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Japan Do #6 - Naha (Okinawa) - March 29-31 2018

Japan Do #6 - Naha (Okinawa) - March 29-31 2018

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Handle --- Arrival ---- Departure ---- Hotel
  1. beckoa+1 - 3/29 7C 1802 TPE-OKA -- 4/3 JL2084 OKA-ITM -- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Naha
  2. krazykanuck - 3/28 NH479 HND-OKA -- 4/2 NH464 OKA-HND -- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Naha
  3. TravelKane - Mar 28 JL3 JFK>NRT * Mar 29 NH 2159 NRT>OKA * DoubleTree by Hilton Naha * Apr 3 CI121 OKA>TPE
  4. kirkwoodj ---- 3/29 NH475 HND-OKA ---- 4/1 NH460 OKA-HND ---- DoubleTree by Hilton Naha
  5. restlessinRNO - 3/29 IT230 TPE-OKA -- 4/1 BC552 OKA-NGO -- DoubleTree by Hilton Naha
  6. nomadic.relief - 3/30 BR112 TPE-OKA -- 4/2 MM925 OKA-TPE -- Almont Hotel
  7. ellyse - 3/29 HO1331 PVG-OKA 4/2 HO1332 OKA-PVG Guesthouse Umikaji
  8. ellyse+1 - 3/29 MU287 PVG-OKA 4/2 MU288 OKA-PVG Guesthouse Umikaji
  9. Sykes - 3/24 OZ172 ICN-OKA 4/2 OZ171 OKA-ICN Hyatt Regency Naha
  10. oliver2002 -Mar 29 CA831 PEK-OKA - April 1 NH994 OKA HND - Sheraton Sunmarina
  11. NewbieRunner - 3/28 NH473 HND-OKA - 4/1 NH994 OKA-HND - DoubleTree Shuri Castle 3/28-29 DoubleTree Naha 3/29-4/1
  12. nme7 - 3/29 GK305 NRT-OKA - 4/1 GK312 OKA-NRT -- DoubleTree by Hilton Naha
  13. Aeolus - 3/28 JL921 HND-OKA -- 4/1 JTA052 OKA-FUK -- DT by Hilton Naha (28-30), DT Shuri Castle (3/30-4/1)
  14. Lennart - 3/28 NH471 HND-OKA -- 3/31 NU617 OKA-ISG -- Sheraton Sunmarina
  15. Lennart+1 - 3/28 NH471 HND-OKA -- 3/31 NU617 OKA-ISG -- Sheraton Sunmarina
  16. armagebedar - 3/28 JL HND-OKA -- 4/1 JL OKA-HND -- Hyatt Regency Naha
  17. BigRedBears - 3/28 NH1213 FUK-OKA -- 4/1 NH1200 OKA-FUK -- DT Naha (3/28-3/31), Crowne Plaza Naha (3/32-4/1)
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Old Mar 8, 18, 3:40 pm
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Another point of interest for some, Awamori Distilleries (of which there are at least 48 on the main island of Okinawa) are available and with reservations can be done in conjunction with a Shuri Castle visit. Mizuho Distillery is the oldest in Shuri (english review). Also Zuisen Distillery is close by as well.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by The_Wrath_of_Khan View Post
Another point of interest for some, Awamori Distilleries (of which there are at least 48 on the main island of Okinawa) are available and with reservations can be done in conjunction with a Shuri Castle visit. Mizuho Distillery is the oldest in Shuri (english review). Also Zuisen Distillery is close by as well.
followed by a visit to Soju Castle!
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:38 pm
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I'm afraid I need to drop to "Not this year." I have a work situation (not in the negative sense) that is making it hard for me to make plans right now and may require work travel on very short notice. I hope to be able to make it to the next edition of this Do.
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Originally Posted by gvdIAD View Post
I'm afraid I need to drop to "Not this year." I have a work situation (not in the negative sense) that is making it hard for me to make plans right now and may require work travel on very short notice. I hope to be able to make it to the next edition of this Do.
Bummer, you'll be missed.
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Originally Posted by gvdIAD View Post
I'm afraid I need to drop to "Not this year." I have a work situation (not in the negative sense) that is making it hard for me to make plans right now and may require work travel on very short notice. I hope to be able to make it to the next edition of this Do.
You'll be missed. Hopefully next year.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj View Post
followed by a visit to Soju Castle!
I no longer register the word soju in my dictionary. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by The_Wrath_of_Khan View Post
I no longer register the word soju in my dictionary. Thanks!
...but I used the formal version!
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Planning is in its final stage for the Do Dinner on Friday, 30th. If your handle does not appear in post #3 but you are planning to attend the Do and especially the Do dinner, please post in this thread so the organizers know how many to expect.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by gvdIAD View Post
I'm afraid I need to drop to "Not this year." I have a work situation (not in the negative sense) that is making it hard for me to make plans right now and may require work travel on very short notice. I hope to be able to make it to the next edition of this Do.
Would use the dislike button for this.

On a separate note, seems I am on another Hello Kitty flight! Again by accident.
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
I am on another Hello Kitty flight! Again by accident.
Prizes for trivia?
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
Would use the dislike button for this.

On a separate note, seems I am on another Hello Kitty flight! Again by accident.
Damn.

Might need to check one of these out someday... granted I'd probably try to remove everything that wasn't bolted down.

Forgot to add, I do have a +1 as well for planning purposes.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 4:20 pm
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So the do dinner is booked at 琉球ダイニング 地酒横丁. As of 3/13/2018 we have a reservation for 20 with the ability to increase to a few more seats if we need to.
Hot Pepper:
https://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ0001141...od11/20180330/
Tabelog:
https://tabelog.com/okinawa/A4701/A470101/47000369/
The restaurant’s website:
http://zizakeyokocho.com/

Menu
6,000円コース - 6000 Yen Course
1、モズク酢 - Mozoku in Vinegar (Looks like this)
2、海ぶどう - Sea Grapes
3、刺身3種 - 3 types of sashimi
4、ステーキ - Steak (Ishigaki Beef)
5、ラフテー - Slow cooked pork
6、ぐるくん - Local Okinawan Fish
7、ジューシー - Okinawan Rice (Looks like this)
8、汁物 - Soup
9、どぅるてん - Okinawan croquette
10、珍味2種 - 2 types of small house specialties
11、ジーマミー - Peanut Tofu
This is a very local menu with a good swath of local food options. This is specifically a Ryukyu Cuisine course.

Drink List:
オリオンビール麦職人 - Orion Beer, Mugishokunin

泡盛 瑞穂 - Mizuho Awamori

酎ハイ (Wiskey Highball)
  • パイン - Pinapple
  • マンゴー - Mango
  • シークワーサー - Shiquasa (A delicious local lime)   
  • アセロラ - Acerola
  • オレンジ - Orange
  • ウーロン - Ulong
紅一粋 - Okinawan Sweet Potato Shochu

梅千代 - Plum Wine

ソフトドリンク - Soft Drinks
  • オレンジ - Orange
  • パイン - Pineapple
  • シークワーサー - Okinawan Lime
  • アセロラ - Acerola
  • マンゴー - Mango      
  • コーラ - Coke
  • ウッチン茶 - Ulong Tea     
  • さんぴん茶 - Jasmin Tea
Of note, everyone must partake in the all you can drink menu, so the total for each of us is 6,500 yen.

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Originally Posted by The_Wrath_of_Khan View Post
どぅるてん
According to my research, i.e. Googling, どぅるてん is a tempura of ドゥルワカシー which looks something like this.



This is a very local menu with a good swath of local food options. This is specifically a Ryukyu Cuisine course. I will post what drinks are available with the all you can drink as soon as I find the list!
It is indeed very local and most dishes sound very exotic to me.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 5:48 pm
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it is indeed very local and most dishes sound very exotic to me.
めんそーれー
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Originally Posted by The_Wrath_of_Khan View Post
めんそーれー
I give up.
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