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MALIHINI CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR

MARCH 30 (WED) 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 31 (THU) OSAKA/KOBE KOBE BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Arrive at Kansai Int’l Airport (Osaka) and after clearing government formalities, by bus to our hotel in the center of Rokko Island in Kobe. . Hotel is located close to the Monorail Station and Convenience Store.

APRIL 1 (FRI) HIROSHIMA RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL HIROSHIMA
Catch the Shinkansen {Bullet Train (Max: 167 M.P. H.)} from Shin Kobe Station to Hiroshima Station. Upon arrival, by bus to Iwakuni to see Kintai Bridge (Brocaded Bridge), a wooden arched bridge called “One of the Three Best Bridges in Japan”. (If the timing is right), Cherry Blossoms are in bloom along the banks of the bridge. Later visit beautiful and sacred Miyajima Island and the colorful Itsukushima Shrine (World Heritage Site). It is “One of Japan’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions” and “One of Japan’s Scenic-Trio”. After hotel check in, enjoy shopping, meeting your relatives or just rest.

APRIL 2 (SAT) OKAYAMA HOTEL OKURA OKAYAMA
In the morning, visit the Peace Park and Peace Memorial Museum. The “Most Important Museum in Hiroshima” relating the “Detail and History of the First Atomic Bomb” dropped on a city. Next proceed to Okayama to visit Korakuen Park, “One of the Three Best Landscaped Gardens in Japan” and hence Okayama’s number one attraction. It is a representative “Daimyo Garden of the Edo Period” (1600-1868). Enjoy strolling around the beautiful landscaped garden including a large pond, streams, walking paths and a hill that serves as a lookout point. Our hotel is situated on the top of a hill, where you can look over Okayama City. Good chance to walk around the hotel in the morning.

APRIL 3 (SUN) TOKUSHIMA HOTEL CLEMENT TOKUSHIMA
Proceed across the Great Seto Ohashi Bridges a series of suspension bridges(6 miles long), joining Honshu (Main Island of Japan) and Shikoku Island, while viewing the magnificent scenery. Stop at Fisherman’s Warf to shop for dried seafood, etc. Then proceed to Ritsurin Park, skillfully laid out to “Harmonize with the Magnificent Pine Trees”. Each step you take reveals a new view of the different tasteful aspect of the exquisitely arranged garden. Later go to Tokushima City, to see the famous “Awa Odori Show”, a Local Traditional Dance of Tokushima known nationwide, at the “privately owned” Awa Odori Theater. Later proceed to our hotel located close to Tokushima Station and Sogo Department Store. Enjoy shopping after hotel check-in.

APRIL 4 (MON) KYOTO KYOTO SHIN HANKYU HOTEL
Visit the Deko-Ningyo Museum (Japanese Puppet Museum), to see its mechanism and the process of making the Jyoruri Puppets, dating back 300 years. Next proceed to Awaji Island in the eastern part of the Seto Inland Sea. The ocean current here is so complicated that the tide creates a whirl current “Uzushio”. Cross the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the “Longest Suspension Bridge in the World (6,532 ft.) to Kyoto, which used to be the Capital City of Japan for over a millennium and carries a reputation as the “Most Beautiful City in Japan”. Visit “One of the Symbols of Kyoto”, Kinkakuji Temple, known as the Golden Pavilion and situated picturesquely in its garden. Our hotel is located right in front of Kyoto Station with its Underground Shopping Mall. We will take you to “Holo-Holo” around the hotel after check-in.

APRIL 5 (TUE) KYOTO KYOTO SHIN HANKYU HOTEL
All Day, Kyoto City Tour. In the morning visit the Higashi-Honganji Temple, with its main hall that is Kyoto’s “Largest Wooden Structure”. Next visit the colorful Heian Shrine with its famous “Shidare Sakura” (Hanging Cherry Trees) located in its 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 6 (WED) NAGOYA HOTEL GRAND COURT NAGOYA
Go to Nabana-no-sato Flower Park, a huge flower garden with a variety of flowers. We will see Tulip, Cherry Blossoms, Peach Flower, etc. blooming (Depending on Timing). Later proceed to Nagoya, the 4th Biggest City in Japan. Visit a Symbol of Nagoya, Nagoya Castle. The interior of the castle is a modern museum displaying the castle’s history. If the timing is right, we will see Cherry Blossoms around the castle grounds. Our hotel is close to the Station and its Shopping Area. Enjoy shopping before and after dinner.

APRIL 7 (THU) LAKE HAMANA HOTEL TOKYU HARVEST CLUB HAMANAKO ♨
Visit the Toyota Automobile Factory to see the process of assembling Toyota Cars. Later go to the Hacho Miso Factory to see the process of making Miso. Hacho Miso is featured in many of the miso based dishes in the Nagoya Area and recently became popular worldwide. Then proceed to Lake Hamana. This night’s accommodation is a nice resort hotel located lake side. You can enjoy walking around the hotel after check-in and in the morning. Soak and Relax in the Big Public Bath and Open Air Jacuzzi Bath. {Sorry it is not an Onsen Hot Spring}.

APRIL 8 (FRI) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHIKO (ONSEN) ♨
In the morning, go to “Enjoy Strawberry-Picking” and “Get a Taste of the Fresh Sweet Japanese Strawberries”. Later go to Kakegawa Kacho-en with its “Fabulous Flowers and Lovely Birds, etc”. Enjoy strolling through several greenhouses filled with magnificent plants and birds. You will also be able to “Enjoy Feeding the Birds in the Cage”. Later head to Lake Kawaguchi and go to our hotel located at the foot of Mt. Fuji. All the picture windows of this hotel face Mt. Fuji! Soak and Relax in the “HOTSPRING BATH” and “Enjoy a Japanese Kaiseki Dinner” “Wearing Yukata and Slippers” (If You Wish).

APRIL 9 (SAT) IKEBUKURO, TOKYO HOTEL METROPOLITAN
Proceed to Fuji-Yoshida City to drive up the Fuji Subaru Line to the 5th Station (7,562ft.) of Mt. Fuji (Weather Permitting) which overlooks the Japan Alps, Fuji 5 Lakes, etc. Later proceed to our hotel in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and located within easy walking distance to the Ikebukuro Shopping District. After hotel check-in we will take you to “Holo-Holo” to the Department Store Area.

APRIL 10 (SUN) IKEBUKURO, TOKYO HOTEL METROPOLITAN
All Day, Tokyo City Tour. Visit the Outer Garden of the Imperial Palace to see the Niju Bashi Bridge. It is the “Main Bridge of the
Imperial Palace”. Then, go 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 a lively atmosphere. After lunch, take a “Boat Cruise” on the Sumida River. We will see the “Tokyo Sky Tree” which is due for completion in 2012. It boasts a height of 2,080ft., and will be “One of the World’s Tallest Towers”. If the timing is right, we will see Cherry Blossoms along the riverside also. Then proceed by bus back to the hotel in Ikebukuro. TOUR/MEALS ENDS UPON ARRIVAL AT HOTEL METROPOLITAN. Free Time to finish shopping, packing etc. Your rooms are paid for but meals (DINNER ONLY) 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. The member will pay for any excess).

APRIL 11(MON) 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 a Japan Airlines flight in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning. APRIL 11, 2011 (MONDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S SPRING “MALIHINI” CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR #5! 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. 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 if you are extending your stay. MAHALO!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE INC.
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TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON

DATE: MARCH 13, 2011 (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.

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. 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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