After months of planning and preparing stuff for the visa application, we can finally say that we are going to Tokyo for a short R&R! I’m not sure if it would actually be considered as an R&R as Tokyo is a bustling city and rest and relaxation isn’t really synonymous with Tokyo per se. It would be a holiday filled with walks, eating, shopping and more eating and walking.

The plan was brought up several months ago as I found out that some of my QMiles from Qatar Airways were expiring. At first, we thought of spending the expiring miles for a trip in the Middle East which would still retain bulk of my QMiles so the idea of going to Morocco was brought up. Well, years ago, Mavis and I wanted to go to the US for a holiday but it seemed that a holiday there would be one of those typical holidays we usually have. However, since going to Morocco or the U.S. meant spending money anyway, I decided to see if a holiday in Tokyo would be feasible. I’d rather stay in a place I’d really love to go to. The call of Japan’s culture and technology weighed more to me than of the U.S. And with Xianelle’s vote, Mavis was outnumbered 2 to 1! Using  45,000 QMILES for Xiane and I, and spending Mavis’ own Qmiles, I booked us tickets to Japan for free, though I had to pay some taxes of course. So to Japan we go!…in November.

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Tokyo, Japan 2010 Trip

This is our blog of our 14-day trip to Tokyo, Japan! Itineraries, budget, where to go, what to see and what to do!

  • Angie: It's a personal trip. I will be in Manila before the Japan trip and will be back to Doha after a mon [...]
  • xtian001: I am not sure about this and you may have to ask the Japanese Embassy directly. Is this a personal t [...]
  • An jie: Hi. I want to ask if instead of personal bank account (which I don't have here in Qatar), I will hav [...]
  • xtian001: Renato, visit the Japanese Embassy website so you'll know the requirements for you. As for your fami [...]
  • Renato Paglomutan Ilisan: Dear Sir/Madam; I would like to apply for a tourist Japan Visa with my Family on this coming thir [...]

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