WINTER WONDERLAND IN JAPAN

Japan’s a gorgeous country throughout all four seasons and each season offers a multitude of outdoor and indoor sports. From amazing surf options during the summer and traditional fall festivals packed with delicious food, to spring time hiking with picturesque landscapes. And then there’s the winter season, offering visitors a chance to experience the country’s…

JAPANESE CULTURE COURSES WITH A&FRC

Every month, A&FRC offers a variety of fun hands-on courses which cover amazing and unique Japanese traditions, culture and customs. Their culture course and cultural adaption courses are specially designed to help you successfully acclimate to the Japanese culture. Check out the courses below for more information. Japanese Culture Course For this biyearly culture course,…

SHINKANSEN: JAPANESE BULLET TRAIN

Out of all the unique ways to travel throughout Japan, perhaps one of the most remarkable forms of efficient travel options is the Shinkansen or “bullet train.” Recorded as the world’s first high-speed railway system, it continues to arguably be the best in the world. The Shinkansen’s impressive system is comprised of seven different lines…

MARICAR GO-KARTING

OVERVIEW Japan’s found a way to combine the love of go-karting and dressing in costume at the ever-popular MariCar Inc. Motor and ComicCon enthusiasts are buzzing with excitement now that they’re able to dress in lively costumes while driving on actual city streets in Go-karts. After all, only in Japan can anyone find themselves dressed…

EXPLORE JAPAN YOUR WAY

There are multiple travel options available on base. Every month, Information, Tickets & Travel, Outdoor Recreation and Arts & Crafts Center take trips all over Japan, offering a variety of options for travelers with different interests. However, the scheduled tours might not always be the most convenient option. A desired destination may not be offered,…

5 STEPS TO SUCCESSFULLY CLIMB MT. FUJI

Mount Fuji is one of the top destinations for tourists visiting Japan. People that actually attempted the climb have a variety of impressions from “Oh my God, I LOVED it” to “Don’t do it!” If you want to end up in the former category and make your friends and family jealous, follow the 5 simple…

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RAMEN

One of the most popular dishes in Japan is ramen. Originally imported from China, ramen has been significantly alternated over the years and, eventually, Japanese-style ramen became one of the most favored budget meals for Japanese people. No matter the area, ramen shops and restaurants with a very distinctive signage can be spotted almost instantly….

TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN KYOTO

There are so many incredible places to see in Kyoto, it’s hard to know where to start. FSS is here to help! Here are our top five favorites in this historic city. Kimono Dressing in Gion Visitors to Kyoto, both Japanese and foreigners alike aim to have the most authentic experience in Japan’s  old capital…

THE CITY OF MINAMIUONUMA: DAY TWO

Two-Day Minamiuonuma City — Snow Country Experience w/Muica Onsen Snow Resort DAY TWO (read about DAY ONE) Wake up for a delicious traditional Japanese breakfast located in Muica’s lobby restaurant. Here, enjoy warm bread, homemade salmon soup, rice, pickled veggies, fresh fruit, a variety of fresh fish including salmon and trout, and much more! Afterwards,…

THE CITY OF MINAMIUONUMA: DAY ONE

Two-Day Minamiuonuma City — Snow Country Experience w/Muica Onsen Snow Resort Within north-central Niigata Prefecture lies the quaint, gorgeous and unique city of Minamiuonuma. Offering delicious sticky rice and udon, breathtaking scenery, unmatched slopes for snow activities, kimono snow bleaching, a sake cellar and more; this charming, one-of-a-kind town is perfect for a weekend getaway….