6 tips to travel green

It may be hard to “go green,” especially when traveling. However, imagine how much cleaner your favorite major city maybe if...
The view from Mount Nesugata above Shimoda

11 things to see and do in beautiful Izu


Formed by the lava flow from a massive ancient eruption of Mount Fuji, the Izu Peninsula is close enough to Tokyo and has enough to...

7 best things to do in Phuket

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, also the main hub for island hopping. It is, without a doubt, one of the top...
Photos by Nano Betts

Kyoto will leave you breathless! Check these spots out!


With a few long holiday weekends coming up, why not hop onto the bullet train and be whisked away to Kyoto? Expect narrow winding...

Photos by Linda Cordes

A day in beautiful Tsunoshima

Tsunoshima is one of my favorite places in Yamaguchi Prefecture. To be honest, I didn’t think there was going to be anything...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Mount Hakkoda offers natural beauty near Misawa

Located near Misawa Air Base, Mount Hakkoda consists of several volcanic peaks and is a must-see attraction. 

Discover Miyajima, the godly island near Iwakuni


If you are stationed on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, or happen to be visiting there, you will definitely want to check out...

Located aside the Tama River, Ozawa Shuzo is housed in traditional brewery buildings built in the 19th century.

Brewery on Japan riverside makes high-end sake

After enjoying strolling through Ome City, I visited a traditional brewery located three stations outside of town.
Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

Step into the Showa era with trip to Ome

Located on the west end of Tokyo, one hour from Yokota Air Base, Ome is an attractive town filled with nostalgia, traditional...


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