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Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
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Orlando Bloom in Japan to promote new Dreamliner route

Actor Orlando Bloom has been in Japan promoting a new route between London Heathrow and Tokyo’s Narita Airport.

The flight, which will be serviced by a 787-9 Dreamliner, is being operated by British Airways and represents a comfortable way to travel to the country.

Bloom was joined by a selection of the airline’s crew at the Kaminarimon monument outside Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo.

As well as a photo call with the iconic plane, the new route was marked with a Q&A session with the Lord of the Rings actor.

He spoke about his career, love of travel and the fascination he had with Japan as a country and its culture, reports Japan Today.

At the British Airways launch event, which included VIPs and specially invited guests, Bloom even went to the effort of speaking some Japanese.

He added that he would like to learn more of the language, but already has a handful of useful phrases under his belt.

When asked why he thinks people fall in love with Japan, he replied: “The people are kind, the culture is fascinating and the food is wonderful - the whole experience is totally unique.”

Bloom was also asked to recommend his top five things to do in Japan. They were as follows:

·         Snowboarding in Hokkaido

·         Shopping in Harajuku

·         The spring cherry blossoms at Mount Fuji

·         Taking a run around Tokyo’s Imperial Palace

·         An evening visit to Sensoji

When talking about food, Bloom said that he’s very adventurous when travelling and loves trying okonimyaki when in Japan.

The name of these savoury pancakes translates as “how you like” and can, therefore, be tailormade to suit the tastes of any particular diner.

British Airways is now operating the direct flight seven days a week, with World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club Word seats all available.



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