Friday, March 2, 2012

Tohoku Tour

This weekend I have the opportunity to take the Shinkansen Bullet Train overnight on a tour to visit the Tohoku area in Japan {the area hardest hit by the tsunami} and learn from some of the business owners how the people of that area are recovering {plus sight see} and to commemorate the anniversary of 3/11, a day none of us living in Japan will ever forget. Pictures to follow!

To check out more on the area of Kesennuma after the tsunami, click here.

Tour: Come See and Experience a Tohoku That is Transcending

Mar. 3 (Saturday) Tokyo – Kesennuma, Miyagi – Hanamaki Onsen, Iwate
8:40 am Meet at the hotel lobby (The Prince Park Tower Tokyo) with English Speaking Guide
8:50 am Leave the hotel to Tokyo Station by chartered coach
9:15 am Arrive at Tokyo Station
9:40 am Leave Tokyo Station by JR bullet train (Yamabiko #55)
Box lunch on board
0:13 pm Arrive at Ichinoseki Station
2:00-2:45 pm Visit Japanese Sake Breweries (“Otokoyama”)
3:00-3:30 pm Visit Kesennuma Shopping area for reconstruction (“Kesennuma Fukko Sho-tengai”)
Drive through Tsunami devastated area (Kesennuma and Rikuzentakata)
5:45 pm Check-in hotel (Hotel Senshu-kaku)
7:00-9:00 pm Japanese dinner at the hotel banquet room
(Accommodation: Hotel Senshu-kaku)

Mar. 4 (Sunday) Hanamaki Onsen, Iwate – Hiraizumi, Iwate - Tokyo
7:00 am Breakfast at the hotel
8:45 am Check-out and depart hotel
Move to Hiraizumi (World Heritage) by chartered coach
9:30-10:15 am Visit Motsuji Temple
10:30-0:00 pm Visit Chusonji Temple
0:00-1:00 pm Japanese lunch at “Hiraizumi Rest House”
1:30 pm Arrive at Ichinoseki Station
1:48 pm Leave Ichinoseki Station by JR bullet train (Yamabiko #58)
4:24 pm Arrive at Tokyo Station
4:45 pm Return to the hotel (The Prince Park Tokyo Tokyo)

Hotel Senshukaku
1-125 Yumoto, Hanamaki City, Iwate, 025-0304, JAPAN
Tel: 0198-37-2190

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