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Posts by JTB USA Honolulu Office

Day 1-2: A total of 15 of us left Honolulu for Tokyo, a cosmopolitan city of about 13.6 million people in Japan. Although we arrived late at night, some people still had energy to explore the area closed to the hotel in Shinjuku. Day 3: After a sumptuous breakfast, we were all ready to explore the city. We first headed for Tokyo Tower, lead by our bilingual guide, Kimiko. The weather was cloudy but we could see the massive expansion...

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Day 1/2  Honolulu – Chitose Airport HA 441 to Chitose took off 20 min. behind schedule.  It was a pleasant flight except for a medical emergency with a Japanese male passenger.  Luckily, the doctors on board took care of him well so we all safely landed at the Chitose Airport.  After checking in at the convenient Air Terminal Hotel, we all went back to the terminal shops/restaurants to grab something eat.  Ramen, Soup Curry,...

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Day 1   Honolulu – Narita Our departure was smooth both at the China Airlines check-in and the security check point despite it being the busy summer vacation season.  It took some extra effort for a few of us to get our preferred seat assignment, but we all got the seats of our choice.   Day 2  Narita – Shinagawa Immigration at Narita Airport was also smooth and the traffic from Narita Airport to Shinagawa Prince...

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Day 1   Honolulu – Narita Our departure was on Memorial Day so that lines were short both at ANA check-in counter and the security check point.  Our flight took off on time too.  Here we come, Japan! Day 2  Narita – Shinjuku Immigration at Narita Airport was also surprisingly smooth, and we arrived at Keio Plaza Hotel before 7pm. How lucky we were!   Even though we were tired, most of us went out browsing the west side of...

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Aloha! Tour Escort William here to report on our tour to the Tohoku region of Japan to enjoy the blooming Sakura Cherry Blossoms. Our tour began with our arrival in Sendai and transferring to our first destination Matsushima, one of Japan’s great Three scenic points. Our first stop was to the Shiogama Fish Market in neighboring Shiogama city. Shiogama is famous for having the most Sushi Restaurants per capita in Japan. We were...

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