Established in 1899, Shikairo Chinese restaurant is known as the birthplace of “champon.” This Nagasaki delicacy is truly delicious. It consists of fat egg noodles with lots of vegetables, fried pork and seafood in a pork broth.
Arita Town and Hasami Town near Sasebo are known as centers of porcelain thanks to their renowned Aritayaki and Hasamiyaki porcelainware. Both towns are about a short 30-minute drive from Sasebo Naval Base and make for a great day trip.
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Staying overnight in Tokyo is not cheap. Even the most inexpensive hotels in Tokyo cost hundreds of dollars per night and both space and availability can be very limited. Fortunately the military offers two alternatives for those looking to stay in overnight in Tokyo on a budget.
For 75 years Stars and Stripes reporters across the Pacific have covered wars, revolutions, natural disasters and the political changes that marked turning points for the United States and its military overseas.
Stars and Stripes’ library in Tokyo preserves the stories and heroics of countless service members from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars alongside records of newsworthy events on American bases in the Far East over the past 75 years.