Winter Hokkaido: Jewelry Ice, Cranes and Icebreaker Ship Aurora

Highlights

Hokkaido Fukkouwari Tour The Japanese government has subsidized JPY3,000 for this tour. This tour is being sold at a discounted price to support the Fukkouwari (post-earthquake discounts) campaign. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 'Jewelry ice' are blocks of ice that are found along the Tokachi River. The water is so pure and with the waves of the river rounding off the edges of the ice, they resemble precious stones. When the sunlight hits the ice, they also sparkle like jewels! 2. Icebreaker ship Aurora: Enjoy a weeping view of drift ice on the ocean and feel the ice crunching beneath you. 3. Stay overnight at Hotel Gozensui or similar hotel, located by the Lake Akan. Enjoy walking around the hot spring town. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional Information] *Items included in "Infant price (3-5 years old)" - Bus seats. Meals and bedding are not included. *Items included – 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. *Items not included – Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours). *Drift ice season (Source: Abashiri Local Meteorological Office) 2017: Jan. 31 (first day), Feb. 2 (first day approaching shore), Apr. 24 (last day) 2018: Jan. 28 (first day), Feb. 2 (first day approaching shore), Mar. 31 (last day) *Hotel Upgrade Plan New Akan Hotel New Akan Hotel boasts "Tenku Garden Spa" with a splendid view of Lake Akan and buffet style dining. ■Additional cost: JPY5,000/person ・For 3-5 year olds, the tour price will be JPY11,200 which includes bus seats and hotel facility usage charge and meals. Bedding is not included. ・For 1-2 years old, a facility usage charge of JPY2,700 is required. Please pay at the hotel. If you would like to apply for this plan, please do not book this tour and contact us for details: WELCOME@CLUB-TOURISM.CO.JP - It might be the case that all the rooms may be fully booked. *Optional lunch box on Day 1 (Separate cost) A. Shiretoko Torimeshi: JPY900[without tea] Shiretoko chicken rice, grilled chicken, simmered vegetables, etc. B. Kaisen Ezo Shomi: JPY1,080 (without tea) Seafood lunch box, including crab, salmon, scallop, etc. - If you would like to order, please write your choice in the Additional Information of the booking form when booking the tour, or contact us by inquiry form at least 3 business days prior to the tour departure day. - Lunch box will be served in the bus and you can eat it while the bus is heading for the next destination. There will be no stop at shops to buy food on the tour route. If you do not order this optional lunch, please prepare lunch on your own. - Please pay cash to the tour staff on the tour day. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 【Fukkouwari Campaign】 *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. 【Attention】 *Sightseeing will be mostly outside. Please prepare warm clothes and accessories. Please also wear comfortable walking shoes. *Drift ice is a natural phenomenon and you may not be able to see them depending on the weather conditions on your tour day. The icebreaker ship operates regardless of the presence of drift ice. The icebreaker cruise may be cancelled due to bad weather or sea conditions. In this case, the cruise fare (group fare) will be refunded.〔Cruise fare: JPY2,970/adult, JPY1,490/child〕 *Jewelry ice may not be observed when the weather condition is bad. Observation place will be by the shore. Please wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes. *Cranes are wild birds so it is not guaranteed to see them on your tour day. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change according to the traffic or other circumstances on the tour day. *Please join the tour with comfortable clothes and walking shoes. *This course is conducted together with Japanese participants. *Meal contents are subject to change, depending on the availability of the ingredients. *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.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Sapporo station, North exit (7:50 Meet) -- Tokachi River estuary, Toyokoro (See Jewelry ice/approx. 40 mins) -- Akan International Crane Center (See cranes/approx. 40 mins) -- Akanko Onsen Hotel Gozensui【C】or Hotel Akankoso or Akan no Mori Tsuruga Resort Hanayuuka or Tsuruga Wings (16:00 Schedule) *After arrival at the hotel, enjoy walking around the hot spring town.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Akanko Onsen (8:30 Departure) -- Abashiri Port (Icebreaker Ship Aurora/approx. 60 mins) -- Abashiri (Lunch on your own/approx. 50 mins) -- Sapporo station, North exit (20:30 Schedule)



location Sapporo

Detail

Departure place

Sapporo

Meeting Time

07:50 AM

Destination

Hokkaido

Language
  • 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