Offbeat

Battleship Island in Nagasaki

Gunkanjima (Hashima Island)

The inspiration behind the villain’s hideout in the 2012 Bond film Skyfall, Gunkanjima is an eerie time capsule of Japan’s industrial age.

Kameiwa cave

Kameiwa Cave

When the timing is just right, glimpse a heart-shaped vision created by sunlight at this magical cave.

Farplane

Kink, weirdos and wonder at Osaka’s most otherworldly bar.

Nada no Kenka Fighting Festival

Nada no Kenka Fighting Festival

Scantily clad men in an epic battle.

Genko-an Temple

One of Kyoto’s four ‘blood temples’ emphasizing the delicate relationship between life and death.

Mount Osore

A bewitching natural underworld, hidden at the tip of Aomori.

Dog Cafe Living Room

This pack of prancing, playful pugs will melt your heart!

Myoryu-ji Temple (Ninjadera)

With a nickname like “Ninja Temple,” it’s gotta be good.

Yurei Bar

Take a journey to hell and have a bite at Tokyo’s quirky Yurei Bar!

Kishi Station

Welcome to this tiny station epitomizing laidback countryside charm. Stationmaster on a catnap? That’s just part of her job.

 Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park

Fascinating fossils and charming chasms.