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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...

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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, 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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  “Chikuyuan Tarou Atsumori” is a Soba restaurant but it is just like a visiting someone’s guest room in Kyoto. It is situated at the back street so unless you have good map it’s hard to find this tiny restaurart. This restaurant has only 3 tables, one is a big round table but you have to sit on tatami, the others you can sit on chairs but only 4 can sit. You feel like you are invited to someone’s...

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Osaka Minami (Dotonbori District) “Where to eat in Osaka? ” What a difficult question to answer! Imazine you are on the famous Ebishubashi bridge located at the center of Osaka’s entertainment district, Minami, and you will know what I mean. Too many great restaurants, food stalls, dinning bars. “I had the most delicious and reasonably-priced meal in my entire trip in Japan.” A guy from Calfornia told me. No wonder!! Because,...

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In Kamikochi, Nagano if you walk from Kappabashi bridge to Myojinike pond. you can stop at Kamonjigoya to eat the famous iwana (river trout) grilled over an irori. Iwana is well grilled for 40 minutes. You can eat a whole fish. It tastes great and go with beer! Grilled iwana with salt cost 900 yen. Kamonjigoya was built in 1880 by Kamonji Kamijyo. He was a good hunter and knowledgeable mountain guide. He guided Walter Weston, a...

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