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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.
1741 NUUANU AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
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2011 TOHOKU TRAVEL’S GRAND SPRING KOREA CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR #K1
APRIL 03, 2011 (SUNDAY) – APRIL 14, 2011 (THURSDAY) – M/M WAYNE TERANISHI

APR. 03 (SUN) HONOLULU
Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport via Japan Airlines flight. Lunch and a snack will be served aboard the flight. Complimentary Movies and Drinks on the flight.

APR. 04 (MON) NARITA/BUSAN HOTEL BUSAN LOTTE
Arrive at Narita Int’l Airport and transfer to Japan Airlines flight to Busan, South Korea. After clearing entry formalities at Busan Gimhae Int’l Airport, tour guide will take us to the beautiful Hotel Busan Lotte.
BUFFET DINNER AT HOTEL.

APR. 05 (TUE) BUSAN HOTEL BUSAN LOTTE
AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Full Day Busan Sightseeing Tour. Our Busan City Tour will include Mt. Yongdu Park, and the U.N. Cemetery, the only example of its kind remaining today in the world, Taejongdae Seashore Park, and Jagalchi Fishery Market where you can smell out the taste and emotion of Busan City. It is the largest fishery market in Korea specializing in raw fishes, shells and a good place to buy your dried seafood pupus.
BUFFET DINNER AT HOTEL BUSAN LOTTE.

APR. 06 (WED) BUSAN/JEJU HOTEL LOTTE JEJU
AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. After breakfast, we will transfer to Gimhae Airport and fly to Jeju by a domestic flight. Jeju Island is the largest island in Korea, famous for its charming scenic beauty and the blessed mild weather all year round. Upon arrival at Jeju Airport, we will have a Half Day Jeju Sightseeing Tour including Hallim Park, a paradise of exotic plants which displays a wonderful collection of subtropical plants. Later we will transfer to our hotel in southern Jeju for two nights. BUFFET DINNER AT HOTEL. THIS HOTEL IS CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE BEST IN KOREA.

APR. 07 (THU) JEJU HOTEL LOTTE JEJU
AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. After breakfast, we will go on a Full Day Jeju Sightseeing Tour including Bunjae Artpia, the only bonsai cultivating garden in Korea, Cheonjiyeon Water Fall, Seopji Koji {shown in the show “All In”}, Columnar Jointing, Oedolgae and so on before returning to the hotel. Jeju is also known for its beautiful cherry blossoms, lady divers and as a honeymoon resort.
BUFFET DINNER AT HOTEL JEJU LOTTE.

APR. 08 (FRI) JEJU/BUSAN/GIMHAE AIRPORT/GYEONGJU HOTEL GYEONGJU HYUNDAE
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. After breakfast we will have a Half Day Sightseeing Tour including Yongduam Rock, a symbol of Jeju, which is said to be in the shape of a dragon’s head, etc. then fly to Busan Gimhae Airport and upon arrival transfer to Gyeongju, which served as the capital of the Silla Kingdom for about a thousand years, and designated as One of the World’s Ten Most Historically Significant Sites by UNESCO in 1995, the entire city of Gyeonju itself is called “a museum without walls”, which is filled with numerous historic relics including the eminent temples weathered stone pagodas, huge royal tombs and palace sites and so on. Then proceed to our hotel for the next two nights. Gyeongju is one of the best places to view cherry blossoms in Korea. LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT & BUFFET DINNER AT THE HOTEL RESTAURANT.

APR. 09 (SAT) GYEONGJU HOTEL GYEONGJU HYUNDAE
AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Full Day Gyeongju Sightseeing Tour including Seokguram Grotto and Bulguk Temple, Nat’l Museum, Tumuli Park, Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory Tower, etc. LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT AND BUFFET DINNER AT HOTEL RESTAURANT.

APR. 10 (SUN) GYEONGJU/SEOUL HOTEL LOTTE SEOUL
AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Today at last, we transfer for bustling Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Upon arrival, go up the 63 City Building, for a bird’s eye-view across the metropolitan city and Han River of Seoul. Check-in to your deluxe hotel for the next four nights. Hotel Lotte Seoul. LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT AND BUFFET DINNER AT HOTEL RESTAURANT.

APR. 11 (MON) SEOUL/PAJU/SEOUL HOTEL LOTTE SEOUL
AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Full day Sightseeing Tour. Visit Paju to visit Mt. Odu Observatory (DMZ), Odusan Observatory is nestled on a high range of this northernmost tip of South Korea, 118 meters above sea level, at a strategically important position in the nations Western Frontier Area. After lunch, afternoon Seoul City Tour to Gyeongbok Palace and Folklore Museum, East Gate Open Market, etc. Then return to the hotel. LUNCH AT HOTEL RESTAURANT - BUFFET DINNER AT THE HOTEL RESTAURANT.

APR. 12 (TUE) SEOUL/YONGIN/SUWON/SEOUL HOTEL LOTTE SEOUL
AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Morning, visit the Korean Folk Village, which offers a unique glimpse into Korea’s past. Take a guided tour to see potters, pipe-makers and other craftsmen at work, just like they did in the olden times. After lunch, we will visit KBS T.V. Studio giving you an opportunity to experience a vivid feeling you got from some of Korean T.V. shows.
LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT AND BUFFET DINNER AT HOTEL RESTAURANT.

APR. 13 (WED) SEOUL HOTEL LOTTE SEOULAMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL.
FREE DAY to shop for the many bargains found in Itaewon, Myong Dong, South Gate Open Market, or take an optional tour. LUNCH AND DINNER WILL BE ON YOUR OWN TODAY TO LET YOU EAT YOUR FAVORITE DISHES BEFORE RETURNING HOME.

APR. 14 (THU) SEOUL/HONOLULU
AMERICAN BREAKFAST AT HOTEL. Morning at leisure, last chance to shop! Proceed to Inchon Int’l Airport for your flight home. LIGHT LUNCH ON THE FLIGHT TO JAPAN AND DINNER ON THE FLIGHT TO HONOLULU FROM JAPAN. Arrive in Honolulu the same morning, APRIL 14, 2011 (THURSDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs, proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S GRAND SPRING KOREA CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR #K1! MAHALO!

*Please remember that this tour stays in just about the best hotel in each city and almost all the dinners and breakfasts are buffets in the hotel. Japan Airlines made a connecting flight from Narita to Busan, so we cannot layover in Japan anymore on the way to Busan. Itinerary may be subject to change. Thank You Very Much!

$100.00 PER PERSON DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF RESERVATION


TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON AT HAWAII TOKAI UNIVERSITY CAFETERIA
DATE: FEBRUARY 27, 2011 TIME: 12:00PM (NOON) 2241 KAPIOLANI BLVD, HONOLULU, HI.

TRAVEL AWARDS: Travel awards or free air passage may be used, but may be subject to a surcharge.

ROOM ACCOMODATIONS: Tour fare based on two persons to a room at hotels and inns. Single rooms will be made available at an extra charge.

BAGGAGE: Limited to one piece of baggage per person. Excess baggage at additional cost to passenger. Baggage is at owners own risk. We assume no liability for loss or damage.

FARES DO NOT INCLUDE: Passport and visa fees, foreign airport taxes, laundry services, liquors, and other expenses of personal nature.

RESPONSIBILITY: Tohoku Travel Service, Inc., as tour organizer, acts only as an agent for the passenger in regards to travel, sightseeing, hotel and meal arrangements, and other tour services and assumes no liability for sickness, injury, accident, delay or irregularity through the acts of any company or person engaged in carrying out the arrangement of the tour. The right is reserved to make any necessary changes in the itinerary or to withdraw the tour if deemed advisable. The right is further reserved to refuse to accept or retain as a tour member any individual whose act or conduct is judged detrimental to or incompatible with the interest, comfort, harmony or well being of the group as a whole. An appropriate refund will be made if such incident should occur.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: group travel insurance covering trip cancellation, trip interruption available at extra cost.

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 FLIGHTS LEAVES EARLIER THAN THE TOUR GROUP’S , YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN WAY TO THE AIRPORT.

THE TOUR AIRFARE PORTION WILL BE SUBTRACTED FROM THE TOUR PACKAGE COST. THANK YOU!

JAPAN & INTERNATIONAL TOURS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The tour price is based on double occupancy and a minimum group size of 20 passengers. Fare adjustment may apply for groups of 20 or under. Tour fare is subject change according to any air fare increase and fluctuation of the rate of exchange between U.S. and foreign currency. In the event of revaluation, the land portion of the tour price may be adjusted prior to your final statement.

TOUR FARE INCLUDES: Round trip air transportation on economy class (APEX fare), best available hotels or inns, steamers, reserved rail and bus transportation, meals as indicated in the itinerary, transfer of baggage’s, and affiliated agencies, and tips to all hotel maids, porters, and train attendants. The tour fare also includes U.S. Departure tax and U.S. customs user fee.

AIR TRANSPORTATION: APEX (Advance Purchase Excursion) air fare has a minimum stay of 6 days / maximum stay of 6 months. Excursion fare tickets must be issued 7 days before departure and any changes after issue will require a minimum service charge of U.S. $100.00. Tickets are non-endorsable, non-transferable and refund must be processed through issuing agent. Airfares are based on tariffs as of July 2009 and subject to change if tariffs are changed prior to actual booking or departure.

DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION: $100.00 deposit is required at time of booking. Final billing will be made approximately 45 days before departure. Deposit is refundable in full if cancellation is made 45 days or more before departure. If cancellation occurs less than 45 days before scheduled departure, deposit will be forfeited. If cancellation occurs within 14 days of departure, a minimum of $500.00 cancellation charge will be assessed.
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