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Ryoko

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Ryoko

鎌倉市出身、ハワイ在住12年3児の母。
フラに恋してハワイに移住してきたものの母となったらフラとは無縁の生活を送り中。10年の専業主婦生活を卒業し、現在はVELTRAホノルルオフィスにてトラベルコンサルタントとして勤務中。

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HAWAII
Oahu

yesterday

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● I went to Kualoa Ranch! ●
Aloha! The Honolulu staff went to Kualoa Ranch with their family the other day, so I would like to share the current situation.

She participated in the "Hollywood Movie Sites Tour / Movie Location Tour! !! 』\
Immediately after arrival, check the temperature, fill in the participant's name and family representative's email address at check-in, wear hand sanitizers and masks & signs to encourage social distance everywhere, plastic at each counter with staff It was said that the boards were placed and guarded each other, and each staff member wore masks.

It seems that I was a little worried because I participated in the tour at this time, but Kualoa Ranch seems to have taken good measures against corona, so I seemed to be able to enjoy the tour with confidence ^ ^ //

* Currently, Kualoa Ranch is affected by the coronavirus and does not sell package tours with transportation. Only some tours of the local gathering will be sold and sold. Please be careful.

Have a nice day, everyone ♬

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Oct. 24, 2020

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● PCR test upon arrival at Narita Airport ●
Aloha! A friend of mine who returned to Narita from Honolulu on a special ANA flight a few days ago gave me information about how I arrived at Narita Airport, so I will share it today.

On board, in addition to the usual immigration documents, you will be given two questionnaires about Corona and fill them out. Upon arrival at Narita, the transfer will be given priority and the passengers will disembark, and then other passengers will disembark and take the PCR test. It was vacant at this time, so the result will come out in about an hour. Safely "negative"! On this day, it takes about 2 hours from arrival at the airport to passing through the arrival gate. (Depending on the congestion situation at the inspection site, even if you arrive at the airport and the door is open, you may have to wait for several hours on board.)
A friend of mine had his family pick him up in his private car, and he was in self-quarantine for 14 days now ~ ♬ Also, the inspector told me that he could go out for food during self-quarantine.

Corona information is constantly updated in each country and city, so we hope that you can use this information as a reference only.

Happy Friday everyone ♡

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Oct. 22, 2020

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● Request to wear a mask ●
Aloha! Tourists are back in Hawaii ~ ☆ I drove along Waikiki Kalakaua Avenue on my way home from shopping last night, but people are walking outside even at night ~! !! However, as mentioned in the news, those who were not masked stood out. > < ;

[Hawaii is obliged to wear a mask and secure social distance]

It has become. The residents of Hawaii have endured various things and obeyed the rules for the reopening, so we hope that you will understand the situation and follow the rules when you come to Hawaii ♡ Please cooperate. Thank you.
Have a nice day everyone!

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Oct. 20, 2020

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● Honolulu City Lights 2020 ●
Aloha! I had some idea, but this year's Honolulu City Lights opening ceremony was canceled due to the influence of Corona. However, in order to share the Hawaiian holiday spirit of more than 30 years with you, the famous Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele before Honolulu Halle, a large Christmas tree, and Christmas lights along King Street are decorated and drive-through. It seems that you can enjoy it.
It's a pity that we can't see the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and parade, but Shaka Santa is coming again this year ♡

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Oct. 16, 2020

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● About the second test when traveling to Hawaii and arriving in Hawaii ●
Aloha! Today, October 15th, Hawaii has finally reopened, and people who have taken pre-travel pretests from Mainland are arriving in Hawaii one after another. Approximately 7,000 people will arrive in Hawaii on the day of the reopening. Before the pandemic, about 30,000 people arrived a day, so it's about a quarter of the number, but it would be great if we could gradually welcome you without being relaxed.

Upon arrival, you will be required to show the QR code of the "Hawaii Travel & Health Form" that you have already registered (please confirm the email address you registered yourself) along with the temperature measurement.
In addition, "Hawaii Island" is currently required to take a second test upon arrival. Please check the following for the status of the second test.

● Oahu Not required at this time (information may be updated)
● A second test is required when you arrive on the Big Island (free of charge)
● A second test can be taken 3 days after arriving on Maui (free of charge)
● A second test can be taken 3 days after arriving on Kauai (free of charge)

Please note that the above information is currently for people arriving from Mainland and will continue to require 14 days of self-quarantine if arriving from Japan to Hawaii.
We will inform you as soon as the information is updated.

Have a nice day!

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Oct. 15, 2020

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● Pre-test program before traveling to Hawaii, also implemented in Japan! ●
Aloha!
The Governor of Hawaii recently announced that Japan will also be eligible for the Hawaii Pre-Travel Pretest Program. This is tested within 72 hours before travel, and if negative, it is exempt from self-quarantine for 14 days. Unfortunately, at today's press conference, details from "when" have not been announced, but we will inform you as soon as we know.

Stay safe everyone!

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HAWAII
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Oct. 13, 2020

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● Admission to Diamond Head State Park and increased parking fees ●

Aloha!
From 10/9, "Admission and parking fees for Hawaii State Park have been raised (not just for Diamond Head State Park)". This is the first price increase in 20 years and is intended for users from outside the state.

<Diamond head price increase>
・ Parking fee $ 5 → $ 10 ・ Walk-in $ 1 → $ 5

It is also said that the price will increase for commercial use in vans and tour buses. Is the price increase at this time because it costs money for hygiene and safety management of park facilities?
It's a shame to raise the price, but you still want to go to Diamond Head when you come to Oahu. I hope you can see the scenery from here again as soon as possible. .. ..

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Oct. 8, 2020

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● About the pre-travel test program in Hawaii ●
Aloha! Is it covered a little in Japanese news? In late June, Governor Ige of Hawaii announced the "Pre-Travel Testing Program". This is tested within 72 hours of leaving for Hawaii, and if negative, you are exempt from self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Hawaii.
At this time, we are assuming travelers from the continental United States for the Hawaii reopening on October 15, and this does not apply to Hawaii travelers from Japan, but according to the state of Hawaii, we have a test program with the same standards as the United States. It seems that we are also cooperating with Japan so that it can be introduced.
I was wondering if this program could be adopted not only on Oahu but also on other islands, but yesterday (10/6) Mayor Kim of Hawaii announced that Hawaii would not participate in this program! "Of course, I want to reopen the tourism industry, but protecting the safety of the residents is the highest priority, and at the moment the risk is high and I cannot accept it. ] Was stated. Therefore, the Big Island of Hawaii will continue to require 14 days of self-quarantine when visiting the island.

What will happen in the future ...

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Oct. 7, 2020

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● Waikiki Tuna Brothers ●

Aloha! Today's delicious story ...
Oaf is still worried because of various regulations, but I'm always hungry. Especially after finishing work and spending beach time with the kids at sunset! !! So, head to Waikiki's "Maguro Brothers", which is close to Waikiki Beach! !!
Bluefin (bluefin tuna) was the signboard menu on that day, so of course I ordered a large size for wasabi ☓2 and leaflet Donburi. Delicious enough to make you want to worship. Lol happiness ♡ Because it's so delicious, hungry locomotives also gather. There are still various regulations in Oaf, but on this day more and more people gathered and waited hungry outside while properly observing the social distance.

Maguro Brothers is a specialty store of "poke & sashimi" run by Japanese brothers. There are two stores, the Chinatown store and the Waikiki store. If you're staying in Waikiki, you'll be able to walk to the Waikiki store, so be sure to check it out the next time you travel to Hawaii ♬

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Oct. 2, 2020

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● Hawaiian Airlines announces extension of Japan-Hawaii route suspension ●
Aloha! As many of you may already know, Hawaiian Airlines has announced the extension of the Japan-Hawaii route until the end of November > < ;
From October to November, "Honolulu Narita" is only one flight a week, four flights a month.

According to the Hawaiian Airlines website, there will be a relatively large number of flights from Mainland after November 18th.

Little by little, really little by little, Hawaii is working hard to welcome you again.

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Oct. 2, 2020

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● Hawaii school is now ... ●

Aloha! Most of the schools on Oahu have been online schools since late March, when lockdown began, and I couldn't go back to school after the summer vacation, and I still go to online schools every day except for some private schools. The autumn vacation will start next week, but the online school will be held after the vacation.
Children are quite lacking in physical education because they spend time in front of the PC. Therefore, beach time after school is the best place for Hawaiians to dissipate energy ❤ It will heal your body and soul.

I hope you all can return to the Hawaiian sea, which has plenty of healing effects, as soon as possible ♬

Malama Pono❤

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Sept. 29, 2020

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● ANA (All Nippon Airways) November suspension of Hawaii routes ●

Aloha!
It seems that ANA (All Nippon Airways) has announced the extension of the Hawaii route until November 30th. > < ; There is no Honolulu Narita flight, and only “Honolulu Haneda flight” will be the following extra flight.

11/6 & 11/20 Haneda-Honolulu
11/7 & 11/21 Honolulu Haneda

I just hope that there will be more flights in December.
Stay safe everyone !!

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HAWAII
Oahu

Sept. 29, 2020

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● Papaya picking ●

Aloha! Even now, Oahu still has various regulations, but finally I can go out a little freely. On the weekend, my family went to a friend's farm in Kahaluu (Kaneohe) in search of Hawaiian leaves needed for a children's online school project. At that time, I found a tall papaya tree.
Of course the second son who wants to take it. Think about how to get papaya from a tall tree. For the time being, I stick with the golf umbrella that was in the car. Not reach. The second son who works hard with a serious look. I desperately endure laughter and support me. He finally decided that it was impossible to use an umbrella and thought again. "Stone throwing operation! !! ] Aim at the branch of green papaya and get 2 YAYs. After that, the uncle of the farm who laughed at the appearance of his second son brought a special stick and took the already ripe yellow papaya.
There is a stick! (Lol)

VELTRA sells tours where you can sample fresh and delicious Hawaiian fruits at the Frankie's Nursery in Waimanalo. The tour is closed now, but Hawaii will be ready so that the corona will converge as soon as possible and we will welcome Japanese people to the tour.
☆ Tasting fruits at Frankie's Nursery (Orchard)! Cape Makapuu Half-day fruit picking tour ☆
https://www.veltra.com/…

A hui hou!

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Sept. 24, 2020

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● About deregulation in Hawaii ●
Aloha!
Mr. Caldwell, Mayor of Honolulu on 9/22 Hawaii time, announced that the Stay at home order will be relaxed from 9/24. As a result, the beach and park will be available for up to 5 people from 9/24, and malls, restaurants and salons will also open. However, it seems that the restaurant can be used by up to 5 people in the same household and the capacity is 50% of each store.
These restrictions seem to be relaxed little by little as the infection rate goes down, but it will take a considerable amount of time.

In addition, Hawaii will do its best to welcome everyone from Japan ❤
Have a nice day!

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Sept. 22, 2020

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● Therapy at Waimanalo Beach ●

Aloha!
How was your weekend? Since there is a limit to staying at home, I went to my favorite beach quickly for exercise + beach therapy ☆

Most of the people on this beach at 9/20 PM obeyed the rules, and most of the people sitting on the sandy beach were solo ◎
Some came with their families, but most of them felt like they would go home after swimming and exercising.

Due to the influence of the corona, what I used to take for granted is no longer the norm, and nowadays I can clearly see what I really need and what I don't. I feel that my life has become very simple.

Stay at home orders will end on 9/23 Hawaii time. I think it's important after this so that it doesn't become the same as the last time, so I just hope that each of us will be aware of coexistence with Corona and lead to the Hawaii Reopening.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

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Sept. 18, 2020

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● Hawaiian mask ~ Pineapple ~ ●

Aloha!
Masks have become an indispensable part of our lives.

There are many Hawaiian masks in Hawaii ❤
Sometimes, while shopping, people ask me, "That's cute, where?"
I've heard that masks from popular local brands are often sold out immediately after they are sold online.

VELTRA Honolulu staff loves the masks of the operating company.
-The pineapple pattern is cute ☆☆
-Cotton material is also ◎

Also, until you come to Hawaii, I hope everyone will wear an aloha mask and feel Hawaii even a little ♬

A hui hou!

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Sept. 15, 2020

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● Sake story ① ~ OLA HARD SELTZER ●

Aloha! What kind of weekend did you all have?
Oahu's beaches, hikes and parks have been reopened, provided they are available by Solo (1 individual).
A few days ago, in a chat with my mommy friend, there was a lot of talk about "What about a family with small children? Is it possible to let one child go to the beach?" After all, it was unknown, so my house was withdrawn.
According to friends who went to Waikiki Beach, many families had their children in the sea and their parents sitting on the beach to monitor.

By the way, the story has changed and today I will talk a little about "liquor".
When I went to Whole Foods in Kahala the other day, I saw a pile of these and young and fashionable children buying more and more, and I, an aunt, tried to imitate them.

"OLA HARD SELTZER ~ Hawaiian HIBISCUS LAVENDER ~"
-Organic ❤
-The color is cute and slightly flower taste ❤❤
-The package is cute ❤❤❤

Seltzer is a naturally foamed mineral water. It's a drink that feels like it's divided by alcohol.
OLA Brew, located in Kona, Hawaii, is a company that supports Hawaii's agriculture by using ingredients from Hawaii and incorporating them into beer and cider.

Hawaii's economy is also in a very difficult time, so I'm too weak, but I would like to eat and drink to support the local industry.

When you come to Hawaii next time, please check the alcohol of OLA Brew Co., Ltd. along with Kona Brewing Company ♬

Feel ALOHA! Have a beautiful day !!

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Sept. 11, 2020

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● About 14 days of self-quarantine upon arrival in Honolulu ●

Aloha Kakahiaka!

Even as of 9/10 Hawaii time, if you come to Honolulu from another state or country, you will need "14 days of self-isolation" at your hotel or accommodation.
When I talked to a person who was actually self-isolated in Honolulu, he said that he received a confirmation call from the state staff 2-3 times during his stay, "Are you in your room (house)?" At the end of the quarantine period, you will be told by phone that "Your self-quarantine will end on XX days XX: XX."

We have obtained the "Information on Self-Isolation" distributed at Honolulu Airport, so we would appreciate it if you could refer to it.

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Sept. 9, 2020

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❤ Now popular ice cream in Hawaii ❤

Boba ice cream.
Boba (tapioca) is in the stick ice cream.
This is written as brown sugar flavor, but it is delicious with moderate sweetness.
Recently I've seen it in various shops, but it was hard to find it a while ago. .. ..
I found it at Donkey Hote in Ala Moana yesterday.
But the price is $10.79!!!(tax excluded)
I wanted to eat it, but I rejected it because it was too expensive this time. Tears;
I would like to search for at least $10 or less. It's a different brand, but it looks like it has milk tea flavor, so I'll look for it.

Have a beautiful day with ALOHA

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Sept. 4, 2020

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Aloha! VELTRA I'm Ryoko from the Honolulu office staff. From this month, we will also participate in Kite. For those of you who miss Hawaii, I would like to update the information about Hawaii together.

Right now, Oahu is in the second lockdown, and there are limits to what you can do, but even in this situation, "food" is important, isn't it?
The other day, my friend recommended me to use the delivery of "Guava Smoked". Smoked meat with guava wood chips is irresistible. It can't go wrong with beer. Children cling to smoked ribs with bones ~ ❤

Following the first Kalihi store, the second Kapahulu store will open this year!
I think it's a short walk from Waikiki, so be sure to check it out the next time you come to Hawaii.

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