Japan

Plane Wash

Have you ever wondered how they get planes clean? Well at Heathrow we can see the plane cleaning crews hard at work, but for some reason it’s the wet outlines of absent planes that are the most interesting. Anyone who…

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Tuesday, 13th January 2009

Daisen-Kofun

Nestled in the bustling city of Osaka lie many kofun – keyhole shaped and mounded tombs or tumuli – the largest of which is Daisen-Kofun. Daisen-Kofun is the resting place of Emperor Nintoku who ruled Japan in the early 5th…

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Tuesday, 16th December 2008

Giant Spiders

Caution arachnophobes, many parts of the world appear to be home to giant spiders, thankfully all in the name of art. First up, a giant bug on top of a building in Reno, Nevada. This spider sculpture was created by…

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Tuesday, 2nd December 2008

Public Toilets in Japan

Wow, here in the north-west sprawl of Tokyo, when they say public toilet, they really mean it! A glance up at a nearby sign reveals that this is actually a shop window display for a shop selling toilets made by…

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Friday, 14th November 2008

Top 8 Street View Crimes

As more and more street-level imagery keeps getting added, it’s time for another Friday Street View Roundup – and today’s theme is “Crime on Street View”! 8) Indecent Exposure This woman’s dignity has been saved by a bit of face-blurring!…

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Friday, 24th October 2008

Abandoned Experimental Pond

Here at Google Sightseeing we love to explore abandoned, off-limits places, much as the rest of the Internet does – from a safe distance. In the past we’ve featured abandoned towns, cities, mines and even whole abandoned islands, but we’ve…

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Tuesday, 16th September 2008
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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