, Japan

Ukiyoe Small Museum

A tiny collection of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, open only when the owner feels like it.
Nikko, Japan

Three Wise Monkeys of Tōshōgū Shrine

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Kanazawa, Japan

Myouryuji (Ninja Temple)

Although it has never been a secret ninja base, this shrine still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve.
Tokyo, Japan

Hakubutsukan-Dōbutsuen Station

Take a few seconds to look at this abandoned, art-filled station as you pass by on the subway to Ueno.
Tokyo, Japan

Owaraji (Giant Straw Sandals)

An enormous pair of straw sandals woven in the traditional way, to keep demons at bay.
Tokyo, Japan

Shitamachi Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of Tokyo's often-overlooked working-class district.
Tokyo, Japan

Odaiba Statue of Liberty

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

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

30 architectural gems from the 19th and early 20th century Tokyo were restored and relocated to this space.
Shirakawa-mura, Japan

Shirakawa-go

This isolated Japanese mountain village untouched by time showcases unique and stunning traditional architecture.
Tokyo, Japan

Zauo

The freshest fish here are the ones you catch yourself.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

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

Godzilla Head

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

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
Kyoto, Japan

Nishiki Market

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