Japan

Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Gallery: Gratuitous photos of monkeys in hot springs

Different year, same pictures. But still very cute
Gallery: Okinawa hosts world's biggest tug-of-war

Gallery: Okinawa hosts world's biggest tug-of-war

Hundreds of thousands in Naha pull together on 43 tons, 200 meters of rope
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
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
Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Gallery: Snapshots of Japan's blistering summer

Swimmers, sun worshippers, festivals and jumbo lotteries are just a few of the sights of the sweltering Japanese season
Gallery: 10 scariest places in Asia

Gallery: 10 scariest places in Asia

Robert Joe, host of National Geographic's "I Wouldn't Go In There," takes us in there
Tokyo travel: 11 things to know before you go

Tokyo travel: 11 things to know before you go

Cabs cost a fortune. "Kawaii" means cute. Here's more vital information you'll need before hitting Japan's sprawling capital
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Carl Warner's surreal "foodscapes"
London-based photographer Carl Warner's surreal "foodscapes" prove that playing with your food isn't always a bad thing

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