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AUTUMN LEAVES & WINTER ILLUMINATION TOUR #21
Date: Nov. 23, 2020 (Monday) - Nov. 5, 2020 (Saturday) ESCORT: WAYNE

TOUR ITINERARY
NOV. 23 (MON) HONOLULU
Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport via Delta Airlines flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE MOVIES & DRINKS.

NOV. 24 (TUE) YOKOHAMA,
YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Arrive at Narita International Airport(or Haneda) and after government formalities go directly to the hotel in Yokohama, 2nd largest city in Japan. After hotel check in Free time to enjoy shopping, meet your relatives, friends, or just rest. Hotel is connecting to underground shopping mall and within easy walking distance to department stores, big electronics store, 100-yen shop, etc. Tour guide will take you around the hotel.

NOV. 25 (WED) YOKOHAMA / KAMAKURA,
YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Visit Kamakura a picturesque historical town retains vestiges of turbulent medieval Japan. Visit Kamakura’s most important and significant shrine “Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine”. It became the center of politics and culture during the Kamakura Period (1185-1333). It will be a season of the fabulous Autumn colors. Red and Yellow colored trees cooperate remarkably with shrine buildings making it pure soul-nurturing beauty. Later enjoy strolling Komachi-Dori street lined with Japanese-style sweet shops, Traditional souvenir shops, etc., unique to the ancient city with an old historic atmosphere. Then go to see Great Buddha of Kamakura. Japan’s second largest (43.8 ft. tall) monumental bronze Buddha statue is the symbol of Kamakura. It was cast in 1252 and has been designated as a National Treasure of Japan.

NOV. 26 (THU) YOKOHAMA / TOKYO,
YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Head to Tokyo to enjoy Autumn Leaves that should be right season. Enjoy driving around Tokyo metropolitan area to see the Superb fall colors Scenery. Drive by Meiji shrine Outer Precinct, one of the most beautiful Autumn foliage spots in Tokyo. If timing is right, the rows of uniquely trimmed Ginkgo trees turn into stunning golden color. Then drive to National Diet Building. Road leading to the building is also famous spot has a superb view of beautiful Ginkgo trees along the roadway. Visit Zojoji Temple, originally built in 1393 and was the family temple of Tokugawa Shoguns that ruled Japan in the Edo period (1603-1868). This beautiful and peaceful temple has a massive main building with Tokyo Tower in the background which make for postcard-like pictures. In the evening, for those who wish to take a Yokohama Night View tour. In the winter, the city transform into a magical winter wonderland lit up by elaborate & beautiful illuminations.

NOV. 27 (FRI) AKISHIMA, TOKYO,
FOREST INN SHOWAKAN
Visit Edo Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, an open-air museum where 30 architectural gems from the 19th and early 20th century Tokyo were restored and relocated. It is expected to be right season for Autumn color. Enjoy strolling and seeing how the cityscape and buildings have changed throughout history in Japan. Later visit Yomiuri Land, an amusement park serving up fun and entertainment to Tokyoites since 1964. We will see “Jewellumination (stands for Jewel and Illumination)” which is the largest illumination festival in Kanto region. Everywhere in this amusement park has been lit up by 6.5 million lights. Those beautiful lights sparkling like thousands of jewels. Then proceed to Akishima in western Tokyo where is close to Yokota air base. We will stay at quiet urban resort hotel with vast forest is in the background (16.3 acre). You can enjoy peaceful walk in the morning while viewing Autumn colored trees.

NOV. 28 (SAT) LAKE YAMANAKA,
FUJI MARRIOTT HOTEL LAKE YAMANAKA (ONSEN) ♨
Go to Mt. Takao, specified for the maximum of three-star sightseeing spot in Japan by French travel guidebook because of its magnificent beauty. Ride the Japan’s steepest Cable Car with 889 ft. difference of elevation to enjoy beautiful Autumn color (depending on climate of the year). On clear day, you can observe a superb view of Kanto plain, skyscrapers of Downtown Tokyo, etc. Visit Saru Hashi (Monkey bridge), one of 3 most famous ancient bridges in Japan and designated as National Place of Scenic beauty. The bridge has some 1,300 years history. It is formed by layering bridge girders without using any pier. Then visit Maglev Exhibition Center. The World’s fastest bullet train (recorded world's fastest 374mph!!) based on Maglev technology will start operation in 2027. We will learn about superconductive linear mechanisms in detail. Then head to Lake Yamanaka, the largest of the Mt. Fuji Five Lakes. We will stay at highland resort filled with the refreshing atmosphere of Mt. Fuji. Soak and Relax in Onsen Hot Spring Bath and Open Air Bath with scenic views.

NOV. 29 (SUN) LAKE YAMANAKA,
FUJI MARRIOTT HOTEL LAKE YAMANAKA (ONSEN) ♨
In the morning experience new attraction at the foot of Mt. Fuji “Fuji Airways” called a “Next generation movie theater”. Take virtual flight that give you stunning aerial views of Mt. Fuji with a full sensory experience. The rites of winter in this area is making elaborate traditional dried persimmons. See photogenic Dried Persimmons hanging from eaves. You can also purchase this Japanese delicacy in winter. Later visit Herb Garden Tabi Nikki to see herbal flowers and taste herb tea. Also enjoy shopping for many collections of herb products. In the evening, for those who wish to we will take you to Lake Yamanaka Art Illumination Festival. About 100 different illumination displays over vast grounds in a warm scene of lights.

NOV. 30 (MON) IZU HATAKE ONSEN,
HOTEL DAISENYA (ONSEN) ♨
Head to Atami famous for its scenic beauty with seasonal aspects surrounded by the sea and mountains. Visit Kiunkaku, well preserved aristocratic house with beautiful garden built in 1919. Eclectic main building is designed with combination of Japanese and Western style with beautiful Japanese garden. It praised as historical and cultural asset having the elegant atmosphere in Taisho period (early 20th century). Then enjoy browsing around Atami Baien garden, known as the latest Autumn color to change in Japan where Maple Festival is being held this time of season. You will see picturesque sceneries while strolling along the pathway with beautifully colored maple trees.Then head to Onsen resort hotel where Mt. Fuji can be seen on a clear day. Enjoy delicious Japanese Kaiseki dinner in the evening. Soak and relax in Hot Spring Bath and Open Air Roten Buro bath, designated as a Hot Spring with Recuperative Properties by Japan’s Ministry of Environment.

DEC. 01 (TUE) NIHONDAIRA PLATEAU,
NIPPONDAIRA HOTEL
Proceed to Shuzenji, one of the oldest and most famous hot spring resort towns in Izu and a well known place to see the Autumn Color. Visit Shuzenji Maple Forest where you can walk around the Maple forest with crimson leaves. If weather is good Mt. Fuji can be seen from top of the hill. Then visit Izunokuni Panorama Park to ride Rope Way to get to mountain top (1,483 ft. high) where you can enjoy stunningly beautiful landscape with Mt. Fuji on clear day. Later visit the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in Japan. (1,312 ft. long) “Mishima Skywalk”. Here, you can see “3 of Japan’s Bests” at once. The bridge is the longest in Japan. Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and Suruga Bay is the deepest bay in Japan. We will stay at Deluxe Resort hotel located on the top of Nihondaira Plateau which is No. 1 in the “Plains” category of the list of Japan’s top 100 sightseeing destinations. Your room has picture window face to Mt. Fuji. Moreover, you can enjoy Mt. Fuji while laying down on bed. (Wishing for good weather!!)

DEC. 02 (WED) GOTEMBA,
GOTEMBA KOGEN HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Shizuoka is widely known as the “Green Tea Capital”, which is responsible for over 40% of Japan’s tea production. Visit Japanese Tea Factory. Staff will show you how to make a sweet and fragrant green tea and you can purchase it at their direct merchant shop. Enjoy popular seasonal attraction in Izu. Have fun Mikan (Tangerine) picking. Taste famous “Izu Mikan Tangerine” which have the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. Then head to Gotemba that also boasts beautiful Mt. Fuji views. Hotel is located at the Gotemba highlands resort complex. In the evening you can browse around the garden with spectacular Night Illumination featuring 5.5 million lights in a 1,200 ft. long tunnel. Experience the fascinating display of lights in winter atmosphere. Good chance to try the Onsen Hot Spring bath!

DEC. 03 (THU) YOKOHAMA,
YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Visit Chichibunomiya Memorial Park. Originally was the Gotemba Imperial Villa where former Prince and Princess stayed during and after World War II. You can stroll around the garden with Autumn leaves from which Mt. Fuji can be overlooked (if weather is fine). Back to Yokohama and visit Ramen Museum. The world’s first “Food amusement park” has 8 ramen eateries. You can taste famous local ramen from all over Japan. Then driving through Yamashita Park Avenue. If timing is right, street covering in a golden carpet of gingko leaves. Ride a “Sea Bass Ocean Bus” viewing the cityscape of Yokohama from the bay. After arrival at the hotel, Free time for shopping or relax. In the evening, we plan to have a Party with Yokohama Travel Staffs. Get a chance to talk to them to relive those good old memories and make a night of memories to behold.

DEC. 04 (FRI) YOKOHAMA,
YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Go to Yokohama Wholesale Market to buy Japanese traditional foods such as Tsukemono pickles, Umeboshi, etc., at wholesale price. Later visit Orbi Yokohama, a new nature-themed high-tech museum which you can encounter the amazing power of nature and enjoy the ultimate immersive experiences. The theater has a great 3D sound system and technology that creates wind, fog, and other vibrations in time with the film that really immerses you in the experience. Then go to Ameyoko in Tokyo, one of Japan’s most popular shopping streets, filled with many shops dealing discounts on all kinds of goods including seafood, sweets, snack, shirts, shoes, etc. After going back to the hotel, it will be Free time for Shopping, Packing etc. Your rooms are paid for, but LUNCH and DINNER will be at your own expense to let you eat your favorite foods before returning home. We will give everyone a carton box for packing their gifts. (2-Pieces Per Person Baggage Allowance. Any excess will be paid for by the member).

DEC. 05 (SAT) HONOLULU {ONLY BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED THIS DAY}
At check-out time, our agents will come around to tape and tie-up the boxes and take the baggage’s to be checked-in down. In the afternoon, proceed to Narita Airport(or Haneda) to catch Delta Airlines flight in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning, DEC 05 (SAT). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. 

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. Weekend returns will cost more per person. Please call our office for more details. MAHALO! 

**Buffet meals are subject to change Set meals.

TOTAL LAND TOUR COST ONLY (13 DAYS)------------$ 4,450.00 ESTIMATED AIRFARE: $ 1,150.00 (CANNOT CHARGE)
TOTAL LAND TOUR AND ESTIMATED AIRFARE: $ 5,600.00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PLEASE ADD------------------$ 1,150.00

{YEN/DOLLAR DIFFERENTIAL BASED ON ¥ 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 subject to changes.
$ 100.00 REQUIRED AT TIME OF RESERVATION

INCLUDES: All transportation included in the itinerary, all hotel accommodations, meals and all sightseeing listed, all transfer of passenger and baggage, souvenir picture and tour tax. Roundtrip air transportation by Economy Jet. 

DOES NOT INCLUDE: 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. 

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

JAPAN TOUR ARRANGED AND 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 GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2020 (SUNDAY) 
TIME: 11AM (LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 ½ HOURS)
PLACE: HOUSE OF WONG - 477 KAPAHULU AVENUE (OCEANSIDE OF RAINBOW DRIVE-IN).
COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS 
ATTIRE: VERY INFORMAL - CASUAL WEAR

TOUR CONDITIONS
ESTIMATED AIRFARE: AIRFARE COULD COST MORE OR LESS AT TIME OF TICKET PURCHASE WITH LAND TOUR .
{$300.00 Cancellation Fee charged by the airlines.} Minimum stay is 3-Days and maximum stay is 3 Months.

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 well being.

Baggage’s are at owner’s own risk. The right is reserved 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!

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. 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 60 days before departure:
Date: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

LAND TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
60 DAYS - 45 DAYS -$100.00
44 DAYS – 30 DAYS - $200.00
29 DAYS – 15 DAYS - $300.00*
14 DAYS – 07 DAYS - $400.00*
06 DAYS – 01 DAY - $800.00*
NO REFUND ONCE TOUR STARTS.

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

*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.

TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.
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HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
PH: (808) 536-8618 / FAX: (808) 524-1053 
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