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Grand Chief

SUBMITTED BY THE IWAKUNI LUNCH CREW Teresa, Brenda, and Katie, thanks for another memorable afternoon–Hyla. There’s something fun about discovering a new place with friends, especially when it involves whipping over four (empty) lanes of traffic to check out a new burger joint AFTER stuffing oneself silly at a Chinese Read more…

Winter Activities

Osa Ski Resort

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST Our winter adventure continued over Presidents’ Day weekend, this time at Osa Ski Resort.  We came across Osa by accident, on this website which has info (in English) on just about every ski resort in Japan.  Amazing, right?  According to the website, 50% of visitors who come to Osa are Read more…

Life in Japan

Kodomokan

SUBMITTED BY APRIL LOMBARD (Special thanks to Joshua Jones for allowing us to use some of his pictures and sharing the coordinates to Kodomokan) Looking for something to do on a rainy day, or when the weather is too cold to go outside?  Kodomokan is a free indoor play facility Read more…

Outdoor Activities

Mizuho Highland

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST Special thanks to my friend and her family for step-by-step instructions, for letting us tag along, and taking such good care of our family! I have two signature ski moves:  the newborn giraffe and the upside down turtle.  As you can probably guess, I’m not the best Read more…