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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.

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.

Oda shimane Kagura

Where to See Kagura Dance in Japan

A wild — yet dying — tradition. Catch these dance performances before they're gone.

Poop Museum Yokohama poop game

Unko Museum Yokohama

Welcome to Japan’s first poop museum.

Mount Osore

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

Habu Encounter at Okinawa World

Habu Encounter at Okinawa World

Get up close and personal with Okinawa’s most dangerous snake.

Obama Onsen

Obama Onsen

Feeling hot, hot, hot.

Yokokura temple

The Mummy of Yokokura Temple

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

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.