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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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10 places in Japan so beautiful it’s practically hard to take a bad picture while you’re there

Nine locations to visit right now, and one to save for the spring.

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Love Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky? Check out these real Laputa-like locations!

Your heart will soar high above the clouds at these travel destinations in Japan.

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Pokémon becomes fine art with series of two hand-crafted Pikachu woodblock prints fans can buy

Pokémon look more distinguished than ever in authentic ukiyo-e that pay homage to a pair of feudal Japan’s greatest artists.

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Beautiful cherry blossom-shaped Japanese pencils have a special surprise when sharpened

You might think they’re too gorgeous to use, but then you’ll miss half the fun.

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3-D paper-cutting artist shows off masterpieces made from single piece of paper【Pics】

Japanese kirie master SouMa doesn’t believe paper-cutting needs to be so two-dimensional.

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Hana Komon: Japan’s beautiful, samurai-style floral birthday crests

These emblems are more personal than a birthstone, and more inclusive than the family crests of Japan’s noble houses.

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The 10 most beautiful places to see the autumn leaves in Japan, as chosen by travelers

Ranking of Japan’s best fall colors will have you ready to head into the great (and red) outdoors.

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J-pop megastar Utada Hikaru previews new song, hikes Japanese Alps in beautiful videos【Video】

The ordinarily attention-averse musician treks through some of Japan’s most gorgeous scenery.

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Amazing exhibition of Japan’s legendary “cursed katana” is going on right now【Photos】

Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.

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