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The Maguro-kan, or tuna building, at Kashi-no-Ichi in Shimizu, Japan, is devoted to restaurants. This second-story eatery is among the most popular at the port-side fish market. Allen Onstott/Stars and Stripes<br>

Kashi-no-Ichi: An uncrowded fish market in a beautiful Japanese port

At Kashi-no-Ichi, a bustling fish market not far from Mount Fuji, visitors can taste fresh, delicious seafood on the docks of Shimizu, one of Japan’s most scenic seaports.


Tourism is booming in the only town in South Korea with Pokémon Go

A glitch in Pokemon Go accidentally categorized one South Korean town as being in North America. Suddenly, Pokemon trainers flocked to Sochko to catch the digital critters.


Exhibit shows China through pioneer photojournalist’s lens

“China through the Lens of John Thomson 1869-1872” offers about 50 photographs from the dawn of the art form’s invention, taken by a pioneer of photojournalism. It’s a look back at China before industrialization, before communism, before tourism.

Molten lava, trendy clubs and killer surf make Hilo a real hot spot

The weather in Hilo, the driest in a decade, according to news reports, was sunny all day, every day. A good sign. But more important was ensuring that our long-planned family trip would be a sizzler, engaging and entertaining little minds.


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.




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.


Beer gardens in Japan and Okinawa

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


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