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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.

1741 NUUANU AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
PH: (808) 536-8618/538-7854 TA #486
FAX: (808) 524-1053
HOME PAGE: www.tohokutravel.com
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NEW SPRING BREAK TOUR

MAR. 12 (SAT) HONOLULU
Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport via Japan Airlines flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE MOVIES and DRINKS.

MAR. 13 (SUN) UNIVERSAL CITY, OSAKA HOTEL UNIVERSAL PORT OSAKA
Arrive at Kansai Int’l Airport and after entry formalities, by bus to our hotel in Osaka, the Central City of Western Japan. This is the “Official Hotel of Universal Studios Japan” and located close to “Universal Studios Japan and its Shopping Mall”.

MAR. 14 (MON) UNIVERSAL CITY HOTEL UNIVERSAL PORT OSAKA
Enjoy A Whole Day “FREE TIME” At “Universal Studios Japan”! Universal Studios Japan is the “First Universal Studios Outside of the U.S.A.”. In addition, it has many of the “Most Popular Attractions” of Universal Studios Florida. Universal Studios Japan has some unique attractions, including: Snoopy Studio, Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic, etc. Also Walk A-rounds of Hello Kitty, Peanuts, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird from Sesame Street appear regularly throughout the park, including appearances at special parades. We will give you a “One Day Ticket” of Universal Studios Japan.

MAR. 15 (TUE) KYOTO KYOTO SHINHANKYU HOTEL
Head to Nara. 2010 is the 1, 300th Anniversary of Its Ascension as Japan’s Imperial Capital. Visit Todaiji Temple (World Heritage Site) to see the Nara Daibutsu (155.31ft. high) the “largest bronze statue in the world” and widely admired and worshipped as the “Great Buddha of Nara” and a symbol of the “Ancient Capital of Japan”. Later visit another “World Heritage Site, Kiyomizu Temple” in Kyoto, “One of the Most Celebrated Temples in Japan”. It was founded in 780. The main hall was rebuilt in 1633 by order of the 3rd Tokugawa Shogun, Iemitsu. It is famous for being called “Kiyomizu-dera Stage”, an imposing veranda supported by tall wooden columns, with wooden braces running through them clockwise and lengthwise. You can also enjoy strolling through the approach to the temple with many shops carrying local specialties such as pottery, sweets, pickles and standard sets of souvenirs in Kyoto, etc. Our hotel is located right in front of Kyoto Station, with its Underground Shopping Mall. After hotel check-in, we will take you for a walk to the Shopping Area and Department Store.

MAR. 16 (WED) NAGOYA NAGOYA MARRIOT ASSOCIA HOTEL
Visit Kinkakuji Temple, known as the “Golden Pavilion”, and the “Symbol of Kyoto” situated picturesquely in its garden. The three-story pavilion extends over the pond and its reflection can be seen in the calm waters. This image is designed to suggest “an existence somewhere between heaven and earth”. Next go to Suzuka City to visit the Honda Automobile Factory to see the process of assembling Honda Cars. {If the Honda Factory is unavailable with their plant tour service due to economic reasons, we will visit the Toyota commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology). Later proceed to our hotel connected to Nagoya Central Station with Department Stores.

MAR. 17 (THU) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHI-KO (ONSEN) ♨
Walk to the train station to catch the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) from Nagoya to Shizuoka. Upon arrival, transfer to a bus and go to Nihondaira Hill, selected as “One of the Most Beautiful Scenic Locations in Japan”. The panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, Suruga Bay, Izu Mountain Range, etc. is breathtaking {Weather Permitting}. Later, proceed down to the ocean side to enjoy “Strawberry Picking”. Taste the “Sweet Japanese Strawberries”! Then go to the beautiful “Begonia Garden” with its colorful flowers and “Owl Collection”. It is a paradise for bird and flower lovers, with a fantastic array of colorful Begonia Blossoms and a good number of owls and other birds. Our hotel located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan’s tallest and most prominent mountain. All of our rooms have a picture window, which faces Mt. Fuji. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the “ONSEN (Hot Spring) BATH” and a delicious “Japanese Kaiseki Dinner” in the evening.

MAR. 18 (FRI) ODAIBA, TOKYO GRAND PACIFIC LE DAIBA

Head to Tokyo and visit the “Ghibli Anime Museum”. Studio Ghibli has been producing lots of great Japanese animations such as “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Spirited Away”, etc. The museum exhibits the process of making animations and presents short animation films. The arts and decorations inside the museum are colorful and fantastic. Then go to the AEON Shopping Center to enjoy shopping. On the way to the hotel, drive by the front area of the National Diet Building (Center of Politics in Japan), which dominates the beautiful avenue of Ginko Trees on a hill at Nagata-cho. Our hotel is located in Odaiba, a new major “Shopping District of Tokyo”. After hotel check-in, it will be “FREE TIME”. You will get a chance to go to the Shopping Mall, Sony Show Room, SEGA Game Arcade, etc. We will show you around the hotel area.

MAR. 19 (SAT) ODAIBA, TOKYO GRAND PACIFIC LE DAIBA
Go to the Tsukiji Fish Market, best known as the “World’s Largest Fish Market”. You can browse around the outside area of the market with many stores lining it and a busy atmosphere. {Sorry, We are Not Allowed to see the Fish Auction}. Later go to Tokyo’s Youth Fashion Capital “Harajuku” by either bus or train. For the Japanese Young People, spending time in Harajuku is practically a necessity. We will have “FREE TIME” there to “See and Experience the Japanese Youth Culture”. After returning to our hotel,

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 to use for packing his or her gifts. (2-Pieces Per Person Baggage Allowance. Any excess will be paid for by the member).

MAR. 20 (SUN) HONOLULU {LUNCH AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE / DINNER ON THE PLANE}
{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, MARCH 20, 2011 (SUNDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S SPRING BREAK JAPAN TOUR #3A! 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. Weekday returns will cost less per person. Yokohama Travel, Inc. will charge you if you need their assistance in returning home individually, and around $100.00 from Yokohama. Please call our office for more details. MAHALO!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE INC.
JAPAN TOUR ARRANGED AND GUIDED BY: YOKOHAMA TRAVEL INC.
ITO BLDG. #502, 2-22-3 TSURUYA-CHO KANAGAWA-KU, YOKOHAMA, 221-0835 JAPAN
PH: (045)311-1011 FAX: (045)311-1013

TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON


DATE: MARCH 1, 2011 (SUNDAY) TIME: 12:00 PM (NOON)
PLACE: HAWAII TOKAI INT’L COLLEGE CAFETERIA ADDRESS: 2241 KAPIOLANI BLVD., HON., HI.
COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS (JUST PAST ALA WAI FIELD)
ATTIRE: VERY INFORMAL - CASUAL WEAR (LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 ½ HOURS)

TOUR CONDITIONS

AIR TRANSPORTATION: Airfare is based on APEX 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 FLIGHTS ONLY.

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TOUR CONDITIONS REMINDER

The COST OF TOUR includes ground tour and airfare. The ground tour is based on ¥95 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 2011**

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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