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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)

Exploring Okinawa's Hedo Point a great day trip

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...

4 tips to have the best Airbnb experience

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to get the best bang for your buck on vacation. Whether it’s asking locals for the best recommendations...

Have a world of fun at Okinawa's Kids World

Kids World has a variety of different types of activities such as a grand entrance where you see many flowers in all colors, sizes, and shapes,...

Photos by Alexander Mutuc

Off-base markets produce fresh alternative on Okinawa

I heard about a small market named the Banana Stand somewhere near Kadena Air Base with a “decent variety” of affordable produce. When I finally...

Alfons Mucha paintings on display at Urasoe Art Museum

The Alfons Mucha Exhibition, Flower of Art Nouveau is now being displayed at the Urasoe Art Museum. Mucha, who was born in Chech in 1860, is now...

Ie Island Lily Festival kicks off April 22

The earliest lily festival in Japan comes back to Ie island April 22-May 6. This annual event features about 100 kinds of lilies from around the...
Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture

Three days in Shiga Prefecture: Take an adventure through rural, traditional Japan

In September, my wife and I set aside three days in Shiga Prefecture for a adventure into rural, traditional Japan through with tour guides...

Smoke stack near White Beach offers historic, scenic views

There’s a spot on Okinawa where you might not see many people, but it offers a picture prefect view and an intriguing historical insight for...

White Beach to host annual fest April 14-15

If you’re looking to do something fun this weekend, look no further than the 27th annual White Beach Festival! 
The weekend of fun -...

Free scale model exhibit to be held April 14-15 on Okinawa

Kennai Saidaikyuu Mokei Tenjikai 2018, the free annual scale model exhibit, takes place at Okinawa city Civic Center near Kadena Air Base on April...

Mainland Japan to host Dylan, Kendrick Lamar & more

With headliners from Bob Dylan and Kendrick Lamar to Chance The Rapper and Nine Inch Nails, Japan’s two big summer music gatherings are sure to...

Let's fly like a superhero at Moon Beach, Okinawa

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

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