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Tag Archive: Japan

Day 4 Hilo to Hokkaido — Otaru

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I woke up feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep on a comfortable futon. We headed to our private dining room to enjoy a Japanese style breakfast. After breakfast, we headed off to… Continue reading

Day 3 Hilo to Hokkaido — Sapporo to Otaru

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Our group hired a driver to take us to Otaru and will be leaving Keio Plaza Sapporo Hotel. We are staying at a ryokan in Otaru for two nights. I woke up early… Continue reading

Day 2 Hilo to Hokkaido — Furano and Biei

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Despite going to bed at around 1ish, my strong body clock still got me up around 5 a.m. My roomies slept in a bit longer so while they slept, I did some work… Continue reading

Only from Japan: Beauty Finds 2019

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By Misty I. July 10, 2019 During a recent trip to Hokkaido with some friends, I bought and tried the following products: Uma (Horse Oil) Cream (¥3000) – I had never heard of… Continue reading

Day 1 Hilo to Hokkaido—Sapporo, Here we Come!

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We started our trip on a Thursday from Hilo International Airport. We saw friends at the airport who were headed to Boston. I asked my friend’s teenage son to take our picture and… Continue reading

Girlfriend Trip to Hokkaido — What to pack?

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My friends and I decided to take a trip to Japan. Since it is summer, we wanted to avoid the humidity that is expected in Tokyo so we decided to go to Hokkaido… Continue reading

Outing to Otaru and Last Day in Sapporo

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(Very late post from Summer 2016–There is so much Hilo love going on that I couldn’t fit this post in earlier!) We visited the town of Otaru. I love this town of beautiful glass… Continue reading

Only Live Once: The Japan Carb List

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By Misty I. Warning…this post may make you want to eat a doughnut. Okay, maybe two. So, if you are trying to work on losing some jiggle or that pesky muffin top stop… Continue reading

Day 4 Osaka–Cup Noodle Museum

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We took a day trip to Ikeda city today. Ikeda city is home to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum. There is one in Yokohama, I think.  We went to the one in… Continue reading

Day 3 in Osaka–Aquarium and Dr. Stretch

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It is day 3 and I still woke up before 5 a.m.  I went to Lawson’s for breakfast while the rest of my family slept.  This time, I got a melon-pan, katsu-don, katsu… Continue reading