Friday, April 20, 2012

On the new ANA 777-300 aircraft aka "the Inspiration of Japan" everything is top flight!

“To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.” – Charles Horton Cooley

The plane was super comfortable- i.e.,if any plane could be on a 14 hour flight. Arrived at the Shangri-la Hotel which occupies the top 11 floors of the Marinouchi Trust Bldg. Remember, in Tokyo there is not much room so everything is built vertically. Jet lag kicking in, I was up at 3:30 am but not as bad as usual. Kids are much more immune to jet lag. That being said, what must one do to pacify an 9 year old girl after a 14 hour flight? ....Disney of course. And not just any Disney. Tokyo is the only place that has a Disney Sea as well as a Disneyland. One Tokyo the best place to stay is near the Tokyo hotel has an entrance from inside the station and from this station anything in Japan is easily accessible. Enjoy the pics. PS: my hotel has a view of the Imperial Gardens but a real bummer that the cherry blossom bloom has already finished and most trees are now green from their beautiful pinkish lavender.
The seat

Great selection of champagne, wine and food
Ashley relaxing pre-flight
Visiting Ashley's suite
Ashley taking a nap
The seat reclines and converts to a 6 foot bed complete with duvet and a selection of pillows. They even give you pajamas and slippers
Our route from NYC to Tokyo. Note the 23 inch screen with a wide selection of movies, games, music and television.

A view from our room in the Shangri-La Hotel


  1. Great pics of the plane, thanks for sharing!!
    Hope you all had fun at Disney!!

    You might be interested to know that you will be flying 28,126 Miles and will take a scheduled 62.10 Hours!!

  2. Actually, that doesn't count the proposed private flight from Florence to Monaco lol!