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Bulls ready to battle Jan. 27 on Okinawa

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January 18, 2019
Bullfighting on Okinawa is often described as bloodless in comparison with those in Spain. While it is true that no bulls are sacrificed at the mercy of
Every year, humpback whales migrate to the temperate waters near Okinawa to give birth to their calves. (AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Warm winter waters off the coast of Okinawa draw whales, watchers

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January 18, 2019

The Kerama Islands are only about 25 miles from Naha — just an hour-long ferry ride away.

Sea of coral reef seen from Higashi Village

Discovering Higashi-son, Okinawa: A natural paradise in paradise

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January 17, 2019

An area of absolutely astounding beauty, Higashi-son village is a paradise in paradise.

Visitors to the Naeba Prince Hotel in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, try out virtual-reality skiing. SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES
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Naeba hotel a great base for skiing — even if you don’t spend the night

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January 16, 2019

At Naeba Prince Hotel — nestled in Japan’s third-largest ski area about two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo — it’s easy to imagine you’re inside a massive cruise liner that...

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Hang on for some zip-lining fun in Japan!

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January 18, 2019

“Yeeew!”

I yelled in delight as I zipped from tree to tree through the mountain forest. I was Tarzan and I had no fear.

A list of fun stuff to do on Okinawa!

Base Info
January 16, 2018

Editor's note: There's some great events coming up, so get off base and check them out! (This was updated Jan. 16)