From Hawaii, it takes nearly two days to get to Indonesia. Typically, you'll have to stop in Japan because there are no direct flights. I knew it would be a long few days, but it was completely worth it.
I went on JALWAYS and sat upstairs in a double decker plane. It was really hot upstairs! There was a lot of great food though. I had pasta with a salad and a jello dessert. Later, we were given soba noodles as a snack. Everyone had their own TV screen and could watch countless movies or tv shows of choice.
Since I had to transit in Japan, I was put into a free hotel. I thought I would be in a dump since it was free, but I was wrong. There were a number of restaurants, as well as a 24 hour convenience store. I walked outside of the hotel and enjoyed the nice cold air outside.
I wish I could stopped in Tokyo, but I was too tired from not sleeping the night before. But at least I had a chance to relax and call family back home.
The phones in Japan can be quite confusing. Just remember, the green phones are for domestic calls, while the white or gray are for international phone calls. Oftentimes, you also need to purchase a phone card to call home.
I love the drinks and food in Japan too! It was nice to indulge.
When it was finally time to check out, I'm glad I left the hotel early. There were long lines and a lot of chaos! I was ready to begin my adventure into new territory.
If you are transiting in Japan, be at the airport early or else you may regret it! I guarantee you won't be bored either because there's so much Narita Airport has to offer.