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Mimizuka.
Kyoto, Japan

Mimizuka

Burial mound for the ears and noses of thousands of mutilated Korean soldiers.
34.9914, 135.7703
Kyoto, Japan

Sanjūsangen-dō

1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy, each with a unique face.
34.9882, 135.7717
Sashimi on a stick.
Kyoto, Japan

Nishiki Market

This 700-year-old street food market features baby octopus and soy donuts.
35.0045, 135.7647
The studio's signature sign.
Kyōto-shi, Japan

Ukiyoe Small Museum

A tiny collection of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, open only when the owner feels like it.
34.9989, 135.7732
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
34.9672, 135.7733
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
34.6890, 135.8398
Sagano Bamboo Forest
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been voted to be a governmentally recognized sound.
35.0167, 135.6710
Ryōan-ji
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
35.0323, 135.7213
Kyoto, Japan

Tenryu-Ji Shrine's Bamboo trail

A beautiful bamboo trail tucked in this famous Japanese Shrine.
35.0158, 135.6738
Parents of deceased children place colorful "bibs" on Jizo statues to show their gratitude for his protection in the afterlife.
Kyoto, Japan

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

A shrine contains nearly 200 statues of the Buddhist deity Jizo, dressed in bibs by parents who have lost a child.
34.9949, 135.7850
Yasui Kompira-gu Shrine.
Kyoto, Japan

Yasui Kompira-gu Shrine

Crawl through the hole in the middle of this stone to break off a bad relationship or initiate a good one.
35.0000, 135.7758
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
Ehekarussell
Nuremberg, Germany

Ehekarussell

This lurid German fountain plots the sad course of marriage from dating to death.
49.4506, 11.0710
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle

A castle from the Holy Roman Empire that hosts traveling youth... in its stables.
49.4550, 11.0795
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Dinosaur of Ta Prohm

Hoax, mistake, or evidence of dinosaurs in human times?
13.4348, 103.8893
Cambodian Landmine Museum
Kampong Thom, Cambodia

Cambodia Landmine Museum

This collection of reclaimed landmines acts as both an exhibition of their deadly history and as a shelter for children affected by them.
13.5395, 103.9459
Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
13.3586, 103.8626
The Brahma Phra Phom.
Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan Shrine

A shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.
13.7443, 100.5404
Guernsey, Channel Islands

The Little Chapel

An intricately decorated tiny place of worship.
49.4414, -2.5876
Guernsey

German Military Underground Hospital

Underground hospital complex constructed by slave laborers during the German occupation of the Channel Islands.
49.4423, -2.5757
The Oval Space.
London, England

The Oval Space

This former medical factory gives home to cutting edge arts in the shadow of a gas works.
51.5333, -0.0593
London, England

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

Shop-come-gallery from The Last Tuesday Society is a modern-day cabinet of curiosities unassumingly positioned along an urban thoroughfare.
51.5346, -0.0575
London, England

Lime Wharf

Residential building on the Regents Canal is a breeding ground for creativity and innovation.
51.5347, -0.0558
London, England

V&A Museum of Childhood

A museum wholly devoted to juvenescence.
51.5291, -0.0549