Photos by David R. Krigbaum

Trains, tanks, tiki bars and totsugeki!

Trains, tanks, tiki bars, military reenactors, and anime, it was just another typical vacation in Japan. Some may take six days...
Photo by MC2 Matthew Duncker

Explore Koenji


NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan - Located west of Shinjuku, nestled in the Suginami ward, is the small district of Kōenji. The...

Ueno: Home to the popular zoo, museums and temples

Japan’s oldest zoo, tons of museums, a French-style modern park filled with cherry trees, numerous Shinto shrines and Buddhist...

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 October...
Dogo Onsen (Photos by David Krigbaum)

My paradise: A holiday in Shikoku


There are many fine places in Japan to spend a long holiday weekend, but the one I think doesn’t get enough consideration is...

 Japanese macaques sit on rocks near a hot spring at the Snow Monkey Park in Jigokudani Yaen-koen, Nagano, Japan, Jan. 28, 2017. The monkeys will bathe in a hot spring to help protect them against the extreme cold during winter seasons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Yep, Japanese snow monkeys love to soak in onsens


YOKOTA AIR BASE – Cold weather, snow, monkeys and hot springs are a unique combination that make up the ‘snow monkey park’ of the...

Photo by Nano Betts

Tokyo’s beautiful foliage: My top 5 Japanese gardens


I know what you are thinking right now, Christmas season is in full swing and here I am writing about fall. But the thing is, we...


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