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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.

Yokokura temple

The Mummy of Yokokura Temple

The mummified remains of an 18th-century monk resides in this peaceful rural temple.

Sanatorium Cafe

Taxidermy and tea at this quirky medical-themed cafe and gallery in Fukuoka city.

Yokai (Monster) Street

Kyoto’s weirdest street!

Yayoi Kusama's Naoshima Pumpkin

Naoshima

Good design for a better life on this world-class art island.

Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda

Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda

Visit the birthplace of everyone's favorite instant meal, and even make your own!

Gotoku-ji Cat Temple in Setagaya

Gotoku-ji Temple

You’ve probably seen the thousands of cat statues at this Tokyo temple in photos, but seeing in person is believing.

Poop Museum Yokohama poop game

Unko Museum Yokohama

Welcome to Japan’s first poop museum.

Kameiwa cave

Kameiwa Cave

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

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Fukuoka

Hakata Gion Yamakasa

A unique Fukuoka spectacle.

What are Tengu?

Nebuta Festival

Cool off in Aomori this summer and dance among giant floats at Japan’s most iconic festival.