The onsen town of Hakone is spread across spring-filled mountains around the foot of Mount Fuji. Hakone is one the most famous onsen hot spring towns in Japan, and is the perfect weekend destination from Tokyo, as it’s less than two hours away by train.
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You are stationed in Japan for the first time. You just got your government driver’s license, purchased a car at the lemon lot, filed all the proper paperwork and paid road taxes.
And now you’re revved up to drive off base and explore Japan.
Shimoda, a coastal town located on Japan’s Izu Peninsula, offers sandy white beaches and many must-see attractions, a perfect place for a family vacation. But, getting there can be a pain. Expect lots of traffic and it’ll take hours to get there from Yokota Air Base. For some people, it might not be worth it.
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, participate in the Artillery Relocation Training Program 19-1 at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, April 12-May 6, 2019.
Even in Japan, Chinese food is a popular choice for eating out. And for those stationed at Camp Zama, Shinryu Hanten, a 10-minute drive away, has been satisfying those Chinese food cravings for 22 years.
Look down the main alleyways of most major Japanese towns and you will probably find one or two small shops with red lanterns, or “akachochin,” at their entrances. The scene is likely to be accompanied by the aroma of skewered “yakitori” chicken over hot coals and the sounds of merrymaking.