Moving day, Yokota Air Base

Moving day! After two months of living out of suitcases, it was so nice to see our belongings again! Everything was boxed up, wrapped in paper and loaded into these wooden shipping crates. Our moving crew was awesome, the best…

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The beautiful Showa Kinen Park, Tachikawa

We went to Showa Kinen Park today, a beautiful, enormous city park. We walked for hours and still did not see everything. They have a paddle boat lake, a water park, bike rentals, lots of different play areas for kids,…

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My new (to me) Japanese car

Since arriving at Yokota Air Base, we purchased a new (to me) Japanese car. It is a Toyota FunCargo. It looks very small, but is actually pretty roomy on the inside. We quickly learned that the smaller the car the…

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Joyful Honda, serious one stop shopping

I can’t even begin to describe Joyful Honda! It is like a Home Depot, JoAnn’s Crafts, Petsmart, grocery store, Walmart and food court all rolled up into one! It is enormous! The girls especially loved all the pets. Moving walkways,…

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Fun city park close to Yokota Air Base

The girls and I found this fun city park with a climbing contraption and some really fun roller slides. They said the rollers hurt their bottoms, but continued to slide over and over again anyway. I have since heard that…

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Japanese Costco, home sweet home!

As soon as we had wheels, we just HAD to head to our Japanese Costco, of course! We were pleasantly surprised to find the layout exactly the same as back home and complete with samples and snack bar! They have…

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Off base to explore Fussa Tokyo

After being stuck on base with no transportation,until we passed our Japanese driving test (more on that later), we were anxious to get out and explore the surrounding town, Fussa Tokyo. Last Saturday, we walked to the train station with…

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Yokota Air Base- we made it!

We made it!! After a very long flight, we finally landed at Yokota Air Base, our new home. The first thing that struck us was how green everything is here! Also, the heat and humidity was just STIFLING! Like stepping…

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