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History flourishes at Irifuneyama Park in Kure, Hiroshima

Nostalgic, beautiful and even whimsical were the three words that came to mind as I passed under the gate topped with a wrought-iron arch and...
The exterior of the museum building. Photo: Kim B

Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum: Contemporary art at its best in Niigata

The Tokamachi region of Niigata is well known as an area filled to the brim with arts and culture. One of the best examples of this is the...
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Japan's all lit up for the holidays

From late autumn through winter, elaborate and colorful light displays – from the northern island of Hokkaido to the southern islands of Okinawa...

Best spots for a creative Tokyo date

Romantic moments are completely achievable in the capital with a bit of investigation and a splash of creativity. As we reach optimum...
Photo by Sandro Bernardinello

Waterfall wonders await on Izu

The east coast of Izu peninsula is rich with amazing natural sites and, while the trip along it is definitely worth travelling, the inland sites...
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SKI JAPAN: Enjoy the land of rising snow

It’s just about peak skiing and snowboarding season, and if you are in Japan you couldn’t be in a better place!

With two Winter Olympic...

Children discover mysteries of work at KidZania

Parents beware! Once you take your children to KidZania, a unique indoor theme park where kids learn the basics of many different occupations,...

Photo by: Aya Ichihashi, Stars and Stripes

A short flight from Japan, Taiwan makes an ideal trip for foodies and adventurers alike

When I asked my daughter what she would like to do to celebrate her junior high school graduation, she knew immediately where she wanted to go:...

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort (Credit: Elysian Gangchon)

Step-by-step guide to ski resorts in Korea

Ski resorts can be found throughout Korea, the host country of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. For visitors who have never visited a ski...

Children gaze at a display of birds at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo. HANA KUSUMOTO/STARS AND STRIPES

Tokyo museum teaches about history of science, nature and technology

One of the largest science museums in Japan, the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo’s Ueno Park, offers visitors a chance to...

Photos by Chihon Kim

Day Trip to Seoul

Listen up, because this may be the most important part of the story. It’s hard for me to admit, but I almost got lost taking the train to Seoul...

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