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TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC.
1741 NUUANU AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
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TOHOKU TRAVEL’S SPRING “ENCORE MALIHINI” CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR # 6A 
MARCH 29, 2018 (Thursday) - April 10, 2018 (Tuesday) Clarence Sato /Matt (07/10/17-toto)

MARCH 29 (THU) HONOLULU
Leave from Honolulu Int’l Airport via Japan Airlines flight. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. Free Movies & Drinks.

MARCH 30 (FRI) OSAKA / KOBE KOBE BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS (ONSEN) ♨ 
Arrive at Kansai Int’l Airport (Osaka) and after clearing government formalities, by bus to Rokko Island in Kobe. We will stay at luxury hotel with Onsen Hot spring bath and located close to the Monorail Station and Convenience Store.

MARCH 31 (SAT) HIROSHIMA RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL HIROSHIMA
In the morning ride the Shinkansen Bullet Train offering an experience of speeds reaching up to 198 M.P.H. while traveling from Shin Kobe Station to Hiroshima Station. Upon arrival, proceed by bus to Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture to see the Kintai (Brocaded) Bridge, originally built in 1673. This is a beautiful wooden arched bridge called “One of the Three Most Beautiful Bridges in Japan”. When you walk on this elegant shaped bridge, you may feel as if you are walking on a rainbow. If the timing and the climate of the year is right, 3,000 Cherry Blossoms should be in bloom along the banks of the bridge. Later return to Hiroshima to visit the Peace Park. We will see the World Heritage Site Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Bell, Cenotaphs etc. and also visit the Peace Memorial Museum. It is the most important museum of Hiroshima, relating the details and history of the first atomic bomb. Our hotel is located in the center of down town Hiroshima and next to Sogo Department Store. After hotel check in, enjoy shopping, meeting your relatives or just rest.

APRIL 01 (SUN) OKAYAMA OKAYAMA INTERNATIONAL HOTEL
Visit beautiful sacred "World Heritage Site" Miyajima Island and colorful Itsukushima Shrine. It is "One of Japan’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions" and "One of Japan’s Scenic-Trio". This centuries-old Shrine complex of brightly colored pavilions is known worldwide as the “Floating Shrine”. Built over water, it seems to be floating in the sea during high tide. Later proceed to Okayama to visit Korakuen Garden, “One of the Three Best Landscaped Gardens in Japan” and hence "Okayama’s Number One Attraction". It is a representative "Scenic Promenade Garden (Kaiyu) " of the Edo Period (1600-1868). Enjoy strolling around the beautiful landscaped garden including a large pond, streams, a hill that serves as a lookout point. Later proceed to our hotel located high on the hill which overlooks Okayama City and surrounded by the beauty of nature. You can walk around the hotel garden in the morning.

APRIL 02 (MON) TOKUSHIMA RENAISSANCE RESORT NARUTO (ONSEN) ♨
Cross the 7.6 miles long Great Seto Bridge consisting of a series of suspension bridges joining Honshu (Japan's Main Island) and Shikoku Island while viewing the magnificent scenery of the Seto Inland Sea. Visit Ritsurin Garden, considered as the "Most Beautiful Historical Garden in Shikoku Island". It is skillfully laid out to “Harmonize with 330 Cherry Trees and 1,400 Magnificent Pine Trees which have been expertly landscaped for centuries to twist into fantastic shapes”. If timing is right, Cherry Blossoms will be blooming in the garden. Each step you take reveals a new view of a different tasteful aspect of the exquisitely arranged garden. Later enjoy a famous Sanuki Udon Lunch before going to Tokushima to see the famous “Awa Odori Dance Show”, (A Local Traditional Dance of Tokushima known nationwide). Enjoy the elegant performance by local dancers. This night's accommodation is a nice resort hotel with Onsen Hot Spring, located in front of the Naruto Strait. Enjoy Soaking and Relaxing in the Hot Spring Bath with beautiful ocean view. Enjoy a buffet dinner featuring local seafood, vegetables, etc.

APRIL 03 (TUE) NARA HOTEL NIKKO NARA
Head to Awaji Island in the eastern part of the Seto Inland Sea. We will enjoy watching Joruri Puppet Show with accompany of Shamisen (Japanese traditional string instrument). It is a traditional Japanese art dating back about 300 years. Cross the world longest suspension bridge (6,532 ft) Akashi Kaikyo Bridge to head to Nara the first permanent capital of Japan founded in 710. Visit World heritage Todaiji temple, one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples which originally constructed in 752. Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall) is the World’s Largest Wooden Building holds Big Buddha (155ft high) the World’s Largest Bronze Statue and is widely admired and worshipped as a symbol of the ancient capital of Japan. Our hotel is located close to the Nara train station. After hotel arrival enjoy Holo-Holo.

APRIL 04 (WED) NARA / KYOTO HOTEL NIKKO NARA
All Day, Kyoto City Tour. Visit one of the most familiar symbols of Kyoto. Kinkakuji Temple, known as the Golden Pavilion situated picturesquely in its garden. Then go to enjoy seeing the beautiful "Miyako Odori Dance Show" (Cherry Blossom Dances), started in 1872. The show exhibits the fine traditional song and dance skills of Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) and Geiko (Geisha). Enjoy the beauty of spectacular dances and singing by Japan’s Most Highly Trained Performers with Vibrantly Colored Kimono Costumes.

APRIL 05 (THU) NAGOYA ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL GRAND COURT NAGOYA
Visit Shigaraki Tanuki (Raccoon Dog) Village. Home of Shigaraki ware, one of the oldest potteries in Japan. (750 year history) Main feature is Raccoon Dog pottery which is considered to promise you success for business and protection from accident. Enjoy shopping for many types of pottery ranging from dish, tea cup to flower vase etc. Later visit Nabana-no sato Flower Park, a huge flower garden with a variety of seasonal flowers. We will see Tulip, Cherry Blossom, Peach Flower etc., blooming (depending on timing). Then visit the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Learn the history how Toyota established and has been developing from very early period when Toyota was a department of loom making company with big exhibition. Then proceed to Nagoya, "Japan's 4th Largest City" full of historical landmarks and traditional culture. We will stay at luxurious hotel located close to the Train Station and its Shopping Area. Enjoy shopping before and after dinner.

APRIL 06 (FRI) LAKE HAMANA HOTEL TOKYU HARVEST CLUB HAMANAKO
Visit a “Symbol of Nagoya”, Nagoya Castle. The interior of the castle is a modern museum displaying the castle’s history, Samurai Armor, War Helmets, Swords, etc. If the timing is right, we will see beautiful Cherry Blossoms blooming around the castle grounds. Stop at AEON Shopping Mall to enjoy shopping and lunch. Next go to the Haccho Miso Factory to see the process of making Miso. Haccho Miso has over 600 years of history and is featured in many of the miso based dishes in the Nagoya Area. Then proceed to Lake Hamana, "One of the Largest Brackish Lakes in Japan" and blessed with lots of scenic spots. This night’s accommodation is a nice resort hotel located lake side. You can enjoy walking around the hotel after check-in and in the morning. Soak and Relax in the Big Public Bath and Open Air Jacuzzi Bath. {Sorry it is not an Onsen Hot Spring}.

APRIL 07 (SAT) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHIKO (ONSEN) ♨
Visit Kakegawa Kacho-en, a theme park of fabulous flowers and lovely birds etc. Enjoy strolling through greenhouses filled with magnificent flowers, plants and birds. It is a paradise for bird and flower lovers. Later have fun "Strawberry Picking" in season. Try tasting "Fresh and Sweet Japanese Strawberries" as many as you like. And later head to Lake Kawaguchi a very popular place where you can enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Fuji on clear day. Our hotel is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji and the picture window of all the rooms in this hotel face to Mt. Fuji! Soak and Relax in the Onsen Hot Spring Bath and Enjoy a Traditional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner in the evening.

APRIL 08 (SUN) TOKYO GRAND NIKKO TOKYO DAIBA
Visit the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center, a brand new museum that opened in June 2016. You will learn about the "Symbol of Japan" Mt. Fuji's ecology, arts, cultural history of the sacred mountain, etc. You will also be able to purchase merchandise pertaining to Mt. Fuji at the gift shop. Then proceed to Oshino Hakkai Springs, the ponds used to be called the “Spring of God” since they are spring-fed by water flowing down from sacred Mt. Fuji. The ponds are quite deep and have interesting freshwater plant life and large fishes. After enjoying a “Hoto Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot)” Lunch, famous local food of Yamanashi. Head to our hotel in Daiba, a new major shopping district in Tokyo. Hotel is easy walking distance to Aqua City shopping mall with 100YEN shop, restaurants section, ramen alley, etc. After hotel check in your guide will take you to shopping area. In the evening, illumination of Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower etc., can be seen from right in front of the hotel.

APRIL 09 (MON) TOKYO GRAND NIKKO TOKYO DAIBA
All Day, Tokyo City Tour. Visit the Outer Garden of the Imperial Palace to see the Niju Bashi Bridge. It is the Main Bridge of the Imperial Palace. Then, go to Asakusa, “One of the Most Popular Tourist Spots in Tokyo”. Visit Senso-ji Temple with Kaminari Gate and the Nakamise Shopping Street, lined with many shops carrying a variety of traditional tourist souvenirs, local snacks, etc. Enjoy strolling and shopping with the lively atmosphere of downtown Tokyo. Then take a “Boat Cruise” on the Sumida River. We will see the "World's Tallest Tower" Tokyo Sky Tree completed in 2012 and boasting a height of 2,080ft. If the timing is right, we will also see Cherry Blossoms along the riverside. Then proceed by bus back to the hotel in Daiba. 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 his or her gifts. (2 Pieces Per Person Baggage Allowance. The member will pay for any excess).

APRIL 10 (TUE) HONOLULU (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 a Japan Airlines flight in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning. APRIL 10, 2018 (TUESDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S “ENCORE MALIHINI” CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR #6A. 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. Yokohama Travel, Inc. will charge you if you need their assistance in returning home individually. Around $100.00 from Yokohama. Please call our office if you are extending your stay. MAHALO!

TOTAL LAND COST ONLY (13 DAYS) - $*4,240.00 PLUS AIRFARE: $1,400.00 {ESTIMATED AIRFARE}
TOTAL TOUR COST WITH ESTIMATED AIRFARE  -$5,640.00*
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PLEASE ADD - $950.00 ¥8,640 x 11 = ¥95,040 (100 YEN RATE)

* YEN/DOLLAR DIFFERENTIAL BASED ON: (¥424,000 YENS)
**Based on ¥100 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.
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

YEN/DOLLAR RATE GROUND TOUR ADJUSTMENT 45 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE DATE OR EARLIER TOUR #6

TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: MARCH 11, 2018 (SUNDAY) 
TIME: 11:00AM
PLACE: TO BE ADVISED
COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
ATTIRE: VERY INFORMAL - CASUAL WEAR (LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 ½ HOURS)

TOUR CONDITIONS
ESTIMATED AIRFARE: MAY BE MORE EXPENSIVE OR CHEAPER AT TIME OF PURCHASE.

AIRLINES USUALLY CHARGE A $225.00 Cancellation Fee.

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 2018: 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: FEB. 12, 2018
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.