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[MAY.30] 6 DAY SEVEN STARS IN KYUSHU JAPAN - LUXURY TRAIN TOUR

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TRAVEL TO DISCOVER A NEW WAY OF LIFE! The Cruise train "SEVEN STARS IN KYUSHU" marks a new stage for travel. There will be scenery and conversations with others that can only be encountered on this journey. It is certain that a new way of life will be discovered. This tour is a four day journey around Kyushu. The luxury Cruise Train will travel through the five prefectures of Fukuoka, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Kumamoto, allowing you to see some of the most important attractions of Kyushu.

Day 1: May. 30 (Mon): Fukuoka Airport - Hakata


After arriving at Fukuoka Airport, English-speaking assistant will meet clients at the exit.
 
Transfer by private car to the hotel in Fukuoka with assistant
 
Arrive at the hotel in Fukuoka
 
*Baggage will be put in the baggage storage of the car
 
 Accommodations at Hotel Nikko Fukuoka

Day 2: May. 31 (Tue): Hakata - Yufuin


Please arrive at the Kinsei Lounge in Hakata Station by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
(Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.)
 
-Kinsei Lounge is where the journey begins. Kinsei means "Venus," and this lounge has been made especially for the use of Seven Stars passengers. This is where the passengers check in, and relax before being escorted to the platform in time to watch Seven Stars arrive. Kinsei is only used by Seven Stars passengers. Here, passengers enjoy music from our pianist, and are served beverages and specially prepared sweets.
 
 
Hakata Station (11:20 a.m. departure) to Yufuin Station (2:00 p.m. arrival)
 
Lunch onboard the train (from around 11:45 a.m.)
 
<Optional Plans at Yufuin>
Plan A: A slow guided walk around Yufuin town (90 minute walk)
Plan B: Enjoy tea time on the train.
Plan C: Free Plan
Plan D: Taxi Plan
 
Dinner will be served on the train from around 6:30 p.m.
Creative Japanese cuisine using fresh ingredients from Oita Prefecture will be served (provided by Hosun restaurant).
 
The train will make one roundtrip between Yufuin Station and Shonai Station during dinner.
Depart Yufuin Station (around 11:00 p.m.), proceed to Oita Station, and from Oita Station. proceed on the Nippo Main Line to Miyazaki Prefecture
 
 Accommodations onboard the Seven Stars Train

Day 3: Jun. 1 (Sun): Mimitsu - Miyazaki - Hayato - Kirishima


Stop at Mimitsu Station at breakfast time.(around 7:00 a.m.)
 
<Stroll around Mimitsu>
A 40 minute stroll around Mimitsu town has been prepared.
 
Depart Mimitsu Station (around 8;45), arrive Miyazaki Station (around 9:45 a.m.) then on to Minami-Miyazaki Station (arrive around 10:00 a.m.)
 
<Optional Plans at Miyazaki>
Plan A. Sightseeing in Miyazaki City (Aoshima-jinja Shrine scheduled)
  *Reboard train at Minami-Miyazaki Station
Plan B. Staying onboard (tea time on the train)
   *Train will remain stationary at Minami-Miyazaki Station
 
 
Depart Minami-Miyazaki Station (around 12:00 p.m.), go to Hayato Station (arrive around 2:20 p.m.) and proceed onto respective ryokan inns (arrive around 3:00 p.m.).Enjoy a night at a prestigious ryokan: sample the local cuisine and bathe in a soothing hot spring.
 
 
Accommodations at the Ryokan in Kirishima

For Passengers of Suite rooms - stay at Wasurenosato Gajoen or Myokenishiharaso
For Passengers of Deluxe Suites - stay at Tenku no Mori

Day 4: Jun. 2 (Thu): Myoken Onsen - Hayato - Sendai - Satsumataki - Minamata - Yatsushiro


Depart respective ryokan inns (around 10:00 a.m.)
 
Proceed on to Tenku no Mori (tree planting ceremony, lunch, etc.)
 
- “Tenku no Mori,” meaning “Forest in the sky,” a luxurious countryside villa resort. Here the passengers will have the opportunity to plant a memorial tree, and then enjoy a specially prepared lunch. The food provided here is of high quality, and materials used are freshly produced inside the resort. The best thing about eating at Tenku no Mori is the beautiful landscapes of Kirishima Mountains and the nature that surrounds you.
 
 
Depart Hayato Station (around 2:00 p.m.), head to Kagoshima Chuo Station (around
3:00 p.m.),  Sendai Station (around 4:20 p.m.),  Satsumataki Station, Minamata Station (between around 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.), onto Yatsushiro Station (around 10:00 p.m.)
Then go via Kumamoto and Hohi Main Line to Aso Station.
 
- In the afternoon, the train travels through one of the most scenic lines in Kyushu, skirting along the coast, this line offers spectacular views of the sparkling azure East China Sea, and passengers can gaze at the sun setting down into the ocean. 
 
 

Accommodations onboard the Seven Stars Train

Day 5: Jun. 03 (Fri): Aso - Bungo Takeda - Hakata


Aso Station (arrives around 6:00 a.m., depart around 10:00a.m.)

Kasei Restaurant is where passengers enjoy breakfast on the last day of their journey. This restaurant has been especially created on the platform of Aso Station for the Seven Star's guest.
 
<Morning Aso Sightseeing by Bus>
Visit Kusasenri and Takeda (Oka) Castle ruins, and other sites.
Reboard train at Bungotaketa Station.
 
- Kusasenri is one of the most famous scenic beauties in Kyushu. Visitors can see Nakadake (Mt. Aso) and the countryside landscape of pastured cows and horses relaxing on the land.
 
- Takeda (Oka) Castle was built in 1185, the first year of Kamakura Period. The current remainders of the castle is "Honmaru," "Ninomaru," "Sannomaru," which were walls built for the purpose of defending the castle. 
 
The train will depart Aso Station (depart around 10:00 a.m.) and head to Hakata Station via Oita (arrive Hakata Station. around 5:30 p.m.)
 
Towards the end of the journey, a farewell event will be held on the train before arriving at the final destination, Hakata Station. 
 
 
 Accommodations at Hotel Nikko Fukuoka

Day 6: Jun. 4 (Sat): Hakata


After checking out of the hotel, a private car will take you to Fukuoka Airport.

Have a safe trip back to the states!

Departure Date

May 30, 2016

Meal

5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 3 Dinners

Guide

English speaking guide throughout your journey in Kyushu

Inclusion

Round trip airport transefer by private car . All rail, bus and other transportation fares incurred during the specified itinerary. Meals, alcoholic beverages on Seven Stars in Kyushu (not including vintage wine and champagne), sightseeing costs, accommodations.

Cost excludes

Transportation fare to and from the departure/arrival point. Telephone call costs, additional meal and beverage costs, alcoholic beverages. Injury and/or illness related medical costs, excess baggage charges (over the stipulated limitation), and other miscellaneous expenses of a personal nature.


1.

** PRICINGS **

Room code and fare per person based on double occupancy / single occupancy

Suite  --- USD6,499.00 / USD12,159.00

Deluxe Suite B  --- USD8,149.00 / USD15,469.00

Deluxe Suite A  --- USD9,019.00 / USD17,209.00

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** ACCOMMODATIONS **

30MAY - Hotel Nikko Fukuoka 

31MAY - On Board the Seven Stars

01JUN -  Suite: Wasurenosato Gajoen or Myokenishiharaso
              Deluxe Suite: Tenk no Mori

02JUN - On Board the Seven Stars

03JUN - Hotel Nikko Fukuoka 

3.

Up to three passengers can stay in Deluxe Suites A. In this case, the beds will be a twin bed plus a simple bed (or sofa bed) for the third passenger.

 

4.

One of the Suite rooms on the Cruise Train is wheelchair accessible.

5.

The number of available rooms for the Cruise Train are Suite: 12 rooms, Deluxe Suite B: 1 room, Deluxe Suite A: 1 room. 

6.

Children of 11 years or younger may not attend.

7.

If the trip is shortened by road conditions, weather conditions, or other circumstances affect the schedule without notice, there will be no refund for any travel fees.

8.

The amenity of the seven star: Towel, slippers, blanket, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hand soap, a shaver set, shower cap, a comb, a brush, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and a dryer.

9.

There is a dress code: Jeans, shorts, T-shirts, sandals (traditional Japanese sandals with a kimono is OK), and sneakers are not allowed.

10.

There is no smoking allowed on the Cruise train.

11.

There is no TV on the Cruise train.

12.

Please inform us of any foods that you are unable to eat for religious or health reasons. However, we do not guarantee that all traces will be gone or removed. People with severe allergies please be careful.

13.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

-    A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost will be required to secure the arrangements.

-    The balance of payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If final and full payment is not received by the due date, reservations are subject to cancellation and deposits shall be forfeited.

-    Reservations received less than 120 days prior to departure must be paid in full at the time of booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation of services should only be made by written notification and if the notice is received by JTB USA, following cancellation charge will be applied:

DEPOSIT
The deposit of 30% of the total tour cost will be non refundable.

If notice of cancellation is received by
 120 or more days prior to the starting date of tour
                              - Non refundable deposit  of 30 % of the total tour cost
 120 days to 91 days prior to the starting date of tour
                              - 50% of the tour fare
 90 days prior to the departure date             
                              - 100% of the tour fare
 

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Passengers will stay at the ryokan on the 3rd night. The Seven Stars Bus will take the passengers to and from the ryokan. Luggage space on the bus is limited and not spacious enough to store large suitcases. Please leave large suitcase on the train and bring with you a smaller bag for overnight stay.

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email reservation@jtbusa.com

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Single Supplement
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date:21 days or more days prior to departure date: No charge. 20 to 8 days prior to departure date: 20% of total tour fare or no charge, depending on the tours. 7 to 2 days prior to departure date: 30% of total tour fare. 1 day prior to departure date: 40% of the total tour fare. Prior to departure time on departure day: 50% of the total tour fare. After departure time or no-show: 100% of the total tour fare. Cancellation period is based on Japan Local Time. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays. Cancellation period is based on Japan local time. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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