Exploring Nara: Delve deeper into this beautiful, deer-loving city

December 11, 2018
Tucked away to the south of Kyoto lies another of Japan’s ancient capitals, Nara.
Photo courtesy of TNS

How to avoid overpacking for a long trip

December 11, 2018
Travel requires a lot of patience and meticulous planning. Sometimes, that means bringing a whole lot of stuff.
Photo courtesy of Yomiuriland

Japan's all lit up for the holidays

December 10, 2018
From late autumn through winter, elaborate and colorful light displays – from the northern island of Hokkaido to the southern islands of Okinawa – ring in the holiday spirit with...
Photo by Mark Asao

Fuji, Hakone tour a must: Experience the breathtaking views

December 06, 2018
On our recent visit back to Tokyo, one of the items on top of our list was to take a tour of Mount Fuji. We attempted to see Mount Fuji on our own a few years ago but were...
AP photo

Is Pachinko really 'just a game' in Japan?

December 09, 2018
Whether simply playing games or gambling, who can resist a chance to win? It’s human nature.

Lots of great events happening in Japan!

Base Info
November 28, 2018
Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated Nov. 28)