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Japan’s Galactic Winter Light Show

The Nabana no Sato botanical garden in the Nagashima Resort has been transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, which makes visitors feel like they’re walking among the stars. Here’s more on this brilliant light display: The park features millions of LED lights spread across the vast grounds of the garden, water and plant alike…Nabana no Sato [...]

9 Creepy Places to Visit For a Good Scare

If you’re the kind of person who finds commercial haunted houses boring and instead loves traveling to macabre places, then you’d better start booking your tickets because we’ve compiled some of the creepiest and scariest places on earth. Of course, if you’re squeamish and don’t like to read about death or look at pictures of [...]

Dietribes: Eggplant

• Few foods have gone through the kind of transformation the eggplant has. From being considered “the mad apple” on the presumption it caused insanity, to having a complete overhaul as the aphrodisiatic “apple of love” in sixteenth century Spain to being used as a cosmetic for black dye that was sometimes used to polish teeth [...]

Gulliver’s Kingdom Japan, Failed Amusement Park

Failed amusement parks somehow seem sadder than most other abandoned places. They evoke ghostly memories of children’s laughter, aromas of delicious indulgent foods and the joy of wild rides. Gulliver’s Kingdom, based on Jonathan Swift’s story, sits in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Japan. It opened in 1997 with great optimism that it would [...]

Amazing Geographic Wonders

Sure the Grand Canyon, The Carlsbad Caverns and Mount Fuji are stunning, but if you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten path, then check out these 10 Geological Wonders You Didn’t Know About. If that’s still not enough for you, how about Another 10 Geological Wonders You Didn’t Know About? Take, for example, [...]

Neon Genesis Evangelion-Themed Hotel Room

At the Highland Resort Hotel and Spa near Mount Fuji in Japan, you can rent a room decorated to reflect the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Before you balk at the $450 per night price, keep in mind that it apparently comes with a girl dressed as Rei encased in plastic. Link via CrunchGear | Photo: [...]

"Extinct" salmon seen again after 70 years

A species of salmon in Japan thought to be extinct has turned up again in a lake near Mount Fuji. The black kokanee was officially declared extinct 70…

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(autumn) from Samuel Cockedey on Vimeo. Samuel Cockedey is a good friend of ours here at Neatorama and had been showcased in the past with his two amazing time lapse videos “Remanence : Variance” and “Static : Pulse“. He was kind enough to email us recently with news of a brand new and tantalizingly beautiful time [...]