Japan

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
Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season
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Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season

In Okinawa, the pink beauties are now in full bloom. Here’s where to see them before they’re gone
Japan's amazing Nabana no Sato winter light show

Japan's amazing Nabana no Sato winter light show

Millions of solar-powered light bulbs make this small botanical garden the hottest spot this winter
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
Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Different year, same pictures. But still very cute
Niseko's best restaurants: Where to eat in the 'Aspen of the East'
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Niseko's best restaurants: Where to eat in the 'Aspen of the East'

This Japanese resort town has become a world-class winter destination with a fantastic food scene to match
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
Gallery: Okinawa hosts world's biggest tug-of-war

Gallery: Okinawa hosts world's biggest tug-of-war

Hundreds of thousands in Naha pull together on 43 tons, 200 meters of rope
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
The world's most incredible bike routes

The world's most incredible bike routes

Amazing two-wheel treks from the snow-capped Himalayas to the scorching forests of the Aussie bush
Hiroshima atomic bomb attraction more popular than ever

Hiroshima atomic bomb attraction more popular than ever

Almost 70 years after the U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the site of the devastation remains one of the country's most visited tourist sites
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city