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Germany's rail system is a great way to tour the country. It's cheap. It's (usually) punctual. And it has amazing views

Japan

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

When mutinous cries of "Not another zen garden, dad!" ring out, it's time to head for the Hollywood of Japan
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
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
Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Built at a cost of $442.2 million, Universal Studios Japan hopes its magical new attraction will bring in the big bucks
8 greatest city mascots around the world

8 greatest city mascots around the world

Where to pay homage to the cutest local celebrities you'll ever stalk
Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Bittersweet sayonara to a Tokyo landmark

Tokyo's Okura Hotel is cramped and dated, but its history, charm and devotion to customer service are worth preserving
10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

In spite of media hype and the definite problems elsewhere in Japan, it's business as usual in the capital
Super-car designer creates super-train in Japan

Super-car designer creates super-train in Japan

Japanese rail company JR East has released incredible images of its upcoming Cruise Train, created by Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama
The best place to live in Tokyo is... Nakano?

The best place to live in Tokyo is... Nakano?

But Kichijoji is the place Tokyoites most want to move to
Panda fever grips Tokyo as two new guests head to Ueno Zoo

Panda fever grips Tokyo as two new guests head to Ueno Zoo

A special jetliner is commissioned and the city streets are decorated as two of the cuddly creatures arrive from China