New aquarium in southern Okinawa is an entertaining alternative for children and families
Opening a competitor aquarium on an island the size of Tokyo when the first is world renowned is a pretty bold move.
Zama museum preserves history of camp serving as US Army Japan headquarters
During World War II, the military installation that serves as the modern-day headquarters for U.S. Army Japan was Japan’s version of West Point.
Nippara Limestone Cave offers a family-friendly adventure a few hours from Yokota Air Base
A 1½-hour drive west of Yokota Air Base, home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo, is Nippara, the largest limestone cave in the region.
Get a fishy foot bath, soak in a coffee pool at facility in Hakone
On a busy morning or a day where you feel drained of energy, have you ever joked about how you could just dive into a pool of coffee?
Despite nickname, Mount Tanigawa in Gunma prefecture is suitable for all on warmer days
Scaling Mount Tanigawa, a 6,486-foot peak bordering Japan’s Gunma and Niigata prefectures, is a risky adventure in winter. More than 800 people have died from exposure, avalanches and falls attempting to climb the “Mountain of Death” since the 1930s, about four times as many as have perished on Mount Everest, according to local news reports.
Rambalac shows a different side of Japan with ‘Videowalks’
As most people’s daily routines continue in a semi-isolated pandemic lifestyle, going on a virtual adventure around Japan via the internet has never been easier.
A day trip to Mount Mitake near Yokota transports visitors to another realm
Mount Mitake, one of the many highlights of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, features a railway and hiking path that takes visitors on a journey through a tranquil forest, a charming small village and a shrine.
Nagano’s Japanese macaques do tourist-friendly hot spring bathing in warmer temperatures, too
The name Nagano might bring to mind ski slopes, snowboarding and the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, but it’s just as well known for its snow monkeys and hot springs.
The pandemic might have slowed it down, but the heart of Tokyo still beats
The coronavirus pandemic has hit Tokyo harder than any other Japanese city, with nearly 25,000 people testing positive since the illness first appeared in Japan early this year.
Yugawara Beach a great place for novice surfers to hang 10
With Japan’s rainy season’s over and the temperature soaring into the 90s, it’s an ideal time for beach lovers to head for the seashore to soak up the sun.