Onsen Etiquette

Onsen Etiquette

As winter has taken full force in northern Japan, I recommend taking a long and soothing dip into some natural hot springs known as onsens located throughout the country. It may make you feel uneasy at first, but once you take your first soak, you will be coming back...
Nature Awaits!

Nature Awaits!

We have everything you need to camp, hike and explore the great outdoors. You don’t have to venture far to get away and be one with nature. Locals love to camp, hike and climb just as much as Americans do. There are many outdoor activities awaiting any adventurer,...
Take on Tokyo

Take on Tokyo

A trip to Japan’s largest city is a necessity for anyone stationed in Misawa. In Tokyo, tradition mixes with futuristic trends to create one of the most diverse cities in the world. Tokyo is also one of the largest cities in the world, spanning 2,188 square...
Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji

Located near the Pacific coast of central Honshu, roughly 100 kilometers west of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji towers over Japan at 12,388 feet and is the tallest mountain in the country. Mt. Fuji has become the most popular tourist destination in Japan and is arguably the most...
Morioka Zoo

Morioka Zoo

Morioka City Zoological Park is located in the mountains of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, south of Misawa. The zoo is home to over 700 animals and nearly 100 different species, some indigenous to Japan such as Okinawan sheep, Japanese black bears, tanuki (raccoon dogs)...
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