National Art Center

The compulsion to visit the National Art Center, Tokyo stemmed from two reasons: firstly because I am a slight photography and...

Mainland Japan's cherry blossom festivals

As of March 14, Sakura Weathermap forecasts that cherry blossoms will start blooming in Tokyo March 18. For the forecast in Japan...

2 affordable options when staying in Tokyo

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Staying overnight in Tokyo is not cheap. Even the most inexpensive hotels in Tokyo cost hundreds of...
Photos by Rob Zuckerman

My paradise: Discovering The Land of Happiness

Have you heard of Bhutan? And if so, do you know where it is?
For the...
Photos by Samantha Lymburn-Law

Hardy Barracks location perfect

Being stationed in Japan, the opportunity to visit a city like Tokyo is one you can’t pass up. A day trip is always nice, but...
Photos by Molly Carnahan

My Paradise: The island that stole my heart!

As I sit here in the States and reflect on the last four years of my life, a smile comes to my face. When we got orders for Guam...
Photos by Nano Betts

A treat for the senses at Mt. Takao

Every time I think I have exhausted discovering the beauty of Japan, I find a new place or space that takes my breath away....

Hey! Get off base and check out these events in Japan!


Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated Mar...

Photos by Nano Betts

Japan Flower Power: Annual spring festivals always produce a crowd


If you think cherry blossom season is the only exciting event this spring, you are in for a huge surprise. Acknowledging the...


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