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Tokyo’s beautiful foliage: A look at 5 Japanese gardens

Foliage is in pick season in Tokyo right now and it would have been a pity not to feature this gorgeous sighting!

Tokyo is home to countless...

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How to create a captivating travel journal

Recording trips these days are often done through a smartphone. Your plane ticket, maps, pictures, down to your itineraries are kept in digital...
Photo by Norio Muroi

Tokyo expo to feature vintage, latest in bicycles Nov. 9-11

Cycle Mode International 2018 is slated for Nov. 9-11, highlighting the popularity of cycling in Tokyo as an economic, healthy and ecofriendly way...

Exploring Japan easy with PASMO and SUICA cards!

When traveling within mainland Japan, the two most common transportation cards are PASMO and SUICA. Both cards allow you to use most of the...
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What to expect at Chiang Mai lantern festival 2018

Thailand is famous for its unique and vibrant festivals, and most Thai festivities are rooted in the traditions and beliefs of the ancient Thai...
Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

My FAVES: Day trippin' in Japan

The Land of Rising Sun is home to many amazing tourist attractions. You may have been told to visit Kyoto and Nara, or an MWR tour may already...
Photos by Sarah Hodge

Kamakura more than just a great Buddha

A convenient 20-minute train ride from Yokosuka or approximately one hour from Tokyo Station, Kamakura is a fantastic choice for a day trip that...
Photos by Sarah Hodge

Kyoto, off the beaten path

Kyoto, Japan’s imperial capital for more than a millennium, offers a wealth of picturesque temples, museums, and gardens, but with millions of...
Photos by Nano Betts

Kyoto offers plenty of places for your fall-viewing pleasure

With shorter days and crisper air – plus all the seasonal produce like mushrooms, chestnut and sweet potato filling up the shelves – I feel sad...

Takamatsu Airport launches Discover Shikoku Campaign for international visitors

Takamatsu Airport Co., Ltd., today announces the launch of a “Discover Shikoku” Campaign, aimed at attracting international visitors. The first...
Six years since its opening, Skytree remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo, with long lines of visitors waiting to take in the view from the tower's observation floors on weekends.  HANA KUSUMOTO/STARS AND STRIPES

Reach new heights and take in the breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree

Want to see how big Tokyo really is? Go up Tokyo Skytree, the tallest public observation tower in the city where nothing blocks the view of the...

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RAMEN: Enjoy Japan’s best ramen in one spot this November

The fourth annual Hiroshima Ramen Stadium is back Nov. 2 - 12 at the site of the former Hiroshima Shimin Stadium.
 
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