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Dude! Skate park in Yokosuka has fishing, BMX, BBQ & more!

City parks in Japan are a few and far between, but when you do find a gem it usually becomes at least a half-day excursion because of all the fun...

Spend a day hanging at Monkey Island off Yokosuka coast

If you are familiar with Yokosuka Naval Base, you’ve probably noticed a tiny green island right off the coast.

Monkey Island, or Sarushima...

Yomiuriland WAI - Wave Pool

Make a splash at these water parks in Japan

NISSAN WATER PARK AT SHIN-YOKOHAMA PARK (Yokohama): Through Sept. 30, enjoy 22 varieties of swimming pools, including water-...

Sumida Firework Festival

Japan to light up the summer nights with fireworks

July

TOKYO MIDTOWN LOVES SUMMER 2018: July 13-Aug. 26, 5-11 p.m.; featuring digital art of fireworks...

Listen up! There are some great concerts in Japan!

Editor's note: There are lots of great concerts coming up in the next several months. So get off the couch and check one out. (This was updated...
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Exploring Tokyo, a fast-paced train city

It wasn’t until after I’d arrived in Tokyo that I realized why I’d wanted to go there for so long. It was because I’d read too much science...

Photos by Nano Betts

Hiking Historic Nakasendo Trail From Magome to Tsumago in Kiso Valley

I’m in perpetual pursuit of rustic feels and shitamachi vibes of Japan. My soul is nourished by the sophisticated simplicity, local textures,...
Photos by Nano Betts

Geisha For a Day: My Yukata Rental Experience in Kyoto

Wearing local attire is one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself into the local culture of your host country, and I did just that on my...

Kanazawa District, Yokohama: Real-life art in the present day

The Kanazawa district of Yokohama City, 10 miles north of Yokosuka Naval Base, was once known as a popular sightseeing attraction made up scenic...

Get your tickets for Japan's Fuji Rock & Summer Sonic fests

With headliners from Bob Dylan and Kendrick Lamar to Chance The Rapper and Nine Inch Nails, Japan’s two big summer music gatherings are sure to...
A temple in the Lost River Delta area of DisneySea dares brave visitors to ride Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull.  CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES

Tokyo DisneySea offers plenty of nautical adventure with a touch of Disney magic

Nestled along the shoreline of Tokyo Bay, Tokyo DisneySea lives up to its nautically themed name — and its Disney theme park heritage.

The...

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Travel safety tips for families

“Are We There Yet?”
 
Repeatedly hearing that phrase isn’t the only risk involved in traveling with family. Don’t get us...

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