Japan

Japan's hidden island of surreal art

Japan's hidden island of surreal art

Monets, underground crypts and stunning Tadao Ando architecture are hidden on a remote Japanese 'art island'
How (not) to drink the world's best whisky

How (not) to drink the world's best whisky

Being one of only three distilleries in Japan hasn't stopped the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 from topping Jim Murray's "Whisky Bible"
Touring Fukushima's disaster zone

Touring Fukushima's disaster zone

Almost four years after Japan's Fukushima meltdown, tour guides are now taking people through the abandoned neighborhoods
How Kyoto is saving its unique townhouses

How Kyoto is saving its unique townhouses

As the ancient capital's traditional 'machiya' houses continue to disappear, a small group is trying to preserve these wooden pieces of history
Japan as you've never seen it before

Japan as you've never seen it before

Asako Narahashi's seemingly semi-submerged photographs frame water and land as if they were taken by a castaway catching sight of shore
10 of the world's most impressive religious statues

10 of the world's most impressive religious statues

These statues are awe-inspiring even for the strongest of non-believers
15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

People never cease to find amazing ways to make water more incredible than it already is. Here are some powerful examples
Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

UK's Heathrow Airport pairs destinations with fragrances to evoke long distance travel. We do too
World's most spectacular footbridges

World's most spectacular footbridges

Up in the mountains and across deep chasms, these bridges are both spectacular and terrifying
'Avant gardens': When art, design and a whole load of plants collide

'Avant gardens': When art, design and a whole load of plants collide

Traditional ideas about gardens are being replaced by a more sculpture-like approach -- and with fantastic results