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Immerse yourself in Sham Shui Po like locals do

Behind skyscrapers and shopping malls, there is another world to explore in Hong Kong. Look beyond the established attractions to Sham Shui Po...

Ride a Flyboard off Okinawa coast

When instructor Keiko Sasamoto cued me by saying, “Start!” I straightened my body upright under the water, putting strength into my legs, ready...

5 Best Thailand shows in Bangkok & Pattaya

Thailand always has many unique & exciting things to offer and one of them is the brilliant shows. The fancy shows and amazing performances...
Photos by Tim Flack

Okinawa's tale of two capes ... Zampa & Manzamo

KADENA AIR BASE – Incredible ocean views, a gigantic replica of a mythical “shisa,” and enough room for 10,000 people to picnic? Sounds like the...

4 off-peak travel tips

Traveling in the off season can be quite beneficial. First, there is the cost savings; from flights to hotels, car rentals and attractions —...

Photo courtesy of Naha Giant Tug-of-War Preservation Association

Naha Tug of War brings everyone together

If you have not been to the Naha Tug of War, search the word on Youtube. You will likely find clips of Okinawans and Americans pulling the giant...

Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Naha Tug-of-War coming to town Oct. 7

The Naha Tug-of-War is coming back for its 48th installment Oct. 7. Route 58 in Naha City, which is known for its busy traffic, will instead be...

MY FAVES: Castles throughout Japan

Japan is home to many majestic castles. They are symbols of the country’s history, culture and pride.
 
Showcasing some the...
Nankinmachi is one of the biggest Chinatowns in Japan, and features more than 100 shops selling a variety of traditional Chinese and Chinese-influenced sweets and snacks. (AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Go to Kobe for the beef, stay for the pork buns and European cityscapes

Located just one hour by train from Kyoto and just 30 minutes by train from Osaka, Kobe is a port town that rose to prominence in the 1860s as a...

Moxibustion: Feel the burn if you want to heal!

With the cold of winter upon us, many people will begin to “feel” the weather. Lower backs will hurt, while bones and joints will ache just a...

Photo by Joely Santiago

Capsule Hotels … Yes or No?

Capsule hotels (also called pod hotels) are very popular in Japan. You see them in most cities, and a lot of people really like them for overnight...

Photo courtesy of Hotel Moon Beach

A day on no man’s Island in Okinawa

Some of the 113 uninhabited islands of Okinawa offer a fun adventure for those who choose to explore them.
 
Youjima, a.k.a...

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