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NOV. 22, 2009(SUNDAY)/ #20 NOMBIRI OKINAWA & AROUND TOKYO SHOPPING 12D-TOUR Similar to previous year's tour #20
  • All meals are included, except last tour day and return flight day.(only breakfast on these days)

  • Limit to one bus

  • Departure Date NOV. 22, 2009(SUNDAY)
    Tour Guide
    Air Japan Airlines
    TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
    DATE: NOV. 15(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
    NOV. 22(SUN) HONOLULU
    Leave Honolulu Int¡¯l Airport via Japan Airlines flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE MOVIES and DRINKS.
    NOV. 23(MON) NARITA OR KANSAI(OSAKA)/NAHA OKINAWA HOTEL ROYAL ORION
    Arrive at Narita or Kansai Int¡¯l Airport and after entry formalities, transfer to the Domestic flight terminal and board Japan Airlines flight to Naha Airport, Okinawa. Proceed to the hotel by bus. Our hotel is located along Kokusai Shopping Street.
    NOV. 24(TUE) NAHA, OKINAWA HOTEL ROYAL ORION
    Whole Day Tour of the Southern Part of Okinawa Honto Island. Proceed to Okinawa Senseki Quasi National Park (Old Battlefields). There are 67 monuments within the park, including Himeyuri-no-to (High School Girls) and Kenji-no-to (High School Boys), Reimei-no-to (General Ushijima with his assistants) at Mabuni Hill etc. Then go to Gyokusendo Limestone Cave, an extensive limestone cave, which is Japan¡¯s second longest stalactite cave (3.1 miles long). Enjoy walking along the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. You can also see the traditional Okinawan Style Houses, which were built over 100 years ago at the theme park. After going back to the hotel, we will take you to Makishi Public Market, which is called ¡°Okinawa¡¯s Kitchen¡±. Enjoy strolling around the lively market
    NOV. 25(WED) ONNASON RIZZAN SEA PARK HOTEL
    Visit a theme park, Murasaki Mura. This large village was actually built as a set for the TV drama ¡°Ryukyu no Kaze¡±. Here you can enjoy ¡°Painting Your Own Shisa (Okinawan Guardian Lion)¡±. Then visit ¡°World Heritage Site¡±, Nakijin Castle Ruin. The stone walls, which are arranged in a complicated way are made of Ryukyu Limestone reaching 2.4 miles long. After lunch, visit the Brown Sugar Factory to see the place for making of Okinawan Brown Sugar and enjoy shopping. Later proceed to Manza mo, said to be ¡°one of the best scenic view points in Okinawa¡±, with natural grass growing all over the hill ending in a cliff facing the sea. The seascape is accentuated by the protuberant and strangely shaped coral reef rocks that can be enjoyed seeing from there. Our hotel is ¡°one of the biggest resort hotels in Okinawa¡± and located in the Okinawa Coastal Quasi-National Park with its half-mile long beach.
    NOV. 26(THU) ONNASON RIZZAN SEA PARK HOTEL
    Proceed to the Okinawa Memorial National Government Park at the tip of Motobu Peninsula, Commemorating the Exposition of 1975. The park contains a new Aquarium and beautiful park. The Aquarium is ¡°one of the world¡¯s largest¡± and unique for feeding of Whale Sharks and Manta¡¯s. Also visit the Butterfly Museum, where you can ¡°get up close to hundreds of butterflies¡± with many varieties only seen in Okinawa. Next visit Okashi Goten, to see a place for the making of Okinawan Confectioneries and Cakes
    NOV. 27(FRI) NAHA HOTEL ROYAL ORION
    Visit the Bios no oka Botanical Garden. There are thousands of local tropical plants everywhere and also a fun spot to take pictures. We will ¡°enjoy a Jungle Boat Ride¡± through the parks stream. Next visit the Awamori Factory. Awamori is a local Shochu-sake in Okinawa, which has now become famous worldwide. Later visit Shikinaen Garden constructed at the end of the 17th century, as the second residence of the Ryukyu Kings. The palace features a ¡°beautiful circuit-style garden with beautiful, relatively simple wooden buildings¡±. After hotel check-in, Free Time to meet your relatives, friends or just go shopping in the main shopping avenue. In the evening, enjoy an Okinawa Dinner while viewing the Okinawa Dance performance at Yotsutake Teahouse located on downtown Kokusai Avenue.
    NOV. 28(SAT) NAHA HOTEL ROYAL ORION
    In the morning, visit the World Heritage Site, Shuri Castle, with its Shuri-no Mon (Castle Gate), which is a familiar symbol of Okinawa. Also visit Tamaudun, a mausoleum built for the Ryukyu Royal Family. Then go to the Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters. Several hundred meters of underground corridors and rooms, which served as the Japanese Navy¡¯s Headquarters during the war. Many sailors committed suicide in these tunnels. Next, visit the Okinawa Traditional Crafts Hall, Ryukyu-no-Yakata. Discover the many dyes and textiles of Okinawa. This is a widely favored textile in Japan.
    NOV. 29(SUN) SHIN URAYASU ORIENTAL HOTEL TOKYO BAY
    Proceed to Naha Airport to catch a flight to Haneda Airport. Upon arrival, go directly to the hotel in Urayasu. The hotel is located within easy walking distance to Urayasu Station and a Big Shopping Complex. After check-in, go Holo-Holo and shopping or just relax
    NOV. 30(MON) IZU HEIGHTS VILLAGE IZUKOGEN (ONSEN) ¢Í
    Visit the famous Tsukiji Wholesale Market, the world¡¯s largest seafood market. {We are not allowed to see the fish auction}, but you will get a chance to buy dried seafood, kitchenware, T-shirts, etc. Also, get a good chance, to eat fresh sushi at the market, {At Your Own Expense}. Later proceed to a popular onsen area ¡°Izu Peninsula¡±. On the way, we will stop at Odawara Dyna City Shopping Center for lunch and shopping. We will visit a famous Autumn Leaves place in Izu, ¡°Atami Baien Garden¡±. This park is famous for Plum Blossoms as well as Autumn Leaves. It has been much loved by huge numbers of people since the garden¡¯s opening 120 years ago. Our hotel is a ¡°Condominium Style Resort Hotel with an Ocean View Room¡±. Good chance to try the ¡°HOT SPRING BATH & ROTEN BURO (OPEN AIR BATH)¡± with Ocean View
    DEC. 01(TUE) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHIKO (ONSEN) ¢Í
    In the morning, visit Amagi-kogen Begonia Garden¡±. About 6,000 Begonias bloom all year round. There is also a production greenhouse where visitors can learn about Begonias by observing their growth process through a large screen visual presentation. Later, visit the Maple Forest in Shuzenji. Shuzenji is a very popular place to see the Autumn Colors, (If the Timing is Right). Then proceed to Numazu, ¡°one of Japan¡¯s leading fish markets¡±. We will stop to enjoy shopping for seafood, local specialties, etc. Later proceed to our hotel with its beautiful view of Mt. Fuji (weather permitting). Enjoy a delicious ¡°Japanese Kaiseki Dinner¡± in the evening. Last chance to Soak, and Relax in the ¡°HOT SPRING BATH¡±!
    DEC. 02(WED) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
    Proceed to Yokohama, the 2nd biggest city in Japan. We will visit the Yokohama Wholesale Market before going to the hotel, located close to the Department Stores, a Big Electronics Store, 100 Yen Shop and an Underground Shopping Area. Upon arrival,, FREE TIME FOR 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 their gifts. (2-Pieces Per Person Baggage Allowance. Any excess will be paid for by the member).
    DEC. 03(THU) 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 Int¡¯l Airport to catch Japan Airlines flight in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning, DECEMBER 03, 2008 (THURSDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR 2009 TOHOKU TRAVEL¡¯S OKINAWA & AROUND TOKYO SHOPPING TOUR #20! 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
    NAHA,ONNASON, URAYASU, IZU HEIGHTS, LAKE KAWAGUCHI, YOKOHAMA,


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