A two-hour drive west from Misawa AB gets you to Kuroishi, an attractive city that is home to impressive streets filled in traditional wooden arcades, an abundance of pristine hot springs and a local craft art museum.
The Misawa International Club and Misawa Air Base leadership held their first Japan Day in 1988 to strengthen the community and share Japanese heritage. Thirty-one years later, these sentiments remain as the base and community celebrated the event again on April 6.
Cherry blossom peaks vary from area to area in Japan. Misawa City, as well as the Aomori Prefecture, feature many local events, offering attendees opportunities to continue building partnerships among their Japanese neighbors.