MY FAVES: Castles throughout Japan

August 21, 2018
Japan is home to many majestic castles. They are symbols of the country’s history, culture and pride. Showcasing some the nation’s most traditional architecture, they conjure...
Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

This will literally drive you up the wall in Japan

August 18, 2018
As a kid, I used to dream about how cool it would be to crawl up the walls of skyscrapers like Spiderman. Well, I recently had chance to experience something like it while scaling...
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Depachika: Foodie heaven in Japanese department store basements

August 20, 2018
If you are new to Japan, you might not be aware that culinary wonderlands are spread under the majestic façades of department stores.

VR offers new look at century-old ship

August 16, 2018
Get a glimpse of the past, with some help from the future, when you visit Memorial Ship Mikasa just outside Yokosuka Naval Base. Permanently preserved in concrete on the water at...
In the Healing Baden area, visitors can use stone sauna and rest on sofas and warm wood-floored space, which has Asian resort style decoration. COURTESY OF TOKYO DOME CORPORATION

5-story Tokyo spa resort offers various modes of relaxation, stays open overnight

August 17, 2018
In Japan, one doesn’t need to travel far to enjoy the many natural hot springs — or onsens in Japanese — the country has to offer.

Lots of great events happening in Japan!

Base Info
August 16, 2018
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 Aug. 16)