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TOHOKU TRAVEL’S FANTASTIC JAPAN THEME PARKS WITH USJ SUPER NINTENDO WORLD & TOKYO DISNEY RESORT TOUR #11
MAY 31, 2021 (MON) - JUN 11, 2021 (FRI) 
ESCORT: ROSS TERANISHI

TOUR ITINERARY
31 MAY (MON) HONOLULU
Leave Daniel K. Inouye Int'l Airport. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE Movies and Drinks.

1 JUN (TUE) USJ, OSAKA,
HOTEL KINTETSU UNIVERSAL CITY
Arrive at Kansai Int'l Airport and after entry formalities, by bus to the hotel which is official hotel of Universal Studios Japan. The hotel is located right on Universal Studio’s City Walk with stores and shops within walking distance.

2 JUN (WED) USJ, OSAKA,
HOTEL KINTETSU UNIVERSAL CITY
This morning we will take a short shuttle boat ride on Captain Line Ferry. We will cruise on Osaka bay while viewing urban cityscape with skyscrapers. Visit Kaiyukan Aquarium one of Japan’s most spectacular aquariums. You can face the majestic giant “Whale sharks” the largest fish in the world, along with over 30,000 marine animals representing 620 species on display. This well-organized and impressive building which is like no other aquarium anywhere. You will marvel at the spectacular marine life and various wonders of the sea. After going back to the hotel, tour guides will take you to Universal City Walk Shopping Area. This massive shopping complex features about 60 restaurants and shops carries unique items such as local souvenirs of Osaka, USJ Character goods, etc. For those who would like you, there will be time to visit Universal Studios Japan later in the afternoon. (Entrance fee, etc. will be at your own expense)

3 JUN (THU) USJ, OSAKA,
HOTEL KINTETSU UNIVERSAL CITY
Today we hope you pack your most comfortable shoes so you can enjoy the whole day on your own at Universal Studios Japan (USJ)! USJ is the first Universal Studios outside of the USA. It has many of popular attractions of Universal Studios Florida such rides as Hollywood Dream, Spider-Man 4K3D, The Flying Dinosaur, and many others, There will be show that you will want to watch like the famous movie Water World, etc. There are different areas like Hello Kitty, Peanuts, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Minions, and others all within the park. One of the popular places to visit is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with meticulous attention to detail creates the magical world of the Harry Potter stories. Hogwarts Castle, School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, Hogwarts Express train along with restaurant and shops throughout this area. You will truly experience that you are part of the Harry potter tales. You will get a chance to visit the "World’s first" and “Only in Japan” Super Nintendo World that will open in 2020. You will get to experience one of the most interesting and tech-infused theme park attractions to date. You can experience the wonderment of “life-size, living video game.” At the Mario-themed world, there are various attractions including high-tech rides with the theme of Mario Kart, Yoshi's Adventures. One day ticket is included on the tour. Enjoy exciting theme ride, shows of famous movie, animation and video games!

4 JUN (FRI) KYOTO,
MIYAKO HOTEL KYOTO HACHIJO
Visit the first permanent capital of Japan that was founded over 1300 years ago “Nara.” Here we will visit the World heritage site Todaiji temple, built in 752 is one of the most famous and historically significant temples in Japan. Its Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall) is the world’s largest wooden building that houses the world’s largest at 50ft high bronze statue “Big Buddha.” It was a symbol of the ancient capital of Japan which has been widely admired and worshipped as the Great Buddha of Nara. Then head to the 1200-year-old ancient capital of Japan “Kyoto.” Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine which has been ranked the “Most popular tourist destination in Japan” by Trip Advisor. This intriguing shrine is famous for its seemingly unending path of thousands of vermilion Torii gates which makes it “One of the most picturesque locations in Kyoto.” As you walk towards to the shrine you will see many shops selling Kyoto’s local specialties such as pottery, sweets and food stalls. Later visit the World heritage site and the symbol of Kyoto, Kinkakuji Temple also known as the “Golden Pavilion” situated pleasantly within the garden. The three-story golden pavilion extends over the pond and is reflection in the calm water, an image designed to suggest an existence somewhere between heaven and earth. Then go to the hotel located in front of Kyoto Station and close to AEON shopping mall including UNIQLO, 100-Yen shop etc. After hotel check in, we will take you Holo-Holo around the hotel.

5 JUN (SAT) NAGOYA,
ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL GRAND COURT NAGOYA
Go to Nagoya, Japan’s 4th largest city with full of historical landmarks and traditional culture. Visit Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Learn the history how Toyota established and has been developing from very early period when Toyota was a department of loom making company with 4,000 of dynamic displays of original equipment. And visit Okazaki Castle, known as the birthplace of most important Shogun in Japanese history “Tokugawa Ieyasu.” Next to the castle, there is Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum which outlines the local history and local Samurais who praised as Proud, Stoic, Loyal and Strong warriors with display of weapons, battle helmets and armor including replica of Ieyasu’s armor and battle items. Castle ground is a peaceful place to wander among the original stone walls and moats with 400 years history. Tonight’s hotel is located close to Kanayama train station & its shopping area where you can enjoy shopping before and after dinner.

6 JUN (SUN) LAKE KAWAGUCHI,
HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHI-KO (ONSEN) ♨
Ride the world’s famous Japanese Bullet Train (Shinkansen). You will be able to experience the advanced technology of high-speed railway and traveling at the max speed of 171 mph. Upon arrival at the Shizuoka station, transfer by bus to the World heritage site “Mt. Fuji,” Japan’s highest and most prominent mountain. We will visit Fuji Safari Park a biggest full-scale zoological park in Japan where many animals from around the world live freely at the foot of Mt Fuji. Drive slowly through vast “Safari Zone” where Lions, Tigers, Elephants, Cheetahs along with 30 other species that can be seen up close. If weather is fine, you get to see animals with the impressive backdrop of Mt. Fuji. Then go to Lake Kawaguchi, very popular place where spectacular views of Mt. Fuji can be enjoyed on clear day. Our hotel is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji with the picture window of all the room facing it. Relax while you Soak in Onsen Hot Spring Bath and enjoy Traditional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner in the evening.

7 JUN (MON) DISNEY RESORT,
HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY
In the morning, go to beautiful Oshino Hakkai Springs used to be called “The Spring of God” that are spring fed by water flowing down from the sacred Mt. Fuji. The ponds are quite deep and have interesting freshwater plant life and large fishes. You will get a chance to drink cold and pure spring water from Mt. Fuji. Later visit Mt. Fuji World heritage Center a museum that you can learn about the “Symbol of Japan” Mt. Fuji’s ecology, arts, cultural history of the sacred mountain. You can also purchase merchandise relating to Mt. Fuji at the gift shop. After enjoying Hoto Nabe (local cuisine in Yamanashi which is like Udon noodle) lunch, head to Tokyo Disney Resort, Japan’s most popular Amusement park. We will stay at the official hotel of Tokyo Disney Resort located near the Disney Resort Line Monorail station. You will get a chance to visit Disney’s official souvenir shop Bon Voyage and Ikspiari Shopping mall after hotel check in (optional).

8 JUN (TUE) DISNEY RESORT,
HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY
Enjoy the whole day at Tokyo Disney Sea on your own. This sea-themed park is different from all the other Disney parks in the world. The concept of the park is a “more adult-themed park” that included faster, scarier rides and shows designed more for an older audience. In the morning, go to station and catch a Disney Resort Line monorail to Tokyo Disney Sea’s main gate station. Upon arrival you will have the whole day at Disney Sea to experience, explore and enjoy yourself at your own pace. You can roam around and be amazed at the fantastic shows and rides in the parks. It’s brand-new attraction “Soaring: Fantastic Flight” just opened July 2019. This flight simulator attraction makes you feel as if you are soaring over the various landscapes of the world. “One day ticket of Tokyo Disney Sea and Monorail” are included on the tour. You can go back to the hotel on your own anytime by using the monorail. For those who wish can stay at the park to watch the evening “Disney Light the Night” firework show.

9 JUN (WED) DISNEY RESORT / TOKYO,
HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY
Go to Ueno in central Tokyo to visit National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan’s largest science museum. We will see remarkable, interesting, and inspiring exhibitions. Here you can explore animal and plant kingdom and the prehistoric world. Must see the impressive collections of dinosaur displays. Then head to Asakusa, the heart of the old downtown (Shitamachi) Tokyo and visit its main attraction Sensoji temple, preserving the spirit of capital’s past. You can still explore the traces of the1603–1868 Edo period when you walk around and enjoy shopping at Nakamise shopping street with a variety of traditional local snacks and tourist souvenirs. For those of you that would like to spend the day at Tokyo Disneyland (At your own expense) may do so instead of joining the daytime tour.

10 JUN (THU) YOKOHAMA,
YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Head to Japan’s 2nd largest city Yokohama. We will visit Cup Noodles Museum, a fun and interactive museum shows the history of the world’s very first instant Ramen noodle. Afterwards enjoy shopping and lunch at World Porters Shopping Mall, go to Yokohama Land Mark Tower to visit Trick Art Museum with a collection of amazingly realistic scenes designed you can take picture with trick art to make it looks like you are a part of picture. Its the perfect place to take an out-of-the-ordinary photos. Tonight’s hotel is very convenient location within easy walking distance to department store, big electronics store carrying Games, Toys, etc., 100-Yen shop and underground shopping mall. After hotel check in, tour guide will take you Holo Holo around the hotel. Lunch & Dinner will be at your own expense.

11 JUN (FRI) YOKOHAMA / HONOLULU
At checkout time our agent will come to tape and tie-up the boxes and take the baggage to be checked-in down. In the afternoon proceed to Narita International Airport to catch flight in the evening to Honolulu. Arrive in Honolulu the same morning, 11 JUN (FRI). After clearing U.S. Customs, proceed home. Lunch & dinner will be at your own expense.

If you need 1.5 day ticket for USJ or 2 days ticket for Disney Resort, please let us know by Apr. 30.  Clients remaining back will be assisted in obtaining plane, train, and hotel reservations. Members may return to Honolulu individually, but no later than 90 days from day of departure. Weekend returns will cost more per person. Please call our office if you are extending your stay. MAHALO!

**Buffet meals are subject to change Set meals.

TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: 23 MAY 2021 (SUNDAY) 
TIME: 11:00 AM 
ATTIRE: CASUAL 
COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
PLACE: HOUSE OF WONG @ 477 KAPAHULU AVE, HONOLULU, HI.




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