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Day 1/2  Honolulu ~ Chitose The Shin Chitose International Airport, covered lightly with snow, welcomed us to beautiful Hokkaido after a long 10 hour flight. We checked in at the convenient Airport Terminal Hotel. There were so many choices of local gourmet foods in the terminal restaurants so most of us were able to enjoy the food upon arrival.   Day 3  Chitose ~ Asahikawa ~ Sounkyo We met our English speaking tour guide, Kimi,...

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Day1:  Jan 17, 2019 Departure from Honolulu We checked in at the Philippine Airlines counter, which had a dedicated line for our group.  The airline provided us with a “gold line” at TSA, which made our inspection so much faster. The flight (PR#101) was 10hr45min nonstop to Manila. We were served with two hot main meals and a snack with a choice of pork barbecue or kung pao chicken and pancit & pork or beef lasagna. We enjoyed our...

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Day 1 & 2    Honolulu – Kansai – Kyoto Traveled to Kansai Airport via Hawaiian Airlines.  We met at the main terminal Lobby 4 at the new Hawaiian Airline’s check in counter. Due to the Government shutdown, we got together more than 3 hours prior to our flight to make sure we all get through the TSA checkpoint. We checked in and had some time at the airport so everyone seemed to enjoy shopping at the airport for a while.  Our...

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Day 1 & 2    Honolulu – Narita – Daiba We traveled to Narita with Korean Airlines.  Everyone came early to the airport and was ready to go!  We had plenty of time to relax at Honolulu airport. Our flight time was about 9 hours. On the place we all enjoyed watching movies and eating Korean bibimbap.  We landed in Narita on time.  The weather was nice and felt like autumn(fall) season which we don’t have in Hawaii. We arrived at the...

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Day 1, Sept 17 2018: Departure from Honolulu We were able to make a smooth departure from Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines – the TSA checkpoints weren’t even that crowded! On to our overnight stopover in Seattle. The inflight meal (which very few domestic airlines have anymore) was simple but tasty – a BBQ chicken sandwich. Day 2, Sept 18 2018: Seattle to Reykjavik Thanks to our stopover we were able to get a full...

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Day 1/2   Honolulu – Narita – Shinagawa It was a smooth departure despite the busy summer travel season. Korean Airline served 2 full meals on the flight to Narita from Honolulu.  I chose the most popular inflight menu, Bibimbap, where you mix rice, sesame oil, hot sauce in your bowl with vegetables. I personally enjoyed this delicious meal very much. Our first night in Tokyo was at Shinagawa Prince Hotel which is conveniently...

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