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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 FANTASTIC JAPAN THEME PARKS
WITH THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER & TOKYO DISNEY SEA TOUR #11
JUNE 3, 2019 (MONDAY) - JUNE 14, 2019 (FRIDAY) GARY; JOHN & KUNI {REVISED: 08/13/18-GT} 

JUNE 3 (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.

JUNE 4 (TUE) USJ, OSAKA HOTEL KEIHAN UNIVERSAL CITY
Arrive at Kansai Int’l or Itami Airport and after entry formalities, by bus to the hotel which is the "Official Hotel of Universal Studios Japan (USJ)". The hotel is located in the center of the Universal Studio’s Shopping Mall.

JUNE 5(WED) USJ, OSAKA HOTEL KEIHAN UNIVERSAL CITY
Go 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 and originally constructed in 752. The Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall) is the “World's Largest Wooden Building” and holds the Big Buddha (49 feet. high), “the World’s Largest Bronze Statue” and is widely admired and worshipped as a “Symbol of the Ancient Capital of Japan”. Later visit Kaiyukan Aquarium, “One of the Largest Aquariums in the World”. The main attraction is the majestic giant "Whale Shark", the largest fish on the earth. There are 30,000 marine animals, representing 620 species. After going back to the hotel, tour guide will take you to the Universal Citywalk Shopping Mall. This massive shopping complex features restaurants and shops that carry unique goods such as local souvenirs, USJ Characters, etc.

JUNE 6 (THU) USJ, OSAKA HOTEL KEIHAN UNIVERSAL CITY
Enjoy a “Whole Day Free Time” at Universal Studios Japan (USJ), the “First Universal Studios Outside of the USA”. It has many of the most popular attractions of Universal Studios Florida. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a magnificent area with attractions, shops and restaurants reproducing the world from the Harry Potter films. The famed Hogwarts Castle, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Scarlet Hogwarts Express Train, etc. are faithfully reproduced with incredible intricate details. You will experience physical incarnation just like you are in a scene of the Harry Potter Story. An amazing flight simulator ride using state-of-the-art 4K technology is particularly popular. In addition, you will enjoy regular attractions of USJ such as, Hollywood Dream - The Ride, Spider Man-The Ride 4K3D, The Flying Dinosaur, Water World show etc. “World’s largest Minions Park” opened in 2017 with an exciting new ride attraction featuring a giant dome screen that achieves ultimate realistic sensations. And Hello Kitty, Peanuts, Elmo, Cookie Monster, etc., are walking around throughout the park. A “One Day Ticket” is included on the tour. Enjoy exciting theme rides and shows of famous movies and animations!

JUNE 7 (FRI) KYOTO HOTEL NEW HANKYU KYOTO
Head to Kyoto, another ancient capital of Japan with a 1,200 year history. First visit Fushimi Inari Shrine which has been ranked the “Most Popular Tourist Destination in Japan” by Trip Advisor. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion “Torii Gates” which creates a magical and memorable experience for visitors. Enjoy strolling the approach to the shrine with many shops carrying local specialties such as pottery, sweets etc. After lunch of Kyoto’s healthy “Obanzai Dish”, We will visit the Symbol of Kyoto, “Kinkakuji Temple” (World Heritage Site) known as the “Golden Pavilion”, situated picturesquely in its garden. The three-story golden pavilion extends over the pond and is reflected in the calm waters, giving an image designed to suggest an existence somewhere between heaven and earth. Later enjoy shopping at the Kyoto Handicraft Center, carrying Kyoto’s beautiful and skillfully handcrafted items and specialty goods. Then proceed to the hotel located in front of Kyoto Station and the Underground Shopping Mall. After hotel check in, your tour guides will take you to “Holo Holo” around the hotel.

JUNE 8 (SAT) NAGOYA CASTLE PLAZA
Go to Nagoya, Japan’s 4th largest city full of historical landmarks and traditional culture. Visit the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology to see the 4,000 exhibitions with dynamic displays of original equipment, through the textile machinery and automobile industries with which the Toyota has been involved. Various demonstrations are shown by operators giving you a clear command of Toyota’s technical progress. Later visit Okazaki Castle, known as the birthplace of the most important shogun in Japanese history, “Tokugawa Ieyasu”. Located next to the castle is Mikawa Bushi & Ieyasu Museum which outlines the local history and samurais who were praised as: “Proud, Stoic, Loyal & Strong Warriors”. Displays of weapons, war helmets and armor including a replica of Ieyasu’s armor and battle items are shown. The castle ground is a peaceful place to wander among the stone walls and moats. Our hotel is located near Nagoya Station and Underground Shopping Mall. After hotel check in your tour guide will take you to the Shopping Area.

JUNE 9 (SUN) LAKE KAWAGUCHI HOTEL REGINA KAWAGUCHI-KO (ONSEN) ♨
Ride the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) to Shizuoka. You will encounter the “World Renowned Japanese Train Technology” with a maximum speed of 177 M.P.H. Upon arrival at the station, transfer by bus to Mt. Fuji, Japan's “Highest and Most Prominent Mountain” which was designated as a “World Heritage Site” in 2013. 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 (30 species total) can be observed up close. Weather permitting, you get to see animals with the impressive backdrop of Mt. Fuji. Then go to Lake Kawaguchi, a very popular place where spectacular views of Mt. Fuji can be enjoyed on clear day. Our hotel is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji with the picture windows of all the rooms facing it. Soak and Relax in the Hot Spring Bath and enjoy a Traditional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner in the evening.

JUNE 10 (MON) TOKYO DISNEY RESORT HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY
In the morning, go to Oshino Hakkai Springs, where the ponds used to be called “The Spring of God”. The spring is fed by water flowing down from sacred Mt. Fuji. The ponds are quite deep and have interesting freshwater plant life and large fishes. Then visit Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center a new Museum which opened in June, 2016. Learn about the “Symbol of Japan” Mt. Fuji’s ecology, arts, cultural history of the sacred mountain, etc. You can also purchase merchandise pertaining to Mt. Fuji at the gift shop. After enjoying a Hoto Nabe (local cuisine in Yamanashi which is similar to Udon Noodle) Lunch, head to the Tokyo Disney Resort, “Japan’s Most Popular Amusement Park”. We will stay at the “Official Hotel of Tokyo Disney Resort” and located near the Disney Resort Monorail Station. You will get a chance to visit Disney’s Official Souvenir Shop “Bon Voyage” and “Ikspiari” Shopping Mall after hotel check in (Optional).

JUNE 11 (TUE) TOKYO DISNEY RESORT HOTEL OKURA TOKYO BAY
“Whole Day Free Time” to enjoy Tokyo Disney Sea. A sea-themed park which is different from the other Disney Parks in the world. The overall intention was to create a “more adult-themed park”, include faster, scarier rides and shows designed more for “an older audience”. In the morning, go to the station and catch a “Disney Resort Line Monorail” to the “Main Gate Station of Tokyo Disney Sea”. Upon arrival, “Whole Day Free Time” for having fun at Disney Sea! Wandering around, you’ll be amazed at the fantastic shows and rides in the park. You will get a chance to buy merchandise pertaining to “Duffy & Friends”. We will give you a “One day ticket of Tokyo Disney Sea and Monorail”. You can go back to the hotel on your own anytime you choose to, using the monorail. If you wish you can see fireworks in the evening at the park.

JUNE 12 (WED) YOKOHAMA/TOKYO YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
Go to Ueno in Central Tokyo to visit National Museum of Nature and Science, “Japan's Largest Science Museum”. See outstanding and curiosity-inspiring exhibitions exploring “Animal & Plant Kingdom and Prehistoric World”. Impressive collections of dinosaur displays are worth seeing. Then proceed to Asakusa, the heart of the 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 and enjoy shopping at Nakamise Shopping Street with a variety of traditional local snacks and tourist souvenirs. Then visit Ameyoko, “One of Japan's Most Popular Shopping Streets”, filled with many shops dealing discounts on all kind of products including dried seafood, sweets, T-shirts, candies, shoes etc. Later go to “Yokohama 2nd Largest City in Japan”. Our hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance to the Department Store, Big Electronics Store, ¥100Yen Shop and Underground Shopping Mall. After hotel check in your tour guide will take you to “Holo – Holo” around the hotel.

JUNE 13 (THU) YOKOHAMA/TOKYO YOKOHAMA BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
All day excursion in the “Capital of Japan” Tokyo! Visit the Imperial Palace East Garden, former Edo Castle's innermost circles initially constructed in 1620. Remaining foundation of the former castle tower, Museum of Imperial Collections, a nice Japanese Garden, etc., can be enjoyed. Then go 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 with trick arts that make it look like you are a part of picture. It is a newly opened amusing and amazing attraction. We will enjoy Shopping and Lunch at the Aqua City Shopping Mall. You will get a chance to visit the ¥100Yen Shop, Hello Kitty Shop, Disney Store, etc. Then drive over spectacular Rainbow Bridge with nice views of the waterfront subcenter in Tokyo. After going back to the hotel, “Free Time” to continue 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 his or her gifts. (2 Pieces Per Person Baggage Allowance. The member will pay for any excess).

JUNE 14 (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 to be checked-in down. In the afternoon, go to Narita Airport to catch Japan Airlines Flight in the evening to Honolulu, arriving the same morning, JUNE 14(FRI). After clearing U.S. Customs proceed home. LUNCH AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE / DINNER ON THE PLANE.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S FANTASTIC JAPAN THEME PARKS WITH THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER & TOKYO DISNEY SEA TOUR #11. 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!

LAND ONLY TOUR COST (12 DAYS) - $4,150.00 * PLUS AIRFARE: $1,400.00 (ESTIMATED)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PLEASE ADD - $940.00* ¥100 YEN RATE {¥9,396 X 10-NIGHTS = ¥93,960 YENS}
* {YEN/DOLLAR DIFFERENTIAL BASED ON: ¥ 415,000 YENS} TOTAL LAND & AIR: $5,550.00
*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. (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

YEN/DOLLAR RATE GROUND TOUR ADJUSTMENT 45 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE DATE OR EARLIER TOUR #11
PLUS / MINUS ON YEN/DOLLAR DIFFERENTIAL AT TIME OF PAYMENT (PLEASE CALL BEFORE PAYMENT

TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
DATE: MAY 05, 2019 (SUNDAY) 
TIME: 11:00AM
PLACE: HOUSE OF WONG
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 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.

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 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.