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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 Ito 5

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We had a wonderful Japanese style breakfast at the hotel.
The grilled dried horse mackerel was great and we had a good appetite because of the wonderful breakfast.

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We were so full, and we took a walk to feed the goldfish and carps in a
pond in the garden again.

Kai Ito - Hoshino resorts
Hoshino resorts

Overnight trip to Ito 1
Overnight trip to Ito 2
Overnight trip to Ito 3
Overnight trip to Ito 4

Overnight trip to Ito 4

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The hotel might be appreciated by hotel guests. They have a pool, and we are able to enjoy not only Onsen (hot springs) but also the pool.
Also, they have foot bath in the garden. We relaxed and had a good time to put our feet on the foot bath.

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And, we were able to get free drinks and snacks such as beer, tomato juice, the home-made Japanese pickles and orange jelly. It was very nice to have them after we took a bath.

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Moreover, we had fun to feed the goldfish and carps in a pond in he garden.

Kai Ito - Hoshino resorts
Hoshino resorts

Overnight trip to Ito 1
Overnight trip to Ito 2
Overnight trip to Ito 3

Overnight trip to Ito 3

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We had a wonderful dinner at the hotel.
They gave us a lot of kinds fresh seafood and vegetables.
And, we enjoyed their layout and presentation of the food. Also, we really appreciated their cordial hospitality.
We were very glad to spend a great time.

Kai Ito - Hoshino resorts
Hoshino resorts

Overnight trip to Ito 1
Overnight trip to Ito 2

Overnight trip to Ito 2

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My sister and I stayed at hotel, Kai from Hoshino resort in Ito.
It is easy of access from Ito station, and we were very impressed by the beautiful Japanese style garden.

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We got a welcome sweet and iced Matcha green tea. We were happy to have them because it was very hot and humid outside.

Kai Ito - Hoshino resorts
Hoshino resorts

Overnight trip to Ito 1

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My sister and I went on an overnight trip to Ito-shi at Shizuoka pref.
Ito-shi is one of the major hot-spring areas in Japan.

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Before we took a train for Ito, we bought lunch at Tokyo station
where there are a lot of shops and restaurants. We chose sandwiches, a
hotdog and tenmusu (small rice balls with shrimp tempura).

We were busy to have the lunch because it took about 1 hour and a half to
until arrival of Ito. We had very fun time and good lunch.

Tokyo Station City – shops and restaurants
Ito

Overnight trip to Atami 5

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When My sister and I went to Atami which was a small town on the east coast of Japan’s Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, we took a seasonal express train Marine express odoriko.
They services are scheduled to be introduced, running between Tokyo and Izukyu-Shimoda using E259 series 6-car EMUs normally used on Narita Express services.

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We enjoyed the ride, and bento for lunch.

Marine Express Odoriko – JR Izu (Japanese)

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