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Urban explorers: Uncovering abandoned sex museums and decrepit amusement parks

Urban explorers: Uncovering abandoned sex museums and decrepit amusement parks

Tracking down and photographing society's crumbling edifices has become a growing hobby in Japan, home to plenty of risqué ruins
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
Japan's most sacred site rebuilt, for the 62nd time
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Japan's most sacred site rebuilt, for the 62nd time

As Shinto tradition dictates, every 20 years Ise Jingu's Naiku shrine needs a new home
Inside Toyota Kaikan: World's coolest factory tour?

Inside Toyota Kaikan: World's coolest factory tour?

Gawk at car guts, marvel at giant robots and ... buy curry in the gift shop? Toyota's factory tour is full of surprises
15 sights that make Tokyo so fascinating

15 sights that make Tokyo so fascinating

Let us count the ways Japan's capital city engages, puzzles and bewitches
Japanese cuisine by region-- which is best?

Japanese cuisine by region-- which is best?

Our interactive map showcases the food and tells the stories of cuisines from 10 major Japanese destinations
Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

Gallery: UNESCO adds 12 sites to its World Heritage List

From the deserts of the Middle East to the coffee plantations of Colombia, here are 12 more places to add to your must-go list
The best of the Tokyo Toy Show 2011

The best of the Tokyo Toy Show 2011

From magic floating carpets to virtual fishing games, 3D paint brushes and robots made from garbage, it’s all here
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Sapporo Snow Festival: 199 incredible ice sculptures

Sapporo Snow Festival: 199 incredible ice sculptures

Japan's biggest winter celebration does things with snow and ice you didn't know could be done
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