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Japan’s Kashima Shrine has a beautiful, sacred spring hiding behind its main buildings

Serene waters have been purifying worshipers for centuries.

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Train ride through Nagasaki Lantern Festival looks like a trip to the world of Spirited Away【Vid】

Southern city’s lunar New Year celebration is even more ethereally beautiful when viewed from the rails.

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Onsen town’s 4K video has visitors lining up around the virtual block【Video】

Nothing sells the relaxing, hot water of Kusatsu like thousands of pixels.

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Japan travel bucket list: top places to visit in each prefecture before you die【Part II】

The second part of our Japanese bucket list dedicated to all travel enthusiasts!

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Japan travel bucket list: top places to visit in each prefecture before you die【Part I】

This bucket list is a two-part series dedicated to all travel enthusiasts in Japan. 

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Divinely delicious-looking Japanese chocolates draw inspiration from ancient Shinto tradition

Magatama beads have been around for millennia, but this is the first time we’ve seen them in sweet, edible form.

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Heavy snowfall in Kyoto creates scenes of breathtaking beauty at tourist sites around the city

According to locals, this much snow only falls once every two years in Kyoto.

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One of the most beautiful views in Tokyo is inside this cafe’s coffee cups

Nope, that’s not latte foam art of Tokyo Tower!

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Fantastic Ghibli-inspired sculpted dragons take our breath away!

Sculptor Emily Coleman’s three-dimensional creations that look like half plant and half mythical beast are an absolute delight to behold!

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Photographs of mysterious globe cloud in Japan causing quite a storm online

Perfectly spherical cloud looks like it was lifted straight out of a manga panel.

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The mesmerizing art of stacking Japanese coins 【Photos】

Here’s a beautifully compelling reason to hang onto your change when you go shopping in Japan.

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Unbelievable photographs of snowflakes from Tokyo’s recent snowstorm taken with iPhones 【Pics】

Japanese Twitter users capture incredibly beautiful snowflake shapes.

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Feeling cold and blue? Warm your body and soul with a cup of bright blue tea from Japan!

Herbal ingredient provides dazzling natural color.

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We celebrate “Toilet Day” in Japan with a visit to a public toilet worth 100 million yen

With lavishly decorated gold-painted ceilings, a flowing brook and a Japanese style bridge, this is one of the most stylish places to do your business in Japan.

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Kyoto temple bans photography at famous autumn foliage viewing spots

Some of Japan’s most iconic places to see the autumn leaves are now off-limits to photographers.

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Right now is the very best time to go to Japan’s “castle in the sky,” and here’s why【Pics, Vids】

The conditions are just right to surround Takeda Castle with a sea of clouds.

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Tokyo confectioner’s Japanese-style seasonal chocolates look beautiful enough to decorate with

Motifs and ingredients connect with Japanese culture’s appreciation of all four seasons.

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Watch this Japanese man make intricate wooden boxes in the Hakone marquetry style【Video】

It takes some good wood, and a greater man, to create these gorgeous designs.

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Japanese astronaut shares breathtaking photo of Japan’s leaves turning red from space

Mars may be the one called the Red Planet, but this shot shows part of Earth turning a beautiful crimson.

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Short film sends you on dizzying journey showcasing the ordinary beauty of Shanghai【Video】

We guarantee you’ve never seen the city like this before.

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