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Paul McCarthy's jolly Santa Claus statue in its home
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering.
51.9164, 4.4730
The Luchtsingel
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Luchtsingel

Built by crowdsourcing, this wooden foot bridge saved a part of Rotterdam that was languishing in wait of city funding.
51.9257, 4.4771
Trompenburg Gardens in winter
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Trompenburg Arboretum

A true Valhalla for cactus and succulent lovers.
51.9198, 4.5185
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
52.3665, 4.8950
Hortus Botanicus
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Established in 1638 to battle the Black Death, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is a treasure trove of rare flora.
52.3670, 4.9084
KattenKabinet
Amsterdam, Netherlands

KattenKabinet

Cat art as far as the eye can see.
52.3656, 4.8916
Odaiba Statue of Liberty
Tokyo, Japan

Odaiba Statue of Liberty

This little replica of Lady Liberty provides a bit of NYC in a Japanese city.
35.6278, 139.7718
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
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
Sengaku-Ji
Tokyo, Japan

Sengaku-Ji

This Buddhist temple is home to the graves of the Japanese national legends, the 47 Ronin.
35.6377, 139.7363
The clock is at the Nippon TV tower in Shiodome, Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

The Giant Ghibli Clock

Tokyo’s only Vaudeville-cuckoo clock–steampunk-Victorian curio cabinet time piece.
35.6645, 139.7602
Sprookjesbos
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Efteling Sprookjesbos

This fairy tale forest hides scenes from some of the more obscure and bizarre Western nursery stories.
51.6504, 5.0435
Giethoorn
Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn

This small town in the Netherlands has no roads but instead, miles of canals and over 100 bridges.
52.7402, 6.0780
Lady of Stavoren
Stavoren, Netherlands

Lady of Stavoren

This Dutch statue is a monument to the fictional shrew who brought doom to the city of Stavoren.
52.8861, 5.3584
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Torture Museum

Museum preserving torture methods from the past.
52.3674, 4.8906
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
Tokyo, Japan

Vampire Café

A taste of the macabre Tokyo's ritzy shopping district.
35.6705, 139.7627
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Lelystad, Netherlands

Bataviawerf

Building Men of War and Indiamen from Holland's Golden Age.
52.5024, 5.4195