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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. 
1741 NUUANU AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817 
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TOHOKU TRAVEL’S AUTUMN COLOR CIRCLE IZU WITH YOKOHAMA TRAVEL REUNION PARTY TOUR #20
NOVEMBER 23, 2015 (MONDAY)-DECEMBER 05, 2015(SATURDAY) – WAYNE TERANISHI (01/13/15-CS)
NOV. 23(MON) 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(TUE) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Arrive at Narita International Airport and after government formalities go directly to the hotel in Yokohama, 2nd largest city in Japan. After hotel check in Free time to enjoy shopping, meet relatives, friends, or just rest. Hotel is connecting to underground shopping mall and within easy walking distance to department stores, big electronics store,100 yen shop, etc. Tour guide will take you around the hotel.

NOV. 25 (WED) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Proceed to Kamakura an “Old capital of Japan in Kamakura period”. Visit Kamakura’s most famous and significant shrine “Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine”. Founded in 1063 by the Genji clan, the creators of the Kamakura Shogunate. It became the center of politics and culture during the Kamakura period. (1183-1333). Later proceed to Enoshima Island, a pleasantly touristy island offers a variety of attractions. Once you have 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 the island where a pleasant Samuel Cocking Garden is located along with 197 Ft height Observatory tower called “Sea candle” where Mt Fuji can be seen on a clear day. (going down will be only steps all the way)

NOV. 26 (THU) TACHIKAWA, TOKYO PALACE HOTEL TACHIKAWA
Proceed to Lake Miyagase, a man-made lake which is one of the reservoirs serving the metropolitan area. Nestled in Tanzawa mountain range where you can experience the natural beauty of Japan. The lake should be filled with beautiful autumn color around this time of season. Later go to Edo Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, an open air museum with the relocated or reconstructed 30 historic buildings from early Edo period to post-World War II period. See how the cityscape and buildings have changed throughout history in Japan. It is expected to be a right season for Autumn color. Then head to Tachikawa in western Tokyo. Our hotel is located in the city center within walking distance to Department stores, etc.

NOV. 27 (FRI) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHIKO (ONSEN)
Go to Mt. Takao, specified for the maximum of three star sightseeing spot in Japan by French travel guidebook because of its magnificent beauty. Ride the Japan’s steepest cable Car with 889 ft deference of elevation to enjoy beautiful autumn color (depending on climate of the year). On clear day, you can observe a superb view of Kanto plain, skyscrapers of Downtown Tokyo etc. Later head to Otsuki to visit Saru Hashi (monkey bridge), one of 3 oddly shaped bridges in Japan and designated as National Place of Scenic beauty. The bridge is formed by layering bridge girders without using any pier. Then go to Lake Kawaguchi, very popular place where spectacular views of Mt Fuji can be enjoyed. Our hotel is located at foot of Mt. Fuji with picture window of all rooms facing it. Soak and relax in the Onsen Hot Spring bath and enjoy Sukiyaki dinner in the evening.

NOV. 28 (SAT) IZU HATAKE ONSEN _ DAISENYA (ONSEN)
Visit Lake Kawaguchi Music Forest, a theme park with museum devoted to automatic musical instruments including antique music boxes, mechanical organs, etc. Enjoy dynamic music show performed by antique music boxes and an organ automatically playing music. Also enjoy strolling its beautiful European Style Gardens with views of Mt. Fuji. Then to Oshino Hakkai Springs, the ponds used to be called “The Spring of God” that 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 fishes. Then go to Kannami located in an inland area of Izu Peninsula which has over 1300 years history. Cultural heritages passed down in the area can be seen at the Buddha Statues Museum, exhibits elaborate 24 Buddha statues including 800 year old Amida Sanzon statues. Then proceed to Onsen resort hotel where Mt. Fuji can be seen on clear day. Enjoy delicious Japanese Kaiseki dinner in the evening. Soak and relax in Hot Spring Bath and Open air bath designated as a Hot Spring with Recuperative Properties by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.

NOV. 29 (SUN) SHIMODA SHIMODA TOKYU HOTEL (ONSEN)
Visit Shuzenji Temple, a Zen Buddhist temple originally founded by Kobo Daishi in 807. It is expected that temple ground will be right season for nice red Autumn color. Then drive scenic drive way, Nishiizu Sky Line while enjoying panoramic scenery looking down Suruga Bay and Mt. Fuji on clear day and pass Mt. Daruma with highest peak 3,218 ft. Visit Toi Gold Mine which had been operating from 1370’s to 1965. You can explore part of the Gold mine tunnels and learn how gold was excavated here in olden times. Also see and touch the world’s biggest gold bar at the museum. Visit Chohachi Museum. Chohachi is legendary plasterer and artist in 19th century, specialized in lime plaster reliefs with his own unique style of art. After seeing his unrivalled masterpieces, go to pleasant coastal city in the south of Izu peninsula, Shimoda and our hotel. Good chance to try Hot Spring Bath & Open air Roten Buro bath. You can see beautiful scenery of Pacific ocean and some of the Izu Seven Island on clear day.

NOV. 30 (MON) AMAGI HEIGHTS HOTEL HARVEST AMAGI KOGEN (ONSEN)
In the morning get a chance to explore Shimoda town, historically significant as a port town of diplomatic contact with United States in 1850’s. Visit Ryosenji Temple a National historical site where Japan-US treaty of amity was signed in 1854. And enjoy walking around quiet and pleasant Perry Road where Commodore Matthew Perry of US Navy marched when he approached the temple. This quaint stone pedestrian pathway lined with overhanging willows and unique Namako-Kabe (sea cucumber wall) architectural style buildings. Also visit Shimoda History Museum. Exhibition is ranging from culture of Shimoda in Edo period to beginning of Japan’s trading. Documents of Yoshida Shoin who smuggled US black ship, etc. Later having fun with “Mikan”(Tangerine)” picking. Enjoy taste of Izu! Our hotel is located in Amagi Heights offering 360 degrees panoramic view of ocean & mountain. Soak and relax in Onsen Hot Spring Bath with observing Mt. Fuji.

DEC. 01(TUE) ATAMI HOTEL NEW AKAO ROYAL WING (ONSEN)
Go to Izu Four Seasons Flower Park to see seasonal flowers such as Banksia, Isogiku, Ligularia, etc., should be blooming with the panoramic scenery of Sagami Bay. Then visit Izu Cactus Park, a botanical and zoological garden. They have 100 species of Animals and 1,500 species of cactus. Main feature here at this season is Capybara family soaking in Onsen pool! Then go to one of Japan’s most famous hot springs “Atami”. Visit Kiunkaku, a former villa built in 1919 and was operating as a ryokan-inn from 1947-2000. Building is designed with combination of Japanese style and Western style with its beautiful Japanese garden. Those are well preserved as it used to be and praised as a historical and cultural asset having the elegant atmosphere in Taisho period. Then to nice Onsen resort hotel located on a promontory in Nishikigaura, Izu's foremost scenic area. Your room faces to beautiful Sagami Bay. Soak and relax in the Hot Spring Bath & Open air Roten Buro bath of famous Atami onsen.

DEC. 02 (WED) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Atami is also famous for its scenic beauty with seasonal aspects surrounded with the sea and mountains. Enjoy browsing around Atami Baien garden, known as the latest Autumn color to change in Japan where Maple Festival is being held this time of season. You will see picturesque sceneries while strolling along the pathway in the garden. Then visit MOA Museum of Art exhibits an impressive collection of Japanese and East Asian art such as paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, etc., including 3 National treasures and 61 important cultural properties. Then go back to Yokohama. After hotel arrival, Free time for shopping or relax in your room. In the evening, we plan to have a Yokohama Travel Reunion Party with former tour guides, Mr. Terry Oishi, Mr. Takehiro Narita, Mr. Atsuo Ito. Get a chance to talk to them to relive those good old memories and make a night of memories to behold.

DEC. 03 (THU) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Head to Chiba via the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, known as Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway which is 10 miles marine crossing bridge and tunnel through the Tokyo Bay. Stop at Umi Hotaru parking area jutting out from Tokyo Bay. Enjoy panoramic view and shopping of local specialties. Upon arrival at Chiba side, go to Mother farm, a huge entertainment farming pastureland where you get closer to nature. Enjoy watching the famous and hilarious Sheep show with a sheep shearing demonstration. Enjoy shopping and lunch at Aeon Shopping Center before going back to Yokohama.

DEC 04 (FRI) YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Enjoy shopping at Yokohama Central Wholesale Market to buy Japanese traditional foods such as Tsukemono, Umeboshi, etc., at wholesale price. Then proceed to Ameyoko, one of Japan’s most popular shopping streets, filled with many shops dealing discounts on all kinds of goods including seafood, sweets, snacks, shirts, shoes, etc. After going back to the hotel, it will be 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 05 (SAT) 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 5, 2015 (SATURDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR 2015 TOHOKU TRAVEL’S AUTUMN COLOR CIRCLE IZU WITH YOKOHAMA TRAVEL REUNION PARTY 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!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE INC.
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TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2015 (SUNDAY) 
TIME: 12:00PM (NOON)
PLACE: TO BE ANNOUNCED
COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
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 2015: 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: OCTOBER 11, 2015

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.