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The Mad Colored Houses of Burano
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

The community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
45.4855, 12.4172
Statue of Momofuku Ando outside the museum, holding a chicken ramen packet in his hand and standing on a giant cup of noodles.
Ikeda, Japan

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

Museum dedicated to the inventor of instant ramen and cup noodles.
34.8196, 135.4251
Tower of the Sun
Suita-shi, Japan

Tower of the Sun

Closed for decades, this strange symbol of Japan's Expo '70 has finally opened its psychedelic insides to the public.
34.8095, 135.5324
Floats are pulled by teams of up to 100 men
Kyoto, Japan

Yamaboko Festival in Kyoto - Gion Festival

Japan's largest and oldest annual procession of floats, begun in 869.
35.0105, 135.7681
Every winter, the museum and its many picture windows become encapsulated in romantic and terrifying drifts of snow
Tokamachi, Japan

Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science

Modern Japanese museum is buried by snow annually.
37.0996, 138.6179
Swan Lake Ship in Lake Yamanaka
Yamanakako, Japan

Lake Yamanaka

The largest of the Fuji Five Lakes is home to a flock of swans — some real, some with paddles, and one with an observation deck.
35.4088, 138.8791
The Red Wine Spa.
Hakone, Japan

Yunessun Spa Resort

This spa theme park lets its guests take a dip in pools of coffee, wine, or ramen broth.
35.2434, 139.0497
(Gnurou/Flickr)
Hakone, Japan

Hakone Open-Air Museum

Open-air museum with an elaborate sculpture garden, stretching for over 70,000 square-meters.
35.2447, 139.0515
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold around its ears from its ancient gilding.
35.3169, 139.5357
The bathhouse that inspired Miyazaki's "Spirited Away."
Koganei-shi, Japan

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

30 architectural gems from the 19th and early 20th century Tokyo were restored and relocated to this space.
35.7156, 139.5125
Parade at the Penis Festival.
Kawasaki, Japan

Kanamara Matsuri Festival

A rare festival blending religion, blacksmiths, vagina dentata, sex workers, and the straight-up facts of life.
35.5345, 139.7246
The hulk of the ill-fated (and ironically named) "Lucky Dragon".
Tokyo, Japan

Lucky Dragon and Atomic Tuna Memorial

Oddly touching memorial to a little-remembered nuclear tragedy.
35.6510, 139.8263
Hachikō at the station
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
35.7180, 139.7788
Night-time GUNDAM view with the lit-up cranes of the port district behind it.
Tokyo, Japan

Giant GUNDAM robot

Twenty meter robot towers over Tokyo Bay for one month only.
35.6248, 139.7767
Odaiba Statue of Liberty
Tokyo, Japan

Odaiba Statue of Liberty

This little replica of Lady Liberty provides a bit of NYC in a Japanese city.
35.6305, 139.7785
Personal gadgets for sale in Akihabara around 2008.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
35.6989, 139.7699
Vertical urban farming at Pasona Group Headquarters
Tokyo, Japan

Pasona O2

Underground farm located in a former bank vault deep within the bowels of Tokyo's business district.
35.6843, 139.7707
Pigments at Pigment.
Tokyo, Japan

PIGMENT

Every color in the rainbow awaits.
35.6209, 139.7498
Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Masterpiece of metabolist architecture and the original "capsule building."
35.6656, 139.7634
Tokyo, Japan

Roppongi Hills Garden Pond

An ordinary pond with fish from out of this world.
35.6605, 139.7293
The "sweets-go-round" looking into the Milk Stand.
Tokyo, Japan

Kawaii Monster Cafe

A Japanese concept restaurant that feels like a party thrown by the monsters in your closet.
35.6692, 139.7061
Catholic iconography at Christon Café.
Tokyo, Japan

Christon Café

A Catholicism-themed restaurant where sacrilege is on the menu.
35.6931, 139.7058
Tokyo, Japan

Kabukicho Robot Restaurant

Cabaret where the show girls are all androids, and the patrons couldn't be more pleased.
35.6942, 139.7028
The scourge of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Godzilla Head

He's not quite the menace he once was, but he still has some chops.
35.6954, 139.7018