Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge at Nagoya Chubu Airport

This was my first time departing from Nagoya Chubu International Airport which has a railway link to the JR Nagoya Station. Accessibility to the airport from the city centre is excellent with fast and punctual train service and we arrived at the airport with plenty of time left for check-in. Nagoya Chubu Airport is a medium sized airport so it was easy to find my … Continue reading Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge at Nagoya Chubu Airport

Hilton Nagoya – a Hotel Review

On the last day of our stay in Japan, we stayed at the Hilton Nagoya which is located about 10 minutes drive away from the JR Nagoya Station. We stayed overnight in Nagoya as our flight out from Japan departs from Nagoya Airport, and the Hilton Nagoya has a convenient shuttle bus that transports guests from the main JR Nagoya train station to the hotel. … Continue reading Hilton Nagoya – a Hotel Review

Snowboarding in Nagano: Nagoya Marriott Associa

I chose to spend 2 nights in Nagoya, because I had 2 free nights credit from Marriott after staying at the JW Marriott Surabaya multiple times over the last year. In fact, Marriott still runs this promotion where guests who stay 2 times will get a free night at any category 1-4 Marriott hotels. The hotel is a category 4 property so it was suitable … Continue reading Snowboarding in Nagano: Nagoya Marriott Associa

From Mountains to Beaches – Sheraton Miyako and sights around Osaka

As I had a late lunch, I checked out of my hotel slightly later than 4pm and waited for the next shuttle bus from the Westin Nagoya Castle to the Nagoya Station where I will board my next Shinkansen train. Travelling on the Shinkansen between cities in Japan is one of travel’s best inventions, and that is one reason why I find China’s push into high-speed … Continue reading From Mountains to Beaches – Sheraton Miyako and sights around Osaka

From Mountains to Beaches – A Tour of the Toyota Factory

Visiting the Toyota factory was one of the highlights of my trip to Japan, and one of the reason was because I had just completed my graduate business education and what is better to brush up on the idea of supply chain management by experiencing the factory first-hand. I had obtained directions on how to get to the factory beforehand using this guide provided by Toyota. In … Continue reading From Mountains to Beaches – A Tour of the Toyota Factory

From Mountains to Beaches – Westin Nagoya and a meal of Hitsumabushi

Yokohama to Nagoya is about a 2 hour journey by Shinkansen, given that I had taken the high-speed rail in China that was based on the same technology, I was similarly impressed. Taking the Shinkansen is perhaps the next best thing to travelling in First Class, because on the Shinkansen the journey is fast, hassle-free, drops you right in the city centre and you are … Continue reading From Mountains to Beaches – Westin Nagoya and a meal of Hitsumabushi