Although Torii Station may not stand out when comes to its size and the number of servicemembers it hosts, the small Army base is home to a beachside recreational area that will leave a big smile on your face: Torii Beach.
Shisa dog-lions are not the only guardians that defend Okinawa from demons and evils.
Ishigantou is a kind of stone slab with the Chinese characters “石敢當” carved onto their surface. “Ishigandou” or “Sekkantou” are other pronunciations for the slabs.
Our family of four (with two children, ages 6 and 7) and our friends went on a wonderful 16-day vacation to India this past Christmas. December/January is the high tourism season to visit Rajasthan, and the weather was perfect overall.
Only about a 20-minute ferry ride from the southeast coast of Okinawa’s main island, Kudaka Island is a popular destination for tourists. The island is often referred to as an “Island of God” where the origins of Ryukyu Kingdom (1429－1879) reside.
Kanazawa, easily accessible via the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station, offers travelers a wide range of experiences, from hands-on craft and cooking classes to strolling beautiful Japanese gardens and samurai and tea districts.
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 October 10)
Enoshima Beach has many water activities to try. Many surf schools have shops in the area offering 2-hour lessons including equipment so even beginners can learn how to catch a wave. One lesson and your sure to be hooked!
On the walk from the train station up to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Komachi Street is a popular street packed with shops selling many goods and souvenirs including tea, rice cookers, honey, origami and miniature figurines.