Manila to Tokyo
Japan is on my bucket list so I was really glad when our visa were all approved. I immediately checked the available flight for our schedule. You can choose Narita or Haneda airport if you are going to Tokyo, Japan.
Read: How to Apply for Japan Visa if you have Philippine Passport
I chose Narita because the flight is earlier but I realized that I should choose Haneda because it is near to Central Tokyo so travel time to Tama Center would be shorter and fare would be cheaper.
From/To Narita International Airport By Airport Limousine Bus
Time: 120 - 145 min.
Fare: Adult JPY 3,400 Child JPY 1,700
From/To Haneda Airport By Airport Limousine Bus
Time: 80 - 120 min.
Fare: Adult JPY 1,540 Child JPY 770
We left at 2AM in the morning for our 6:30AM flight. Before boarding, we downloaded the myPAL Player for our in-flight entertainment but we were so disappointed na hindi siya available sa flight namin. Waah! It was really a long flight for my son, I did not bring his Ipad pa naman para less bitbitin.
Anyway, I was glad that they served the meal for kids first so no more long wait for them. There were only two choices so we chose both meals. I thought we have an ice cream for dessert just like our Singapore to Manila experience but no ice cream for us, fruits lang ang dessert. Hehehe! So every flight is a different experience.
After 4 hours we landed in Narita International Airport Terminal 2, we just walked on our way to Immigration. I was surprised to see a Filipina staff at the airport so she checked our immigration card to make sure na tama ang information and she said kahit wala na answer yung sa "money”. I forgot to fill out the back part, may 4 questions pa pala dun. :)
Then we got our luggage and went to Airport Limousine Bus Ticket Counter. We landed at 11:30AM and the next schedule of shuttle bus is 2:50PM. Waah! It was really a long wait so no use ang early flight namin, sana nag-Haneda airport na lang kami. We enjoyed our time na lang, people watching while waiting for our airport shuttle bus.
Then we fell in line, parang airport din. They put a tag in our check-in luggage and you need to show it to get your luggage. The bus is clean, spacious and you need to fasten your seat belt. It is almost 2 hours ride from Narita airport to Tama Center.
After our long travel, we finally reach the hotel (Keio Plaza Hotel Tama) which is just 1 minute walk from the bus station.
Read: Keio Plaza Hotel Tama
Tokyo to Manila
After 6 days of vacation we have to say goodbye to Tokyo. We bought our Airport Limousine Bus Ticket at the hotel and there was no extra charge. We just made a reservation and you can pay upon check-out. They gave us the tickets and went to the Bus Station 16 as early as 4:30AM for our 5:10AM schedule.
Again, almost two hours of travel so we just slept in the bus. We were thankful that we arrived on time because our flight is 9:30AM, di yata uso traffic sa Japan. Hehehe!
We checked-in and went to immigration, on our way to immigration I was nervous because airport staff picked-up my hand carry bag and brought it into inspection table. Kinabahan talaga ko kung ano yung nakita sa bag ko, yung Japanese curry (in sachet) lang pala ang salarin. Bawal nga pala yung liquid and nawala sa isip ko na liquid yung Japanese curry. Pinagsama-sama ko lang kasi sa isang bag lahat ng pasalubong. Grrr, sayang yung Japanese curry. Lesson learned, check maigi ang handcarry bag.
Then after immigration, I bought Royce Chocolates. Ang sarap mamili kung marami lang pera. Royce Chocolates are really affordable here in Japan pero ang mahal sa Pinas. Panic buying ang iba but I only bought 3 kinds of Royce Chocolates para makatikim lang ulit kami. hehehe!
Read: Royce Nama Chocolates (Brunei)
We did not wait long, boarding na agad kami and we’re so happy because this time we can watch movie. Yehey! My in-flight entertainment na. I also noticed that PAL doesn’t provide headset na noh so better bring your own earphones. I watched “Everyday I Love You”.
|My son borrowed hubby's Ipad so he can watch movies. (no games in the Ipad)|
We really had a great time in Japan and I’ve learned a lot in this vacation which I will share in my upcoming post.
Day 1 Arrival to Tokyo Japan
Day 2 Sanrio Puroland
Shibuya Crossing + Hachiko Statue
Day 3 Tama Zoological Park
Day 4 Takahata Fudoson Temple
Showa Kinen Park
Day 5 Tokyo DisneySea
Day 6 Exploring Tama Tokyo
Day 7 Departure. Tokyo to Manila