Japan 2019

August 6 to August 19, 2019

Separate photo album by Lion Michael Chan: 08/12, 08/17 (1) (2), 08/18 (1) (2)


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

All day: Lions Paul, Luisa, and Leo Tessa (SF Fil-Am)

11:23: Arrival at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) International Arrivals via United Airlines (UA 838)

All available Lions requested to attend as part of the welcoming committee.

Lions Paul, Luisa, Rufo and Leo Tessa will be at the airport to pick up the students.

13:30-14:30: Lunch/snack at In-n-Out Burger

15:00-16:00: Visit Legion of Honor Art Museum

16:30-17:00: Visit Palace of Fine Arts park

18:00: Dinner and YEP Orientation at Lion Rufo (SF Fil-Am) and Vem's (SF Nueva Vizcaya) house

Lion August (SF Fil-Am) drops off Paul and Shunsuke

21:00: (Shunsuke only) Visit Twin Peaks with August, Paul, and LJ

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

All day: Lion Rodger (SF Host) with Lion Paul (SF Fil-Am)

9:30: Lion Jun drops off all students at Lion Rodger's office

10:00-10:30: Breakfast at McDonalds c/o Lion Rodger

11:00-12:10: Tour of the Jelly Belly Candy Company's Factory in Fairfield

12:35 12:50-1:30: Tour of the Lions In Sight of CA/NV Warehouse in Vallejo

14:35-14:45: Hike to top of Twin Peaks

15:00-16:15: Shopping at Serramonte Shopping Center

Lion Roger and Shunsuke get a hair cut

Lion Paul, Maaya, and Ayana go shopping

16:40: Late lunch/early dinner at Nation's Giant Hamburger c/o Lion Roger

17:35: Lion Rodger drops off Maaya and Ayana at their home

Thursday, August 8, 2019

All day: Lion Paul and Tessa (SF Fil-Am)

10:15: Lion Rufo drops off Maaya and Ayana at Lion Paul's house

10:30-11:00: Public transit (Muni, BART) to Civic Center

12:00-12:30: Self guided tour of San Francisco City Hall

13:00: Take Muni Historic Streetcar to Fisherman's Wharf

13:30-14:30: Play at Musée Mécanique Penny Arcade

14:45-15:30: Packed lunch at Pier 39 (by the sea lions)

15:40-16:00: Explore Pier 39

16:15: Take Muni Historic Streetcar to Union Square

16:45-17:30: Union Square, meet up with Lion Dr. Jun

18:00: Lion Dr. Jun drops off Lion Paul and Shunsuke

Friday, August 9, 2019

All day: Lions Eleanor and Bill (Peninsula Special Interest Lions)

10:00: Lion Rufo picks up all students and drop them off at Lions Eleanor and Bill's house in Foster City

10:00-12:00: Boat ride around Foster City c/o Lions Eleanor and Bill, snacks provided

12:15-13:15: Lunch with Foster City Lions

13:30-15:30: Visit the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos

16:00: Lion Rufo or Lion Joe will pick up students at Lions Eleanor and Bill's house

Saturday, August 10, 2019


Morning: Ayana and Maya attend the SF Nueva Vizcaya meeting in Union City

13:00: Lion Paul pick up Ayana and Maaya at Red Cross Burlingame

13:30-14:00: Hang out at Paul's house

15:30-17:15: Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum

18:00-20:00: Dinner and walking around Stonestown Shopping Center, Lion August joins

20:00-21:00: Outside walking tour of San Francisco State University

21:00-21:30: Hang out at Paul's house

21:45: Lion August drops off Ayana and Maaya

Sunday, August 11, 2019


16:00-19:00: Students will attend the Foster City Lions Club Installation

Monday, August 12, 2019

All day: PDG Macy (SF Chinatown) and Lion Michael (Silicon Valley Cyber)

Morning: Lion Dr. Jun pick up all students and drop them off at PDG Macy and Lion Michael's house

Coit Tower

Lunch: Dim Sum luncheon hosted by SF Chinatown Lions

Visit Stanford: Quad and Memorial Church

19:00-20:30: Dinner at the SF Host Lions Visitation Meeting at Holy Child and St Martin Episcopal Church

21:00-21:30: Visit Twin Peaks at night with Lions August and Luisa and Tessa (SF Fil-Am)

22:00: Lion August dropped off all students

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

All day: Lions Luisa and Paul (SF Fil-Am) and Tessa

Morning: Lion Luisa, Lion Paul, Leo Tessa pick up students from their respective host families

Help Tessa move into her college apartment in Berkeley

Eat lunch, boba and pizza, outside the UC Berkeley campus

Self guided walking tour of UC Berkeley campus

Visit Treasure Island Vista Point

18:30-20:00: Playing at Ocean Beach, Lion August joins

20:30-22:00: Dinner, Mexican food at Chevys, South San Francisco

Night: Lion August dropped off Ayana and Maaya, Lion Dr. Jun dropped off Shunsuke and Paul

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

All day: Lion Luisa (SF Fil-Am)

Morning: Biking with Lion Luisa from Seal Rock Point, San Mateo to Coyote Point with lots of stops in between, especially playgrounds.

Lion August and Tessa are picked up

14:00-15:00: Late lunch, Italian food at Olive Garden in Stonestown Galleria

15:00-16:30: Shopping for clothes at Target in Stonestown Galleria

Lion Luisa and Tessa are dropped off

17:00-18:00: Shopping for souvenirs at Walgreens in Westlake Shopping Center

Lion Paul is picked up

19:00-20:00: Sightseeing around San Francisco Japantown: Kinokuniya bookstore, Maido gift shop (downstairs), Dragon's Breath snack

20:30-21:00: Visit Twin Peaks

21:15: Drop off Paul and Shunsuke

21:30: Drop off Ayana and Maaya

Thursday, August 15, 2019

All day: Lion Michael (Silicon Valley Cyber) and Lion Frank (District 4-C3)

08:30: Lion August picks up all students and drop them off at PDG Macy and Lion Michael's house

All day: Sightseeing around Napa Valley

13:00: Visit Artesa Vineyards & Winery

17:00: Visit Napa Valley Olive Oil Processing Company

18:30: Visit Castello di Amorosa

20:00: Dinner at China Palace Restaurant in Walnut Creek

Friday, August 16, 2019

Next two days: PDG Macy (SF Chinatown) and Lion Michael (Silicon Valley Cyber)

09:00: Lion Dr Jun picks up all students and drops them off at PDG Macy and Lion Michael's house

10:30: Shopping at Vacaville Premium Outlets

13:00: Lunch at Shoki Ramen House, Sacramento

Night: Sleepover at Fountain Lake

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Continued from yesterday: PDG Macy (SF Chinatown) and Lion Michael (Silicon Valley Cyber)

Dinner: Hosted by Chinatown

Sunday, August 18, 2019


Morning: (Shunsuke only) Visit Guitar Center with Lion Paul and LJ

14:30-16:30: (Ayana and Maaya only) Watch a show in Redwood City

15:30-17:00: (Shunsuke only) Serramonte Music Store and shopping for party supplies at Serramonte Target and Safeway with Lions Paul and August and LJ

17:00: Farewell party at Lion Paul's house in San Francisco

22:30: (Shunsuke and 4-C5 boys only) Visit Twin Peaks at night with Lions Paul and August

Night: An additional two YEP students from District 4-C5 will be staying at Lion Paul's house for the night

Monday, August 19, 2019

09:30 Departure from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) International Departures via United Airlines (UA 837) (flight scheduled to depart 11:50)

Host Families

Lions Rufo (SF Fil-Am Lions) and Vem (SF NV Lions)

2 students: Ayana and Maaya

Address: 775 Alta Loma Dr, South San Francisco, CA US

Rufo CP 650-274-9296

Vem CP 650-438-9877

Lion Paul Caoili (SF Fil-Am Lions)

1 student: Shunsuke

Address: 218 Paris St, San Francisco, CA 94112

Paul CP 415-518-5084

District 4-C4 YEP Chairs Only