This is an ultimate Golden Route tour to travel around vibrant Tokyo, relaxing hot spring resort Hakone, cultural Kyoto, Hiroshima filled with peace and hope, and energetic Osaka. The tour will give you the special experience by staying in luxury accommodation, joining traditional cultural programs, and traveling with your fellows! The highlight of this tour is the special visit to Myoshinji Temple in Kyoto where you enjoy Buddhist...Read More
Day1: Mar 14 (Thu) Departure from Honolulu We checked in at the ANA counter. Everyone was on time and it was a smooth check-in. Our 8 hr 10 min flight was on time! Lunch was served 1hr 30 min after departure. We had a choice of Seafood Tempura or Chicken Curry. Sandwich and yogurt was served 2 hrs prior to landing in Narita airport. Day2: Mar 15 (Fri) Arrival Narita airport & Naha Airport Upon arrival in Narita airport, we...Read More
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...Read More
Discover Japan Recipe Campaign – Vote on your favorite recipe for a chance to win a trip for two to Japan!
JNTO, Japan National Tourist Organization just announced New Campaign called “Discover Japan Recipe Campaign” You can vote on your favorite recipe created by Chef Dale Talde for a chance to win a trip for two to Japan and more! Recipes were created using Wagyu beef, Katsuobushi(Bonito Flake), and Matcha(Japanese Green Tea Powder). Just watch the recipe videos and vote for your favorite! Please visit our...Read More
There are many high-end Japanese restaurants in Ginza, but no places give off the same refreshing personality as “Tsurutokame,” which opened less than two years ago. The restaurant is special for its seven itamae chefs, who are all women. Together, they have ushered in a new whirlwind in cooking and cuisine. Indeed, “Tsurutokame” is a rare and special restaurant in Japan. From the moment you open the door of “Tsurutokame”, the chefs’...Read More
“Chusonji Temple” A Legacy of the Magnificent Culture of the 12th Century, The first World Heritage Site in TOHOKU
Hiraizumi Chusonji 2016 is a commemorative year for Chusonji Temple and Hiraizumi; it has been nearly 5 years since this location was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established by the Fujiwara clan, rulers of northern Japan during the Heian Period (794 – 1185), Hiraizumi is Tohoku’s first World Heritage Site. Before the establishment of Chusonji Temple, there is no historical or archaeological evidence of...Read More