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The view from Mount Nesugata above Shimoda

11 things to see and do in beautiful Izu

Formed by the lava flow from a massive ancient eruption of Mount Fuji, the Izu Peninsula is close enough to Tokyo and has enough to see and do to...

7 best things to do in Phuket

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, also the main hub for island hopping. It is, without a doubt, one of the top destinations not only in...
Photos by Nano Betts

Kyoto will leave you breathless! Check these spots out!

With a few long holiday weekends coming up, why not hop onto the bullet train and be whisked away to Kyoto? Expect narrow winding streets that...

Photos by Linda Cordes

A day in beautiful Tsunoshima

Tsunoshima is one of my favorite places in Yamaguchi Prefecture. To be honest, I didn’t think there was going to be anything interesting beyond...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Mount Hakkoda offers natural beauty near Misawa

Located near Misawa Air Base, Mount Hakkoda consists of several volcanic peaks and is a must-see attraction. 
 
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Discover Miyajima, 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...

Located aside the Tama River, Ozawa Shuzo is housed in traditional brewery buildings built in the 19th century.

Brewery on Japan riverside makes high-end sake

After enjoying strolling through Ome City, I visited a traditional brewery located three stations outside of town.
 
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Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

Step into the Showa era with trip to Ome

Located on the west end of Tokyo, one hour from Yokota Air Base, Ome is an attractive town filled with nostalgia, traditional buildings, cartoon...
Photos by Tom Shepard

Five things to enjoy in Tsushima

Approximately 60 km off the coast of Busan, Tsushima Island and its sleepy port cities of Hitakatsu and Izuhara are quaint spots packed with...
Image: JR Kyushu Jet Ferry, Inc.

New Fukuoka-Busan ferry to launch in 2020

A new, larger ferry between Busan and Hakata will be launched in July, 2020.

According to the Asahi Shimbun, JR Kyushu Jet Ferry announced...

Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara

Enjoy Iwakuni by immersing yourself in its culture, community

Looking down at the river and mountains from the observation room atop Iwakuni Castle, I could easily imagine why a feudal-time lord built his...

Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

Zama City: Camp Zama surrounded by beautiful nature

Blessed with balmy, moderate temperature, pure spring water, great landscape, beautiful forests and endless sunflowers fields, Zama is a great...

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