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Matsuri Festivals

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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This was a most memorable trip… We had the best seats in the house to view Japan’s premier fireworks festival. Nagaoka, Honolulu’s sister city, assisted us in getting the best seats to view “The Nagaoka Fireworks Festival”. There are no words to describe this fabulous festival with 20,000 fireworks munitions. Over 520,000 people came to see this festival from all over Japan including us from Hawaii! We...

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Feb 4/5:   We left Honolulu for Nagoya and transfer to Hokkaido by Japan Airlines. It was a very long flight transiting in Nagoya but both flights were smooth and comfortable. Some of us tried Nagoya’s specialty food, Misokatsu (pork cutlet) while we were waiting for the flight to Chitose, Hokkaido. The first night hotel was the Air Terminal Hotel which was located within the terminal, so it was very convenient. After checking...

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          (Day 1) February 3rd, Monday We departed Honolulu with 22participants, some of member is already in Japan to join us, everybody looked ready for lots of fun and SNOW! (Day 2) February 4th, Tuesday We arrived at Narita Airport and surprisingly it was snowing in Narita. It was so unexpected and temperature was 30degree. It only left us imagination of what Hokkaido would be like…… colder and...

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Would you like to become a dancing queen?? OR , would you like to ENJOY dance festival whether you dance or not.Summer is a time for festival in Japan. and Awaodori, is a traditional dance festival held in Tokushima, Shikoku Pre. on Aug 12 to 15. Not only great dancers but anyone (including YOU!!) can participate in a “NIwaka-ren” dancing team as a dancer! Here’s kindergarten team dancing.. their steps are already...

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