There's a surprise and a fragrant delight around every bend on this evocative rail journey.
The modern city of Hiroshima stands as a thriving, living symbol of resilience and recovery.
They're called tori-tetsu, and just as Japan's trains are in a league of their own, so too are its trainspotters.
Enthusiasm for vertigo-inducing attractions continues with a bridge 450 metres above a rocky gorge.
Set on a jungle-clad hillside with villas clinging to it, this Thai resort is slightly weird, but in a great way.