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JULY 08, 2009(WED)/ #12 NEW SUMMER BOCHA BOCHA TOUR 13D-TOUR Similar to previous year's tour #12**NEW
  • All meals are included.Except for last tour day and return flight day/ only breakfast on these days

  • limit to one bus

  • Departure Date JULY 08, 2009(WED)
    Tour Guide ROSS TERANISHI
    Air Japan Airlines
    TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
    DATE: JUNE 07, 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
    JULY 08(WED) HONOLULU
    Leave Honolulu on Japan airlines.
    JULY 09(THU)NARITA NARITA EXCEL HOTEL
    Arrive Narita International airport and after entry, proceed by bus to the hotel. Free time to rest or meet relatives.
    JULY 10 9FRI) SAWARA/ KAMOGAWA KAMOGAWA HOTEL MIKAZUKI/ONSEN
    Proceed to Sawara City. We will see One of the Three Big Dashi-Matsuri Festivals in the Kanto Area. Approximately 10 gorgeous floats parade in the town. Then proceed to Kominato, which faces the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy your first Onsen of this tour. This hotel has a big bath with a beautiful ocean view, and a “Special Pure Gold Bath” etc. Dinner will be a buffet with seafood, steak, etc. and an “Open Kitchen”.
    JULY 11(SAT) SHIRAHAMA / KISARAZU/HACHIOJI KEIO PLAZA HOTEL HACHIOJI
    By bus to Shirahama to enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride. Get a under the ocean view of Nojimasaki Cape. Then visit Shirahama Flower Park. Later proceed to Kisarazu and cross Tokyo Bay via the Umihotaru Ocean Bridge under ocean tunnel to Kawasaki. Then go to Hachi-oji. In the evening go Holo Holo and shopping near the hotel.
    JULY 12 (SUN) MT. FUJI / ISAWA ONSEN HOTEL FUJI (ONSEN)
    Head to Lake Kawaguchi located at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Visit the Herb Festival at the side of the lake. You can see Lavender blooming with Mt. Fuji for a background (Weather Permitting). Then go to Lake Shoji and down to Isawa Onsen. Stay at the biggest hotel in Isawa. You will also get a chance to experience sleeping on the “Tatami” floor with typical Japanese bedding. Enjoy a Big Rock Bath, Bubble Bath and Open Air Bath. Dinner is Yamanashi’s Special Buffet. {No Western Rooms Available
    JULY 13 (MON) KOFU / LAKE SUWA ONSEN HOTEL BENIYA (ONSEN)
    In the morning, visit the Monde Winery to enjoy a winery tour and taste the wine. Then, go to the Kikyoya Factory to visit the place that makes the famous Shingen Mochi. Also enjoy shopping at the factory outlet store. Next proceed to Kofu, the capital of Yamanashi. Visit colorful Kofu Zenkoji Temple, founded by Takeda Shingen and Jibasanbyokan (display of all the Yamanashi products). Later proceed to Lake Suwa, Nagano Prefecture. After hotel check-in, walk around the Lake Suwa seaside park and see intermittent hot springs. In the evening enjoy Soaking in the Onsen Bath (Annex Building has an Open Air Bath).
    JULY 14 (TUE) KOMORO / MT. SHIRANE / KUSATSU KUSATSU NOW RESORT HOTEL (ONSEN)
    By bus, drive up to Lake Shirakaba and Kurumayama Plateau, then down to Komoro. We will enjoy “Blueberry Picking”, which can be done only during this time of the season. Taste the “Made In Japan” blueberry. Then visit the famous Kaikoen Castle Park. Lunch will be “Saku’s Special Kamameshi”. In the afternoon, proceed to Karuizawa and drive up to Mt. Shirane. Then down to Kusatsu Town, famous for the Kusatsu Bushi Song. Enjoy the Onsen in the evening.
    JULY 15 (WED) NIKKO / KINUGAWA ONSEN ASAYA HOTEL (ONSEN)
    Proceed to Nikko, and visit Yudake and Kegon Waterfalls, and Lake Chuzenji, located at the center of Nikko National Park. Drive through the 48 hairpin curves (called Iroha-zaka), to Nikko Town and visit the colorful and gorgeous “World Heritage” “Toshogu Shrine”. Then to Kinugawa via the famous street lined with cedar trees. Enjoy the Onsen with an Open Air Bath and a Buffet Dinner.
    JULY 16 (THU) OUCHIJYUKU / AIZU / URA BANDAI ONSEN URA BANDAI NEKOMA HOTEL (ONSEN)
    In the morning, visit “Tobu World Square”, a theme park that has 1:25 scale models of the most famous UNESCO-designated “World Cultural and Heritage Sites”. Next visit Toge no Hetsuri, rocks in the river shaped through erosion that creates a very curious view. Then proceed to Ouchi-jyuku, an old stage town during the Edo Period. Later, head to Aizu Wakamatsu City and on to the Ura-Bandai Plateau. Hotel is located in a place of natural beauty with Lake Hibara. Enjoy the Onsen and Open Air Bath.
    JULY 17 (FRI) LAKE INAWASHIRO / NASU PLATEAU ONSEN HOTEL SUN VALLEY (ONSEN)
    In the morning, visit the colorful pond of five colors, Goshikinuma. Then, go to Lake Inawashiro via the Bandaisan Gold Line. Next to Nasu Heights and visit the beautiful Begonia Flower Park and Okashi no Shiro (Sweets Castle). Later proceed tot the hotel, one of the big resort hotels at Nasu Plateau. Enjoy your last Onsen! The Open Air Bath of the building we will stay in uses two different sources of Onsen Hot Spring. Another Onsen building is located close by (within a couple minutes walk). There is a Hinoki (Japanese Cypress) Bath, Yomogi (Mugwort) Bath etc. Enjoy a buffet with Western, Japanese and Chinese foods also.
    JULY 18 (SAT) TOKYO CROWNE PLAZA METROPOLITAN HOTEL
    Proceed to Tokyo. Upon arrival, stop at the Ameyoko Wholesale District for Shopping. After enjoying shopping, proceed to our hotel located near Ikebukuro Station. After hotel check-in, we will take you to the Tobu Department Store where food items are sold at the basement level.
    JULY 19 (SUN) TOKYO CROWNE PLAZA METROPOLITAN HOTEL
    In the morning, proceed by bus to the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum. This museum is housed in a classic Art Deco Style Structure, and connected to a small park with Japanese and Western Gardens and outdoor sculptures. Then, proceed to the Currency Museum of the Bank of Japan, which provides the History of Japanese Currency from ancient to modern times. Next visit Asakusa Temple with its Nakamise Shopping Arcade. Then back to the hotel. UPON ARRIVAL, FREE TIME TO FINISH SHOPPING, PACKING, ETC. 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 for packing his or her gifts. (2 Pieces Per Person Baggage Allowance. Any excess, will be paid for by the member).
    JULY 20(MON) HONOLULU
    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, JULY 20, 2009 (MONDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs, proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S NEW SUMMER BOCHA-BOCHA TOUR #12! Clients remaining back will be assisted in obtaining train, plane and hotel reservation. Members may return to Honolulu individually, but no later than 3 months from day of departure. Weekend returns will cost more per person. Yokohama Travel, Inc. will charge you if you need their assistance in returning home individually, around $90.00 per person from Yokohama. Please call our office if you are extending you stay. MAHALO!

    Destnations
    KAMOGAWA, HACHIOJI, SUWA, KUSATSU, KINUGAWA, URA BANDAI, NASU, TOKYO


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