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Azumino, Japan

Daio Wasabi Farm

The largest one of its kind in Japan, this century-old farm produces over 100 tons of wasabi each year.
Tokyo, Japan

Roppongi Hills Street Furniture

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

'Astro Boy Mosaic'

Japan's iconic sci-fi hero rendered to 8-bit by notorious French street artist Invader.
Tokyo, Japan

Ueno Daibutsu

Only the face remains of this giant Buddha statue, which is said to be a source of luck for students.
Hakone, Japan

Amazake-chaya Tea House

This teahouse's specialty has been unchanged for over 400 years.
Sendai-shi, Japan

Sendai Daikannon

One of the tallest statues in the world, and the tallest statue of a goddess in Japan.
Nagoro, Japan

Nagoro Village

As the aging humans of this Japanese village die off one local artisan is replacing them with eerie homonculi.
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.
Matsushima, Japan

Matsushima Bay

These tiny pine-covered islands have inspired art and poetry for centuries.
Hakone, Japan

Hakone Checkpoint

A recreation of the historical checkpoint that once served as the gateway to Tokyo.
Tokyo, Japan

The Asahi Flame

This enormous monument is one of the most iconic structures in Tokyo, rudely nicknamed "The Golden Turd."
Kamakura, Japan

Zeniarai Benten Shrine

It is said that coins washed in the waters here will miraculously multiply.
Tokyo, Japan

Moyai

Inspired by the famous sculptures on Easter Island, this head serves as a popular meeting spot by Shibuya Station.
Tokyo, Japan

Owaraji (Giant Straw Sandals)

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

Rokuon-ji Temple

This 14th-century temple is also known as the "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" for its gorgeous gilded reliquary hall.
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
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Jellyfish Lake

An isolated dive site teeming with cnidarians.
Tokyo, Japan

Noumin Café

This “peasant café” in the middle of Tokyo re-creates the atmosphere of the Japanese countryside.
Sapporo, Japan

Moerenuma Park

This futuristic public park includes large sculptures and an artificial geyser.
Tokyo, Japan

Replica of Duchamp's 'The Large Glass'

One of three official copies of Marcel Duchamp's enigmatic masterpiece is on display in an obscure Tokyo museum.
Toba-shi, Japan

Ama Hut Hachiman Kamado

Huts like this were once a hub for the female divers who collected pearls and seafood off Japan's coasts.
Hachioji, Japan

Yakuo-in Temple

This incredible mountainside temple is home to intriguing statues of demon-like creatures.
Tokyo, Japan

Ekibenya Matsuri

A railway station takeout shop sells boxed meals in containers shaped like trains and snowmen that hold the country’s abundant regional delicacies.
Izumo-shi, Japan

Izumo-Taisha

What's believed to be the country's first shrine is, in Shintō mythology, the annual meeting place of the gods.