Pacific Travel

A young woman in a traditional kimono descends a stairway after a Seijin no Hi ceremony in Kanazawa, Japan. Washington Post photo by Linda Davidson.<br>The Washington Post

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.

Near Nagasaki school, memorials honor POWs and supply mission

Sleepy Koyagi Junior High School in southern Nagasaki, Japan, and nearby Mount Sashiki have long held little-known secrets from World War II.

Pearl Harbor attack’s 75th anniversary is less memory, more memorial

Most people alive today recall the dreadful day of Sept. 11, 2001, when the twin towers fell in New York. Far fewer of us can personally remember Dec. 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by the Japanese, killing 2,043 Americans and pulling the U.S. into World War II.

'Mighty Mo' stands as a memorial to a bygone era of battleships

From the gangway leading onto the USS Missouri, the battleship appears as a hulking, armored dinosaur. Its nine massive cannons rise like the spiny blades of a stegosaurus, and its bow stretches far ahead with the neck of a brontosaurus.

Tokyo's iconic Tsukiji fish market gets a reprieve

"Construction costs had ballooned," Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike told reporters, saying she was "astonished" at the 588.4 billion yen ($5.7 billion) price tag of relocating the iconic Tsukiji fish market to a new site.

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.

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