Japan

Mesmerized by Okinawa's dramatic underground caves

Mesmerized by Okinawa's dramatic underground caves

iReporter Michael Lynch takes a tour of the ancient caves in Okinawa and discovers glowing streams, psychedelic stalactites and lots of bottles of booze
Hiroshima's Shimanami Kaido: One of the world's incredible bike routes

Hiroshima's Shimanami Kaido: One of the world's incredible bike routes

Japan's "Island-Wave-Sea Route" is an expressway made for cycling, offering amazing views of the Seto Inland Sea National Park
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
Japan's 'anti-loneliness' cafe goes viral

Japan's 'anti-loneliness' cafe goes viral

At Tokyo's Moomin House Cafe, lone patrons are seated with a stuffed animal for company
Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Different year, same pictures. But still very cute
10 of Asia's best beer bars

10 of Asia's best beer bars

Microbrews and craft beers are taking over Asia. Here are the top places to knock back a pint
World's best restaurant heading to Tokyo... staff and all

World's best restaurant heading to Tokyo... staff and all

After scooping top honors at the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant Awards, Copenhagen's Noma says it's coming to Japan
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
Sukiyabashi Jiro: The Tokyo sushi restaurant where Obama ate

Sukiyabashi Jiro: The Tokyo sushi restaurant where Obama ate

President Obama joins Prime Minister Abe for dinner at the best sushi restaurant in the world
Artist 'jolts people awake' with zippers and T-shirts

Artist 'jolts people awake' with zippers and T-shirts

Whether he's dressing naked statues or creating balloons shaped like buttocks, Jun Kitagawa's public art is erotic and playful
Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Swimmers, sun worshippers, festivals and jumbo lotteries are just a few of the sights of the sweltering Japanese season
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