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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
iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReport: Insta-geisha! Kyoto's traditional beauties meet Facebook app

iReporter shows how to make geishas look even more enticing than they already do with Instagram
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
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
Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Check out this surreal gallery to find out what's behind the frozen armies taking over the Yamagata hills
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
Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in action

The world’s best-known seafood market is the jewel in Tokyo’s tourist crown
Gallery: The weird and wonderful faces of Japan after March 11

Gallery: The weird and wonderful faces of Japan after March 11

Photo show organizer Liezel Strauss asks the world, “What does Japan mean to you?”
Gallery: Beautiful autumnal scenes in central Tokyo

Gallery: Beautiful autumnal scenes in central Tokyo

A photographer’s guide to the most spectacular fall spots in the heart of the capital
Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you
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Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you

Sounds like the latest version of "Toy Story,” but for some the service is proving to have therapeutic benefits
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Destination Berlin

The tiny town of Goerlitz has become a star in movies like Wes Anderson's latest production, while Potsdam and Leipzig ooze charm and history