Japan

Does this mountain have the world's best powder?

Does this mountain have the world's best powder?

Backcountry skiers flock to Hokkaido's own "Fuji mountain," an active volcano, for some of the finest snow in the world
Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Is it possible to take an ugly photo of these stunningly scenic destinations in Japan? We don't think so
Battlefields and bunkers: Okinawa's World War II history

Battlefields and bunkers: Okinawa's World War II history

The largest battle of the Pacific War was fought more than 65 years ago, but evidence and relics are easily found around the islands
Japanese cafe serves whole frog burger

Japanese cafe serves whole frog burger

Just don't ask for a Diet Croak! Yokohama fast food eatery's menu goes amphibian
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
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
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