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Helsinki, Finland

Asemapäällikönhovi Building

This building featuring Brutalist architecture has a rich media production history.
Oulu, Finland

Valkea Mall Floor Clock

An incredibly durable timepiece glows beneath shoppers' feet.
Oulu, Finland

Paska Kaupunni

This misspelled graffiti reappears every time it is removed.
Turku, Finland

Posankka

Pigduck of Turku.
Imatra, Finland

Imatrankoski

These Finnish rapids have been attracting tourists for over a hundred years and are now released with the push of a button.
Lappajärvi, Finland

Lake Lappajärvi

Nuclear waste experts study this prehistoric crater lake to envision landscapes one million years in the future.
Kuopio, Finland

Puijo Tower

A 246-foot-high revolving restaurant rises unexpectedly from a forested Finnish hilltop.
Naantali, Finland

The Moomin House

A replica of the home of a famous fictional troll family.
Helsinki, Finland

Sibelius Monument

An abstract monument to a symphonic composer.
Espoo, Finland

Lake Bodom

Finnish lake, and scene of an infamous murder mystery.
Helsinki, Finland

Bad Bad Boy

This endearingly discomfited urinating statue commemorates the sneaky pees had by us all.
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
Tokyo, Japan

Garden of Unborn Children

Rows of stone statues are dressed up to mourn children that are lost before birth.
Tokyo, Japan

Suga Shrine Staircase

This ordinary set of steps is a must-see destination for fans of a certain romantic anime.
Kyoto, Japan

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

A shrine contains nearly 200 statues of the Buddhist deity Jizo, dressed in bibs by parents who have lost a child.
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

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

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
Fujinomiya-shi, Japan

Aokigahara Forest

A beautiful, dense forest in the shadow of Mount Fuji, with a tragic reputation.
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been named a governmentally recognized sound.
Irbene, Latvia

Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center

This impressively complicated radioastronomy research center was once a tool of Soviet spies.