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Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Indoor batting cages fun for all ages in Yokosuka

Travel
February 23, 2018
On a cold day, not uncommon this time of year in Japan, my wife and I had just finished some shopping at a mall near Yokosuka Naval Base. Looking for something else to do on a day...
Photos by Simone Armer

Atop Kagoshima’s Mt. Kaimondake

Travel
February 24, 2018
AIR RESCUE POINT. The small, yellow sign caught my eye as I clambered over another giant boulder. Take note, I teased myself, this is where they’ll have to come to find you.

‘Little Edo’ in Kawagoe a great day trip!

Travel
February 21, 2017
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...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Something's a-brewin’: A tour of Japan's Namamugi’s Kirin Factory

Travel
February 18, 2018
Much like in America, beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in Japan. Whether it’s a BBQ, family gathering or just a good ol’ party, there’s usually a cold beer to be had.
Hogwarts at night with the Black Lake which is a special feature of the Japanese Universal Studios (Photo courtesy of Camille Dufour-Blain)

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Osaka

Travel
February 22, 2018
If you are like me, when you heard that Universal Studios Japan was opening a Wizarding World of Harry Potter area at its theme park in Osaka, you couldn't stop yourself from...

Hey! Get off base and check out these events in Japan!

Base Info
February 22, 2018
Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated Feb. 22)