Iwakuni Japan Marine Corps Air Station

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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.

Weather for Iwakuni
Today 07/18/2014 07/19/2014
It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 9:00 PM JST on July 17, 2014

Thunderstorm

88°/73°

It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 9:00 PM JST on July 18, 2014

Chance of a Thunderstorm

82°/72°

It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 9:00 PM JST on July 19, 2014

Chance of a Thunderstorm

82°/70°

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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(image is from google)