Japan

'Ocean Spiral' proposed as giant underwater city

'Ocean Spiral' proposed as giant underwater city

This is what you get if you cross Atlantis with screenplay for Kevin Costner's 1995 hit movie "Waterworld"
Riding the Seven Stars: Japan's answer to the Orient Express

Riding the Seven Stars: Japan's answer to the Orient Express

In Japan's super-speed train culture, Seven Stars is a slow affair limited to 30 passengers that takes in volcanoes, onsen and shorelines around Kyushu island
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'
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
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
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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