Japan

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
Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Built at a cost of $442.2 million, Universal Studios Japan hopes its magical new attraction will bring in the big bucks
Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Tokyo's Okura Hotel is cramped and dated, but its history, charm and devotion to customer service are worth preserving
Super-car designer creates super-train in Japan

Super-car designer creates super-train in Japan

Japanese rail company JR East has released incredible images of its upcoming Cruise Train, created by Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama
Everything you didn't necessarily want to know about toilets

Everything you didn't necessarily want to know about toilets

Tokyo's science museum has opened an exhibit focusing on the commode, even offering visitors the chance to be flushed
Geisha hunting in Kyoto: 7 things to know before going to Gion

Geisha hunting in Kyoto: 7 things to know before going to Gion

Always wanted to photograph a geisha? It's worth brushing up on your geiko/maiko etiquette first
The Japanese inn that claims to make you beautiful

The Japanese inn that claims to make you beautiful

Kamigoten Ryokan has been run by the same family since 1658. Turns out high quality H2O is the key to its longevity
Overnight on one of the world's most sacred mountains

Overnight on one of the world's most sacred mountains

In Koyasan, Japan, ancient forests share space with historic pagodas, temples and more than 200,000 gravestones
Naked men, pandas, white beaches: One weekend in Shirahama

Naked men, pandas, white beaches: One weekend in Shirahama

Japanese bathing culture isn't the only thing you'll be exposing yourself to in this fantastic seaside town
Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

How a unique island culture is taking its own version of "local" a step further
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