Winter Hokkaido: Icebreaker Ship Aurora, Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival & Asahiyama Zoo


Hokkaido Fukkouwari Tour The Japanese government has subsidized JPY3,000 for this tour. Fukkouwari (post-earthquake discounts) is a campaign to help Hokkaido's tourism industry bounce back quickly following the devastating 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake. The “We are GENKI Hokkaido/ Welcome! HOKKAIDO, JAPAN Campaign” is designed to reassure Japanese and overseas visitors that the locals are recovering well and that the region is open for business. To help with the process, the national and local governments are subsidizing local businesses and services so they can offer tourists incentives to come and visit. This tour is being sold at a discounted price to support this campaign. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Spend an ample 3 hours at Asahiyama Zoo! 2. Visit Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival, where a variety of ice sculptures are illuminated. 3. Look forward to a grilled seafood lunch featuring 1 whole red king crab. (Day 2) 4. Board the icebreaker ship Aurora. 5. Dinner includes all-you-can-drink alcohol and soft drinks. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Additional Information] *Tour inclusions: Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Tour exclusions: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in Infant Price (3-5 years old): bus seat only. (No meals or bedding) Drift ice season (source: Abashiri Local Meteorological Office) 2017: January 31 (first day), February 2 (first day approaching shore) and April 24 (last day) 2018: January 28 (first day), February 2 (first day approaching shore) and March 31 (last day) Day 1 Bento lunchbox option A. Irodori Bento: JPY600 (no tea) ・Fried tofu parcels stuffed with rice, white rice, beef with noodles, skewered prawn dumplings, croquette, simmered vegetables, salmon kelp roll, Japanese-style omelette and garnishes. B. Shiretoko Torimeshi: JPY900 (no tea) ・Teriyaki chicken on a bed of rice cooked in chicken broth with simmered vegetables. *If interested in either of the options, please either fill in the 'Additional Information' section of the booking form or the request form at least three business days before the trip. *The bento lunchboxes will be served on the bus. *If you are not interested in this option, then please bring your own lunch as there will be no time during the tour to stop off and buy lunch. *Please pay the tour conductor in cash on the day. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Attention] Fukkouwari Campaign ・This tour is being sold at a discounted price to support this campaign. ・This campaign will end once the budget has been used up. ・The subsidies are strictly used to boost tourism within Hokkaido. The money cannot be used for other business purposes. Amendments/Cancellations ・The subsidy allocated for the trip cannot be refunded. Furthermore, the subsidy cannot be used for application fees or cancellation fees. ・The subsidy will be lost at the same time when the booking is cancelled. ・If the customer cancels once a travel agreement is established, the standard cancellation fee will apply based on the discounted price. ・This right to receiving subsidies cannot be transferred or sold to someone else. Know before you go *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign guests. *Meals: please be aware that some ingredients, especially seafood, may change depending on the catch and stock availability. Asahiyama Zoo *12~15 year olds can enter Asahiyama Zoo for free and the JPY720 entrance fee will be waived. This money will be refunded to you on the day by the tour conductor (deducted from the Adult price.) In the 'Additional Information' section of the reservation form, please clearly include any children between those ages. If you fail to do so, there is a possibility that the refund cannot be made. Drift ice boat cruise *There is no guarantee that you will be able to see the drift ice on the day (strong currents, high winds etc.) *Please note that the operation of the icebreaker ships is not dependent on the presence or absence of drift ice. *The cruise will be cancelled in adverse weather/rough sea conditions. In that case, the group boarding fare (JPY2,970 for adults/JPY1490 for children) will be returned to you on the day. Attire *Please wrap up warm and wear comfortable walking shoes. Other *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Sapporo North Exit (Meet 7:50) -- Asahiyama Zoo (Visit for 3 hours!) -- The Sun Kuroudo (Shopping at popular confectionery store/20 mins) -- Abashiri (Overnight. Schedule 19:00) *Look forward to dinner featuring all-you-can-drink (1.5hrs)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Abashiri (Depart 8:30) -- Abashiri Port (Drift ice cruise/60 mins) -- Marukaichi Suisan (Grilled seafood lunch with red king crab! /70 mins) -- Dezka Suisan (Specialist seafood shop/20 mins) -- Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival (See illuminated ice sculptures/50 mins) -- Sapporo North Exit (Schedule 20:30)

location Sapporo


Departure place


Meeting Time

07:50 AM



  • English

Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

25 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition