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Otaru, Japan

Former Temiya Line Railroad

This abandoned railroad got a new life as a scenic promenade cutting through the city of Otaru.
Tokyo, Japan

Shimbashi Station SL Square

The decommissioned steam engine’s whistle can still be heard three times a day at one of Japan’s oldest train stations.
Tokyo, Japan

The Asahi Flame

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

Nihonbashi Kirin Statues

Mythical beasts symbolizing the city of Tokyo guard a historic bridge.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

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

Garden of Unborn Children

Rows of stone statues are dressed up to mourn children that are lost before birth.
Tokyo, Japan

Jimbōchō Book Town

A bibliophile's heaven that contains hundreds of bookstores, offering over a third of secondhand books for sale in Tokyo.
Tateyama-machi, Japan

Snow Canyon

A massive wintry wall of snow up to 66 feet tall flanks a highway through Japan's mountains.
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.
Dazaifu, Japan

Starbucks Dazaifu Tenmangu Omote-Sando

This is no ordinary coffee chain outlet—it's an architectural masterpiece.
Tokyo, Japan

Shiotama

Steampunk, humanoid sculptures crawl on all fours in a Tokyo plaza.
Tokyo, Japan

The Giant Ghibli Clock

Tokyo’s only Vaudeville-cuckoo clock–steampunk-Victorian curio cabinet time piece.
Tokyo, Japan

Owl Police Box

This adorable birdlike police box is designed based on a play on words.
Tokyo, Japan

Godzilla Head

Not quite the menace it once was, this monster still has some chops.
Yokohama, Japan

Umi-Shibaura Station

Passengers are not allowed to set foot outside this station, but you can still enjoy spectacular views of the sea from the platform.
Kamakura, Japan

‘Insect Mound’

Nestled among the bamboos in a temple complex, this art installation serves as a unique memorial to insects.
Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama Doll Museum

Home to thousands of dolls from around the world, including the "blue-eyed dolls" that came to Japan as American ambassadors.
Yokohama, Japan

Dr. Hepburn’s Former Residence

The man who created the first Japanese-English Dictionary.
Kochi, Japan

Berobero no Kamisama

This extremely naked God of Drunkards welcomes visitors to Kochi Station.
Takamatsu, Japan

Mt. Yashima Ropeway

Nestled amid the trees lies an abandoned funicular railway that dates back to the 1920s.
Matsuyama-shi, Japan

Kururin Ferris Wheel

A giant rooftop ride with unbeatable views of Matsuyama city, the nearby mountain ranges, and the Inland Sea.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

World's Largest Rice Scoop

This enormous "shamoji" means more to the people of Miyajima than just a way getting rice onto a plate.
Kitagawa, Japan

Monet's Garden Marmottan

Nope, not the one in France. The only officially-recognized reproduction of Monet’s garden in Giverny is located in a remote corner of Japan.
Unzen-shi, Japan

Obama Onsen

Japan's hottest hot spring has a memorable name.