The Tongariro National Park in New Zealand is one of those places that seem unreal. Smoky volcanoes, Moon-like valleys, colorful lakes. No wonder Mordor was filmed there. A popular option to explore the park is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a 19.4km long day walk.
Hachiko Statue, Shibuya, Tokyo. This is a statue of a dog who always waited for his master to come home on the afternoon train. One day, his master didn't come home. Still, the dog waited at the same time every day for years, until he died. I read a book about this and it's such a sweet story of devotion.