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.
Catch a wave at Caribbean Bay water park in Yongin
Built on the theme of the exotic and luxurious adventures of a pirate, Caribbean Bay is a water park for everyone from the newest buccaneers to the saltiest captains to ever sail the open seas.
Godzilla oversees visitors to Kurihama Flower World near Yokosuka
Hiding south of Tokyo, in the eastern part of Kanagawa prefecture near Yokosuka, Godzilla oversees millions of blooming flowers year-round.
Waterfalls of Japan’s Nishizawa Gorge are an awe-inspiring site for hikers
Hidden in the forested mountains north of Mount Fuji, you’ll find a picturesque canyon loaded with waterfalls called Nishizawa Gorge.
Find serenity at the base of a 60-foot Buddha at Hokoji Shrine
We could all use a little serenity right now as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, and if you live and work at Yokota Air Base, the Buddha of Rokuya, or Rokuya Daibutsu, isn’t far from the home of U.S. Forces Japan.
Shuri Castle reopens, revealing 2019 fire destruction
Shuri Castle, often described as “Uchinanchu,” or Okinawa’s heart and soul, was ablaze on Oct. 31 and burned for more than 11 hours.
A stroll through Okinawa’s Yohena Hydrangea Garden is a sure-fire prescription to lift the spirits
If the stress of being cooped up inside for weeks on end due to the coronavirus has got you down, Okinawa’s Yohena Hydrangea Garden in Motobu might be just what the doctor ordered.