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OCT.17, 2009(SAT))/ #17 AUTUMN MOMIJI WITH 5 ONSEN 13D-TOUR Similar to previous year's tour #17
  • All meals are included,EXCEPT LAST TOUR DAY, AND RETURN FLIGHT DAY.

  • LIMIT TO ONE BUS

  • Departure Date OCT.17, 2009(SAT))
    Tour Guide
    Air Japan Airlines
    TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
    DATE: SEPT. 27,2009(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
    OCT. 17(SAT) HONOLULU
    Leave Honolulu Int¡¯l Airport via Japan Airlines flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE MOVIES & DRINKS.
    OCT. 18(SUN) NARITA NARITA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
    Arrive at Narita Int¡¯l Airport and after entry formalities, proceed by bus to the hotel near the airport. After check-in, FREE TIME to meet your relatives, friends, go shopping or just rest.
    OCT. 19(MON) NASU HEIGHTS RINDOKO ROYAL HOTEL (ONSEN)¢Í
    Later proceed to Nasu Highland, a famous mountain resort area where the Emperor and his family spend their vacation. Along the way we will enjoy ¡°Pear Picking¡±. Upon arrival in Nasu, visit, Okashi no Shiro (Sweets Castle), a shop which makes local sweets, and also carrying many other products from this area. Our accommodation is at a resort hotel located near Lake Rindoko. Good chance to Soak and Relax in the HOT SPRING BATH and ROTENBURO (Open Air Bath).
    OCT. 20(TUE) FUKUSHIMA HOTEL SUNROUTE PLAZA FUKUSHIMA
    Visit the ¡°Asahi Beer Factory¡± to enjoy seeing the process of making beer and its technology. You will also be able to ¡°Taste Freshly Brewed Asahi Beer¡±. Then proceed to Nihonmatsu City to see the Kiku Ningyo Festival featuring an impressive display of Chrysanthemum Dolls with brilliant clothes made of chrysanthemum blossoms and leaves. Later proceed to our hotel in Fukushima City. Go Holo-Holo in the main shopping district of the city where the hotel is located after check-in.
    OCT. 21(WED) SAKUNAMI SPA GREEN GREEN HOTEL (ONSEN) ¢Í
    Proceed to Shiogama Pier to take a boat cruise to Matsushima, which is one of the ¡°Best Three Scenic Spots in Japan¡±. The name meaning ¡°Pine Island,¡± derived from the many pine-covered islands in the bay. There are more than 260 islands of all sizes scattered about Matsushima Bay, offering an endless variety of scenic delights. After lunch, visit the symbols of Matsushima, Godaigo Temple and Zuiganji Temple, which were built by Lord Date Masamune, and designated as National Treasures. Later, proceed to Sakunami Spa, located up-stream of the Hirose River. Another good chance to Soak and Relax in the HOT SPRING BATH and ROTEN-BURO (Open Air Bath).
    OCT. 22(THU) SHIZUKUISHI SHIZUKUISHI PRINCE HOTEL (ONSEN) ¢Í
    Proceed to Genbikei Gorge, a popular sightseeing place in Autumn. Located along the mountain stream of the Iwai River, it is a magnificent, over 1 mile long, stretch of undulating rock layers, waterfalls and river rapids forming an intricate landscape. Then proceed to the Morioka Handicraft Village, to see the process of making traditional handicrafts in Morioka, such as Nanbu chinaware, ironware, senbei, etc. Also you can see the display of the old farmer¡¯s houses (Magariya). Later, visit Koiwai Ranch, which is the biggest stock farm in Japan. Enjoy walking in the vast farm, which extends out at the foot of Mt. Iwate. Also try the famous rich flavored ice cream! Later proceed to Shizukuishi Spa, one of the Ski Resort Areas. Good chance to Soak and Relax in the HOT SPRING BATH and ROTENPBURO (Open Air Bath).
    OCT. 23(FRI) HIROSAKI BEST WESTERN HOTEL NEW CITY HIROSAKI
    Proceed to Lake Towada, a mysterious lake shrouded by dense woodland, via Hakka Pass with its beautiful colored Autumn leaves scenery. . Upon arrival, take a boat ride on Lake Towada to enjoy its beautiful Autumn splendor. Then, proceed to, ¡°One of the Top 100 Best Places for Viewing Autumn Leaves in Japan¡±, ¡°Oirase River¡±. Enjoy driving along the river with its beautiful Autumn scenery (If the Timing is Right), and viewing over 20 waterfalls and enchanting Autumn leaves. Then to our hotel located close to a Department Store with a 100 Yen Store inside where you can enjoy shopping after hotel check-in.
    OCT. 24(SAT) AKITA AKITA VIEW HOTEL
    Proceed to Hirosaki Castle. There are a thousand maple trees in the park, which serves as a place where city residents can relax and view the beautiful colored Autumn leaves (If the Timing is Right). Then visit the Neputa Museum, displaying extravagant and colorful illuminated floats used for the famous Summer Festival ¡°The Neputa Matsuri¡±. Later proceed to Takanosu Town to visit the ¡°Taiko Museum¡± (Big Drum Museum). The ¡°World¡¯s Biggest Drum ¡° and a collection of drums from all over the world totaling 147 different drums from 40 countries are on display. Later proceed to our hotel in Akita City, located next to Seibu Department Store and easy walking distance to Akita Station and Ito Yokado Supermarket
    OCT. 25(SUN) ONIKOUBE HOTEL ONIKOUBE (ONSEN) ¢Í
    Visit the Furusato Village, a theme park about Akita Prefecture, with exhibits of Akita¡¯s local crafts and performing arts. You will be able to purchase local specialties such as Sake, Pickles, here. Then enjoy a drive along the Senshuu Line while viewing the magnificent colored mountains on the way to Onikobe Spa, a popular Hot Spring Resort. Our hotel is a lovely mountain resort hotel. Good chance to Soak and Relax in the HOTSPRING BATH with beautiful mountain scenery!
    OCT. 26(MON) SENDAI SENDAI EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
    Proceed to Naruko Gorge to see its brilliant crimson foliage Autumn scenery. This huge, 328 ft. deep gorge boast spectacular scenery with the tinted leaves which turn color annually from the middle of October. Later visit the famous Naruko Kokeshi Doll Museum, which displays the finest examples of 5,000 traditional Kokeshi Dolls originating from throughout Japan. Then proceed to Sendai City and make a stop at JUSCO Supermarket before going to the hotel. It will be an early check-in to the hotel to give you plenty of time to go Holo Holo in the shopping mall close to the hotel.
    OCT. 27(TUE) INAWASHIRO HOTEL LISTEL INAWASHIRO (ONSEN) ¢Í
    Proceed to Lake Hibara, a picturesque lake with jagged shorelines and numerous islets, via the Bandai Azuma Skyline, located in the northern foothills of Mt. Adatara, the most attractive scenic spot in Fukushima. You will be able to get a fine view of Mt. Bandai, Mt. Azuma and Mt. Adatara, along the way. The dynamic scenic splendor created by the seasonally changing colors, are impressive and awe-inspiring. Then continue to our hotel. Good chance to soak and relax in the HOT SPRING BATH and ROTEN-BURO (Open Air Bath).
    OCT. 28 (WED) TOKYO CROWNE PLAZA METROPOLITAN HOTEL
    Proceed to Tokyo by bus. Our hotel is located within easy walking distance to Tobu Department Store and Big Shopping Area. Your room is 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. The member will pay for any excess.
    OCT. 29 (THU) HONOLULU {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, OCTOBER 29, 2009 (THURSDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs, proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL¡¯S TOHOKU AUTUMN MOMIJI WITH 5 ONSENS TOUR #17! 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. Yokohama Travel, Inc. will charge you if you need their assistance in returning home individually, around $90.00 from Yokohama. Please call our office for more details. MAHALO!

    Destnations
    TOKYO, NASU HEIGHTS, FUKUSHIMA, SAKUNAMI SPA, SHIZUKUISHI, HIROSAKI, AKITA, ONIKOUBE, SENDAI, INWASHIRO


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