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Hakone, Japan

Hakone Open-Air Museum

Open-air museum with an elaborate sculpture garden, stretching for over 70,000 square-meters.
Rome, Italy

Galleria Sciarra

This hidden Art Nouveau courtyard is an opulent feast for the eyes.
New York, New York

Holiday Nostalgia Train

During the holidays, a vintage subway train whisks New Yorkers back in time.
Hitachinaka, Japan

Kochia Hill

Every autumn, this hillside is ablaze with red summer cypress.
Holland, Michigan

Windmill Island Gardens

The park is home to the United States's only still-operating Dutch windmill.
Paris, France

Musée des Arts Forains

A museum of carnival attractions where you are invited to ride the rides.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Music Garden

This urban oasis is a marvelous meld of music and landscape architecture.
San Francisco, California

Audium-Theatre of Sound-Sculptured Space

The only theatre in the world constructed specifically for sound movement.
Phoenix, Arizona

Yayoi Kusama Firefly Infinity Mirror Room

The installation’s official name, “You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies,” says it all.
Portland, Oregon

The Witch's Castle

These old stone ruins in the Oregon wilderness were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder.
Woodburn, Oregon

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

This little slice of the Netherlands in the Pacific Northwest blooms in a rainbow of color each spring.
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri Heart-Shaped Traffic Lights

Instead of solid circles, the stoplights in this northern Icelandic town have glowing red hearts.
Tokyo, Japan

Godzilla Head

He's not quite the menace he once was, but he still has some chops.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere.
Tokyo, Japan

Kojo

This subterranean spot might be the epitome of Japan's baroque, retro coffee houses.
South Pittsburg, Tennessee

Nickajack Cave

This large cave is a summer home to thousands of bats and has a rich history dating back to prehistoric times.
Quezon, Philippines

Mount Banahaw

This volcano in the Philippines is believed to have miraculous healing powers.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Philadelphia boasts one of the best — and most often overlooked — traditional Japanese gardens in North America.
New York, New York

Riot Grrrl Collection at NYU

A collection of fanzines, recordings, and documents detailing the rise and influence of the feminist punk movement.
Kobayashi, Japan

Crepe Vending Machine

Ever needed a chocolate-filled crepe in the wee hours of the morning?
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Synchronized Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains

For two weeks every June, fireflies in the Smoky Mountains perform an astonishing light show.
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Poison Garden

The sign at the garden gate reads: "These Plants Can Kill."
Tokyo, Japan

Ghibli Museum

A magical place that lets you play in and explore the world of Studio Ghibli.