Japan

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
Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

It's going to be a great year for foodies, with top restaurants exporting their brands to other countries while others open new ventures at home
Japan’s hidden people: Ainu try to keep ancient traditions alive

Japan’s hidden people: Ainu try to keep ancient traditions alive

Outdoor museum in Hokkaido offers insight into a little-understood ethnic group
‘A beautiful life’: The Australian woman who became a geisha

‘A beautiful life’: The Australian woman who became a geisha

One of the few westerners to enter the traditional Japanese profession, Fiona Graham reveals its mysteries
CNNGo in Hokkaido: Snow, onsen and 300+ beers

CNNGo in Hokkaido: Snow, onsen and 300+ beers

CNNGo explores Japan's northernmost island, a winter paradise for lovers of snow, hot springs, seafood and beer
The incredible park that became artist’s ‘final act’

The incredible park that became artist’s ‘final act’

The last work of iconic Japanese-American artist Isuma Noguchi is one of the most intriguing landscapes in the country
Tokyo Station: 100 years of trains, tourism and secret tunnels

Tokyo Station: 100 years of trains, tourism and secret tunnels

The rail gateway to Japan's capital celebrates its centennial this month. We're celebrating with 10 wild facts about Tokyo's top traffic hub

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Asia food trends in 2015
The fine-dining scene across Asia-Pacific continues to go from strength to strength

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great American factory tours
These manufacturing walk-throughs give a glimpse of assembly line magic. And free samples