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Germany's rail system is a great way to tour the country. It's cheap. It's (usually) punctual. And it has amazing views

Japan

Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

A hot springs resort turns into a flower park in Japan’s most extravagant light display each winter
Welcome to Japan's 'Cat Island'

Welcome to Japan's 'Cat Island'

A cat lover's dream, felines vastly outnumber the human population on the Japanese island of Tashirojima
11 of the world's top food museums

11 of the world's top food museums

From kimchi to mustard, chocolate to potatoes, these food shrines offer insight into local delicacies. In some cases maybe a bit too much
Impressive. Most Impressive: Sapporo Snow Fest turns to dark side

Impressive. Most Impressive: Sapporo Snow Fest turns to dark side

Built by troops from the country's Self-Defense Forces, a massive Darth Vader snow sculpture is stealing the show at the Japanese festival
Bleep blorp: New Japanese hotel to be staffed by robots

Bleep blorp: New Japanese hotel to be staffed by robots

Huis Ten Bosch theme park plans to introduce a cost-saving hotel run by porter-bots and reception-bots
12 incredible UNESCO sites you've probably never heard of

12 incredible UNESCO sites you've probably never heard of

A number of UNESCO Heritage Sites remain unknown to a large percentage of travelers. Here are 12 world treasures you might not even know exist
And the world's safest city is...

And the world's safest city is...

Asian, European capitals dominate top of the list of safe cities according to a new study
CNNGo in Japan: Wagyu, ramen, sake

CNNGo in Japan: Wagyu, ramen, sake

From exquisite tempura to perfect noodles, this culinary journey hits the hot spots in a land bursting with flavor
Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

It's going to be a great year for foodies, with top restaurants exporting their brands to other countries while others open new ventures at home
World music: It's Okinawa's turn

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

Unique melodies float from every doorway along Naha's Kokusai-dori, Okinawa's main entertainment drag