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Fantastical fishy art on show in Tokyo

Fantastical fishy art on show in Tokyo

Of all the bizarre art niches out there, "goldfish aquarium art" must rank fairly high -- yet this artist's made a career out of it
Mesmerized by Okinawa's dramatic underground caves

Mesmerized by Okinawa's dramatic underground caves

iReporter Michael Lynch takes a tour of the ancient caves in Okinawa and discovers glowing streams, psychedelic stalactites and lots of bottles of booze
Trekkers swarm Mount Fuji on first day of season

Trekkers swarm Mount Fuji on first day of season

World Heritage Site listing of Japanese national symbol spurs huge interest among travelers
Now air-con grounds a Dreamliner flight

Now air-con grounds a Dreamliner flight

An All Nippon Airways 787 Dreamliner is held in Tokyo after a mechanical problem, the fourth such incident for Dreamliners in 10 days
Japan's amazing Nabana no Sato winter light show

Japan's amazing Nabana no Sato winter light show

Millions of solar-powered light bulbs make this small botanical garden the hottest spot this winter
Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Different year, same pictures. But still very cute
Japan's scary 'Skyfall' island: World's creepiest tour?

Japan's scary 'Skyfall' island: World's creepiest tour?

Tour operators have been offering trips to Hashima island since 2009, but access is limited and security is fierce. Here's why
Sushi at 5 a.m.? Tokyo's early-bird fish restaurants

Sushi at 5 a.m.? Tokyo's early-bird fish restaurants

Sushi Dai restaurant in Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo is good enough to lose sleep over
Dreamliner suffers 'setback'

Dreamliner suffers 'setback'

But the issue did not involve overheating lithium batteries, officials say
Yuasa: Birthplace of soy sauce

Yuasa: Birthplace of soy sauce

The quaint Japanese town where soy sauce is king is also filled with Edo-era treasures
World's best unknown hike: Japan's Kumano Kodo

World's best unknown hike: Japan's Kumano Kodo

There are a lot of steps, but trust us. It's worth it
Gallery: Okinawa hosts world's biggest tug-of-war

Gallery: Okinawa hosts world's biggest tug-of-war

Hundreds of thousands in Naha pull together on 43 tons, 200 meters of rope
Japan OKs 787 Dreamliners to fly again

Japan OKs 787 Dreamliners to fly again

Decision follows directive from U.S. aviation authorities
Earliest ever cherry blossoms in Tokyo

Earliest ever cherry blossoms in Tokyo

Warmer weather means hanami has come early this year. The season highlight is expected to be this coming weekend
Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Swimmers, sun worshippers, festivals and jumbo lotteries are just a few of the sights of the sweltering Japanese season
Tokyo restaurant serves up special dirt menu

Tokyo restaurant serves up special dirt menu

Taking the idea of organic to a whole new level, the special ingredient at this Japanese eatery is soil
Best new mountain resorts

Best new mountain resorts

Even your ski-phobic spouses will come along quietly once you show them the specs on this list
Japanese airlines ground Dreamliners

Japanese airlines ground Dreamliners

A battery alarm forces an emergency landing in Tokyo, the latest in a series of 787 safety scares
iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReporter shows how to make geishas look even more enticing than they already do with Instagram
Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Check out this surreal gallery to find out what's behind the frozen armies taking over the Yamagata hills
Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

The world’s best-known seafood market is the jewel in Tokyo’s tourist crown