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Weird World: Kawasaki, Japan

Penis lollipops might sound like they belong on a tacky hen do, but their spiritual home is actually in Japan - more specifically during the festival of the ste

Weird World: Japan

If cat cafes weren't weird enough – how about an owl cafe?

Weird World: Aoshima, Japan

The Japanese islands are famous for great food, glorious beaches, diving opportunities and now... cats. The furry felines were first brought to the island of Ao

Oku-Noto, Ishikawa, Japan: Where art and culture meets unique heritage

If you’re into art, culture and learning about unique traditions, then the northernmost part of
central Japan’s Noto peninsula is the place for you. From the cities to the coast, it really has it all

Weird World: Okayama, Japan

9,000 half-naked men gallivanting in loincloths? Ah, that'll be the Hadaka Matsuri Festival. This naked fest is an eccentric 500-year-old Japanese tradition, wi

Weird World: Nagoro, Japan

Things have taken a slightly unsettling turn in Nagoro, on the Japanese island of Shikoku, where inhabitants have found a novel way of remembering the dead.

Iriomote Island, Japan: a uniquely remote adventure

Fewer than 3,000 people live on Iriomote Island, but they share its unique and spectacular landscape with an incredible array of flora and fauna. It's the perfect place for a wild and culture-packed adventure

Top Three: Whisky distillery destinations

Every 21 May, 250,000 people around the world clink glasses to celebrate World Whisky Day. So here you'll find our favourite whisky distillery tours from around the world...

Eastern Hokkaido, Japan: Heaven for wildlife lovers and outdoor explorers

With all kinds of beautiful landscapes, cool wildlife and some of the best birdwatching on the planet, the east of Hokkaido is heaven for people who love nature, the outdoors and taking cool holiday photos