Pacific Travel

The Keifuku line is part of a working train museum of sorts in Kyoto. <br> Photo by Mark Jenkins for The Washington Post

Skip the taxis; enjoy Kyoto by rail, foot or bicycle

Many foreign visitors see getting around Kyoto as a problem rather than an opportunity. Instead of walking, biking and riding Kyoto’s working museum of train lines, they turn to taxis (expensive and slow) and buses (extensive but even slower).

Hawaii center lets kids learn while having fun

Let’s from the get-go concede one problem with Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center: It’s hard to get a kid to leave this prepubescent paradise.

A curious journey through southwest China

It was a road trip through one of China’s most tightly controlled regions. We were closely monitored. Each time we stopped at an attraction, two to five SUVs full of brooding middle-aged men would park behind us.

9 fun things in Honolulu: Foodie finds old favorites and new

Here are nine ways to help make a weekend or so here great — centering on eating and drinking that's not the Cheesecake Factory.

Guided tour takes the mystery out of Hanoi’s street food

Hanoi's crammed sidewalks will have you tripping over tiny blue chairs waiting for someone to plop down with a bowl of food from one of the myriad street vendors.

pacific quick trips

pacific after hours

At Maguro Shoten, the meal is the star of the show

At Maguro Shoten — also known as the “Tuna Demolition Show Restaurant” — folks gather around a sushi bar to watch chefs dismantle their dinner.

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.

Water parks and pools in Japan and Okinawa

A calendar of nearby water parks and pools of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Fireworks in the Pacific

A calendar of fireworks and festivals in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.

Movies on base through Sept. 21

Times and dates for theaters in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea

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