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  1. Come "Bond" in Japan: Full 10-Day Itinerary Revealed

    Come Bond In Japan
    Experience the World of…
    You Only Live Twice & The Man with The Red Tattoo

    Kintetsu International and the Ian Fleming Foundation present a full 10-day tour of James Bond’s Japan, hosted by author Raymond Benson and Doug Redenius, Vice President of the Ian Fleming Foundation. The tour will take place September 1-11, 2004.

    Highlights of the Tour:

    • Dinner Event with Akiko Wakabayashi (Aki from You Only Live Twice)
    • Tsukiji Market, Shinjuku, Shibuya Area, Sapporo Beer Garden, Noboribetsu, Bear Farm, and Naoshima Island from The Man with The Red Tattoo
    • New Otani Hotel, Shinbashi & Ginza Area, TOYOTA 2000 GT, Kobe Seaport, Himeji Castle (Ninja Training Center), and Akime Village from You Only Live Twice.

    Price:

    $4,999.00+tax per person based on double occupancy. (Tour price is subject to change, minimum 20 people will be required)

    Tour price includes: Coach class round trip air fare US to Japan, Hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, 3 lunch, 4 dinner, transportation listed in the itinerary English speaking guide.

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kintetsu International at 1-800-654-4090, or send an email to Yoshi Endo at Yoshitaka.Endo@kintetsu.com

    UPDATE!
    Kintetsu International has revealed the FULL ITINERARY for this amazing trip.

    ITINERARY FOR “BOND IN JAPAN”

    SEP 01(WED): USA

  2. Leave each departure city
  3. Overnight accommodation on board
    *You will cross International Date Line and lose one day*

  4. SEP 02(THU): Tokyo Japan

  5. Arrive at Narita Airport — landing formalities, immigration and customs.
  6. Kintetsu staff will meet you after customs and lead you to the Airport limousine bus which will take you to the hotel.
  7. Check-in individually at the Imperial Hotel. The Imperial Hotel Tokyo is known as one of the best hotels in Japan. This is the hotel where James Bond stays in the novel The Man with Red Tattoo.
  8. Overnight accommodation at Imperial Hotel Tokyo.
  9. SEP 03(FRI): TOKYO-NOBORIBETSU

  10. Take advantage of Jet Lag, we take a tour of Tsukiji Fish Market, where Bond chases Kappa in The Man with Red Tattoo.
  11. After the Tsukiji Fish Market, we will tour Tokyo and visit more locations from The Man With The Red Tattoo and several filming locations from You Only Live Twice.
  12. Proceed to Haneda airport and fly to Sapporo airport.
  13. Transfer to Daiichi Takimoto-Kan via private motor coach.
  14. Enjoy the huge Japanese hot spring bath.
  15. Group dinner at hotel banquet room.
  16. Accommodation at Daiichi Takimoto-Kan.
  17. SEP 04(SAT): NOBORIBETSU-SAPPORO-KAGOSHIMA

  18. Visit the famous Bear Farm and Jigokudani in the morning, then we take a tour of Sapporo, which includes the Sapporo Clock Tower (where James Bond fights Ryujin-kai in The Man With The Red Tattoo).
  19. Lunch at Sapporo Beer Garden (where James Bond had lunch with Mr. Yamamaru in The Man With The Red Tattoo).
  20. Leave Sapporo airport to Kagoshima.
  21. After arriving in Kagoshima airport, proceed to Shiroyama Kanko Hotel. This is where Sean Connery stayed during the filming of You Live Only Twice.
  22. Box sandwich will be provided.
  23. Accommodation at Shiroyama Kanko Hotel
  24. SEP 05(SUN): KOGOSHIMA-AKIME-KAGOSHIMA

  25. Visit the house and village where James Bond lived in You Only Live Twice, and explore various other locations used for filming.
  26. Dinner at leisure, followed by a lecture from Mr. Raymond Benson.
  27. Accommodation at Shiroyama Kanko Hotel.
  28. SEP 06(MON): KGOSHIMA-OSAKA-KOBE

  29. Leave the hotel by private motor coach and stop by Shigetomi-So.
  30. Have lunch at the location which featured as Tiger Tanaka’s home in You Only Live Twice.
  31. After lunch, proceed to Kagoshima Airport.
  32. Leave Kagoshima Airport for Osaka Itami Airport.
  33. Proceed to Hotel in Kobe by private motor coach.
  34. Dinner at leisure.
  35. We will have a seminar with Mr. Douglas Redenius, VP of the Ian Fleming Foundation.
  36. Accommodation at Shin Kobe Oriental Hotel
  37. SEP 07(TUE): KOBE-HIMEJI-NAOSHIMA

  38. Visit Kobe Port, filming location for You Live Only Twice.
  39. Visit Himeji Castle, which doubled as the Ninja Training Center in You Live Only Twice.
  40. Proceed to Naoshima Island.
  41. Accommodation at Benesse House in Naoshima Island, where the G8 conference was held in The Man With The Red Tattoo.
  42. Dinner at hotel restaurant.
  43. Accommodation at Benesse House.
  44. SEP 08(WED): NAOSHIMA-NAGOYA-TOKYO

  45. In the morning, tour Naoshima Island, famous for its contemporary architecture and museum.
  46. Take a scheduled ferry to Uno and a private motor coach to Okayama station.
  47. From Okayama station, we will take the world famous bullet train to Tokyo, with a stop at Nagoya to see the TOYOTA 2000 GT used in You Only Live Twice.
  48. After arriving in Tokyo, transfer to Hotel New Otani, which doubled as the OSATO CORPORATION in You Live Only Twice.
  49. Dinner at leisure.
  50. Accommodation at the New Otani Hotel Tokyo.
  51. SEP 09(THU): TOKYO

  52. Full day free to explore Tokyo — side trip tour for Kamakura is also available.
  53. In the evening is the big event! A dinner party with Akiko Wakabayashi (Aki from You Only Live Twice).
  54. Accommodation at Hotel New Otani Tokyo.
  55. SEP 10(FRI): TOKYO

  56. Another full day free to explore Tokyo.
  57. Accommodation at Hotel New Otani Tokyo.
  58. SEP 11(SAT): TOKYO-U.S.A.

  59. Free time until your departure.
  60. Take airport limousine bus for each flight.
  61. Leave Narita by air plane.
    *International Date Line, you save one day*

  62. SEP 11(SAT):

  63. Arrive in U.S.A.
  64. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kintetsu International at 1-800-654-4090, or send an email to Yoshi Endo at Yoshitaka.Endo@kintetsu.com

    johncox @ 2004-04-16
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