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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.

1741 NUUANU AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR

HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817

HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817

PH: (808) 536-8618/538-7854 TA #486

FAX: (808) 524-1053

HOME PAGE: www.tohokutravel.com


TOHOKU TRAVEL’S NEW SUMMER LEISURE & BOCHA-BOCHA TOUR #12


JULY 08, 2010 (THURSDAY) TO JULY 20, 2010 (TUESDAY) - GARY TSUMOTO & MATT


JULY 08 (THU) HONOLULU

Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport via Japan Airlines flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE MOVIES & DRINKS.


JULY 09 (FRI) ODAIBA GRAND PACIFIC LE DAIBA

Arrive at Narita Int’l Airport and after entry formalities, proceed to our hotel in Odaiba, a new major shopping district of Tokyo. After check-in, FREE TIME to meet your relatives, friends, or just rest.


JULY 10 (SAT) NARUSAWA JIRAGONNO FUJI NO YAKATA (ONSEN) ♨
Proceed to Lake Yamanaka. Visit the Hanano-Miyako Park with Poppy, California Poppy and Zinnia blooming (If Timing Is Right). Then go to Lake Kawaguchi and see to the Herb Festival. You can see Lavender blooming with Mt. Fuji for a background (Weather Permitting). Later go to Lake Sai Iyashino Sato (Old Folklore Town), with a collection of more than 23 thatched roof houses. Our hotel is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji with all the room windows facing Mt. Fuji. Enjoy your first ONSEN HOT SPRING and OPEN AIR BATH!


JULY 11(SUN) YATSUGATAKE YATSUGATAKE ROYAL HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Go to the Fuji Kachoen Begonia Garden with its beautiful flowers such as Begonia, Fuchsia, etc. Also see the many different types of Owls and Parrots. You can actually try feeding some of the Parrots also. Then to Katsunuma and have fun “Picking Peaches” which are in season. Next visit the Kikyoya Factory which makes the famous Shingen Mochi” and also enjoy shopping at the factory outlet store. Later stop at the Chateraise Hakushu Factory to try their “freshly made ice cream” before going to the hotel. Enjoy the ONSEN HOT SPRING and OPEN AIR BATH!


JULY 12 (MON) KARUIZAWA GREEN PLAZA KARUIZAWA (ONSEN) ♨
Drive through the Kirigamine Heights while seeing the Daylily blooming during this season. You will see the scenery filled with its yellow color (If Timing Is Right). Later stop at Lake Shirakaba for a brief break where the fresh air will refresh you. Then to Komoro Town and enjoy “Blueberry Picking”, which can be done only during this time of the season. Taste the “Made in Japan” Blueberries! Finally proceed to our hotel in Karuizawa where many tourists stay during this season to get away from the heat. Enjoy the ONSEN HOT SPRING and OPEN AIR BATH!


JULY 13 (TUE) MINAKAMI MINAKAMI KOGEN HOTEL 200 (ONSEN) ♨
Head to Shimonita Town known for its “Konnyaku”. Go to see the Konnyaku Factory and “try tasting the fresh Konnyaku” from this area. Then visit the Usaburo Kokeshi Studio and “see craftsmen making Kokeshi Dolls” which can also be purchased here. Our hotel is located at Minakami Onsen. Enjoy the ONSEN HOT SPRING and OPEN AIR BATH!


JULY 14 (WED) KINUGAWA ASAYA HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Proceed to Nikko, a “World Heritage Site”. Pass Senjogahara, a marsh plateau extending across the foot of Mt. Nantai. Visit the Resort Villa of the Italian Embassy located by Lake Chuzenji. This western style building was actually used during 1928 to 1997. Then go to Kegon Falls (318 feet high), “one of the three highest waterfalls in Japan”. It is a “Symbol of Nikko” with two aspects “dynamic and elegant”. Later drive through “Iroha Winding Road with 48 hair pin curves”. Each corner has a letter from the “Old Japanese Alphabet”. Enjoy the ONSEN HOT SPRING and OPEN AIR BATH on the hotel roof top!


JULY 15 (THU) KINUGAWA ASAYA HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Go to the Nikko Saru Gundan Theater (Monkey Theater), featuring familiar acrobatics and comic skits by talented and adorable monkeys. Next visit “Tobu World Square”, a theme park that has 1:25 scale models of the most famous UNESCO designated “World Cultural Heritage Sites in the World”. Later visit the colorful and gorgeous “World Heritage Toshogu Shrine”, before going back to the hotel. Enjoy the ONSEN HOT SPRING and OPEN AIR BATH!


JULY 16 (FRI) URA BANDAI URA BANDAI NEKOMA HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Head to To no Hetsuri, where rocks in the river shaped through erosion creates a very curious view. Then proceed to Ouchi-juku, an old post station during the Edo Period (1600-1863). Numerous traditional thatched roof houses lining the street recreate’s the atmosphere of the Edo Period. Later, go to Aizu Wakamatsu City and on to the Ura-Bandai Plateau. Stop by a “Melon Farm” to “Taste the Fresh Melon” in season. Finally, go to the hotel located in a place of natural beauty with Lake Hibara. Enjoy the ONSEN HOT SPRING and OPEN AIR BATH.


JULY 17 (SAT) NASU RINDOKO ROYAL HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
In the morning, “enjoy a boat ride on Lake Hibara while viewing Mt. Bandai”. Then to Takatama Gold Mine which kept operating for 400 years before finally closing in 1976. A total of 28 tons of gold and 280 tons of silver were output here. We will ride on a lorry to go inside the mine. (Temperature stays at a constant 550F throughout the year}. Next to Nasu Heights and visit the beautiful Begonia Flower Park and Okashi no Shiro (Sweets Castle). Later proceed to 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.


JULY 18 (SUN) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS

Go to the Trick Art Museum and see its “collection of trickery art”. Some of the pictures allow you to become a part of it. Then go to the Big AEON Shopping Center for shopping and lunch. In the afternoon, proceed to Yokohama, the 2nd biggest city in Japan. The hotel is located close to the Department Stores, a Big Electronics Store, 100 Yen Shop and connected to the Underground Shopping Area.


JULY 19 (MON) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
“Half Day Yokohama City Tour”. Visit the Wholesale Market to buy Tsukenomo, Narazuke and other items. Then to the Yokohama Bay Bridge Sky Walk. Walk through the passage way under the Yokohama Bay Bridge (2,821 feet long), which opened in 1989. From the observatory, you can see the Yokohama Bay Area and “Minato Mirai” with its group of modern style buildings. Proceed to Yamashita Park where we will go inside the Huge Passenger Ship “Hikawamaru”, which used to sail between Japan and Seattle. You will be able to see the guest rooms and dining room actually used by the passengers. Later return 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(TUE) 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, 2010 (TUESDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs, proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S NEW SUMMER LEISURE & “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!

TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: JUNE 06, 2010 (SUNDAY) TIME: 12:00PM NOON
PLACE: HAWAII TOKAI COLLEGE CAFETERIA ADDRESS: 2241KAPIOLANI BLVD. HONOLULU, HI.
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. SAME 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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