Stars and Stripes is asking readers to write about their own piece of paradise. Yes, that means you! Our annual Destination Paradise magazine highlights must-see travel spots across the Pacific — and your bit of paradise could be included in our 2019-20 edition.
One of my first priorities when we move somewhere new or travel to a new location is FOOD! But not just any food. I like to find the locally owned "mom-and-pop" shops and I like to find the local grocery stores that carry new things I've never tried before.
Located in the northern part of mainland of Japan and facing the Sea of Japan, Akita City is a four-hour drive from Misawa Air Base. The city is surrounded by rice fields and mountains and is known as one of the nation’s most important granary regions.
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Check out all the great things happening on your base. Events are as accurate as possible at press time. Since times or event schedules can change, please verify events before attending. (This was updated July 18)
When I think of Okinawa, great beaches, water activities and the warm, friendly, laid-back locals come to mind. So when I had the chance to get back to that paradise, I didn’t hesitate. And, as you read above, the price was right.
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, you eye the conquered mountainside and panoramic view of natural beauty.
SAN-A Urasoe West Coast PARCO CITY made its debut last month in Irijima, Urasoe City bringing with it over 250 stores. It is thought to be one of the biggest shopping malls on the island with 14.83 acres of floorspace.
Near Yomitan Village’s coastline, you’ll find a theme park which offers something curious to both history buffs and arts and crafts fans. At Murasaki Mura, take a walk back to Naha’s old Chinatown and see a park dedicated to Okinawa’s history and culture.