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Tokyo’s hidden neighborhoods

I‘ve said it before – Tokyo is a city of thousand layers and there is a lot more to this sprawling metropolis than its biggest tourist...

Nanjin Cherry Blossom Moonlight Festival Feb. 3

Nakijin Castle is lit up at night, and the path leading to the castle from the gate is lined with candles under clouds of freshly bloomed cherry...

Getting around on Okinawa’s monorail

The Okinawa City Monorail, also known as Yui Rail, is Okinawa’s only public rail system. It currently services 15 stations starting from Naha...
Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

On top of the world: Start planning that epic climb up one of Japan’s mountains

As you near the summit the breeze caresses your face and the air gets clearer with every step. Finally, you reach the peak. Taking a deep breath...
Grass skiing can seem intimidating, knowing you are entrusting your safety to a dubious-looking contraption strapped to your feet. JESSICA BIDWELL/STARS AND STRIPES

Where's the snow? Grass skiing on Okinawa takes some practice

A tropical island where the temperature reaches 80 degrees on a winter day isn’t the sort of place you’d expect to see skiers racing down a slope...

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...

The Dilophosaurus is among the many attractions at Dino Park in Okinawa, Japan. MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES

Animatronic dinosaurs snarl at visitors to Okinawa’s Dino Park

“Jurassic Park” was supposed to have taken place on an island off the coast of Central America. But if author Michael Crichton had visited the...

International Destinations: Wat’s Happening in Chiang Mai

While you’re in Chiang Mai here are a few famous Wats to check out along with the area’s many historical sites and rich cultural heritage....
Photos by Nano Betts

A day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima

During my last trip to Kansai region I aimed to see places where I hadn’t been before. I got to tour ...

A travel junkie's pet peeves

When we think of a perfect vacation, we always imagine sweeping ocean views, sand in our toes and a cocktail in our hand. But not all travels...

Exploring Auckland in Three Days

We picked Auckland to be our base during our time on the northern island. Everybody connects with the destinations they visit differently. Since I...

Perfect time to pick strawberries on Okinawa

Though there is a chill in the air and snow on the ground in many areas, picking strawberries – from the Kanto Plain to Okinawa Island – is a...

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