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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.

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TOHOKU TRAVEL'S AUTUMN IZU & SHINSHU TOUR #19A
NOVEMBER 09, 2014 (Sunday) - NOVEMBER 21, 2014 (Friday) CLARENCE SATO & TOMO

NOV. 09 (SUN) HONOLULU (01/17/2014-cs)
Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport via Japan Airlines flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE Movies and Drinks.

NOV. 10 (MON) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Arrive at Narita Int’l Airport and after clearing government formalities, by bus to the hotel located in Yokohama, 2nd largest city in Japan. After hotel check in, free time to enjoy shopping, meet your relatives, or just rest. Hotel is located within easy walking distance to department stores, big electronic’s store, 100 yen shop and underground shopping mall. Tour guide will take you holo holo around the hotel.

NOV. 11 (TUE) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Visit Yokohama Wholesale Market to enjoy shopping of Japanese traditional foods, such as Umeboshi, Tsukemono (pickles) etc., at wholesale prices. Later proceed to Daiba, a man- made island in Tokyo Bay which is one of the premier shopping, dining and entertainment district’s in Tokyo. Have a fun time and memorable experience at the Tokyo Trick Art’s museum. You can take pictures with trick art to make it look like you are part of art pictures. After enjoy shopping and lunch at LA LA Port Shopping Center, going back to the hotel.

NOV. 12(WED) HAKONE HOTEL DAIHAKONE (ONSEN) ♨
Go to Enoshima Island, a pleasantly touristy island offers a variety of attractions. Once you crossed the bridge, you will see marine product shops and souvenir shops lining the street. If you wish to catch an escalator to the very top of Enoshima Island where the pleasant Samuel Cocking Garden is located where Mt. Fuji can be observed on a clear day. (Going down will be steps all the way) Later visit Odawara Castle once was the residence of Sengoku feudal lord, Hojo clan, the most powerful clan in Kanto region throughout the 1500’s. Inside of castle has a nice collection of Armor, Sword, Documents, etc. There is a Chrysanthemum festival going on at the castle grounds also. Then head to Hakone, an internationally well known holiday resort in a part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Hakone will be at the right season of Autumn colors! Enjoy soaking and relaxing in renowned Hakone Hot Spring.

NOV. 13(THU) ITO HOTEL HARVEST ITO (ONSEN) ♨
Visit Owakudani (Great Boiling) Valley, also called Jigokudani “the valley of Hell”, is a volcanic valley with active sulfur and hot springs. A short walking trail leads into the volcanic zone with a number of steam vents and bubbling pools. Go to the Hakone Open Air Museum, creating a harmonic balance of nature and art by exhibiting various sculptures on its spacious grounds in combination with beautiful views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Visit Hakone Sekisho (Old Check point) designated as a National historic property. Hakone used to be an important checkpoint to control traffic along the Tokaido road in Edo period. You can sense a feeling of the olden days in Edo period while walking through the restored buildings. Then catch a Izu Sky Line to go to Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area with its hot springs, beautiful coastlines, scenic mountains and delicious sea foods. Soak and relax in Onsen Hot Spring bath and Roten Buro (Open air bath) while observing the Amagi Mountain range and Sagami Bay.

NOV. 14 (FRI) SHIMODA SHIMODA PRINCE HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Visit the Jogasaki Coast magnificent section of coastline with beautiful views of the jagged cliffs and stone formations (transfer to taxi or small bus). The suspension bridge across the sea is with a length 157ft and height of 75ft is truly a thrilling sight to see. Enjoy "Tangerine Picking" and try "Tasting the Fresh Tangerine in Season". Then proceed to Historic port town of Shimoda, where Commodore Matthew Perry of U.S. Navy arrived in 1854. Visit Ryosenji Temple, a National Historical Site where Japan-US Treaty of Amity was signed. Get a chance to walk around quiet and pleasant Perry Road where Matthew Perry marched when he approached the temple. This quaint stone pedestrian pathway along a river with overhanging willows and unique Namako-Kabe(sea cucumber wall) architectural style building that Izu is famous for. Then go to popular resort hotel located in front of the ocean. Good chance to try Hot Spring bath with beautiful view of the ocean. Some of Izu seven islands can be seen on clear day.

NOV. 15 (SAT) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHIKO (ONSEN) ♨
Ride Ferry from Toi Port while observing Mt. Fuji from the ocean (depending on the weather) (1 hour ride to Shimizu port). Upon arrival visit Miho no Matsubara (Pine Grove) newly designated as World Cultural Heritage site with a 4.3 miles sea shore filled with 54,000 pine trees and Mt Fuji as its background. The famous scenic view of the perfect combination of Mr. Fuji and pine trees was selected as one of Japan’s best three scenic views and used as a motif of Ukiyoe (woodblock prints) by the artists like Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige. Later head to Lake Kawaguchi, very popular place where spectacular views of Mr. Fuji can be enjoyed. Our hotel is located at the foot of Mr. Fuji with picture window of all the rooms facing it. Soak and Relax in the Onsen hot spring bath, and enjoy a Sukiyaki Dinner.

NOV. 16 (SUN) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHIKO (ONSEN) ♨
Visit Oshino Hakkai Spring , made of eight spring water ponds which are spring-fed by water flowing down from the sacred Mt. Fuji. The ponds are quite deep and have interesting freshwater plant life and large fish that makes a visit to the ponds almost like visiting an aquarium.
The ponds used to be called “The Spring of God”. Then go to Lake Kawaguchi Music Forest a small theme park and museum devoted to automatic musical instruments. Its main hall displays antique music boxes, mechanical organs and other automatic musical instruments mostly from European countries. We will enjoy a dynamic music show performed by antique music boxes and a organ automatically playing music. The park outside encloses European Style Gardens with views of Mt. Fuji. Later go to Lake Sai one of the Fuji Five Lakes. Visit Saiko Iyashi no Sato Village where you can step into the revived old Japanese village with traditional thatched roof houses. If weather is fune, you can command a stunning view of Mt. Fuji between thatched roofs with Autumn colors. This is an area once lined with thatched roof houses. Enjoy walking around the "Revived Traditional Japanese Scene of a Thatched Roof Village". Then go back to the hotel. Traditional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner in the evening.

NOV. 17 (MON) TATESHINA HIGHLANDS RESORT HOTEL TATESHINA (ONSEN) ♨
Head to Otsuki (Monkey Bridge) to visit Saru Hashi "One of 3 Oddly Shaped Bridges in Japan". (Designated National Place of Scenic Beauty) The bridge is formed by layering bridge girders without using any pier. And enjoy Persimmon picking. Taste fresh and sweet Japanese Persimmons in season. Then go to Shosenkyo Gorge, considered to be "the Most Beautiful Gorge In Japan". Enjoy a pleasant walk along the stream which leads to a beautiful waterfall, lofty cliffs and lots of interestingly shaped rocks, which is a standout feature of Shosenkyo Gorge. If timing is right the gorge will be filled by beautiful Autumn Color. Later go to the Tateshina Highlands in Nagano. After arrival you can browse around the sculpture park next to the hotel. Soak and Relax in the Onsen hot spring bath and open air Rotenburo bath.

NOV. 18 (TUE) KOMAGANE HIGHLANDS KOMAGANE KOGEN RESORT LINX (ONSEN) ♨
Head to Suwa City and visit the Suwa Grand Shrine (Kamisha Honmiya). "One of the Oldest Shrines in Japan" and represents more than 10, 000 Suwa Shrines nationwide.. In the shrine grounds there is a huge log called "Onbashira" (Honored pillar,3ft in diameter & 55ft high) which dedicated to the shrine in awe-inspiring Onbashira Festival with 1,200 year history. Later go to Narai Juku Old Town registered as "One of Japan's Most Important Traditional Japanese Buildings Conservation Areas". Stroll through the delightful main street containing a variety of wooden plastered and Old Edo Style Buildings surrounded by forested mountains as a spectacular backdrop. Then go to our hotel in Komagane. Our hotel is lovely mountain resort hotel located in Komagane highlands surrounded by forest. Soak and Relax in the Onsen Hot Spring Bath.

NOV. 19 (WED) NAGOYA _ ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL GRAND COURT NAGOYA
In the morning ride the Komagane Ropeway carrying you 8,569ft high into the sky. You can enjoy a superb panoramic view of the Southern and Northern Japan Alps and Mt. Fuji (Weather Permitting). The top station Senjojiki is the highest station of any kind in all of Japan and will be covered by snow at this time of season. Then stop at Ena Gorge. The mysteriously shaped rocks create a stunning sight. In autumn the cliffs blaze red and yellow with autumn leaves. (Depending on the climate of the year) Later proceed to Nagoya City,4th largest city in Japan. Our hotel is located in front of train station and shopping area. After hotel check in, tour guides will take you holo holo around the hotel.

NOV. 20 (THU) NAGOYA ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL GRAND COURT NAGOYA
Go to the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Okazaki City. Visit Ieyasu & Mikawa Samurai Museum with its exhibits related to Ieyasu who is regarded as one of the most powerful Samurai in Japanese History. You can learn the history of Japan during Sengoku and Edo period with English guide machine. Also visit Okazaki Castle right next. This is the castle where Tokugawa Ieyasu was born. Later enjoy Shopping and Lunch "On Your Own" at the AEON Shopping Center. Later go back to our hotel. Upon arrival, “FREE TIME” to continue shopping, packing etc. (LUNCH and DINNER will be At Your Own Expense This Day). We will give everyone a carton box for packing his or her gifts. (2 Pieces Per Person Baggage Allowance. Any excess will be paid for by the member).

NOV. 21(FRI) HONOLULU {ONLY BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED THIS DAY}
At check-out time we 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 Chubu Centrair Int'l Airport in Nagoya to catch a Japan Airlines flight in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning NOVEMBER 21 (FRIDAY)). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S AUTUMN IZU & SHINSHU TOUR #19A! 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. Weekday returns will cost less per person. Please call our office if you are extending your stay. MAHALO!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE INC.
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: OCT. 26, 2014 (SUNDAY)
TIME: 12:00PM (NOON)
PLACE: TO BE ANNOUNCED
ADDRESS: 2241 KAPIOLANI BLVD. HON., HI.
COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
ATTIRE: VERY INFORMAL - CASUAL WEAR (LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 ½ HOURS)

TOUR CONDITIONS

AIR TRANSPORTATION: AIRFARE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY BE CHEAPER AT TIME OF PURCHASE.

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 (1) 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!

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: SEPT. 26, 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.