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In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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Info, recommendation or suggestion on the Yoksuka area in Japan

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We visited a shrine and Hiked to see a budha carved into the mountainside, I will see if my son can remember any of the names

Mikasa Park next to the base is a nice daytime break.

I adore Kamakura, which is where you can see the Great Buddha.  The Fleet and Family Service Center used to provide walking maps, but I don't know if they do in this day of apps.

I also loved visiting Chinatown in Yokohama.  It's Chinatown.  In Japan.

For base activities and resources: 

So much good food!  Everywhere, really hard to go wrong.  I will be severely disappointed if you eat at the Chilis on base.  Just don't.  I can explain what the different Japanese foods are.  When in doubt, find a place with the wax dishes on display, and point to what you want.  Really easy.

Great Info AntiM, we walked so many places, I lost track of the names!  We did eat at Chili's, my son and his co-workers did "Chili Fridays" so it was a treat to meet them all and of course pick up the tab on behalf of Navy Moms Everywhere, lol.  they were thrilled, gracious and we had a blast!

   We did have to go on the street with all the bars, there is actually an Irish Bar, a country bar and a Buffalo Bar, we have a dollar bill taped to the ceiling from Buffalo, lol.  The food as you mentioned was wonderful and we had to have an authentic Raman Meal, my son's favorites, that was a treat!

I have had my tickets since October 2019 to go see my son in Misawa, was so looking forward to it.  My husband tells me I cannot go with this virus pandemic right now.  I was optimistically thinking it was far enough out (May 10, 2020) and it will be fine. Anybody else have a trip planned to Japan for spring?


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