(This is the first of 11 posts on my awesome Japan trip. I’m gonna blog about it from the very beginning all the way to the end!)

Our flight to Tokyo was at 8:30 in the morning! We bid farewell to Singapore (on her independence day, no less!) and got on our flight.

You know those flight safety videos that play on board the plane right before it takes off? They tend to be boring don’t they? Well, not if you’re flying on a Japanese airline! The Japanese are so good at coming up with cute stuff!

Monitors playing cute flight safety videos

The last time I flew on JAL, the cute flight safety videos that played on the monitors left me with a deep impression. This time round ANA didn’t disappoint either! The animations looked so cute and lively, passengers couldn’t help but watch the whole thing!

Cirrus clouds, view from plane

Some cirrus clouds we spotted along the way.

Sparkling wine served on board the plane

We were served sparkling wine in an interesting black bottle. I thought it would put me to sleep. Instead, I spent most of the time on the flight watching Shrek 3 and Pingu!

Pingu, a clay penguin cartoon playing on one of the on-flight entertainment channels

Pingu is a Japanese cartoon with cute clay penguins. I couldn’t understand a word but watched it anyway. I love penguins!

Creamy Seafood Penne Marinara served on board the plane

Lunch was creamy seafood penne marinara. And more wine!

Mount Fuji, view from plane

Then, we spotted the faint sight of a mountaintop peeking through the clouds. That’s Mount Fuji! It could only mean one thing – we were approaching Tokyo!

Low-lying clouds casting shadows on the sea, view from plane

There were some very low-lying clouds. Notice how they were so low-lying, they even cast shadows on the sea!

Fields in Japan, view from plane

Then, it was fields after fields of lush greenery in different shades. Japan looked beautiful! I’m not quite sure which part of Japan that was. Does anyone know? It certainly looked too green to be the urban Tokyo. Was it Narita?

Fields in Japan, view from plane

Finally, the plane touched down at the Tokyo Narita Airport! Here are some Tokyo hotels to consider. Read on to find out where we are staying.