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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. 
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TOHOKU TRAVEL’S JULY NORTHLAND TOUR WITH LAVENDER AND NORTHERNMOST ISLANDS #15A
JULY 09, 2019 (TUESDAY) - JULY 21, 2019 (SUNDAY) ROSS 

JUL. 09 (TUE) HONOLULU Revised 11/14/18-toto
Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport via Hawaiian Airlines flight. Lunch and a snack will be served aboard the flight. Free Movies and Drinks.

JUL. 10 (WED) TOMAKOMAI GRAND HOTEL NEW OJI
Arrive at Chitose Int'l Airport in Hokkaido and after government formalities, go directly to the 262 feet high landmark hotel located in the center of Tomakomai, the fourth largest industrial city in Hokkaido.

JUL 11 (THU) ASAHIKAWA HOTEL ROUTE-INN GRAND ASAHIKAWA EKIMAE (ONSEN) ♨
Visit beautiful Yuni Garden, Japan’s biggest English style garden filled with a variety of flowers in season. See Linaria, Hydrangea, Rose etc., blooming magnificently in vast grounds (blooming level depending on the year). Its store carries original jams, herb teas, local pickles, etc., which make perfect souvenirs. Later enjoy shopping at Sunagawa Highway Oasis with many varieties of local specialties in Hokkaido. Then visit Otokoyama Sake Brewery which makes the “Best Sake” not only in Hokkaido but also both within Japan and worldwide. Learn its history at the museum and taste their Fresh Sake which you can purchase. Hotel is located close to Asahikawa station and Aeon Shopping Center. After hotel arrival tour guide will take you Holo-Holo around the hotel. Soak and relax in Onsen Hot spring bath.

JUL. 12 (FRI) ASAHIKAWA HOTEL ROUTE-INN GRAND ASAHIKAWA EKIMAE (ONSEN) ♨
Head to Biei. It will be the best season to visit here to see the pleasant and picturesque rural landscapes created by hills with various fields. One of its highlights is a view of Patchwork Hill. A hillside covered with various colors of shrubbery. You will be overwhelmed by the vast beautiful landscape resemble a patchwork. Later visit Shikisai Flower Garden, a panoramic flower garden where you can leap into the grand nature of Hokkaido with its colors and fragrances of several dozen different flowers that carpet the hill. Hokkaido’s seasonal highlight in July is “Lavender”! We will visit Farm Tomita, Hokkaido’s best lavender viewing spot. Enjoy a spectacular view of the magnificent “Purple Carpet” Lavender fields with Mt. Daisetsu and Tokachi mountain range as a backdrop. You can see the beautiful colors of nature in the best timing. Later visit Furano Winery to enjoy tasting local Furano wine. This winery also has its own lavender field.

JUL. 13 (SAT) WAKKANAI WAKKANAI GRAND HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Head to the northern most city in Japan “Wakkanai” sandwiched between the Japan Sea and the Okhotsk Sea with inimitable sceneries. On the way, visit Sturgeon Aquarium located by Teshio river where Sturgeon used to run up the river. You can see Sturgeon which referred to as "primitive fish" up close. Also visit Sarobetsu Primeval Flower Garden, located in Sarobestu marsh registered as the sites of the Ramsar Convention where you can see a variety of primeval flowers in seemingly endless plain. Then proceed to Wakkanai, the Northern most city in Japan. Enjoy the relaxing Hot Spring Bath and a delicious Sukiyaki dinner with Crab in the evening.

JUL. 14 (SUN) REBUN ISLAND - RISHIRI ISLAND ISLAND INN RISHIRI (ONSEN) ♨
Early breakfast and early departure but have an interesting journey to the northern most island in Japan “Rebun Island” which often called “The undiscovered retreat of Hokkaido”. Upon arrival on the island by ferry, transfer to bus to South of the island which characterized by a scenic steep coastline. We will visit the observatory look down island's most popular landmark Neko (Cat) Rock and Momo (Peach) Rock distinctively shaped huge rocks look like cat and peach. Later head to Cape Sukoton, the northern most view point where overlook Soya Strait with uninhabited island, “Sea Lion Island”. Later visit Cape Sukai, known as the best point to view magnificently beautiful Rebun’s blue sea with sheer cliffs of the unexplored region. Then catch ferry to Rishiri Island with its symbol Mt. Rishiri (5,646 Ft) in the center of the island. After arrival go to the hotel located close to park offers superb scenery. Soak and relax in Onsen Hot Spring bath and Open air Bath overlooks Japan Sea and Rebun Island. Enjoy Buffet dinner with many fresh local seafood, Konbu seaweed, vegetables, etc.

JUL. 15 (MON) WAKKANAI WAKKANAI GRAND HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Explore around fascinating Rishiri Island offers tranquil, peaceful and lovely sea and mountain views. Rishiri produces one of the best three Konbu seaweeds in Japan. It has exquisite quality thus used by many high class Japanese restaurants. We will visit Kamui Beach Park to learn about Konbu and enjoy hands on experience Cutting dried Konbu to take home. Later visit Senhoushi Misaki Park which affords the best view of Mt. Rishiri (often called ” Northern Most Mt. Fuji”) and oddly shaped rocks. Also visit one of Island’s best scenic spots Otatomari Swamp with biggest pond on the island. The view of the clear blue waters of the pond with Mt. Rishiri as backdrop is just splendid. Also visit Himenuma Pond. It is hidden Spot filled by primeval forest. You can take a peaceful walk around the pond with a spectacular view of lush green forest. Then catch a ferry going back to Wakkanai. Soak and relax in Onsen Hot Spring bath.

JUL. 16 (TUE) LAKE SAROMA LAKE SAROMA TSURUGA RESORT (ONSEN) ♨
Visit Cape Soya, the northernmost tip of Japan and surrounded by the ocean on three sides. There is a monument that indicates this cape to be Japan's northernmost piece of real estate. You can also see Sakhalin Island (Russian held) on a clear day. Then drive along the Okhotsk sea to Monbetsu and visit Tokkari Seals Center which is the only one specialty care center for injured seals in Japan. We will see lovely seals up close and watch feeding. Then head to picturesque Lake Saroma, the third largest lake in Japan. Our accommodation is nice resort hotel facing to the lake. Enjoy buffet dinner featuring local sea foods etc. and relaxing another warm Hot Spring Bath and Open air Rotenburo Bath with a beautiful lake view.

JUL. 17 (WED) LAKE KUSSHARO KUSSHARO PRINCE HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Head to Abashiri faces the Okhotsk Sea and filled with seasonal wonders. We will visit Mt. Tento Flower Garden where seasonal flowers will bloom during this time of season. If timing is right, huge garden will be filled with colorful flowers such as Marigold, Salvia, etc. Later visit Okhotsk Ice Floe Museum renewed in 2015. You can experience the beautiful World of Drift Ice through the new 3-D projection mapping with the illusionary effect of light and sound. And you will get a chance to see and touch real drift ice in freezing experience room that kept 5°F that experience how cold it can be in Abashiri in Winter. Later go to Lake Mashu considered by many to be Japan's most beautiful lake because of its solemn beauty. On clear day you can view picture-postcard natural scenery. Then proceed to Lake Kussharo, Japan’s biggest caldera lake in Akan Mashu National Park. Our hotel is located by the lake and one of the top resort hotels in eastern Hokkaido. Soak and Relax in Onsen Hot spring bath and Open Air Bath.

JUL. 18 (THU) TOKACHI TOKACHI MAKUBETSU GRANDVRIO HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
The lake Kussharo's shore is dotted with many open-air hot spring baths. We will visit Sunayu Beach (Sand bath). If you touch the sandy ground along the lakeside, you will find it's hot. Then head to Kushiro and visit Japanese Crane Nature Park to see Japan’s biggest and magnificent bird “Tancho (Japanese Red-headed Crane)”. It is officially designated as a living Japanese monument and its habitat is only around the area. Later proceed to Makubetsu Onsen, one of only two hot spring resorts in the world that use moor hot spring water. It is good for beauty, neuralgia, muscle pains and dermatitis. Soak and Relax in famous Onsen Hot spring bath and Open Air Bath. *Private Onsen is available (own expense)!!

JUL. 19 (FRI) SAPPORO CENTURY ROYAL HOTEL
Visit Ecorin Village, a vast farm theme park with animals, plants and flowers in a great nature. You can encounter lovely animals such as Sheep, Llamas and Alpacas and see their Sheep show. And you will get a chance to enjoy a farm tour on a tractor that speeds across the pastures. Then head to Sapporo, largest city in Hokkaido. Hotel is located next to Sapporo train station with Department Store and Underground Shopping mall. After hotel check in, tour guide will take you Holo Holo around the hotel.

JUL. 20 (SAT) SAPPORO CENTURY ROYAL HOTEL
Proceed to Otaru, a port town regarded as "One of the most picturesque cities in Japan" thanks to a romantic city scape steeped in a rich history dates back to 19th century. Enjoy strolling around the Sakaimachi, an attractive, preserved merchant street that is home to many beautiful architecture of Western-style buildings made by stone and brick. You can visit Otaru Glassware Store, a trademark of Otaru. With the brilliant and delicate glasses creating refreshing atmosphere. Here, you can buy dripless Shoyu bottle and other glass products. Also visit Music box Museum carrying a large collection of beautiful and intricate music boxes that can be purchase for unique Souvenir. After going back to the hotel, Free time to continue shopping, packing etc. (Lunch and Dinner will be at your own expense.)

JUL. 21 (SUN) HONOLULU (Only breakfast included this day.)
We will come around to tape and tie-up the boxes and take the baggage’s to be checked-in down. Afternoon proceed to Chitose Airport and catch a flight to Honolulu. Arrive in Honolulu, the same morning 21 July 2019 (Sun) and after clearing U.S. Customs, proceed home.
(Lunch and Dinner will be at your own expense.)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR JULY NORTHLAND TOUR WITH LAVENDER AND NORTHERNMOST ISLANDS #15A! Clients remaining back will be assisted in obtaining train, plane and hotel reservations. Members may return to Honolulu individually, but no later than 3 months from day of departure. Weekday returns will cost less per person. Please call our office for more details. MAHALO!

COST OF GROUND TOUR (13 DAYS) - $4,260.00* PLUS AIRFARE - $1,200.00 (ESTIMATED AIRFARE)
TOTAL TOUR COST WITH ESTIMATED AIRFARE” $5,460.00*
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PLEASE ADD -$855 .00* 100 YEN RATE (¥ 7,776 X 11=85,536)
YEN/DOLLAR DIFFERENTIAL BASED ON: ¥100 YENS

*Based on ¥100 Yens to a U.S. Dollar Rate. Two persons sharing a twin-bedded room. All meals except the Last Day LUNCH/DINNER and Departure Day LUNCH (DINNER on the Plane). All tours as per itinerary and is subject to changes.
$100.00 DEPOSIT REQUIRED AT TIME OF RESERVATION

TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: JUNE 30, 2019 - (SUNDAY) 
TIME: 11:00 AM 
ATTIRE: CASUAL
PLACE: HOUSE OF WONG 477 KAPAHULU AVE,

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.

JAPAN TOUR ARRANGED & GUIDED BY: YOKOHAMA TRAVEL, INC. ITO BLDG. #502; 2-22-3 TSURUYA-CHO KANAGAWA-KU, YOKOHAMA 221-0835, JAPAN PH: (045) 311-1011 FAX: (045) 311-1013

TOUR CONDITIONS: 
AIR: ESTIMATED AIRFARE AND MAY BE MORE OR MAY BE LESS AT TIME OF TICKET PURCHASED.

$225.00 Cancellation Fee is usually charged by the airlines.

INCLUDES: Land Transportation included in the itinerary, all hotel accommodations, meals and all sightseeing listed, all transfer of passenger and baggage, souvenir picture and tour tax.

DOES NOT INCLUDE: AIRFARES, Individual expenses after termination of tour as stated in itinerary. Also, wine, liquor, mineral water, laundry and other items of personal nature, cost of obtaining passport and visa or other necessary documents.

BAGGAGE: Limited to (1) piece 50 lbs., and (1) hand-carry.

RESPONSIBILITY: The tour organizer or any travel agencies involved, act only as agents for the passengers in regards to travel, sightseeing, hotel and meal arrangements, and other tour services. The organizer/agency will accept no responsibility or liability in respect of either person or property for any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or irregularity, however, occasioned, sustained, or suffered in or during any journey, trip, or tour, or in carrying out of any arrangements booked by or through it.

If the agency becomes aware that a passenger has a special chronic health problem, the agency shall ensure that it is provided with a letter from the passenger’s personal physician stating the nature of such health problem and certifying that the passenger is physically fit to participate in the tour. Also, in our endeavor to ensure congenial membership, we reserve the right to refuse the application of anyone and / or to expel from the tour, members whose conduct is incompatible with the interests of the tour. Further, we reserve the right to refuse the application of any handicapped passenger if it is determined that such passenger would impede the schedule of the tour and greatly inconvenience the majority of tour members. However, if a handicapped passenger accepted for the tour requires any form of special assistance, he/she must be accompanied by a qualified helper who takes total responsibility for the handicapped passenger’s wellbeing.

Baggage’s are at owner’s own risk. The right is reversed to make any necessary changes in tour if deemed advisable. Also, the airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not on board their carriers concerned. The airline ticket and passage contract in use by the airlines concerned when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and purchaser of the tour and/or passenger. The services of any IATA Carrier will be used as required. Thank You Very Much!

TOUR CONDITIONS REMINDER: The COST OF TOUR includes ground tour. The ground tour is based on ¥100 Yens to a U.S. DOLLAR RATE. In case of any re-valuation, the price shall be adjusted accordingly at time of payment. See Yen Chart. The airfares are estimated and should the airfares be changed, adjustments will be made accordingly. The YEN RATE OF THE DAY will be used at time of payment. Thank You!

AIR SURCHARGE WAIVED FOR YEAR 2019: TOUR MEMBERS NOT PURCHASING THEIR AIRLINE TICKETS THROUGH TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. WILL NOT BE ASSESSED A $225.00 PER PERSON SURCHARGE. BUT YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO THE HOTEL. SAME GOES FOR DEPARTURES FROM JAPAN. YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN WAY TO THE AIRPORT. THANK YOU! TRAVEL HINTS:

TRAVEL ETIQUETTE: PLEASE NO SMOKING AND TO ROTATE SEATS ON BUSES. {BUS SEATING CHART WILL BE MADE}

FOOD REQUEST: If you cannot eat certain foods, please do not forget to turn in your request form, 1 week before departure or earlier, so we may try to comply with your request.

PASSPORT PHOTOS: Free for our TOUR MEMBERS ONLY. Taken at the Tohoku Travel Service Office @ 1741 Nuuanu Ave. 2nd Floor Honolulu, Hi.

TOUR CONDITIONS REMINDER: The ground tour is based on ¥100 Yens to a U.S. DOLLAR RATE. In case of any re-valuation, the price shall be adjusted accordingly at time of payment. See Yen Chart. The airfares are present rates and should the airfares be changed, adjustments will be made accordingly.

***The YEN RATE OF THE DAY will be used at time of payment. THANK YOU!

FINAL PAYMENT 45 days before departure:
Date: MAY 24, 2019
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

LAND TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
45 DAYS - 40 DAYS -$ 50.00
39 DAYS – 30 DAYS - $100.00
29 DAYS – 15 DAYS - $300.00*
14 DAYS – 07 DAYS - $400.00*
06 DAYS – 01 DAY - $800.00*
NO REFUND ONCE TOUR STARTS.

*MAY HAVE EXTRA CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR MIYAKO ODORI, TOKYO DISNEY SEA TICKETS, SHINKANSEN TICKET FEE, ETC. IF YEN WAS ALREADY PURCHASE TO PAY FOR THIS TOUR, THEN THE YEN EXCHANGE RATE AT TIME OF REFUND WILL AFFECT THE REFUND SINCE WE HAVE TO CONVERT THE YEN BACK TO U.S. DOLLARS AGAIN.