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Japan is a great place to get stationed if you are up for adventure. You can use it as a stepping stone to see Asia or Europe because the destinations are so much closer than the states.

This is a whole different lifestyle than the US. Everything is very laid back and low key here. Iwakuni is the most populated section which is approximately 115,000.

Weather

The weather here reminds me of San Francisco. It stays pretty cool and with a good amount of rain each month. Typhoon season is from June-Nov. Typhoons cause for a lot of wind and rain and the base will usually shut down. Everything here is built to typhoon standards, so when a warning is issued, everyone goes home.

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 07/31/2016 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Thunderstorm
Monday 08/01/2016 80%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 91F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 08/02/2016 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 91F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

What is there to do in Iwakuni Japan?

Area Activities

Ocean:  The ocean in Iwakuni is truly spectacular. If you have a love for the water, this might just be the place for you. Iwakuni is a tropical environment and the water is the most beautiful shade of blue. It is a huge hotspot for snorkeling and scuba diving. You can get certified for scuba diving once you are here!

Aquarium: The second largest aquarium in the world is housed in Okinawa, Japan. It is located on the northern end of the island. It has the world’s largest single tank which houses 3 large whale sharks along with hundreds of other fish.

 

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