☆Please make sure to write the name, gender and age of all tour participants in the Remarks of the reservation form when booking the tour. Your information will be used to make a ferry boarding list.☆
☆Cancellation/change fee in this tour based on our cancellation fee for Domestic Tours (except bus tours) will be required. Cancellation fee will be charged 20 days prior to the preceding date of commencement of the tour. ☆
◇◆Cruise & Bus & Train Tour to Hidden Places in Tohoku for 7 Days◇◆
☆Cruise ferries across the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan☆
＜Outbound Route＞（for Sendai Port）
Get on board ”Kiso” or “Ishikari” of Taiheiyo Ferry, awarded “the Ferry of the Year” for 25 consecutive years!
※“Cruise”, the Japanese cruise ship magazine, selected “Ishikari” as No. 1 and “Kiso” as No. 2 in the ferry category of “Cruise Ship of the Year 2016.”
＜Return Route＞（from Akita Port）
“Shirakaba” or “Lilac” or “Yuukari” of Shin Nihonkai Ferry.
Explore 3 capes of the Tsugaru & Shimokita & Oga Peninsulas!
（1）Rikuzentakata・・・See “The Miracle Pine Tree” as a symbol of hope after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
（2）Jodogahama Beach・・・Like the Pure Land Buddhism, the scenic beauty on the Sanriku Coast.
（3）Kitayamazaki・・・Impressive scenery called the Alpine of the Sea.
（4）Sanriku Railway・・・Local train overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
（5）Osore-zan (Mt. Osore)・・・One of the 3 most sacred places ＜Open Dates：May 1st – October 31st＞
（6）Omazaki Cape・・・The northern tip of the Shimokita Peninsula.
（7）Hotokegaura・・・Pleasure boat tour to a hidden place with mysterious rock formations!
（8）Cape Tappi・・・Panoramic views from the northern tip of the Tsugaru Peninsula.
（9）Tsuru-no-Mai Bridge・・・New tourist spot! The Japan’s longest triple arch wooden bridge over the Tsugaru Fujimi Lake.
（10）Shirakami-Sanchi・Lake Juniko (Twelve Lakes)・・・Cobalt blue shining pond, which is called “Blue pond”, is a must-see.
（11）Nyudozaki (cape)・・・The northern tip of the Oga Peninsula.
※Bus guide is provided on Day 2 - 5. Language is Japanese only.
Sendai specialty ”Gyutan (grilled beef tongue)”・Hachinohe specialty “Box of sushi rice with seafood topping (crab, salmon roe, sea urchin)”, etc. 11 meals including local specialties are included!
☆About cabins used in this tour
Outbound Route (Taiheiyo Ferry)：B Berth (Same space with bunk beds for men and women ※The beds are completely separated between upper and lower. / No bathroom & toilet)
Return Route (Shin Nihonkai Ferry)：B Berth [Tourist B] (Same space with bunk beds for men and women / No bathroom & toilet)
※Each space is shared with both men and women.
※Any requests for the location of the room (view, etc.) cannot be accepted. No dress code.
※Large communal bath, comb, two-in-one shampoo, dryer, blanket, and pillow are equipped in the ferry. Rental towel is for a fee, and the number of the towels are limited. Please note the avaialble time to use large communal bath might be limited when students on a school trip or other group tourists are in the same ferry.
☆Please also refer to the tour departing from Umeda (Course code：No.69255)☆
【Bus operating company】
Meeting place～Nagoya Port on Day 1 / Nagoya Port～Tour end place on Day 7・・・Chuo Kotsu Co., Ltd. or similar company
Day 2～Day 6・・・Shuhoku Bus Co., Ltd. or similar company
Ichinoseki (Visit the beautiful Sanriku coast, called ria coast)①Rikuzentakata (Visit)Ofunato②Jodogahama Beach (Stroll)③Kitayamazaki (Stroll)Fudai<④Sanriku Railway / Train Ride>KujiHachinohe・Daiwa Roynet Hotel Hachinohe (Overnight) ※Enjoy dinner individually at Hachinohe Yatai Mura (Food Stall Village) “Miroku Yokocho”, which is a walking distance from the hotel.
HachinoheShimokita Meisan Center (Local specialty store)⑤Osore-zan (Stroll)⑥Omazaki Cape (Stroll)Sai Port<Hotokegaura Pleasure Boat Sightseeing>⑦Hotokegaura (Stroll)Wakinozawa Port<Mutsuwan Ferry / Approx. 1 hour ferry tour! ※Usually takes 5 – 6 hours by land>Kanita PortAomori・Aomori Washington Hotel or the same class hotel (Overnight)
Breakfast : 1 / Lunch : 1 (Box) / Dinner : 0
Accommodation : Aomori Washington Hotel or the same class hotel
Aomori⑧Cape Tappi (Stroll)Lake Jusanko (Drive through)⑨Tsuru-no-Mai Bridge (Stroll)<Panorama line with a splendid view of the Sea of Japan>⑩Shirakami-Sanchi・Lake Juniko (Stroll)⑪Nyudozaki (Stroll)Akita・Daiwa Roynet Hotel Akita or the same class hotel (Overnight)
Breakfast : 1 / Lunch : 1 (Box) / Dinner : 0
Accommodation : Daiwa Roynet Hotel Akita or the same class hotel
Akita<Bus or Taxi>Akita Port (Departure 8:45)<Shin Nihonkai Ferry / Tourist B Class>On the Ferry (Overnight)
Breakfast : 1 / Lunch : 0 / Dinner : 1
Accommodation : Shin Nihonkai Ferry / Tourist B Class
Tsuruga Port (Arrival 5:30)Arrive in Umeda (Scheduled 9:00~11:00)
Tohoku Region (Aomori, Iwate, Sendai, Yamagata, Akita)
(For the actual tour language of your preferred departure day, please look at the booking form. If you make a booking within 7 days to the departure, we may not be able to arrange your preferred language support. In such case, you will be guided by Japanese speaking tour director with an itinerary in your preferred language.)
The Scope of Language Support
A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.
Minimum number of participants for operation
25 persons *When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).
Expenses for transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. * None of the expenses will be refunded even though the items concerned are not used by a participant for personal reasons.
Items not included
Expenses for transportation, meal(s), admission fee(s) not specified in the itinerary, personal expenses during the tour (telephone, laundry or beverages etc.) and optional tour fees.
Items included in "Infant price"
Bus seat, ferry fare, hotel facility usage charge (No bedding and meals)
Room assignment (Western room)：Assignments of the hotel room, non-smoking/smoking room (all non-smoking rooms in some hotels), layout, location, view, etc. will be decided by the arrangement on the tour day, and any requests cannot be accepted. Wearing Yukata (cotton kimono) and slippers in the public area are prohibited in some hotels.
11 meals specified in the itinerary are included. Please buy your own meals, which are not provided at sightseeing places/hotels in the tour.
Please note that the omission of some sightseeing spots, change of the itinerary order, significant delay in arrival, and change of the visiting time to the hotels and sightseeing spots are anticipated due to the traffic and weather conditions.
The following situations are anticipated when the ferry schedule or route is changed due to its operation, sea condition, etc.
●When the ferry for outbound route is suspended, the tour is cancelled.
●When the ferry for return route is suspended, you will stay at hotel and partial refund will be made. You might return to the tour end place by Shinkansen or airplane. In this case, the fees for return will be partially or all your own expense.
Tour uses Sanriku Railway (Travel sections：Fudai Station - Kuji Station / approx. 40 min). Seats on the train are all non-reserved and shared with other passengers. You may not be able to have a seat due to the congestion. The travel sections may also change depending on the situation on the day.
2 single rooms might be provided in some cases to those who made a reservation with 1 room for 2 participants.
Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended.
According to traffic conditions etc, the order of the itinerary may have to be changed.
This tour is attended by a tour guide and a tour conductor. The tour guide gives sightseeing information in Japanese only. The tour conductor, who can communicate either English or Chinese, gives language support to the tour members but does not translate the Japanese sightseeing information into English nor into Chinese.
Please note that the tour is for Japanese citizens and basically operated in Japanese. The accompanied staff gives you the basic information (such as meeting place and time at each stop) in English or Chinese, however, she/he does not gives you the detailed information of visiting places.
We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond our control.
If we have to cancel the tour for typhoon, heavy snow, or other circumstances beyond our control, we decide the matter by 3pm Japan time one day before the departure and inform you about it by e-mail.
The place that the tour disbands may be different from the one that it meets. For the actual place, ask the tour conductor on the spot.
(Act on the Protection of Personal Information has been revised since May 30, 2017.)
Customer information, such as name, age, gender and others may be forwarded to the hotels
or necessary organizations for the tour arrangement.
Completion of the tour reservation shall be deemed to agree upon above condition.