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Snorkeling school: Hands on training let’s you explore Okinawa waters

As someone who avoided snorkeling for nearly four decades, I can empathize with those who might be afraid to try this popular water activity....
Photo courtesy of Okinawa Oceanic Culture Museum

Okinawa Oceanic Culture Museum gives 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...

Sakura on Mount Yoshino: Find amazing views of a thousand cherry trees

A part of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountains, and designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Yoshino is...

New paintball courses open near White Beach

Do you paintball? If so, Navy MWR Okinawa has the fields for you!
 
Formerly X-Splat Paintball, Jungle Raid Paintball is now...

Disney Parade coming to Nago on March 24

The “Tokyo Disney Resort 35th Anniversary Special Parade” is coming to Nago City on March 24.
Led by Mickey Mouse, Disney characters will...

Mainland Japan's cherry blossom festivals

As of March 14, Sakura Weathermap forecasts that cherry blossoms will start blooming in Tokyo March 18. For the forecast in Japan:...

2 affordable options when staying in Tokyo

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Staying overnight in Tokyo is not cheap. Even the most inexpensive hotels in Tokyo cost hundreds of dollars per night...

My Paradise: Okinawa - SAY WHAT?

Editor’s Note: Folks, stop what you are doing and read this. It’s quite an adventure, one that many of us can probably relate to. This story...

Photos by Samantha Lymburn-Law

Hardy Barracks location perfect

Being stationed in Japan, the opportunity to visit a city like Tokyo is one you can’t pass up. A day trip is always nice, but what about for...
Photos by Nano Betts

My Paradise: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Hobbiton Movie Set

While New Zealand’s South Island typically gets all the praise and glory, there is a lot to explore up in the north as well. We spent beautiful...
Photos by Nano Betts

My Paradise: Spending a perfect day in Bali

Despite us having only five days to spare in Bali, I couldn’t possibly leave the island without seeing Ubud, the culture capital of the island....

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