Hagi City is a small yet fascinating town, only about a two-hour drive from MCAS Iwakuni. During the 19th century, samurai warriors roamed these parts and overthrew the shogunate government to form a modern society.
Tsuruga is an impressive port city in Hokuriku region in the central northern area of mainland Japan. Tsuruga faces the Sea of Japan and is home to a beautiful blue ocean and a thriving international transportation hub.
Otsukimi, or moon viewing, is an important event during autumn in Japan. It's a time to appreciate the year's harvest, and also an occasion that fosters a connection with nature and the changing seasons.