Despite the tragedies that occurred in Fukushima over 11 years ago, this northern prefecture - one of Japan's largest - is open for business. You won't find hordes of other travelers here, leaving you to enjoy the sites in serenity.
The presence of the United States Air Force Yokota Air Base makes Fussa City a strangely curious international attraction within Tokyo. Perhaps as a result, museums and galleries are thin on the ground here but they do exist and here is an introduction to them and how they can be reached.
Small Fussa City may be but that doesn't stop the city from featuring a nice variety of public spaces. The Tama River running along its wester border, naturally offers the most in terms of parks with the locals - and visitors - take full advantage of the water views and fun. Here is an introduction to some of the parks of Fussa and how to reach...
You are stationed in Japan for the first time. You just got your government driver’s license, purchased a car at the lemon lot, filed all the proper paperwork and paid road taxes.
And now you’re revved up to drive off base and explore Japan.