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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
World music: It's Okinawa's turn

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

Unique melodies float from every doorway along Naha's Kokusai-dori, Okinawa's main entertainment drag
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 future 'dream technology': Maglev trains

Japan's future 'dream technology': Maglev trains

Train company JR Tokai plans to build a $100 billion track between Tokyo and Nagoya
Toilets, corrupt officials, chicken coops: 10 weird tours

Toilets, corrupt officials, chicken coops: 10 weird tours

In Jamaica, pot farmers now offer guided tours cannabis plantations. Here are more tours featuring less traditional "attractions"
The enchanting forests of Japan's 'Eden'

The enchanting forests of Japan's 'Eden'

The island of Yakushima has ancient forests and mountains that come straight out of a magical Studio Ghibli production
All by my selfie! Blogger takes travel pics with imaginary girlfriend

All by my selfie! Blogger takes travel pics with imaginary girlfriend

A Japanese blogger has gained Internet fame for taking selfies with a fake lover. Here's his sad/uplifting tale
CNNGo in Japan: Wagyu, ramen, sake

CNNGo in Japan: Wagyu, ramen, sake

From exquisite tempura to perfect noodles, this culinary journey hits the hot spots in a land bursting with flavor
The place where two earthquakes hit every hour

The place where two earthquakes hit every hour

Every day, every 30 minutes, Tokyo's Earthquake Simulator Center prepares people for the worst
12 amazing underground tourist attractions

12 amazing underground tourist attractions

Including: a town that lives underground, a medieval salt mine full of statues and the original city of Seattle
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