Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Zamami Paradise: Okinawan island highlighted by TripAdvisor’s top beach in Japan

September 21, 2018
After a prior trip to Zamami Island, I told myself I’d return to experience more of the island that features TripAdvisor’s top beach in Japan. With the hope of enjoying the...
Photos by Simone Armer

Exploring wartime remains on Japan’s Rabbit Island - Ōkunoshima

September 19, 2018
If any island served as inspiration for ABC’s LOST (a.k.a the best television series of all time) it was surely Ōkunoshima. Featuring a golf course, pylons, old test laboratories...
The Kintai Bridge area is popular for cherry blossom viewing. Photo by Hiroaki Kaneko, Japan Travel

Kintai-kyo: Bridge of the Samurai

September 19, 2018
The year was 1600 and the people of Iwakuni had a problem. Namely, the fierce and unpredictable Nishiki River was difficult and dangerous to cross.
Photos: Tsuruoka City

Things to Do in Tsuruoka City

September 17, 2018
Designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in 2014, Tsuruoka can be proud of having a diverse food culture thanks to the blessings of an abundant nature that can be found...
Photo by MC2 Matthew Duncker

Exploring Koenji neighborhood in Tokyo

September 18, 2018
NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan - Located west of Shinjuku, nestled in the Suginami ward, is the small district of Kōenji.

Lots of great events happening in Japan!

Base Info
September 11, 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 Sep. 11)