As a result of some irregular and patchy award availability, we ended up having an overnight in South Korea. We needed something simple and close to the airport. As a result, we ended up with the Hyatt Regency Incheon as a place to sleep for the night. You never know what you’ll receive at an airport hotel, but we were pleasantly surprised to discover a conveniently located full service Hyatt Regency hotel…. Read More

Asiana Airlines is like an old friend to us. They offer generous award availability to its Star Alliance partners and they offer a pretty reliable product between North America and to cities too and from South East Asia. We were able to get seated in the Asiana First Class cabin for our short international flight from Japan to South Korea where we experienced the usual excellent Asiana Airlines service. Review: Asiana Business… Read More

All Nippon Airways runs premium passenger lounges worldwide in just four cities: Narita (Tokyo), Haneda (Tokyo), Osaka and Honolulu. Their International Lounges are typically nice places to spend some time in, and come with the unique opportunity to enjoy some noodles at their noodle bar if you happen to hit the right location. Before we knew it, our time in Tokyo came to a close. We asked for a late check out… Read More

There is no trip to Tokyo that is complete without a visit to the city’s Cherry Blossoms. Our trip happened to coincide with the Cherry Blossoms in April. We managed to time our visit through the city at the peak viewing season of Cherry Blossoms. While it is a popular attraction and remains world re-known, there are few travellers that I have come across that have made it a trip on it’s… Read More

We had a second day of contrasts in one of the greatest cities in the world. Our day of sightseeing led us to a one hundred year old Emperor’s Castle, and to the heart of what once was the world wide electronics capital in the electronics district of Akihabara. Our day would lead us to discover the different neighbourhood and cultures of Japan, in what makes Tokyo one of the world’s most… Read More

We had a second day of contrasts in one of the greatest cities in the world. Our day of sightseeing led us to a one hundred year old Emperor’s Castle, and to the heart of what once was the world wide electronics capital in the electronics district of Akihabara. Our day would lead us to discover the different neighbourhood and cultures of Japan, in what makes Tokyo one of the world’s most… Read More

We took in a number of sights in this wonderful city of Tokyo, Japan. Our first day of sightseeing led us to new attractions such as the peaceful Meiji – Jingu Shrine and calling on the world’s busiest scramble crossing at Shibuya Crossing. It was a day of contrasts from peace to activity that couldn’t have been any more compelling. City Visit: Peace and Tranquility at Meiji Jingu Shrine and Prancing Across… Read More

Tokyo, Japan has the reputation of being one of the most expensive cities in the world. With space at a premium, its hotel inventory ranges from small capsule hotels to elaborate suites. We went straight down the middle with the Westin Tokyo on our last stay and received a larger than expected hotel room, a convenient location and a great place to locate ourselves on our three day stay. Review: The Westin… Read More

It’s not every day that you get to visit an International Arrivals Lounge. They are few and far between these days as airlines look to save on every dollar on expenses. On our ANA International Business Class trip across the Pacific Ocean to Japan, we had the opportunity to visit the ANA Arrivals Lounge at the Tokyo Narita International Airport in Terminal One. Review: All Nippon Airways (ANA) Arrivals Lounge, Tokyo Narita,… Read More

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is one of the lessor known carriers in the Star Alliance Network. What it makes up in its limited quantity, is an outstanding Japanese catering product that is unlike any other in the world. We tested out their class leading ANA Business Staggered product on nine hour a Trans-Pacific flight. Review: All Nippon Airways (ANA) Staggered Business Class B787-8, Seattle – Tokyo Narita “The ANA Inspiration of Japan… Read More