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Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
Tokyo, Japan

Kototoi Bridge

Tragic reminders of the 1945 firebombing campaign over Tokyo still haunt this bridge.
Tokyo, Japan

Asakusa Underground Street

Stuck in a bygone era, the oldest subterranean shopping street in Japan hides beneath the popular Asakusa district of Tokyo.
Tokyo, Japan

Hanashi Zuka (Grave of Censored Stories)

This “grave” memorializes the 53 rakugo stories that were once banned by the national censorship.
Tokyo, Japan

Niimi Jumbo Cook

Rumored to be a giant robot in disguise, this colossal chef has been the beloved symbol of Tokyo’s kitchenware district for decades.
Tokyo, Japan

Kojo

This subterranean spot might be the epitome of Japan's baroque, retro coffee houses.
Tokyo, Japan

Yanaka Cemetery

This sprawling scenic burial ground is the final resting place of Japan's last shogun.
Tokyo, Japan

Mushizuka at Kan'ei-ji Temple

A Buddhist temple to honor insects that died for science.
Tokyo, Japan

Hakubutsukan-Dōbutsuen Station

Take a few seconds to look at this abandoned, art-filled station as you pass by on the subway to Ueno.
Tokyo, Japan

Hideyo Noguchi Statue

This site commemorates the life of a Japanese scientist who dedicated his life to the discovery of diseases.
Tokyo, Japan

'Fugetsu En'nen'

This strange mural located in the Ueno station is filled with traditional Japanese symbolism.
Tokyo, Japan

Ueno Daibutsu

Only the face remains of this giant Buddha statue, which is said to be a source of luck for students.
Tokyo, Japan

Suribachiyama Tumulus

Unbeknownst to many, an ancient burial mound hides in plain sight in Ueno Park.
Tokyo, Japan

Stone Monuments of Hibiya Park

This park boasts a unusual collection of curious monuments from around the world, from Micronesia to Antarctica.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Arthur's Seat

This extinct volcano rises above Edinburgh and is special for its panoramic views over the city.
Carmarthen, Wales

Merlin's Oak

Associated with the famous wizard, it is said that when this oak tree falls, so will the town.
Japan

Seikan Tunnel

The world's longest tunnel with an undersea section.
Pendine, Wales

Pendine Sands

Several land speed world records were shattered at this Welsh beach.
St Dogmaels, Wales

Peregrine and the Mermaid

A wooden statue of a mermaid commemorates one fisherman's generosity.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pentre Ifan

The Stonehenge of Wales is one of the grandest neolithic dolmens still in existence.
Maribor, Slovenia

The Old Vine

The world's oldest grape-producing vine has survived four centuries of turmoil and even has its own anthem.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Metelkova

This abandoned Slovenian military barracks has become a punky-political art squat.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Gornji trg Preduh Tunnel

In between two buildings in Ljubljana, medieval tunnel to nowhere.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

'Faces' of Locksmith Street

A trough of 700 strange bronze faces runs through a narrow alley in Ljubljana's old town.