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London, England

London Underground Labyrinths

A labyrinth hides in plain sight at each of the city's 270 Tube stations.
East Sussex, England

The Quarter Boys

Two gilded cherubs perched on a church bell tower have been reminding visitors of the finitude of life since 1760.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.
Yokohama, Japan

Tin Toy Museum Kitahara Collection

More tin toys than you can shake a clapping monkey at.
Yokohama, Japan

Hara Model Railway Museum

The largest collection of model trains in the world is actually run using full-size locomotive technology.
Yokohama, Japan

Bashamichi Station Concourse

Remnants of an old bank adorn this station's brick wall.
Saitama, Japan

Tsuki Shrine

A unique Shinto shrine filled with bunnies and wordplay.
Ota City, Japan

Haneda Ōtorii

A cursed torii gate still stands on the edge of Haneda Airport, decades after its shrine's relocation.
Tokyo, Japan

Intermediatheque

An unexpected curiosity cabinet hidden within a department store in the Japan Post tower.
Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Kites

This tiny museum hidden above a restaurant houses thousands of modern and traditional kites.
Tokyo, Japan

Kiha

It's bad manners to eat and drink on the subways of Tokyo, unless the train is this bar. 
Tokyo, Japan

Mistral Bleu Train Bar

A cool dive bar, off the beaten track.
Tokyo, Japan

Hachikō's Grave

People from around the world visit the shrine of Japan’s legendarily loyal dog.
Minato City, Japan

Roppongi Hills Street Furniture

This quirky collection of furniture also happens to be a public art installation.
Tokyo, Japan

War-Damaged Utility Pole Monument

A sad reminder of the World War II bombing stands largely unnoticed on a street corner.
Chiyoda City, Japan

Taira no Masakado's Grave

A shrine dedicated to a 10th-century samurai emperor, whose head is not buried on site (contrary to popular belief).
Chuo City, Japan

Jisshi Park

This small park holds what remains of a former prison and execution ground.
Tamura, Japan

Abukuma-do Caves

These wondrous, illuminated caverns are buried within the mountains of the Fukushima Prefecture.
Ichikawa, Japan

Yawata no Yabushirazu

Nestled in an unassuming residential area, this "forbidden forest" is rumored to spirit away those who dare to enter.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
Istanbul, Turkey

Pudding Shop (Lale Restaurant)

This crucial gathering spot along the "hippie trail" still displays old notes between traveling beatniks and backpackers.
Carthage, Tunisia

Dar El Annabi

This museum in the famously blue neighborhood of Sidi Bou Saïd showcases a traditional Tunisian lifestyle.