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“Are We There Yet?”
 
Repeatedly hearing that phrase isn’t the only risk involved in traveling with family. Don’t get us...
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Okinawa Oceanic Culture Museum: In depth look at life in Pacific

Sitting in the shadows of the popular Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and its gigantic whale sharks at Ocean Expo Park, is an attraction that receives...

Unique farmhouses quite the sight in northern Japan

Travel around the hilly valley in the central part of northern Japan, and you will encounter an impressive rural landscape of traditional...
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Minakami: Take a water ride on the wild side of Japan

It was all about sliding, jumping and splashing. And for some, it also was about screaming.

The group of people screeched in excitement as...

Chatan Nirai Dragon Boat Race back July 1

The popular Dragon Boat Racing season has not quite wrapped up yet on the island. Come July 1, the 12th Chatan Nirai Hari will take place at...
Photos by Nano Betts

A visit to the magical Studio Ghibli Museum

I can shamelessly admit that up to this day (and I’m 4 days short of becoming 33) I still passionately love animated movies. I make sure to...

Kadena Music Festival June 30

The season of music festivals is just around the corner, with the Kadena Music Festival 2018 is coming up June 30.
 
The...

Surfi's up off the shores of Okinawa

Okinawa is known for its crystal clear water and beautiful coral reef for diving. However, for surfers, there are some serious waves breaking over...

A dip in the ocean will refresh you body in this delightful resort. Photo by Hyakuna Garan

Hyakuna Garan Resort & Spa: Be one with nature

Hyakuna Garan is very much a symbol of the resurrection of Okinawa. Located near the epicentre of the Battle of Okinawa, these bleeding hills...
The Stone Lion of Tomori stands watch over the southern Okinawa countryside.  MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES

Tomori’s stone lion one of the most famous survivors of the Battle of Okinawa

It is an iconic photograph that has come to symbolize the Battle of Okinawa — a pair of GIs huddled behind a menacing stone lion, observing a...

Waves crash against the 200-foot cliffs at Hedo Point, the northern-most spot on Okinawa, on Oct. 18, 2015. The point is a popular tourist destination, and makes for a good day trip from Kadena Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tim Flack)

Get to the point and head to Okinawa's Hedo Point!

KADENA AIR BASE - North, or south? That's the sort of question that can best be answered by the flip of a coin when you're considering a weekend...

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