After Hours

You can find a slice of farm life nestled in the Nishitama district of western Tokyo, not far from Yokota Air Base and the home of U.S. Forces Japan.

Stuben Ohtama near Yokota serves German flavor worth the wait

Within walking distance of Yokota Air Base you’ll find Stuben Ohtama, a half-timbered, Bavarian-style restaurant that adds a European flavor to the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo.

Shupoul near Yokota serves waves of Mediterranean flavor

Not far from Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo lies an unassuming restaurant in Tachikawa that flies the Hellenic flag.

It’s worth going the extra mile for a meal at KC’s Dining in Hamura

Stand at any gate at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo and throw a rock. Chances are you’ll hit an Indian restaurant.

Fukuoka Pizza in Iwakuni uses the finest local ingredients to create the perfect slice

Fresh herbs, gooey melted cheese, thin crust and your choice of toppings — it’s time to talk pizza in Iwakuni, Japan.

Rose Town Tea Garden in Tokyo serves lunch with a Victorian flair

With coronavirus restrictions at U.S. military bases around Tokyo easing enough to allow some local travel, what better way to relax than with a light lunch and a pot of tea?

Wake up with a strong coffee from Kurashiki near Sasebo

My trip to Sasebo Naval Base to welcome the USS America to Japan last December involved a 20-hour day traveling by train more than 700 miles round trip. That kind of travel calls for strong coffee.

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