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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 SPRING CIRCLE KYUSHU WITH WORLD’S GREATEST LIGHT FESTIVAL TOUR #5A
MARCH 05, 2019 (Tuesday) - MARCH 17, 2019 (Sunday) CLARENCE (06/15/18-toto) 

MARCH 05 (TUE) HONOLULU
Leave from Honolulu Int’l Airport via DELTA Airlines flight to FUKUOKA. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. Free Movies & Drinks.

MARCH 06 (WED) HAKATA HAKATA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU 

Arrive Fukuoka International Airport. After Government formalities by bus to the hotel in Hakata, biggest city in Kyushu. Hotel is located near down town Nakasu area which is good for shopping or strolling etc.

MARCH 07 (THU) HAKATA HAKATA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
Go to Dazaifu which used to be an important administrative center about 1,000 years ago. Visit Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to the Japanese deity of education. The approach to the shrine is lined with a variety of local shops including shop selling local specialty “Umegae-mochi”. You can try it that is best eaten hot off the grill. The Shrine is also known for Ume blossoms. 6,000 trees will bloom and fill the garden this time of season (depending on the climate). Later visit Konpeito (Japanese sugar candy) Kingdom. Konpeito candy is traditional sweets with history over 460 years. We will try our hand at making our own Konpeito candy. Then proceed to Kushida Shrine originally built in 757 as a guardian deity of Hakata. And visit Machiya Furusato Museum, celebrates the history and cultural heritage of Hakata. See the creative displays of folk culture and items used in everyday life at the 150 year old designed houses of a weaver. Also it is a good place to purchase Hakata textile, Hakata Doll etc. Later enjoy strolling at Kawabata Shopping Mall located near our hotel. Hakata’s oldest shopping street lined with various kind of stores carrying Japanese Tea, Kimono wear, etc.

MARCH 08 (FRI) SASEBO HOTEL OKURA JR HUIS TEN BOSCH (ONSEN) ♨

Visit Ushinoo Ume Forest, has been known as the best Ume flower viewing place with 13,000 Ume trees lining over since 19th century. Then head to Huis Ten Bosch, a very popular theme park recreates a medieval 17th century Dutch town with various types of entertainment are available to keep you entertained. Entire park is filled with real size copies of Dutch building, lovely windmills, picturesque canals and beautiful flowers which makes you feel as if you are in Netherlands. Admission ticket is paid for to enjoy your favorite attraction. Good chance to watch spectacular Takarazuka style Revue. Great singing and dancing by female dancers is truly “Broadway in Japan”. Our hotel is located in front of Huis Ten Bosch, with a Hot Spring bath and Open air bath. After dinner go to see Kingdom of lights festival. 13 million lights of illumination called "World Greatest Light Festival". It is ranked as the No. 1 in the night scenery ranking in Japan.

MARCH 09 (SAT) NAGASAKI HOTEL NEW NAGASAKI
Enjoy “Strawberry picking” in season. Taste fresh and sweet Japanese Strawberry as much as you like! Then proceed to Nagasaki, an intriguing and interesting attractive city with an incredible history has close ties to Europe and China. Visit Nagasaki Peace Park commemorates the city’s destruction by the Atomic Bomb dropped on Aug. 9, 1945. In the park there is the massive Peace Statue and various other statues which promote and urge the concept of World Peace. We also visit Atomic Bomb Museum, aiming to contribute to the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of lasting world peace. After enjoy shopping for Pearl products that is one of Nagasaki’s specialties, head to our hotel located close to Nagasaki train station and shopping building with supermarket, Tokyu Hands, etc. After hotel check-in, tour guide will take you Holo-Holo to the shopping area.

MARCH 10 (SUN) NAGASAKI HOTEL NEW NAGASAKI
Visit Glover Garden which is emblem of Nagasaki known as the setting for famous opera “Madame Butterfly”. The elegance of the period of foreign settlement nestled in picturesque surroundings offers a superb and extensive view of Nagasaki harbor. The garden feature the former Glover Residence Japan’s oldest western wooden building has added to the list of World Heritage Site in 2015. And visit Dejima, site of the former Dutch trading post which was Japan’s only window to Europe during the national isolation period (1641-1859). Enjoy strolling at an open air museum with many different types of authentic buildings including various residences, warehouses, a protestant school, etc. Later visit Koushibyou Shrine, Japan’s only one full scale Chinese style Confucius’s mausoleum built in 1893. The colorful atmospheric style is quite prominent. Its museum exhibits a range of artifacts from China and give you insights of the history of Chinese community in Nagasaki. In the evening go out for dinner at the mountain top restaurant offers panoramic view to enjoy Nagasaki night view which is considered to be as “One of the 3 most spectacular night views in the world".

MARCH 11 (MON) KUMAMOTO HOTEL NIKKO KUMAMOTO
Head to Shimabara peninsula to catch ferry (45min) to Kumamoto, old castle town blessed with an abundance of nature. Visit Suizenji Garden. A spacious Japanese style landscape garden built in 17th century which is registered as a National historic site of scenic beauty. See the reproductions of the 53 post stations of the Tokaido road which are scattered all throughout the garden. Enjoy a relaxing walk along a circular path where you can even find a miniature Mt. Fuji. Ume flower should be blooming in the garden. (Depending on the climate) We will stay at excellent city hotel located center of the city and close to department store and shopping mall. After hotel check-in, enjoy Holo-Holo near the hotel.

MARCH 12 (TUE) KAGOSHIMA KAGOSHIMA SUN ROYAL HOTEL (ONSEN) ♨
Proceed to Hitoyoshi a 700 year old castle town called “Small Kyoto in Kyushu”. Visit Kamata Jouzo producing their Miso & Shoyu for 88 years. After enjoying shopping for miso, shoyu, as well as tsukudani, pickles, Miso senbei, etc., head to Kagoshima attracting public attention because of NHK’s TV Drama “SEGODON” which is the story of the life of historical figure "Takamori Saigo", who was born and raised in Kagoshima. Visit Senganen Garden which is attracting tourists as "One of the Japan’s 31 most beautiful places" chosen by CNN. This World Cultural Heritage Sites constructed in 1658 made with fine design and has a refined taste, using Kinko bay to resemble the pond and Sakurajima as the miniature mountain of the garden. Ume flower & Kanhi Sakura (early bloom Cherry blossom) should be blooming in the garden (depending on the climate of the year). We will stay at Modern city hotel faces Sakurajima Island, the symbol of Kagoshima. Relax in Hot Spring bath while viewing Sakurajima in front of your eyes.

MARCH 13 (WED) MIYAZAKI ANA HOLIDAY INN RESORT MIYAZAKI (ONSEN) ♨
Visit Museum of the Meiji Restoration where you can learn about the dramatic history of the Meiji Restoration with Robot show with English translation including one of the greatest tragic heroes in Japanese history, "Takamori Saigo" appearing. Later catch a ferry (15 min) to land on Sakurajima Island, one of the World’s greatest active volcanoes. You can feel the power of the nature that spewing steam up close. Then head to Miyazaki to visit Aoshima Island, a National Special Natural Monument with unusual wavy rock formation called Oni no Sentakuita (Ogre’s washboard), draw stripe patterns which show up at low tide. These perfectly straight rows of rock look as if the remnants of something manmade. We will stay at popular resort hotel overlooking the Hyuganada sea. Soak and relax in Onsen hot spring bath with beautiful ocean view.

MARCH 14 (THU) BEPPU HOTEL FUYOU CLUB (ONSEN) ♨
Go to Saitobaru, a National historic site where more than 300 burial mounds from 4-7th century are scattered around. It is the Japan’s largest scale. Visit Archaeological Museum, displays excavated artefacts from the tombs gives you mysteries of ancient lives. Later go to Hyuga Cape where you can see magnificent scenery with many exposed rocks facing beautiful Hyuganada sea. Umagase at the tip of the cape is a precipitous cliff of pillar-like rocks, towering 230 ft high. (Highest in Japan) and commands excellent view of waves breaking against rocks. Then head to Beppu, known as the world’s second largest source of thermal spring water after Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy famous Onsen Hot Spring bath boasting 100% pure hot spring water which comes directly from the hot spring source.

MARCH 15 (FRI) KOKURA RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL KOKURA
Enjoy awesome experience in the “Onsen hot spring capital”, Beppu Jigoku (Hell of boiling Spring) Tour. Spectacular hot springs for viewing rather than bathing which has difference in its own intense way. See Chinoike Jigoku (blood pond hell) features a pond of hot, blood-red water. This awesome pond makes its formidable color from red clay that dissolves in the natural hot spring water. And see Umi Jigoku (Sea hell). One of the most beautiful hells features a pond of boiling turquoise blue water that resembles the sea. Its waters are 394 ft deep and 208 F hot. Then visit African Safari Park, Japan’s largest safari park zoo with 70 species, 1,400 animals. You can observe large animals such as Lion, Tiger, Bison, Giraffe, Zebra, Rhinoceroses, Cheetah, etc., live freely up close from the bus. Then proceed to our hotel next to Kokura train station and its shopping center. Upon arrival at hotel tour guide will take you to Holo-Holo around the hotel.

MARCH 16 (SAT) KOKURA RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL KOKURA
Visit TOTO Museum the world’s most innovative toilet company. “TOTO” opened a new museum in 2015. It is a fun museum where you can learn about toilets and the transition of Japanese toilet culture. Later cross Kanmon Straits to reach Shimonoseki known by some great historical sea battles in Japanese history such as battle leading to fall of the Heike clan (in 1185) and duel between Musashi Miyamoto and Kojiro Sasaki (in 1612). Visit famous Karato fish Market for some fun shopping for Dried seafood, seaweed, etc., with lively atmosphere. It will be precious chance to eat fresh sushi at the famous fish market (you can try it from 1 piece at your own expense) Enjoy shopping and lunch at Aeon shopping Center before going back to the hotel. (Lunch and Dinner will be at your own expense)

MARCH 17 (SUN) 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 Fukuoka International Airport, DELTA Airlines flight in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning MARCH 17, 2019 (SUNDAY). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S TOUR#5A. 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) - $4,270.00 PLUS AIRFARE: $1,100.00 {ESTIMATED AIRFARE}
TOTAL TOUR COST WITH ESTIMATED AIRFARE---$5,370.00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PLEASE ADD - $1,057.00 = ( ¥9,612 x 11days = ¥105,732)

* YEN/DOLLAR DIFFERENTIAL BASED ON: 427,000 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
PLUS/MINUS ON YEN/DOLLAR DIFFERENTIAL AT TIME OF PAYMENT (PLEASE CALL BEFORE PAYMENT)

TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: February 17, 2018 
TIME: 11:00AM
PLACE: HOUSE OF WONG 477 KAPAHULU AVENUE, HON. HI.
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 2019: 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: January 19, 2019

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.