29 Highly Recommended Adventures for the Sailor in Yokosuka

Did you get orders to Yokosuka, Japan? Lucky you! I can honestly say I’ve adored my 2.5 years living in Yokosuka. You’re in for a very special treat. 🤩 As…

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7 Delicious and Inexpensive Foods to Try in Yokosuka

One of the great joys of being a Sailor is the chance to sample local cuisine when you’re ashore. If you’re a Yokosuka Sailor, then you’ve got access to great…

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A Spectacular Day Hike Up Japan’s Mount Takao

Mount Takao is one of my favorite mountains to climb. I’m not alone in loving Takao – it’s where many Tokyo urban dwellers head when they crave a getaway. There…

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Delicious Japanese Cherries – There’s More Than Just the Blossom

Japan is far more famous for its cherry blossoms than it is the actual fruit. Which is a shame, because Japanese cherries are DELICIOUS. During April, Japan erupts with cherry…

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Yamanashi – A Weekend Getaway to Japan’s Premier Wine-Growing Region

Yamanashi prefecture is not just home to Mt. Fuji. It’s the “fruit kingdom” of Japan, and a great weekend destination for fruit lovers and wine connoisseurs. Japan’s history of growing…

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Shimoda and the Famous Black Ship Festival

Evert year, Shimoda hosts a three-day Black Ship Festival the third Saturday in May. The event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout Japan. Commodore Matthew Perry and his black…

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A Sailor’s Take on Tokyo DisneySea

It’s only proper that Tokyo DisneySea be reviewed by an authentic Sailor. After all, nobody knows the water and the pleasures of land quite like we do! ☺️ I bought…

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The Novelty and Awesomeness of A Japanese Baseball Game

Japan’s love for baseball is marvel to behold. What makes Japanese baseball so much fun? The best way to find out is to go see a game in person. One…

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Seeing Nagoya Properly for the First Time

I visited Nagoya out of guilt. For two years, I had only ever transited through it. The 3rd most populated area in Japan deserves more respect. Almost every city in…

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A Spring Hike on the Nakasendo: Nakatsugawa to Tsumago

The Nakasendo trail is considered one of the most important trails in Japan. The trail was established during the Edo period (1603-1867) and connects post towns from Kyoto to Tokyo.…

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