Friday, December 9, 2011

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates December 8 2011

The Japan Rail Pass, which is issued by the JR (Japan Railway) Group, offers travelers excellent value for money and convenience. The Rail Pass enables the almost unlimited use of JR trains and its affiliated bus and ferry services within various areas of Japan. The Japan Rail Pass can also be used for the Tokyo monorail to Haneda Airport and the Narita Express to Narita Airport.

The Japan Rail Pass is available only to people from abroad who wish to travel to Japan as “temporary visitors” for sightseeing. The pass must be purchased before entering Japan.

Japan Rail Pass exchange rate for December 8th 2011 through December 14th 2011 - 1 USD =77.96 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … l.com/rail-pass.html for details and current pricing.

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Japan’s four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways. About 70 percent of Japan’s railway network is owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR), while the remaining 30 percent belongs to dozens of other private railway companies, especially in and around metropolitan areas.

The Japan Railways Group, more commonly known as JR Group (JRグループ), is made up of six regional passenger railway companies, which are JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu, and one nationwide freight railway company, JR Freight. Together they operate a nationwide network of urban, regional and inter-regional train lines, night trains and shinkansen (bullet trains).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tokyo Unveils New Tranport Pass for Visitors

jts-logo.jpg From December 1st the new “Tokyo Transport Pass” allows visitors to Tokyo from overseas to travel on all JR, Toei Subway, Toei Bus and Tokyo Metro Subway lines in Tokyo for one price — 2,500 yen ($32) for two days and 3,000 yen ($38) for three days. Passes for youth are also available for half price. The tickets can be purchased from the JR ticket offices at either Narita or Haneda Airport. As a bonus, the passes come with a Visit Japan Discount Card, good for discounts at retailers across Tokyo.

See the pdf format flyer here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 24 2011

The Japan Rail Pass, which is issued by the JR (Japan Railway) Group, offers travelers excellent value for money and convenience. The Rail Pass enables the almost unlimited use of JR trains and its affiliated bus and ferry services within various areas of Japan. The Japan Rail Pass can also be used for the Tokyo monorail to Haneda Airport and the Narita Express to Narita Airport.

The Japan Rail Pass is available only to people from abroad who wish to travel to Japan as “temporary visitors” for sightseeing. The pass must be purchased before entering Japan.

Japan Rail Pass exchange rate for November 24th 2011 through November 30th 2011 - 1 USD =76.90 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … l.com/rail-pass.html for details and current pricing.

jrrail.jpg

Japan’s four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways. About 70 percent of Japan’s railway network is owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR), while the remaining 30 percent belongs to dozens of other private railway companies, especially in and around metropolitan areas.

The Japan Railways Group, more commonly known as JR Group (JRグループ), is made up of six regional passenger railway companies, which are JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu, and one nationwide freight railway company, JR Freight. Together they operate a nationwide network of urban, regional and inter-regional train lines, night trains and shinkansen (bullet trains).

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Travel Guard Offers Free Thanksgiving Emergency Travel Assistance

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With Thanksgiving just days away, many travelers will be hitting the nation’s roads, airports and railways Wednesday, the day prior to the holiday, in order to make it home in time to carve the turkey with family and friends. This can result in crowds, delays, long lines and an overall hectic travel experience. To help ease some of the stress of “the busiest travel day of the year,” Travel Guard® North America, a leader in travel insurance and assistance plans, will provide emergency travel assistance services at no cost to all U.S. travelers and their families on Wednesday, November 23. Travel Guard’s emergency travel assistance includes flight rebooking, hotel booking, emergency cash coordination and message relay, as well as emergency medical assistance including referrals, access to air ambulance, medical providers and more, and will be available to all travelers trying to make it home, or anywhere else, for the holiday.

“The day before Thanksgiving can be a chaotic time to travel,” said Carol Mueller, Vice President of Travel Guard North America. “From crowded airports and roadways to the chance of weather-related delays and other unpredictable occurrences, there are many factors at play that can upset even the best laid travel plans. We wanted to extend our assistance services on this day in order to help make things a little easier for travelers who may experience bumps in the road as they head out to visit loved ones.”

Travelers and their families seeking Travel Guard’s assistance services on Wednesday, November 23, can reach the company directly by calling (866) 644-6811. Travel Guard’s 24/7 assistance service centers have access to the most current information regarding airline flight schedules, can act as emergency travel counselors and are prepared to help travelers with alternative travel solutions. Travel Guard North America’s comprehensive travel insurance plans include coverage for trip cancellation, interruption and delay due to inclement weather. All coverage is subject to the terms, conditions and limitations of the policy.

See the Naka’s Travel Service travel insurance page for online quotes for information about ensuring your peace of mind with TravelGuard.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Princess Cruises After Thanksgiving Alaska Sale

princess-curise-logo.gif November 25th - 29th 2012 After Thanksgiving Sale!

During the first-ever Princess Cruises After Thanksgiving Alaska Sale, you can save up to $1,000† on an Alaska land & sea vacation and receive a free balcony upgrade** . As an extra bonus, if you book by Tuesday night, you can earn up to $50 onboard credit^.

Contact us to book a Princess Cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page to book cruises around the world.

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers each year the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, aboard a fleet of 17 modern vessels.

Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its “seawitch” logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.

This promotion is not combinable with past passenger offers. Not all fares are eligible for this offer — once you have selected your category, your fare will be calculated and your OBC, if any, will be displayed if the category is eligible for this offer.

†Save up to $1,000 per balcony stateroom is based on a per person discount off applicable launch fares on a space available basis at time of booking on select Alaska cruisetour. Launch fares are offering fares and may not have been in effect for the past 90 days or resulted in actual sales in all categories. Intermediate discounts may have been taken and fares may remain at discounted levels after this promotion.

^Up to $50 USD Onboard Credit per stateroom applies to select sailings and varies according to category booked and sailing duration. Passengers booked in an Interior or Oceanview stateroom on a 6- to 9-day voyage will receive an onboard credit of $25 per stateroom; Passengers booked in a Balcony stateroom or above on a 6- to 9- day voyage will receive an onboard credit of $50 per stateroom; Passengers booked in an Interior or Oceanview stateroom on a 10+ day voyage will receive an onboard credit of $50 per stateroom; and passengers booked in a Balcony stateroom or above on a 10+ day voyage will receive an onboard credit of $100 per stateroom. Reservations must be made and deposited between November 25 12:01am–November 29 11:59pm PST, 2011. Deposits made under this promotion are non-refundable and non-transferable. Offer is applicable to first/second-berth passengers only. Third/fourth-berth passengers are not eligible. Passengers with single occupancy will receive the per stateroom credit amount. Onboard credit may be used on a single voyage only and expires at the end of that voyage. Offer is not transferable, is not combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits and applies to legal residents of the United States or Canada who are 21 years or older. Onboard credit is quoted in U.S. dollars. Void where prohibited by law.

*Fares based on cruisetour CA3 Diamond Princess 5/26/12 and CB3 Diamond Princess 8/8/12; MA6 Diamond Princess 5/26/12 and MB6 Coral Princess 8/7/12; and Coral Princess 5/21/12 and 8/6/12 sailings on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares for Diamond Princess 5/26/12 and 8/4/12; and Star Princess 5/27/12 and 8/15/12 sailings on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares for other categories may vary. Oceanview stateroom may have an obstructed view. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two passengers in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth passengers. Government fees and taxes of up to $285 are additional and subject to change. Princess reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $9 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel, even if fares have been paid in full. This offer is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount, including shipboard credits. Offer is available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older and receive this offer. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Princess Cruises brochure or princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Reference promotion code: RTY. Offer expires: November 29, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

**Free Balcony Upgrade refers to reserving a balcony stateroom for the price of an oceanview stateroom.

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