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Backcountry skiers pause on a ridge above Akakura Onsen resort near Myoko, Japan, where a coating of fresh snow adds a haunting element to the buna trees. Many of Japan's resorts offer easy access to the backcountry from the top of their lifts. <br>

Skiers find deep powder and hot onsens in Japan's backcountry

If you want deep powder without lift lines for $40 a day, the best sushi and ramen in the world and a naked soak in a 105-degree spring with a view of the volcano that is heating your water, then follow the drifting snowflake to the Land of the Rising Sun.


Make your way around Oahu's Grand Circle for great local food and exceptional views

If there’s a contest for stunning scenery per mile driven, then a round-trip from downtown Honolulu around the North Shore of Oahu is the grand circle.


In the well-preserved Japanese city of Kanazawa, it's yesterday today

Long more popular with Japanese than foreign visitors, the well-preserved city of Kanazawa became much more accessible last year with the opening of a new Shinkansen line. The high-speed trains hurtle from Tokyo in less than 2 ½ hours.

Oahu cruise brings you face to fin with dolphins

There are a number of cruises on Oahu that will take you face to fin with dolphins in the wild, but among the best is the half-day cruise on the Dolphin Star, a double-deck boat custom built for dolphin watching and snorkeling.


Kualoa Ranch: See film locations at 'Hollywood's Hawaii backlot'

Perhaps the greatest claim for Oahu's Kualoa Ranch is its use for decades as a film location for movies and TV shows the likes of “Lost,” “Jurassic Park,” Elvis’ “Paradise Hawaiian Style,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Fifty First Dates.”



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festivals and events

On-base activities

A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.


Off-base events

A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.


Winter Illuminations

Where to get your glow on at light shows throughout the Pacific.


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