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JUNE 10,2009(WED)/ #10 HIGHLIGHTS EAST WEST JAPAN WITH TOKYO DISNEY SEA 12D-TOUR Similar to previous year's tour #10
  • All meals are included., EXCEPT LAST TOUR DAY AND RETURN FLIGHT DAY.

  • LIMIT TO ONE BUS.

  • Departure Date JUNE 10,2009(WED)
    Tour Guide CLARENCE SATO
    Air Japan Airlines
    TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
    DATE: MAY 31, 2009 (SUN) at 12 Noon
    PLACE: Hawaii Tokai International College Cafeteria
    2241 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii
    COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
    ATTIRE: INFORMAL-MUUMUU, ALOHA SHIRT
    (LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 1/2HOURS)

    Itinerary
    JUNE 10 (WED) HONOLULU
    Leave Honolulu Int¡¯l Airport via Japan Airlines flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE MOVIES and DRINKS.
    JUNE 11 (THU) OSAKA OSAKA SHIN HANKYU HOTEL
    Arrive at Kansai Int¡¯l Airport and after entry formalities, by bus to the hotel in Osaka, the Central City of Western Japan. Our hotel is located next to Umeda Station and its big shopping area. The 2nd biggest electronics shop in Japan, ¡°Yodobashi Camera,¡± is located right in front of the hotel. After hotel check-in, FREE TIME to go Shopping or Strolling around Umeda Town before meeting for dinner
    JUNE 12 (FRI) KYOTO KYOTO SHIN HANKYU HOTEL
    Pass by Osaka Castle, the symbol of Osaka, on the way to Kaiyukan Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world. The main attraction is the Pacific Ocean Tank containing the huge ¡°whale shark,¡± the largest fish in the world. There are 30,000 living creatures, representing 580 species. After lunch, visit Panasonic Center Osaka (Electric Museum). Panasonic is one of the leading home appliances manufacturers in the world. This museum offers visitors a firsthand experience of ¡°new technologies to realize the future.¡± Later proceed to the ancient city, Kyoto. The hotel is located just in front of Kyoto Station with its Underground Shopping Mall, where you will have a chance to walk around this evening

    JUNE 13 (SAT) KYOTO KYOTO SHIN HANKYU HOTEL All Day Kyoto City Tour. Visit Higashi Honganji Temple, with its main hall being Kyoto¡¯s largest wooden structure. Now under restoration, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2008. Then to the World Cultural Heritage Site, Nijo Castle, with its beautiful garden. Next visit the Kyoto Handicraft Center, containing a variety of Kyoto¡¯s souvenir items, do some shopping. After lunch, visit Kinkakuji Temple known as the ¡°Golden Pavilion¡±, and the symbol of Kyoto. Situated picturesquely in its garden, the three-story pavilion extends over the pond and its reflection can be seen in the calm waters. This image is designed to suggest ¡°an existence somewhere between heaven and earth¡±.
    JUNE 14 (SUN) NAGOYA HOTEL ASSOCIA NAGOYA TERMINAL
    Proceed to Nagoya, one of the five largest cities in Japan. Visit the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. See the 4,000 pieces exhibition with dynamic displays of original equipment representing the textile machinery and automobile industries with which the Toyota Company has been involved. It will show Toyota¡¯s transition between industries and technologies. Later visit the symbol of Nagoya, Nagoya Castle, noted for the golden dolphins on top of the roof. Our hotel is located next to Nagoya Central Station, and within easy walking distance to the Department Stores and Underground Shopping Mall
    JUNE 15 (MON) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHI-KO (ONSEN) ¢Í
    Catch the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) to Atami, popularly called the ¡°Riviera of Japan¡±. Then by bus to Hakone National Park. Visit Jukkoku Toge (Pass), the best point in this area for viewing Mt. Fuji, and Lake Ashi, praised as the primary attraction of the Hakone Region. Also visit Hakone Sekisho (Trade Route Outpost), designated as a ¡°National Historic Property¡±. Sekisho were built at strategic points along trade routes during the Edo Period (1603-1868). Later, proceed to our hotel located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan¡¯s tallest and most prominent mountain. All of our rooms have a picture window, which faces Mt. Fuji. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the ONSEN BATH and a delicious ¡°Japanese Kaiseki Dinner¡± in the evening.
    JUNE 16 (TUE) TOKYO DISNEY RESORT HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY
    In the morning visit the Mt. Fuji Visitor¡¯s Center and see the Video in English about Mt. Fuji on the 12-multi-screen viewer. You will also be able to shop for merchandise pertaining to Mt. Fuji. Then proceed to Asagiri Plateau to visit the beautiful ¡°Begonia Garden¡± with its colorful Begonia Flowers and Owl Collection. Later continue on to our hotel in the Tokyo Disney Resort. Our accommodation is the ¡°Official Hotel of the Tokyo Disney Resort¡±, and located near the Disney Resort Line Monorail Station {3 minutes walk from the hotel}. You will get an {OPTIONAL} chance to visit an Official Disney Souvenir Shop ¡°Bon Voyage¡± after hotel check-in.
    JUNE 17 (WED) TOKYO DISNEY RESORT HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY
    Whole Day, ¡°FREE TIME¡± at Tokyo Disney Sea. A sea-themed park which is different from all the other Disney Parks in the world. The overall intention was to create a more adult-themed park, which includes ¡°faster, scarier rides and shows designed for an older audience¡±. There¡¯s Captain Mickey, First Mate Donald and Pirate Goofy, just to name a few. Take a short walk to the Monorail Station and catch the monorail to the Main Gate Station of Tokyo Disney Sea. Wandering around, you will be amazed by the ¡°fantastic shows and rides in this park¡±. We will give you a ¡°One Day Ticket for Tokyo Disney Sea and the Disney Resort Line Monorail¡±. You can return back to the hotel on your own any time you choose to, using the monorail. If you wish, you may choose to see the ¡°Fireworks in the evening at the park¡±.
    JUNE 18 (THU) IKEBUKURO, TOKYO CROWNE PLAZA METROPOLITAN HOTEL
    In the morning, go by bus to enjoy shopping at the big JUSCO Supermarket before going to Odaiba, the highly popular shopping and entertainment district. Visit the Sony Science Museum, where you can experience a series of fun activities that apply Sony¡¯s Digital Technology. Later, drive over the ¡°Rainbow Bridge¡± and proceed to Shibuya to visit the NHK TV Studio Park. See part of the NHK TV Studio and some of the studio events taking place. Historical Taiga Dramas like ¡°Atsuhime¡± are recorded here. Then to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office and go up to the 45th floor to get a view overlooking the whole Tokyo Area and Mt. Fuji on a clear day. Finally go to our hotel in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The hotel is located within easy walking distance to the Ikebukuro Shopping District. After hotel check-in, go ¡°Holo-Holo¡± in the big shopping area.
    JUNE 19 (FRI) IKEBUKURO, TOKYO CROWNE PLAZA METROPOLITAN HOTEL
    Whole Day Tokyo City Tour. Go to see Niju Bashi Bridge, in the Outer Garden of the Imperial Palace. Then visit the Tsukiji Fish Market, the ¡°World¡¯s Largest Seafood Market¡± {Sorry, we are not allowed to see the fish auction}. You will get a chance to buy ¡°Dried Seafood¡±, Kitchen Ware, T Shirts, etc. Also, good chance to eat ¡°Fresh Sushi¡± at the market, {At Your Own Expense}. After lunch, visit one of Tokyo¡¯s most interesting tourist spots, Asakusa. Browse around the Nakamise Shopping Market, which is lined with colorful and lively stalls. Also go to the Sensoji Temple, the ¡°Oldest Buddhist Temple in Tokyo¡±. Then go back to the hotel.
    JUNE 20 (SAT) IKEBUKURO, TOKYO CROWNE PLAZA METROPOLITAN HOTEL
    ALL DAY FREE TIME TO FINISH SHOPPING, PACKING, ETC. For those who want to, you may also make a {OPTIONAL} visit by subway or local train, to Harajuku famous for youth fashion or Ameyoko Shopping District. There are many bargains to be had in the tiny shops from foodstuffs to clothes, etc. Over 800 small shops with narrow entrances and small aisles are located here. Your rooms are paid for, but Meals (LUNCH/DINNER) will be at your own expense to let you eat your favorite foods before returning home. We will give everyone a carton box to use for packing his or her gifts. (2-Pieces Per Person Baggage Allowance. Any excess will be paid for by the member).
    JUNE 21 (SUN) HONOLULU {LUNCH AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE / DINNER ON THE PLANE}
    {ONLY BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED THIS DAY}. At checkout 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 Int¡¯l Airport to catch Japan Airlines flight in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning, JUNE 21, 2009 (SUNDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL¡¯S HIGHLIGHTS OF EAST & WEST JAPAN WITH TOKYO DISNEY SEA TOUR #10! 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. Yokohama Travel, Inc. will charge you if you need their assistance in returning home individually, and around $90.00 from Yokohama. Please call our office for more details. MAHALO!

    Destnations
    OSAKA,KYOTO, NAGOYA, LAKA KAWAGUCHI, TOKYO DISNEY SEA, TOKYO


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