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#5A
TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.

1741 NUUANU AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
PH: (808) 536-8618/538-7854 TA #486
FAX: (808) 524-1053
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TOHOKU TRAVEL’S NEW “MALIHINI” ENCORE TOUR # 5A

MARCH 25, 2010-APRIL 06, 2010 ESCORT: CLARENCE SATO & MATT (REVISED-08/05/09) (08/03/09=CS)


MARCH 25 (THU) HONOLULU
Leave from Honolulu Int’l Airport via JAPAN AIRLINES flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight.
FREE MOVIES and DRINKS.

MARCH 26 (FRI ) TOKYO GRAND PACIFIC LE DAIBA
Arrive at Narita International Airport and after entry formalities, proceed to the hotel in Odaiba, a new major shopping district of Tokyo. After check in, it will be your free time, meeting your relatives, friends, shopping ,or just rest

MARCH 27(SAT) TOKYO GRAND PACIFIC LE DAIBA
All day Tokyo City Tour: See Niju Bashi Bridge in the outer Garden of the Imperial Palace. Proceed to Asakusa, one of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo. Visit Senso-ji Temple, Kaminari Gate and the Asakusa Nakamise shopping street, lined with many shops with lively atmosphere. After lunch, take a boat cruise on the Sumida river. If timing is right, we will see Cherry Blossoms along the river side.

MARCH 28(SUN)LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHIKO (ONSEN) ♨

In the morning, proceed to Lake Kawaguchi. Go up the Fuji Subaru Line to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji (weather permitting) which overlooks the Japan Alps. Head to our hotel at Lake Kawaguchi located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, with the picture window of all the rooms facing it. Soak and relax in the Hot spring bath and enjoy the Kaiseki dinner in the evening.

MARCH 29(MON) LAKE HAMANA HOTEL HARVEST HAMANAKO (ONSEN) ♨
In the morning have fun strawberry picking. After proceed to Kakegawa Kacho-en with its fabulous flowers and lovely birds etc. You can enjoy bird feeding in the cage. Proceed to the hotel and relax in the hot spring bath and open air Jacuzzi bath.

MARCH 30(TUE)NAGOYA NAGOYA SAKAE TOKYU INN
Visit the Laguna Gamagori to shop for local specialties such as dried seafood and the popular shrimp chips, etc. Head to Haccho Miso Factory to see the process of making miso. Later go to Toyota Automobile factory to see the process of assembling Toyota cars. Visit Symbol of Nagoya, the Nagoya Castle. We will see Cherry Blossoms around the castle grounds if the timing is right. The interior of the castle is a modern museum displaying the castle’s history. Proceed to our hotel located near a department store. *There is a possibility that the Toyota Factory will be unavailable with their plant tour service due to economic reasons.

MARCH 31 (WED) KYOTO KYOTO SHIN HANKYU HOTEL
Go to Nabananosato. This is a huge flower garden with variety of flowers. We will see tulip, cherry blossoms, peach flower, etc. blooming. (depending on timing). Proceed to Kyoto which used to be the capital city of Japan at Heian period. Visit one of the symbols of Kyoto, Kinkakuji Temple, known as the golden pavilion. Visit Higashi Honganji Temple with its main hall that is Kyoto’s largest wooden structure. Our hotel is located right in front of Kyoto Station. After check in enjoy holo-holo around the hotel.

APRIL 01(THU) KYOTO KYOTO SHIN HANKYU HOTEL
All day Kyoto City Tour. In the morning visit the colorful Heian Shrine with its famous “Shidare Sakura”(hanging cherry tree) in the beautiful Japanese garden. Then enjoy shopping and have lunch at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. After lunch go to enjoy seeing the beautiful Miyako Odori Dance show, held in the ancient entertainment district of Gion. The festival exhibits the fine traditional song and dance skills of Maiko (trainee geisha) and Geiko (young geisha). Enjoy the beauty of spectacular dances and singing with vibrantly colored Kimono costumes with Japan’s most highly trained performers.

APRIL 02(FRI) TOKUSHIMA HOTEL CLEMENT TOKUSHIMA
Head to Tokushima City and see Awa Odori Show.(local traditional dance known nationwide) at its private theater. Later go to the Deko-Ningyo Musuem (Japanese puppet museum) to see the mechanism and process of making Jyoruri puppets, dating back about 300 years. Our hotel is located close to the Tokushima station and Sogo Department Store. After check in , enjoy shopping meeting relatives or just rest.

APRIL 03(SAT) OKAYAMA HOTEL GRANVIA OKAYAMA
In the morning visit Ritsurin Park which is skillfully laid out to harmonize with the magnificent pine tree. Each step you take reveals a new view of the different tasteful aspect of the garden exquisitely arranged. Later cross the Great Seto Bridge, a connection bridge between Honshu and Shikoku island. Stop at Fishermans wharf for shopping. Later head to on of the three best landscape gardens in Japan, Korakuen Park. It is a representative daimyo garden of the Edo period(1600-1868). Our hotel is located next to Okayama station and underground shopping mall. Enjoy shopping after check in.

APRIL 04(SUN)HIROSHIMA RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL HIROSHIMA
Catch Shinkansen (Bullet train) from Okayama station to Hiroshima. Visit beautiful sacred island Miyajima Island and the colorful Itsukushima Shrine. It is a World Heritage Site and one of Japan’ scenic trio. Later proceed to Peace Park and Peace Memorial Museum. The most important museum in Hiroshima, relates the detailed and history of the first atomic bomb. After check in enjoy shopping or just rest.

APRIL 05 (MON) KOKURA RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL KOKURA
In the morning proceed to Iwakuni to see the Kintai bridge (Brocaded Bridge), a wooden arched bridge called “one of the three beautiful and oddly shaped bridges in Japan. Cherry Blossom is blooming around the bridge if timing is right. Our hotel located in front of Kokura station. (Dinner at your own expense) We will give everyone a carton box to use for packing your gifts. (2 pieces per person baggage allowance, any excess will be paid will paid for by the member)

APRIL 06 (TUE) 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. Before 12:00pm(noon) we will proceed to Fukuoka Airport to catch a flight to Narita, Kansai, or Chubu Airport, then catch a Japan Airlines connecting in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning April 06, 2010 (TUESDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S NEW “MALIHINI” ENCORE TOUR #5A! Clients remaining back will be assisted in obtaining plane, train 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. Around $90.00 from Yokohama. Please call our office if you are extending your stay. MAHALO!


TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON

DATE: MARCH 14, 2010 (SUNDAY) TIME: 12:00PM (NOON)
PLACE: TOKAI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE CAFETERIA ADDRESS: 2241 KAPIOLANI BLVD. HONOLULU, HI.
{NEAR ALA WAI FIELD & PAANI STREET}
COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
ATTIRE: VERY INFORMAL - CASUAL WEAR (LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 ½ HOURS)


TOUR CONDITIONS

AIR TRANSPORTATION: Airfare is based on VALUE FARE.
Minimum stay is 3-Days and maximum stay is 3 Months. $225.00 Cancellation Fee.
INCLUDES: All transportation included in the itinerary, all hotel accommodations, meals and all sightseeing listed, all transfer of passenger and baggage, souvenir picture and tour tax. Roundtrip air transportation by Economy Jet.
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Individual expenses after termination of tour as stated in itinerary. Also, wine, liquor, mineral water, laundry and other items of personal nature, cost of obtaining passport and visa or other necessary documents.
BAGGAGE: Limited to (2) pieces and (1) hand-carry.
RESPONSIBILITY: The tour organizer or any travel agencies involved, act only as agents for the passengers in regards to travel, sightseeing, hotel and meal arrangements, and other tour services. The organizer/agency will accept no responsibility or liability in respect of either person or property for any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or irregularity, however, occasioned, sustained, or suffered in or during any journey, trip, or tour, or in carrying out of any arrangements booked by or through it.
If the agency becomes aware that a passenger has a special chronic health problem, the agency shall ensure that it is provided with a letter from the passenger’s personal physician stating the nature of such health problem and certifying that the passenger is physically fit to participate in the tour. Also, in our endeavor to ensure congenial membership, we reserve the right to refuse the application of anyone and / or to expel from the tour, members whose conduct is incompatible with the interests of the tour. Further, we reserve the right to refuse the application of any handicapped passenger if it is determined that such passenger would impede the schedule of the tour and greatly inconvenience the majority of tour members. However, if a handicapped passenger accepted for the tour requires any form of special assistance, he/she must be accompanied by a qualified helper who takes total responsibility for the handicapped passenger’s well being.
Baggage’s are at owner’s own risk. The right is reserved to make any necessary changes in tour if deemed advisable. Also, the airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not on board their carriers concerned. The airline ticket and passage contract in use by the airlines concerned when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and purchaser of the tour and/or passenger. The services of any IATA Carrier will be used as required. Thank You Very Much!

TRAVEL HINTS

WATER: Is safe to drink throughout Japan.
TRAVEL ETIQUETTE: No one likes to be known as the last to arrive. When traveling in a group it is very important that everyone be punctual. Please remember, also, NO SMOKING AND TO ROTATE SEATS ON BUSES. Everyone likes to sit by the window and front seats.
FOOD REQUEST: If you cannot eat certain foods, please do not forget to turn in your request form, 1 week before departure or earlier, so we may try to comply with your request.
PASSPORT PHOTOS: Free for our TOUR MEMBERS ONLY. Taken at the Tohoku Travel Service office at 1741 Nuuanu Avenue 2nd Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.
PORTERS AT HONOLULU AIRPORT: We have complimentary porter service at Honolulu International Airport on all Japan tour departures on JAPAN AIRLINES OR ALL NIPPON AIRLINES FLIGHTS ONLY.

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TOUR CONDITIONS REMINDER
The COST OF TOUR includes ground tour and airfare. The ground tour is based on ¥100 Yens to a U.S. DOLLAR RATE. In case of any re-valuation, the price shall be adjusted accordingly at time of payment. See Yen Chart. The airfares are present rates and should the airfares be changed, adjustments will be made accordingly. The YEN RATE OF THE DAY will be used at time of payment. THANK YOU!

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SURCHARGE FOR YEAR 2010
TOUR MEMBERS NOT PURCHASING THEIR AIRLINE TICKETS THROUGH TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. WILL BE ASSESSED A $225.00 PER PERSON SURCHARGE. SHOULD YOU ARRIVE AFTER THE TOUR GROUP’S ARRIVAL TIME, YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO THE HOTEL. IT GOES FOR DEPARTURES FROM JAPAN. IF YOUR FLIGHT LEAVES EARLIER THAN THE TOUR GROUP, YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN WAY TO THE AIRPORT. THE TOUR AIRFARE PORTION WILL BE SUBTRACTED FROM THE TOUR PACKAGE COST. THANK YOU!
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