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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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Tokyo is the most well-known city in Japan for many more reasons than just being the capital. While it doesn’t have as many historical sites like Tofukuji,  Chusonji, or Seisonkaku, Tokyo has a bustling urban life that never goes to sleep. Tokyo is the heart and soul of modern Japan from advanced architecture to tasty treats, like gourmet Kakigori (Japanese Shaved Ice). Here are five fun flashy places for your next trip to Tokyo! 1:...

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You may think that Kakigori (Shaved Ice) is a summertime dessert, but it has actually become a popular treat all year round! Tokyo, the central hub of Japanese culinary arts, there are kakigori shops that serve long lines in the autumn and winter. In rain or shine, sleet or snow, kakigori cafes are even popular when it’s freezing cold. Though many kakigori are served with fruit flavored sugar based syrups, these shops serve high...

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A Sweet Season: Persimmons

A Sweet Season: Persimmons


Posted By on Oct 9, 2015

  Love persimmons? Head to Japan right away to make the most of the persimmon season. Sweet, delicate and fragrant, persimmons will melt in your mouth and bring comfort. If a comfort fruit exists, it surely must be the Japanese persimmon. From September to November, persimmons invade grocery stores and restaurant menus throughout the country. From persimmon infused rice dishes to delicately prepared persimmon sweets, the fruit is...

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  With the cool breeze and freshness of autumn comes the desire for a more filling diet and the natural sweetness that can be found in the heartier fruits and vegetables of the season. Unlike in western countries, when the start of the school year marks a fresh beginning, in Japan, autumn is more solemn and calming. As the leaves begin to change color and fall, people enjoy outing in fresh air including hiking and fall...

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