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My Paradise: Retro seaside fun in Japan's Atami

A convenient 1.5-hour train ride from Yokosuka, Atami (the town’s name means “hot sea”) has been a famous hot spring destination for over a millennium.

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Exploring Japan: Walk back in time in ‘Little Edo’ Kawagoe

Streets lined with traditional clay-walled warehouses, a three-tiered bell tower, a majestic castle and numerous Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples make Kawagoe a highlight of eastern Japan.

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Exploring Japan: Uncovering the wonders of Kamakura

A convenient 20-minute train ride from Yokosuka or approximately one hour from Tokyo Station, Kamakura is a fantastic choice for a day trip that offers visitors a variety of experiences: towering bamboo groves, mysterious caves, elegant Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, and hands-on workshops that will leave a lasting impression of this ancient capital.

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VIDEO: Okinawa's Okuma Beach great getaway in Japan

On Okinawa there are many beaches perfect for a fun day for visitors to choose from. But, Okuma Beach managed by Kadena FSS is one you won’t want to miss.

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VIDEO: Exploring Japan: Bullfights a unique Okinawa experience

Bullfights on Okinawa are a huge spectacle that draw huge crowds of people cheering on their favorite bulls.

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Helpful tips for foreigners visiting a Japanese onsen

Onsen in Japan, as hot springs are known, are a highly popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Their relaxing hot waters are steeped in tradition, and onsen are considered a must-do when visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.

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'Power Spots' in Japan rejuvenate locals, foreigners alike

Everyone is looking for an edge. In Japan, folks depend on “Power Spots” that are believed to cleanse, refresh and rejuvenate one’s mind and soul. Simply, they give you an edge. Luck, if you will.

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Exploring Japan: 10 major Japanese cities to put on bucket list

Would you rather shop for the hottest trends or visit historical spots? Swim among tropical fish or feed crackers to friendly deer?

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Soccer in Japan: How to get into the J-League

Soccer in Japan has come a long way in a short time.

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Exploring Japan: 'Little Edo' Sawara has old traditional Tokyo feel

Before arriving in Japan, you may have imagined the streets here to be scenes of a movie, with old cobblestone roads and wooden buildings found in the Edo Era (1603-1867).

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VIDEO: Japan’s Open-Air Folk House Museum

Join us for a virtual tour at the Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum in Kawasaki.

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VIDEO| Virtual Vacation: Yamaguchi, Japan

Welcome to virtual vacation video series where we can explore destinations from the comfort of our homes.

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VIDEO: Battle like a samurai at kendo experience in Japan, Okinawa

Viewers of FX’s recent hit drama Shōgun might have seen some epic on-screen battles and wondered what it’s like to don armor and battle it out with bamboo swords.

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Towada City Spring Festival in Aomori April 6 - May 5

Kanchogai Street in Aomori’s Towada City has been listed as one of Japan’s Top 100 roads, and over 150 cherry trees line the route alongside numerous pine trees.


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