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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.
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1741 NUUANU AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
PH: (808) 536-8618/538-7854 TA #486
FAX: (808) 524-1053
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TOHOKU TRAVEL’S "FAMILY FUN" EAST & WEST JAPAN WITH TOKYO DISNEY SEA TOUR #10
JUNE 8, 2014 (SUNDAY) - JUNE 20, 2014 (FRIDAY) / ROSS TERANISHI & TOMO
{REVISED: 08/06/13} 


JUNE 8 (SUN) HONOLULU 
Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport via Japan Airlines flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE MOVIES and DRINKS.

JUNE 9 (MON) 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.

JUNE 10 (TUE) KYOTO NEW MIYAKO HOTEL KYOTO
Take a brief photo stop at Osaka Castle, the “Symbol of Osaka”. It is a grand sight with the castle tower surrounded by the sheer height of its walls and wide moats. Later go to Kaiyukan Aquarium, “One of the Largest Aquariums in the World”. The main attraction is the majestic giant “Whale Shark,” the “Largest Fish in the World”. There are 30,000 marine animals, representing 580 species. It is a magnetic attraction for both children and adults. Next proceed to Todaiji Temple in Nara (World Heritage Site) to see the Big Buddha 155.31 ft. high. It is the "Largest Bronze Statue in the World" and widely admired and worshipped as the "Great Buddha of Nara" a symbol of the ancient capital of Japan. Head to Kyoto the ancient capital city of Japan with a 1,200 year history. Our hotel is located just in front of Kyoto Station and close to the AEON Shopping Complex including UNIQLO, ¥100 Yen Shop, etc. After hotel check in your tour guide will take you to "Holo-Holo" around the hotel.

JUNE 11 (WED) KYOTO NEW MIYAKO HOTEL KYOTO
All Day Kyoto City Tour! Visit "Toei Kyoto Studio Park" a film set and theme park of an "Edo Period Old Town". It features a collection of various traditional buildings which are occasionally used as a backdrop for filming Historical Samurai Movies and TV Dramas. It will make you feel as if you are in the center of a scene from a Samurai Movie. Next visit the Kyoto Handicraft Center, carrying Kyoto’s beautiful and skillfully handcrafted items and specialty goods. After a lunch of healthy "Kyoto Obanzai Dishes" visit Kiyomizu Temple, a "World Heritage Site" and "one of the most celebrated temples in Japan” founded in 780. The "National Treasure Main Hall" is noted for its beautiful background scenery of Kyoto City. Enjoy strolling on the approach to the temple with many shops carrying local specialties such as pottery, sweets, pickles and a standard set of Kyoto souvenirs etc. Later go back to the hotel and enjoy shopping or just rest.

JUNE 12 (THU) NAGOYA ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL GRAND COURT NAGOYA
Catch the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) to Nagoya and encounter the world renowned Japanese train technology with maximum speed of 167M.P.H. Upon arrival at Nagoya "the 4th Largest City in Japan", transfer to bus and 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 world famous Nagoya Castle built in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and was "One of the Largest Castles in Japan" when it was built. The present rebuilt main tower of the castle is a modern museum with exhibits about the castle’s history. Our hotel is located near the train station and its shopping area where you can enjoy shopping before and after dinner.

JUNE 13 (FRI) KAKEGAWA YAMAHA RESORT TSUMAGOI (ONSEN) ♨
Head to Lake Hamana "one of the largest brackish-water lakes in Japan" and blessed with lots of scenic spots. Visit the Hamamatsu Air Park a museum of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force. It exhibits a massive collection of fighting planes, etc. Also enjoy the world of aviation through a dynamic large screen presentation. Then visit the Eel Pie Factory. Lake Hamana is famous for its eel farming. Eel Pie is the most popular souvenir in this area. Later go to Kakegawa Kacho-en a theme park of colorful and fabulous flowers and lovely birds, etc. Enjoy strolling several greenhouses filled with magnificent flowers, plants and birds. Also enjoy a fun time "feeding the birds" in the cage. We will stay at a nice resort hotel situated in the naturally hilly countryside rich in natural splendor where you can enjoy a refreshing walk in the morning. Onsen Hot Spring & Open Air Roten buro Bath are available by shuttle bus.

JUNE 14(SAT) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHI-KO (ONSEN) ♨
Head to Mt. Fuji “Japan’s highest and most prominent mountain". Visit Fuji Safari Park "the Biggest Full-scale Zoological Park in Japan" where many animals from around the world live freely at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Drive slowly through the vast "Safari Zone" where Lion, Tiger, Elephant, Cheetah, etc. (30 species total) can be observed up close. If weather is fine, you get to see animals with the impressive backdrop of Mt. Fuji which is really spectacular. Later, proceed to Lake Yamanaka, A very popular place where you can enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Fuji. Enjoy a cruise on a boat in the form of an elegantly beautiful swan while observing Mt. Fuji if the weather is nice. Our hotel is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji and all of the rooms have a picture window, which faces Mt. Fuji. Soak and Relax in the Hot Spring Bath and a “Traditional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner” in the evening.

JUNE 15 (SUN) TOKYO DISNEY RESORT HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY
In the morning drive up the Fuji Subaru Line to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji (7,562ft) which overlooks the Japan Alps, Fuji 5 lakes, etc. (weather permitting). Also 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 enjoy a Hoto Nabe Lunch (local cuisine in Yamanashi Prefecture similar to Udon noodle). Later have fun picking and tasting "Japanese Cherries" in season. Later proceed 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 16 (MON) 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”. 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 17 (TUE) SHIBUYA, TOKYO SHIBUYA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
Enjoy shopping in the morning at the AEON Supermarket before going to Odaiba, the highly popular shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo. Visit the Trick Art Museum with a collection of amazingly realistic scenes designed so you can take a picture of yourself while becoming a part of the trick art scene itself. It is a newly opened attraction that is amusing and amazing. Also enjoy shopping and have lunch here while getting a chance to visit the ¥100 Yen Shop and Hello Kitty Shop, etc. 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 observe how television programs such as Historical Taiga Dramas like “Yae no Sakura” are recorded here. Later go to our hotel located adjacent to Shibuya Station, a popular shopping district and entertainment center in Tokyo and noted as the center for youth fashion and culture. After hotel check in we will take you to the famous Shibuya 109 Building, ¥100 Yen Shop, Department store, etc. all within easy walking distance.

JUNE 18 (WED) SHIBUYA, TOKYO SHIBUYA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
Whole Day, Tokyo City Tour. Head to Ueno in Central Tokyo and visit the National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan's largest science museum. We will see an exhibition that shows the relationship between earth and our lives with many expansive and imaginative displays of animals and dinosaurs, etc. The impressive collection of dinosaur displays is worth seeing. Then go to Asakusa in the heart of old downtown (Shitamachi) Tokyo and visit its main attraction Sensoji Temple preserving the spirit of the capital's past. You can still glimpse traces of the Edo Period (1603-1868) when you walk around. Enjoy shopping at the Nakamise Shopping Street with a variety of traditional local snacks and tourist souvenirs. We can see the world's tallest tower “Tokyo Sky Tree” completed in 2012 and boasting a height of 2,080 ft. from there Next visit Ameyoko, one of Japan's most popular shopping streets, filled with many shops dealing discounts on all kinds of stuffs including seafood, sweets, T-shirts, etc.

JUNE 19 (THU) SHIBUYA, TOKYO SHIBUYA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
ALL DAY FREE TIME TO FINISH SHOPPING, PACKING, ETC. If you wish to, good chance to visit Harajuku the most famous and popular spot for “Japan Youth Culture” {OPTIONAL}. 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 20 (FRI) HONOLULU {ONLY BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED THIS DAY}.
{LUNCH AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE / DINNER ON THE PLANE}. 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 20, 2014 (FRIDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S "FAMILY FUN" 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!          

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
PH: (045)311-1011 FAX: (045)311-1013

TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: MAY 18, 2014 (SUNDAY) TIME: 12:00 PM (NOON)
PLACE: **TO BE ANNOUNCED** ADDRESS:
COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
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 2014: 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 ¥100 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!

FINAL PAYMENT 45 days before departure:
Date: APRIL 25, 2014 

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.