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Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Namamugi: Town that changed the history of Japan

Namamugi, where the Kirin Yokohama Beer Village is located, is a town filled with interesting history and attractions.

Aside from the...

Landmark Tower

Take a Yokohama history tour

It took just one hundred and sixty years to transform this sleepy fishing village into the second largest city in Japan.

Discover the godly island near Iwakuni

If you are stationed on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, or happen to be visiting there, you will definitely want to check out Kintaikyo Bridge...

Photos by Jun Sakahira, Stripes Japan

Take me out to the ball game: A guide to Japan's unique baseball experience

Home to Japan’s boys of summer - by Takahiro Takiguchi

Ask your friends what the national sport of...
Carved dragons, which become giant thanks to forced perspective, accessorize staircases at the Yamaguchi Kannon temple in Kamiyamaguchi. (LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES)

Bike trail near western Tokyo more about journey than destination

If you’re looking for a place to pedal or jog to your heart’s content, a place free of traffic lights and mobs of pedestrians, with more...

Clam up and start digging in Japan

Clam digging, or Shiohigari, is one of many popular outdoor activities for all generations in Japan from April to the end of June.  For me, it’s...

Listen up! There are some great concerts in Japan!

Editor's note: There are lots of great concerts coming up in the next several months. So get off the couch and check one out. (This was updated...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Indoor batting cages for all ages in Yokosuka

On a cold day, not uncommon this time of year in Japan, my wife and I had just finished some shopping at a mall near Yokosuka Naval Base.

MY FAVES: Castles throughout Japan

Japan is home to many majestic castles. They are symbols of the country’s history, culture and pride.
Showcasing some the...
People view marine life swimming through the Sagami Bay tank at the Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa City, Japan, Oct. 25, 2015. A variety of marine life, including sting rays, sharks, jelly fish and penguins can be seen throughout the aquarium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Owsianka

A journey to Enoshima Isand and aquarium

For those who enjoy marine life, beaches and history, there is a place located within Fujisawa City, Japan, that is a worthwhile adventure.

Mishima Skywalk: Photo courtesy of Ryota Kaneko

Mishima: Water, history & Mt. Fuji

Located at the entrance of Fuji Hakone Izu National Park, Mishima is a city of clean spring water. It offers several natural beauty spots...

10 Best Ways to ​Handle ​Travel Challenges​​ Like A Pro​

More often than not, we tend to bring back home the fondest memories of our vacations and travel experiences. However, the truth is, there are...