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Extant artist’s rendition of Suncheon Waeseong.  Much of the stonework to the left of the central moat has been beautifully restored.

My Paradise: Hunting Japanese castles . . . in Korea

In a mountainous land where static fortifications have for centuries protected narrow defiles, arduous communication routes and strategic heights...

The West Gate and its precipitous approach.

My Paradise: The Great Wall of Korea

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One of several ornate buildings at the Kunozan Tosho-gu, a shinto shrine near Shizuoka City. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes

Shizuoka: Port city two hours outside Tokyo offers great views of Fuji

American personnel stationed in Tokyo are used to seeing Mount Fuji — the massive volcano that towers over the city.
 
But those who...

My Paradise: Soak up the sun in Phuket, Thailand

Editor’s note: Looks like Nicole Henley found a great vacation spot. If you found a piece of paradise of your own, we’d love to hear about it...

Strum along 'Guitar Street'

Keith Richards picked up his first guitar when he was about 15 years old. Elvis Presley wanted a bicycle but his parents couldn’t afford one and...

If you are a novice snowboarder, you will be in good company at Kawaba. About 80 percent of the almost exclusively Japanese clientele are intermediate level snowboarders taking advantage of the gentle slopes and moderately challenging terrain features scattered throughout the resort. (Photo by Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

Find great skiing in a day trip or weekend away from Tokyo

There is no evidence that snow monkeys have tried to ski or snowboard, despite the fact that they live in the perfect place to participate in...

Now you can read the train signs! ...Sort of. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Morse)

A guide to riding trains in Tokyo

To start, trains (like on the JR Line and the Shinkansen) are above ground and take you from city to suburb and back. Subways (like Tokyo Metro...

Photo courtesy of Tokyo Tower

Holiday highlights

From late autumn through winter, elaborate and colorful light displays – from Sapporo, Hokkaido to Tokyo to Itoman, Okinawa – ring in the holiday...

Map of East China Sea locating disputed islands claimed by both Japan and China.   MCT

What travelers should know about China's air defense zone

SINGAPORE — China has sparked an increase in tensions with neighboring countries by establishing an air defense identification zone over waters...

The East Gate enterance to Yokohama Chinatown is right next to Motomachi Chukagai station. (Photo by Trevor Andersen/Stars and Stripes)

Yokohama Chinatown: Experience sights, sounds and tastes of Asian culture near Yokosuka Naval Base

The streets smell of roasted chestnuts, which seems to fit in perfectly with the Christmas decorations now in place...

Three perfect days in Borneo

You don’t hear much about Borneo. Six months ago, what I knew about Borneo could fit on a postage stamp; better yet, in a Tweet. I did know that...

Statues of Kim Il Sung (left) and Kim Jong Il (right) at Mansudae in Pyongyang. North Koreans gather in front of the statues to lay flowers and bow, showing their respect for the late and current leader. Tourists visiting North Korea are expected to do the same.

What can tourists expect when visiting North Korea?

(CNN) -- The tour bus bounces along one of North Korea's potholed roads, pop music blasting out over the speakers. It's a catchy tune and even...

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