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Yaeyama region mascot character Pikaryaa

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I found that Yaeyama region of Okinawa has a cutest cat mascot character who named Pikaryaa.
He (Pikaryaa is a legendary wild big cat boy!) is not only a mascot character but sightseeing and advertising manager of Yaeyama region. He has some spots on his tummy, these are very looks alike Yaeyama islands.

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We could find him everywhere in Ishigaki island or Yaeyama region islands.

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I got his ball-point pen as a souvenir for myself.

Pikaryaa official site
Pikaryaa - Twitter

Penguin Shokudou

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I dropped in Ishigaki Island, and went to the casual restaurant Penguin Shokudou for lunch.
I chose lunch Zhajiangmian noodle set. Zhajiangmian 炸醤麺 is one of Chinese dish of ground pork over noodles.

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We can put their super famous herb chili oil and garlic oil over the dishes as much as we want.

Penguin Shokudou
Penguin Shokudou – Tabelog

Overnight trip to Hakone 5

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Fortunately, we met a residential dog of Hakone Regency Hyatt Hotel, Haru when we checked out the hotel. He has had an injured leg by car accident; however, he was just adorable.

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And, we got Tirol-Choco of Haru from specially selected gifts from the hotel shop. 3 kinds of his cute pictures are printed on wrappers, and the flavors are white chocolate and cookies, milk with fresh cream and strawberries.

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We got an Obento at Hakone Yumoto station and took Hakone Romancecar to back to Tokyo.
We really had good time and relaxed such a short trip.

Hakone Hyatt Regency hotel
Tirol-Choco
Odakyu Electric Railway

Overnight trip to Hakone 4

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We had a breakfast at the hotel, and it was cuisine in a buffet style.

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And, a chef cooked our choice of eggs for us.
We got an omelet that was just perfect.

Hakone Hyatt regency hotel

Overnight trip to Hakone 3

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My sister and I had French for a dinner at Hakone Regency Hyatt hotel.
And, we were impressed by their elegant presentations.

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Also, everything was very rich and tastes good.

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We had a wonderful time at the dinner, and enjoyed to see their busy kitchen.

Hakone Hyatt regency hotel

Overnight trip to Hakone 2

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My sister and I stayed at Hakone Hyatt regency hotel.

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We were able to have a great time at a hotel.
We took the onsen (hot spring) there that made us feel relaxed and allay our fatigues.

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Also, we enjoyed to stay at the cozy and quite room where was surrounded by some mountains.

Hakone Hyatt regency hotel

Overnight trip to Hakone 1

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My sister and I took an overnight trip to Hakone in Kanagawa pref.
Before we checked in a hotel, we stopped by the Hakone Open-Air Museum where was opened in 1969 as the first open-air art museum in Japan.

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We enjoyed to look at a lot of sculptures on the ground under the blue sky.
Also, we saw Picasso collections such as paintings, prints and potteries at Picasso Pavilion.
After we had a lunch at the museum, we headed toward the hotel.

the Hakone Open-Air Museum

http://www.hakone-oam.or.jp/english/

Yokohama 4

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My friend and I stayed 24th floor at the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu.
From 23rd to 25th floors are the Bay Club Floors.
Guest staying in Bay Club Floor rooms enjoy privileges such as access to the “Bay Club Lounge” where complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea services and evening cocktails are served.

We enjoyed soft drinks and some snacks after we checked in the hotel, also had some evening cocktails before our dinner.
Again, we could not see any beautiful view from the window because of the snow storm.

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Also, we had a breakfast at the lounge. It was a buffet style, and we had as much as we want. We really enjoyed a lot of kinds of wonderful breakfast.

The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu

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