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Hatsukaichi, Japan

World's largest rice scoop

This enormous "shamoji" means more to the people of Miyajima than just a way getting rice onto a plate
34.3041, 132.3238
Geyser, warning sign
Noboribetsu-shi, Japan

Jigokudani (Hell Valley)

A steaming, boiling hellscape sources Hokkaido's thermal baths.
42.4976, 141.1487
Sannai Maruyama Ruins
Aomori, Japan

Sannai Maruyama Ruins

These Japanese ruins have been brought back to life with elaborately recreated buildings
40.8147, 140.7098
The Buddha's Nostril
Nara, Japan

Buddha's Nostril

Devoted Buddhists can earn enlightenment in the next life by crawling through this symbolic nostril
34.6851, 135.8050
Mount Aso Caldera
Aso, Japan

Mount Aso Caldera

The largest volcanic caldera in Japan holds an entire city in its maw
32.8850, 131.1042
Gate Tower Building
Osaka, Japan

Gate Tower Building

Three floors rented out to the Japanese highway system
34.6981, 135.4891
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
Takaoka, Japan

Takaoka Daibutsu: The Great Buddha of Takaoka

This giant bronze Buddha, the third largest in Japan, is the last in an ill-fated series of statues
36.7541, 137.0257
One of Yayoi Kusama's wonderful pumpkins.
Naoshima, Japan

Bennesse Art Site Naoshima

A Japanese corporation has turned this small island town into living modern art gallery
34.4745, 133.9665
Tokyo, Japan

Ueno Zoo Escaped Animal Drill

"Wild" beasts break loose from Tokyo Zoo to the delight of Japanese children
35.7170, 139.7702
A statue in Okunoin Cemetery. (Wikimedia Commons)
Koya, Japan

Okunoin Cemetery

Largest graveyard in all of Japan surrounds a famous mausoleum
34.2177, 135.6051
<em>Photo by <a href="http://www.showa-daibutu.com/index.html">showa-daibutu.com</a></em>
Aomori, Japan

Showa Daibutsu: The Great Showa Buddha of Seiryuji

The tallest bronze seated statue of the Buddha in Japan
40.8219, 140.8183
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
Tokyo, Japan

Kan'ei-ji Temple

A Buddhist temple to honor insects that died for science.
35.7219, 139.7747
Ninja Museum
Iga, Japan

Iga Ryu Ninja Museum

Be a ninja - or just act like one
34.7686, 136.1299
Sengaku-Ji
Tokyo, Japan

Sengaku-Ji

This Buddhist temple is home to the graves of the Japanese national legends, the 47 Ronin
35.6377, 139.7363
Kyoto, Japan

Tenryu-Ji Shrine's Bamboo trail

A beautiful bamboo trail tucked in this famous Japanese Shrine
35.0158, 135.6738
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.
Japan

Giant GUNDAM robot

Twenty meter robot towers over Tokyo Bay for one month only
35.6248, 139.7767
The O-torii, 16 meters high, was rebuilt in 1875.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

Japanese national treasure originally built in 593 CE
34.2924, 132.3152
Broken eggshells litter the pavement.
Hakone, Japan

Owakudani Black Eggs

Legend holds eating just one of these black eggs can add seven years to one's life
35.2444, 139.0198
Garden of the Lord's Residence
Himeji, Japan

Kokoen Garden

Nine Gardens in one - with tea service
34.8151, 134.6854
Ryōan-ji
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years
35.0323, 135.7213
Kyoto, Japan

Sanjusangendo

1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy, each with a unique face
34.9882, 135.7717