Quick Trips

Every local on Okinawa has a “go-to” tempura place when a craving for Okinawa-style tempura strikes. Where is my go-to shop? On Ojima island!

Leave your worries behind and find inner peace at South Korea’s Mangisa Temple

Located just 6 miles from Osan Air Base is Mangisa Temple, home to the Iron Seated Buddha, one of South Korea’s national treasures.

Interactive art display spreads color around Japan’s Hiroshima Castle and its grounds

The grounds of Hiroshima Castle's expansive grounds have turned into a technicolor wonderland, thanks to the efforts of the wildly popular teamLab art collective.

Indulge your inner foodie and sample Hokkaido’s world-famous seafood at Nijo Market in Sapporo

Tucked away in the heart of Sapporo is a bustling market dating back to the 19th century where tourists and locals alike can find a veritable feast of fresh and exotic seafood.

Jozankei Onsen is a hot spot for those seeking a relaxing getaway in Hokkaido

A great place to relax after a hard day of skiing or marveling at snow sculptures is only an hour’s drive or bus ride from downtown Sapporo. Jozankei is one of Hokkaido’s most popular hot springs drawing 1.6 million visitors each year, including 180,000 foreigners — twice as many as came a decade ago.

Celebrate all things sweet at the Shiroi Koibito Park, dedicated to Hokkaido’s famous souvenir

On Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, Shiroi Koibito is, quite possibly, the region’s most popular omiyage, and has attained an almost mythical status among Hokkaido’s visitors.

Warm winter waters off the coast of Okinawa draw whales, watchers

The Kerama Islands are only about 25 miles from Naha — just an hour-long ferry ride away. During the winter season, the waters surrounding the small group of islands transforms into one of the best whale-watching spots in the world.

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