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Japan and Hawaii trip 2018

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

This year, we combined our annual return-to-Japan trip with a trip to some place we hadn’t been to before – Hawai’i! Actually, I’d been there before, but not to all the places we’d been to on this trip. Here is a series of pictures showing what we did in Japan & Hawai’i (as usual, click on the pics to see larger versions).

We started off the trip getting acquainted with newborn Yousei, less than one month old and Naoko’s first great=nephew!

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Proud grandpa Masayuki (Naoko’s brother).

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A cute little snake that Zen’s cousin keeps as a pet.

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Giving grand-dad a massage.

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One of many visits to fabulous Himeji Castle.

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Home cookin’!

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Local flavours.

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On the road to Hawai’i!

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Waikiki beach!!

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Our first full day in Hawai’i – a hike up Diamondhead!!

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Waikiki Beach boogie-boarders.

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The Royal Hawaiian Hotel… cool place.

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Waikiki beach.

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Breakfast at the International House of Pancakes… yum!!

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Heading off to Pearl Harbour.

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The USS Missouri.

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The Pacific Aviation Museum

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View of the hotel pool from our hotel room.

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Driving the rental car in Maui.

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The view from our awesome Maui apartment.

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Our friend’s home!

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Barbecue time!

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Going down to the beach on a Sunday afternoon!

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Local food for dinner!!

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Day trip to Lahaina

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Barbecue dinner!!

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Watching a beautiful Maui sunset from our balcony.

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Day drip to the Haleakala crater.

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Another day at the beach.

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An afternoon on the north shore with our friends.

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So long, Maui, it’s been awesome!!

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Back in Oahu.

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Our hotel had one of the best views in town!!

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We took in a free hula show!!

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Last morning in Hawai’i… we mainly spent it gazing at Diamondhead from our room.

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Heading back to Japan…

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Welcome back!

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I wanted to buy this tiger plush doll!

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Himeji castle!

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See you next time, baby Yousei!

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On the last day we hiked up Mt. Mega…

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…and went to the fish market!

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Book store.

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Himeji Castle.

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