Japan

Visiting the archrival alchemists of Japanese whiskey

Visiting the archrival alchemists of Japanese whiskey

By competing with each other, Japanese whiskey makers have climbed into the ranks of the world's elite
Welcome to Kumano, brush-making capital of Japan

Welcome to Kumano, brush-making capital of Japan

In the market for a luxurious makeup applicator? Calligraphy brush made out of your baby's first hairs? This Japanese town has you covered
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
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
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
Andy Warhol in Hong Kong: 'Deeply superficial' artist's works on show

Andy Warhol in Hong Kong: 'Deeply superficial' artist's works on show

A colorful Chairman Mao and 450 more of the artist’s pieces are touring Asia. Here's where to see them
Mesmerized by Okinawa's dramatic underground caves

Mesmerized by Okinawa's dramatic underground caves

iReporter Michael Lynch takes a tour of the ancient caves in Okinawa and discovers glowing streams, psychedelic stalactites and lots of bottles of booze
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
The 8 fiery 'hells' of Beppu, Japan's hot spring capital

The 8 fiery 'hells' of Beppu, Japan's hot spring capital

Home to more than 2,500 hot springs, Beppu is the world's second largest source of thermal water after Yellowstone National Park
How Asia is chasing the Chinese tourist dollar

How Asia is chasing the Chinese tourist dollar

By 2020, more than 200 million Chinese will go overseas, double the number that did in 2013
Japan's amazing Nabana no Sato winter light show

Japan's amazing Nabana no Sato winter light show

Millions of solar-powered light bulbs make this small botanical garden the hottest spot this winter
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