Located in the northern part of mainland of Japan and facing the Sea of Japan, Akita City is a four-hour drive from Misawa Air Base. The city is surrounded by rice fields and mountains and is known as one of the nation’s most important granary regions.
After the Meiji Restoration the Imperial Japanese Army worked to ensure such an intrusion could never happen again and began a decades-long program of building modern coastal defense fortresses around the nation.
The Kanazawa district of Yokohama City, 10 miles north of Yokosuka Naval Base, was once known as a popular sightseeing attraction made up scenic shorelines and mountains, along with majestic Buddhist temples and library of samurai lord.
When tourists come to Japan, one of the many attractions that tops their list is the Great Buddha found in Kamakura. However, there is so much more to the old feudal capital the Buddha (“Daibutsu” as it is called in Japan) calls home.