This month, catch a traditional dance festival in Odisha, watch fireworks in Japan and marvel at a meteor shower in Canada.
From culture and adventure to cities and nature, this is the ultimate list of the 25 destinations for the year ahead. Discover where to go, what to know, and how to see the world right now.
For three days, the people of Shinjō in Japan’s Yamagata prefecture build stunning floats as part of a summer celebration—only to destroy them at the event’s end.
Fine whisky, hot springs and exciting ball games await travellers in the northeastern Japanese prefecture of Myagi, best explored by the country’s marvellous trains.
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies and books rooted in travel and food.
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In the Japanese capital, you don't chase Pokémon, they chase you: in malls, inside gaming arcades and at cafés where even the crockery is Pokémon-themed.
Let curiosity be your guide on these adventures, from spotting penguins in Antarctica to whizzing by in Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway.
The winning shots of the three categories—places, wildlife, people—of this year’s Nat Geo Photo Contest.
Layovers go from bland to grand with bands, brews, and a therapy pig.