Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can get an up-close look at costumes and displays of favorite characters -- and become an “agent” themselves -- at the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit in Tokorozawa, north of Tokyo.
Parco delle Fonti di Torrate was crafted to help protect the natural springs near the hamlet of Torrate. Almost 200 acres was set aside as a natural preserve, and it makes a lovely -- and this time of year, uncrowded -- area to wander.
Patrons of Player’s Café in Koza, a formerly distressed area of central Okinawa, can relax and dine in comfort and, on some nights, listen to live music surrounded by remnants of Koza’s history, which is tied to American culture and Okinawan tradition.
Some major video game releases got delayed in 2022, but enough crossed the finish line to keep gamers happy. Indie developers held up their end, delivering innovative challenges and fascinating stories.