Tokyo Comic Con

Surround yourself with all things related to your favorite movies, TV shows, comics and entertainment at Tokyo’s third annual Comic Com. Let your inner geek out at this great event taking place from 30 November to 2 December at Makuhari Messe Convention Center. Comic Con is sure to draw a crowd with over 40,000 people…

Kamakura: A Coastal Relic

Walk along spectacular beaches, shop in trendy boutiques and explore numerous temples and shrines all within one city. Kamakura flaunts some of the best summertime scenes Japan all within a few square miles. Despite its small size — or perhaps with the help of it — Kamakura is vibrant, diverse and the perfect day trip….

Shimoda

Craving a beach trip? Dip your toes in the clear blue water of this popular summer destination, just 3.5 hours south of Yokota on the Izu Pennisula. Don’t miss our favorite things to do in this charming seaside town. Shirahama Jinja Shrine Visit the oldest shrine on the Izu Penninsula, built directly on the beach….

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

For most foreigners, Japan connotes metropolitan landscapes crawling with people, but the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park counters that image with its diverse geography and comparative tranquility. Despite its proximity to the Tokyo metropolis, Hakone cannot be more different as it is home to an active volcanic zone, hot springs, beautiful Lake Ashinoko, mountains and plenty of…

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…

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…

SAPPORO: TOP THREE ADVENTURES

Hokkaido is home to many sightseeing and tourist activities, beautiful landscapes, lush farmlands and spectacular food. Literally translated as the “Northern Sea Circuit,” Hokkaido is the well paired cabernet after that big, juicy bite of “Honshu” that any hungry traveler craves. This sip takes you to Hokkaido’s mountainous capital, Sapporo. Sapporo is well-known for its…

FUJI-Q HIGHLAND

Located about an hour and a half from Yokota Air Base, at the base of Mount Fuji, lies the amusement park Fuji-Q Highland. Fuji-Q has four main attractions that were all world-record-setting at some point in time, some still holding those records. 1. Fujiyama: The King of Coasters This ride held the record for the…

DisneySea WITH ITT

One of the most popular attractions in Japan is DisneySea: a one-of-a-kind Disney theme park located right on the water in Maihama, Chiba, about an hour and a half drive from Yokota Air Base. The unique part of DisneySea is emphasized in the name itself: it’s based on water. Each section in the park has…

CHICHIBU NIGHT FESTIVAL

Every year in early December, the mountainous city of Chichibu holds one of the most famous float festivals in all of Japan. Historically dating back 2,000 years ago, this two-day festival lights up the night sky with hundreds of lanterns and a beautiful firework display. If you missed the opportunity to try delicious, traditional Japanese…