The Amazing Food of ANA
The food we were served on ANA was spectacular. The variety and presentation was amazing, and they have a menu of things you can order from at any time in the flight.
Taketomi – A Preserved Island
Taketomi Island is preserved in the same way it was long ago. The houses are hundreds of years old, and there’s actually a waiting list to move to the island.
Water Buffaloes Rule the Roads
Water buffaloes are the primary mode of transportation on the island, and they absolutely have right of way over the few cars on the island.
The Hoshinoya Resort
We were particularly impressed by the Hoshinoya Resort on Taketomi Island. We had awesome bungalows, surrounded by hand-stacked stone walls.
One of the traditions of Taketomi Island is Minsah weaving, which I had a chance to try. It produces a very tightly woven cloth with romantic significance.