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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.

1741 NUUANU AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR

  HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817

PH: (808) 536-8618/538-7854   TA #486

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TOHOKU TRAVEL’S EAST & WEST JAPAN WITH TOKYO DISNEY SEA TOUR #10

JUNE 13 (WEDNESDAY) - JUNE 24 (SUNDAY), 2012 / GARY TSUMOTO & JOHN MATSUMOTO


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JUNE 13 (WED) HONOLULU              (05/31/11)

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


JUNE 14 (THU) OSAKA    SHERATON MIYAKO HOTEL OSAKA

Arrive at Kansai Int’l Airport and after entry formalities, by bus to the hotel in Osaka, the Central City of Western Japan.  Our hotel is located next to Uehonmachi Station and its Big Department Store. After hotel check-in, FREE TIME.


JUNE 15  (FRI) KYOTO    NEW MIYAKO HOTEL KYOTO

Pass by Osaka Castle, the “Symbol of Osaka”, on the way to visit Panasonic Center Osaka (Electric Museum). Panasonic is one of the leading home appliances manufacturers in the world.  The Museum features the latest products and technologies including 3-D TV, cameras, home appliances, etc.  After lunch, go to Kaiyukan Aquarium, “One of the Largest Aquariums in the World”.  The main attraction is the “Whale Shark,” the “Largest Fish in the World”.  There are 30,000 living creatures, representing 580 species. Later proceed to the ancient capital city, Kyoto.  The hotel is located just in front of Kyoto Station and close to a new AEON Shopping Complex, where you will have a chance to walk around and enjoy shopping this evening.  


JUNE 16 (SAT) KYOTO     NEW MIYAKO HOTEL KYOTO

All Day Kyoto City Tour!  Visit the Higashi Honganji Temple with its Main Hall being “Kyoto’s Largest Wooden Structure”.   Then go to the “World Cultural Heritage Site”, Nijo Castle, built in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Edo Shogunate.  We will “walk around the inside of the castle and its beautiful garden”. Next visit the Kyoto Handicraft Center, containing a variety of Kyoto’s souvenir items for shopping and lunch.  After lunch, 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 seen in the calm waters is “an image designed to suggest an existence somewhere between heaven and earth”.   


JUNE 17 (SUN) NAGOYA    NAGOYA MARRIOT ASSOCIA HOTEL

Proceed to Nagoya, “One of the Five Largest Cities in Japan”.  Visit the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology to see the 4,000 pieces exhibition with dynamic displays of original equipment representing the textile machinery and automobile industries with which the Toyota Company has been involved.  It will show Toyota’s transition between industries and technologies.   Later visit the “Symbol of Nagoya”, Nagoya Castle, noted for the “Golden Dolphins” on top of the roof.  The interior of the castle is a modern museum displaying the castle’s history, Armor, helmets, swords, etc.   Our hotel is located above Nagoya Central Station, and within easy walking distance to the Department Stores and Underground Shopping Mall.  


JUNE 18 (MON) LAKE KAWAGUCHI    HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHI-KO (ONSEN)

Catch the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) to Atami, popularly called the “Riviera of Japan”.  Then go by bus to Hakone National Park.  Visit Jukkoku Toge (Pass), “the Best Point in this Area for Viewing Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi”, praised as the “Primary Attraction of the Hakone Region”.  Also visit Hakone Sekisho (Trade Route Outpost), designated as a “National Historic Property”.  Sekisho were built at strategic points along trade routes during the Edo Period (1603-1868).  Later, proceed to our hotel located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, “Japan’s Highest 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.


JUNE 19 (TUE) TOKYO DISNEY RESORT    HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY

In the morning visit the Mt. Fuji Visitor’s Center and see the Video in English about Mt. Fuji on the 12-multi-screen viewer.  You will also be able to shop for merchandise pertaining to Mt. Fuji.  Then proceed to Asagiri Plateau to visit the beautiful “Begonia Garden” with its “Colorful Begonia Flowers and Owl Collection”. Later continue on to our hotel in the Tokyo Disney Resort.  Our accommodation is the “Official Hotel of the Tokyo Disney Resort”, and located near the Disney Resort Line Monorail Station {3 minutes walk from the hotel}.  You will get an {OPTIONAL} chance to visit an Official Disney Souvenir Shop “Bon Voyage” after hotel check-in.    


JUNE 20 (WED) TOKYO DISNEY RESORT    HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY

Whole Day, “FREE TIME” at Tokyo Disney Sea.  This is a sea-themed park which is different from all the other Disney Parks in the world.  The overall intention was to create a more adult-themed park, which includes “faster, scarier rides and shows designed for an older audience”.  There’s Captain Mickey, First Mate Donald and Pirate Goofy, just to name a few.  Take a short walk to the Monorail Station and catch the monorail to the Main Gate Station of Tokyo Disney Sea.  Wandering around, you will be amazed by the “fantastic shows and rides in this park”.  We will give you a “One Day Ticket for Tokyo Disney Sea and the Disney Resort Line Monorail”.  You can return back to the hotel on your own any time you choose to, using the monorail.  If you wish, you may choose to see the “Fireworks in the evening at the park”.        


JUNE 21 (THU) IKEBUKURO, TOKYO    HOTEL METROPOLITAN

In the morning, go by bus to enjoy shopping at the JUSCO Supermarket before going to Odaiba, the highly popular shopping and entertainment district.  Visit the Sony Science Museum, where you can experience a series of fun activities that apply Sony’s Digital Technology.  Later, drive over the “Rainbow Bridge” and proceed to Shibuya to visit the NHK TV Studio Park.  See part of the NHK TV Studio and some of the studio events taking place.  Historical Taiga Dramas like “Princess Gou” are recorded here.  Later go to our hotel in Ikebukuro, Tokyo located within easy walking distance to the Ikebukuro Shopping District.  After hotel check-in, go “Holo-Holo” in the big shopping area.


JUNE 22 (FRI) IKEBUKURO, TOKYO    HOTEL METROPOLITAN

Whole Day, Tokyo City Tour.  In the morning, visit the Tsukiji Fish Market, the “World’s Largest Seafood Market” {Sorry, we will not see the fish auction}.  You will get a chance to buy “Dried Seafood”, Kitchen Ware, T Shirts, etc.   Also, good chance to eat “Fresh Sushi” at the market, {At Your Own Expense}.  Later go to see Niju Bashi Bridge, in the Outer Garden of the Imperial Palace.  Then after lunch, visit “One of Tokyo’s Most Interesting Tourist Spots, Asakusa”.   Browse around the Nakamise Shopping Street, which is lined with colorful and lively stalls.  Also go to the Sensoji Temple, the “Oldest Buddhist Temple in Tokyo”.  You will see “Tokyo Sky Tree” (opens in Spring 2012) boasting a height of 2,080 ft. This tower will be one of the World’s tallest.


JUNE 23 (SAT) IKEBUKURO, TOKYO    HOTEL METROPOLITAN

ALL DAY FREE TIME TO FINISH SHOPPING, PACKING, ETC.  For those who want to you may also make a {OPTIONAL}

visit by subway or local train, to Harajuku most famous and popular spot for “Japan Youth Culture and Fashion” or Ameyoko Shopping District.  There are many bargains to be had in the tiny shops from foodstuffs to clothes, etc.  Over 800 small shops with narrow entrances and small aisles are located here.  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).  


JUNE 24 (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, JUNE 24 (SUNDAY).  After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S EAST & WEST JAPAN WITH TOKYO DISNEY SEA TOUR #10!  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!

  

*Based on ¥80 Yens to a U.S. Dollar Rate.  Two Persons sharing a twin-bedded room.  All meals except the Last Day LUNCH/DINNER and Departure Day LUNCH (DINNER on the Plane).  All tours as per itinerary and subject to changes.

$100.00 REQUIRED AT TIME OF RESERVATION


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL:
 TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE INC.  (536-8618 or 538-7854)

JAPAN TOUR ARRANGED AND GUIDED BY: YOKOHAMA TRAVEL INC.

ITO BLDG. #502, 2-22-3 TSURUYA-CHO KANAGAWA-KU, YOKOHAMA, 221-0835 JAPAN

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TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON

DATE:            MAY 27, 2012 (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

ESTIMATED AIR:  Airfare may be cheaper or more expensive at time of issue.  $225.00 Cancellation Fee usually charged by air carrier.  

INCLUDES:  All land transportation included in the itinerary, all hotel accommodations, meals and all sightseeing listed, all transfer of passenger and baggage, souvenir picture and tour tax. .  

DOES NOT INCLUDE: Airfare & 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 (1) piece, 50 lbs 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!


AIR SURCHARGE WAIVED FOR YEAR 2012: TOUR MEMBERS NOT PURCHASING THEIR AIRLINE TICKETS THROUGH TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. WILL NOT BE ASSESSED A $225.00 PER PERSON SURCHARGE.  BUT YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO THE HOTEL.  SAME GOES FOR DEPARTURES FROM JAPAN.  YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN WAY TO THE AIRPORT.   THANK YOU!                                               TRAVEL HINTS:

TRAVEL ETIQUETTE:  PLEASE NO SMOKING AND TO ROTATE SEATS ON BUSES.  {BUS SEATING CHART WILL BE MADE}  

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 @1741 Nuuanu Ave. 2ndFloor Hon. Hi.

TOUR CONDITIONS REMINDER:  The ground tour is based on ¥80 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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FINAL PAYMENT 45 days before departure:
Date:    APRIL 30, 2012

LAND TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
45 DAYS  - 40 DAYS      -$   50.00
39 DAYS – 30 DAYS      - $100.00
29 DAYS – 15 DAYS      - $300.00*
14 DAYS – 07 DAYS      - $400.00*
06 DAYS – 01 DAY        - $800.00*
NO REFUND ONCE TOUR STARTS.
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
*MAY HAVE EXTRA CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR MIYAKO ODORI, TOKYO DISNEY SEA TICKETS, SHINKANSEN TICKET FEE, ETC. IF YEN WAS ALREADY PURCHASE TO PAY FOR THIS TOUR, THEN THE YEN EXCHANGE RATE AT TIME OF REFUND WILL AFFECT THE REFUND SINCE WE HAVE TO CONVERT THE YEN BACK TO U.S. DOLLARS AGAIN.

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