Ogawara-ko Photo by Wikipedia

Tohoku-machi a perfect day trip from Misawa


A 20-minute drive from Misawa Air Base will lead you to Tohoku-machi, located on the southwest coast of Lake Ogawara in Aomori...

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Modern America meets traditional Japanese outside Yokota

Toshiaki Oohashi, who works for Fussa City, would describe it as a place where traditional Japanese spirit and an American...
Photos by Norio Muroi

Nemo attraction a hit at Tokyo’s DisneySea

Disney’s “Nemo & Friends SeaRider” has been a crowd pleaser at Tokyo’s DisneySea since opening last year.
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi and Futoshi Shinozuka

MISAWA: Pro-American city offers plenty of natural and gastronomical attractions

Located in the north end of mainland of Honshu, Misawa City is home to a U.S. Air Force Base as well as a popular tourist...
Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

My Faves: UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan

Japan is home to many tourist attractions - both natural and cultural - and as of 2018, 22 are registered as UNESCO World...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Japanese resort town of Shuzenji perfect for day trip

If you are on a U.S. military installation in the Kanto Plain and are looking for a one-day trip to experience a traditional...
Cinderella Castle at dusk. Photo courtesy of Michael Kaplan May 2008

Explore Japan's Magic Kingdom


For more than thirty years, Tokyo Disneyland has entertained millions of guests throughout its 115 acres of attractions, shopping...

Iwakuni eatery offers feast for eyes, palate


If Quentin Tarantino gets a chance to come to Iwakuni, Sanzoku is the one...


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