Easy and Fun Weekend Getaways From Yokosuka

As a Sailor, it is in my blood to want to get out and explore. When it comes to finding weekend getaways from Yokosuka, I am eager to know about…

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15 Beautiful and Unforgettable Adventures To Try in Japan

As a Sailor, I am so grateful for the chance to explore beautiful Japan. Below are 15 unforgettable adventures for the bold and the curious. In my 20s, the ships…

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Participating in a Summer Purification Ritual in Takayama

I had not planned on participating in a summer purification ritual. I had been trying to find my way out of Shiroyama Park forest, alarmed by the multiple bear warning…

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A Summer Weekend in the Japanese Alps

Stunning alpine views, tiny white butterflies fluttering above colorful wildflowers, crystal-clear streams, I was in the alps all right – the Japanese alps. Getting There – Takayama Day 1, July…

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