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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 OKINAWA HIGHLIGHTS & IZU MOMIJI TOUR #20
NOVEMBER 23, 2013 (SAT) – DECEMBER 03, 2013 (TUE) – WAYNE TERANISHI


NOV. 23(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.

NOV. 24(SUN) NARITA OR KANSAI(OSAKA)/NAHA OKINAWA HOTEL ROYAL ORION
Arrive at Narita or Kansai Int’l Airport and after entry formalities, transfer to the Domestic flight terminal and board a Japan Airlines flight to Naha Airport, Okinawa. Upon arrival, proceed to the hotel by bus. Our hotel is located along Kokusai Shopping Street.

NOV. 25(MON) NAHA, OKINAWA HOTEL ROYAL ORION
Whole Day Tour of the Southern Part of Okinawa Honto (Main) Island. Proceed to Okinawa Senseki Quasi National Park (Old World War II Battlefields). There are 67 monuments within the park, including Himeyuri Monument (High School Girls), Reimei Monument (General Ushijima with his assistants) at Mabuni Hill etc. Then go to Okinawa World, a theme park of Okinawan Culture and “one of the most popular destinations in Okinawa”. Its main attraction is Gyokusendo Limestone Cave, an extensive natural limestone cave, which is “Japan’s second longest stalactite cave”. Enjoy walking along the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. You can also visit the nice replica of a traditional Ryukyu Village with traditional Okinawan Style Houses, which were built over 100 years ago. There are workshops introducing various traditional Okinawan Crafts such as weaving, pottery, glass blowing, etc. And we will get a chance to see exciting EISA (traditional Okinawan drum dance) show. Okinawa’s heroic dance with the sound of the drums will captivate you. After going back to the hotel, we will take you to Makishi Public Market, which is called “Okinawa’s Kitchen”. Enjoy strolling around the lively market, called one of the most fascinating market in Japan.

NOV. 26(TUE) ONNASON RIZZAN SEA PARK HOTEL
Visit Murasaki Mura, a theme park reviving the street and atmosphere of the flamboyant Ryukyu Kingdom Period. This large village was actually built as a set for the TV drama “Ryukyu no Kaze”. Enjoy walking around this pleasant very photogenic park. Here you can enjoy “Painting Your Own Shisa (Okinawan Guardian Lion)”. Then visit “World Heritage Site”, Zakimi Castle Ruin. The ruins are an excellent display of fine masonry work from the early 15th Century. The stone walls, which are arranged in a complicated way, are made of Ryukyu Limestone and exist throughout the area. It is an amazing site full of historical goodness. After lunch, visit the Brown Sugar Factory to see the place for making of Okinawan Brown Sugar and enjoy shopping. Later proceed to Manza mo, said to be “one of the best, scenic view points in Okinawa”, with natural grass growing all over the hill ending in a cliff facing the sea. The unique elephant trunk shaped rock formation can be enjoyed seeing from there. Our hotel is “one of the largest resort hotels in Okinawa” and located in the Okinawa Coastal Quasi-National Park with its half-mile long beach where you can enjoy an Okinawan Resort Hotel Experience.

NOV. 27(WED) ONNASON RIZZAN SEA PARK HOTEL
Proceed to Okinawa’s beautiful Northern Area and enjoy ORION BEER BREWERY TOUR. Okinawa’s major beer company founded in 1957, during the American occupation. See the process of making beer and tasting freshly brewed Okinawan beer made with Okinawan spring water. Then visit OKASHI GOTEN where you can sample and purchase Okinawan confectionaries and cakes with a lot of variety. Then proceed to the Okinawa Commemorative National Government Park commemorating the Exposition of 1975. The park contains an Aquarium which is “one of the must see places in Okinawa”. The Aquarium is “the World’s Second Largest” and unique for feeding of Whale Sharks and Manta’s. There is a tunnel “where it truly feels like you are in the ocean with the fish.” Enjoy an amazing aquarium experience, before returning to our beautiful resort hotel.

NOV. 28(THU) NAHA HOTEL ROYAL ORION
Visit the Bios no oka Botanical Park where thousands of local tropical plants grow luxuriantly. Colorful Orchids bloom naturally everywhere and a dense subtropical forest spreads through the park. It is a fun spot to take pictures. We will “enjoy a Jungle Boat Ride” through the parks stream showing the “Bounties of Mother Nature in Okinawa”. Later proceed to the World Heritage Site, Shuri Castle, with its Shurei-no Mon (Gate of the Castle), which is a familiar symbol of the unique history and culture of Okinawa. Shuri Castle was originally built in the late 1300s and is the “Most Important Historical Site in Naha”. The current buildings are beautiful reconstructions known as “A masterpiece of Ryukyu Architecture”. It is well worth a visit as it is rather unique to other castles in Japan. Then go to our hotel in Naha. In the evening, enjoy traditional Okinawa style Dinner while viewing the Okinawan Dance show at Yotsutake Restaurant located on downtown Kokusai Avenue.

NOV. 29(FRI) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Proceed to Naha Airport to catch a flight to Haneda Airport, Tokyo. Upon arrival, go directly to the hotel in Yokohama. The hotel is located within easy walking distance to Department Stores, Big Electronics Store, ¥100 Yen Shop and Underground Shopping Mall. After hotel check-in, we will take you to “Holo-Holo” around the hotel. In the evening, “for those who want to”, we will take you on a “Yokohama Night View Tour” by bus. Yokohama is a famous night view spot in which you can enjoy a “Beautiful Site where Views of the Port, Town, Buildings, Bridge and Ferris Wheel are in Splendid Harmony” designated Night View inheritance of Japan.

NOV. 30(SAT) SHIMODA SHIMODA PRINCE HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Head to a popular resort area, “Izu Peninsula”. Visit the Maple Forest in Shuzenji. Shuzenji is a very popular place to see the Autumn Colors, (If the Timing is Right). You can walk around the Maple forest with crimson leaves. Next proceed to Kawazu, famous for the scene in the novel “Izu no Odoriko” written by Yasunari Kawabata, who received the Nobel Prize. See some of the popular Kawazu Seven Falls, where you can see the “Statue of Izu no Odoriko” near the Shokei Waterfall. Then go to our hotel, popular resort hotel located in front of ocean. Good chance to try the Hot Spring Bath with a beautiful view of ocean. Some of Izu Seven Islands can be seen on a clear day.

DEC. 01(SUN) IZU HATAKE ONSEN HOTEL DAISENYA (ONSEN) ♨
In the morning, catch a salon express train “Resort21” from Shimoda Station. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery from an observatory car. After arrival at Izu Kogen Station, visit Wax Doll Museum, exhibits life-sized wax dolls of famous historical figures and global stars such as Tokugawa Ieyasu, Marilyn Monroe, etc. The most popular work is Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”. If the weather is fine, we will enjoy driving along the Izu Skyline by bus. It is a scenic toll road winding through the mountains of East Izu. This skyline offers splendid views of Mt. Fuji, Hakone and Suruga Bay. Enjoy a famous activity in Izu, “Mikan (Tangerine) Picking”. Have fun picking your own Unshu Mikan Tangerines. Later proceed to our hotel where Mt. Fuji can be seen on a clear day. Enjoy a delicious “Japanese
Kaiseki Dinner” in the evening. Soak, and Relax in the Hot Spring Bath & Roten Buro (Open Air Bath) designated as a “Hot Spring with Recuperative Properties” by Japan’s Ministry of Environment.

DEC. 02(MON) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Head to Atami, a hot spring resort of scenic beauty with seasonal aspects surrounded by the sea and mountains. We will visit a famous Autumn Leaves place “Atami Baien Garden”. The Maple Festival will be held this time of season. You will see picturesque sceneries while strolling along the pathway in the garden. Before going back to Yokohama, stop at a Shopping Mall for shopping and lunch (At Your Own Expense). Upon arrival at the hotel, FREE TIME FOR 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 their gifts. (2-Pieces Per Person Baggage Allowance. Any excess will be paid for by the member).

DEC. 03(TUE) 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 Japan Airlines flight in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning, DECEMBER 3, 2013 (TUESDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR 2013 TOHOKU TRAVEL’S OKINAWA HIGHLIGHTS & IZU MOMIJI TOUR #20! 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. Weekend returns will cost more per person. Please call our office for more details. MAHALO!

TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: NOVEMBER 17, 2013(SUNDAY) 
TIME: 12:00PM (NOON)
PLACE: HAWAII TOKAI INTERNATIONAL 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 AIRFARE : AIRFARE COULD COST MORE OR LESS AT TIME OF TICKET PURCHASE WITH LAND TOUR .
{$225.00 Cancellation Fee charged by the airlines.} Minimum stay is 3-Days and maximum stay is 3 Months.
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 (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 2013: 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: OCTOBER 11, 2013 

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 ADMISSION TICKETS PURCHASED IN ADVANCE, 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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