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'
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
15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

People never cease to find amazing ways to make water more incredible than it already is. Here are some powerful examples
Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

UK's Heathrow Airport pairs destinations with fragrances to evoke long distance travel. We do too

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