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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...
Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi

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...
Photo by Nanuli Betts

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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