Lounge Review: KAL Lounge at Fukuoka International

Lounge Review: KAL Lounge at Fukuoka International

(Posted on November 16, 2018) Given the proximity of Japan and Korea, and the number of Korean Air flights between the two countries, it’s no surprise that Korean Air’s KAL Lounges are the most ubiquitous lounges in international terminals of Japanese airports…

Airport Hotel Review: Hotel Route-Inn Chitose Eki-mae (Sapporo)

Airport Hotel Review: Hotel Route-Inn Chitose Eki-mae (Sapporo)

(Posted on November 12, 2018) Having traveled to Sapporo quite a few times in the past – especially for plane spotting – I had the chance to stay at several hotels around Sapporo New Chitose airport including the ANA Crowne Plaza. In September, I visited…

8 Best Travel Blankets to Keep You Warm on the Road

8 Best Travel Blankets to Keep You Warm on the Road

Whether you are traveling in winter or in summer, by airplane or by bus, there will be a time when you will feel a little cold. Perhaps it will be freezing outside and the heating in your hotel room will be too weak, or it will be burning hot outside, yet the air conditioning…

Lounge Review: Lounge Hana at Naha Okinawa

Lounge Review: Lounge Hana at Naha Okinawa

(Posted on November 6, 2018) Besides the domestic lounges operated by ANA and JAL – the two largest airlines in Japan – there are also third-party “credit card” lounges at airports all over Japan. One such lounge is Lounge Hana (stylized “~hana~”) which can be found…

Lounge Review: ANA Lounge at Sapporo New Chitose

Lounge Review: ANA Lounge at Sapporo New Chitose

(Posted on October 31, 2018) Both JAL Sakura Lounge and ANA Lounge at Sapporo New Chitose airport went through a renewal process in the last couple of years. While the JAL Lounge reopened in 2016, the ANA Lounge reopened in September 2017…

Yakushima: The Island of Princess Mononoke and 1000-Year-Old Cedars

Yakushima: The Island of Princess Mononoke and 1000-Year-Old Cedars

(Posted on October 29, 2018) While I don’t write about destinations on this blog too often, every now and then, I visit a place that I absolutely think deserves an article. Yakushima, an island off the coast of mainland Kyushu in Japan, is certainly one of those places…