Ground Transportation Options in Hawaii After Traveling from Japan

Traveling to Hawaii from Japan can be a great experience, and it's important to know what type of ground transportation is available once you arrive. Fortunately, there are several options for getting around the island. The City and County of Honolulu operates “The Bus”, which offers extensive routes that travel to major tourist attractions. Taxis, shuttle service and car rental are also available.

When visiting Hawaii, you'll come across common phrases like “Aloha” (“hello”, love), “Mahalo” (“thank you”) and “A hui hou” (“see you again”). The island has a thriving tourism industry, and there are still many native Japanese speakers living in Hawaii. This is due to the fact that the majority of products in the island have to be imported from outside due to the lack of local production. Unfortunately, international travel is restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travelers arriving in Hawaii directly from an international airport must meet U. S. requirements. For up-to-date information on international travel, visit the CDC website.

There are some schools that offer Hawaiian immersion to keep the language alive for children, so it is unlikely to disappear anytime soon. Overall, while saying that Hawaii is a “Japan away from Japan” is an exaggeration, it is still one of the places outside of Japan with the highest percentage of Japanese and Japanese-speaking people. However, this number is decreasing over time as the new generations are gradually forgetting their culture. Since Hawaii is a popular tourist destination, prices tend to be expensive.

Several people reported that prices have risen in recent years due to COVID-related issues and importation of products. For travel-related questions, call GoHawaii at 1-800-464-2924 or Hawaii residents can call 2-1-1 to be referred to local services such as health resources and food banks. Whether you're heading to a resort, returning to the airport, or going on an excursion, there are plenty of ground transportation options available in Hawaii.

Derrick Barile
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