TOP FIVE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVALS

Spring has sprung, and suddenly so: though Yokota saw snow on the first day of the season, it was quickly followed by warm weather and, even more thrillingly, the appearance of cherry blossoms. Sakura trees are a national treasure, and there is no better way to enjoy their beauty than to attend a cherry blossom…

Tokyu Snow Resorts- Ski or SB All The Way Through May!

Looking to catch the slopes for a day or weekend getaway all the way through May? Look no further than Tokyu Resorts’ Grandeco Snow Resort and Tamabara Ski Park – both located within a few hours from Yokota Air Base. Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day in style by taking a trip with Outdoor Recreation (ODR)…

JEWELLUMINATION AT YOMIURILAND

Yomiuriland Amusement Park is a great place for a romantic and family-friendly getaway for the winter season. With a myriad of lights adorning every ride, tree, and bush – this winter wonderland is sure to make its patrons enjoy the cold season. Illumination season does not end with the holidays and lasts all the way…

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….