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
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
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
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
Osaka

Osaka

  • City
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
CNN Partner Hotels

EXPERT'S GUIDE

Cycling around the world
Taking the long way home on two wheels is going to be tough. We're here to smooth the ride

CULINARY JOURNEYS

Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine dim sum
What happens when you merge possibly the two best things on Earth? Hello Kitty dim sum

BEST of USA

American Southwest photo
A photo pro explains how to capture some of America's most famous landmarks while dealing the summer travel crowds