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A taste of Korea in Kawasaki, Japan

Situated between JR Kawasaki Station and the costal industrial zone, Korea Town has been developed with Korean immigrants between 1920s and 1940s...

Not far from Misawa, Kuroishi a great day trip

A two-hour drive west from Misawa AB gets you to Kuroishi, an attractive city that is home to impressive streets filled in traditional wooden...
At Tokashiku Beach, tourists can experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with sea turtles. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Okinawa’s Tokashiki Island a snorkeler’s paradise with beautiful beaches

There are 47 inhabited islands in the Okinawa archipelago — and out of the 30 or so I have visited, the island of Tokashiki remains one of my...

Top 5 running routes in Tokyo

“Life is complicated. Running is simple. Is it any wonder that people like to run?” - Kevin Nelson
 
Tokyo is one of the...
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Osaka: Where to go & What to do

As soon as you step outside the bullet train upon arrival to Osaka, you feel a different vibe compared to Tokyo. Here, people are more free-...

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An elegant castle the highlight of central Japan town

Located in the mountainous Gifu region in the center part of mainland Japan, Gujo Hachiman is an attractive castle town filled with a classical...

International Destinations: Historical Surakarta, Indonesia

People are often drawn to Indonesia for a number of reasons. Tourists flock to the island of Bali, which is famous for its breathtaking beaches...

10 Unique Starbucks in Japan

Starbucks Japan has exploded since originally launching its first coffee shop in Ginza in 1996, with now well over 1,000 stores spread across the...

Your guide to famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

I strongly believe that visiting a local market is one of the best ways of soaking up the culture and getting better insight into the culinary...

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Kannonzaki filled with plenty of history, stunning views

With the completion of the cherry blossom season, Japan turns its gaze towards summer, which happens to be the best time for hiking. If you are...

Let's road trip from Tokyo to Misawa

Travelogue: Tokyo to Misawa via open road

An eight-hour road trip covering 400 miles from Tokyo to Misawa Air Base offers...

Culinary Trip of a Lifetime to Kochi, Shikoku Island

The Japanese language is filled with a lot of beautiful, almost poetic words which carry a deep meaning. One of them is kire kire which translates...

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