Winter Hokkaido: Sounkyo Ice Festival, Drift Ice Cruise & Onneyu Hot Spring Resort


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. Experience drift ice at Monbetsu: Board the icebreaker ship Garinko II. Feel the ship vibrate as it crunches through the ice! 2. Stay at Oehonke hotel in the Onneyu hot spring resort: Enjoy the hot spring water proven to make skin feel beautiful with anti-ageing properties. 3. A friendly midday departure time from Sapporo Station. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional Information] *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). *Items included in "Infant price (3-5 years old)" - Bus seats. Meals and bedding are not included. *Optional Bento box lunch on Day 1. (Separate cost) (1) Makunouchi Bento Ishikari: JPY850[without tea]  Assorted side dishes make a perfect balanced box lunch. (2) Shiretoko Torimeshi (chicken rice): JPY900[without tea]  Cooked rice with Shiretoko chicken broth, grilled Shiretoko chicken, simmered vegetables. - Please order by writing in the Remarks of the tour reservation form or order by inquiry email 3 business days before the tour departure date. - Box lunch will be served in the bus. There is no stop for purchase lunch on the route. If you do not order optional lunch, please prepare lunch by yourself. - Please pay cash to the tour staff on the tour day. *Drift ice season (Source: source: Monbetsu Tourism Exchange Promotion Office) 2017: Jan. 26 (first day), Feb. 2 (first day approaching shore), Apr. 11 (last day) 2018: Feb. 1 (first day), Feb. 5 (first day approaching shore), Mar. 28 (last day) Information: Garinko *You can join this course from New Chitose Airport (10:40 departure). If interested, please get in touch with us at least three business days before departure. Please note that the tour will not stop at the airport if there are no passengers boarding from there. Furthermore, the bus will not be stopping at the airport on the return journey. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [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. [About the trip] *Lunch is not provided on Day 1. Please bring your own or have it before the tour. *Please wrap up warm as you will be spending a lot of time outdoors. Please wear comfortable footwear. *There is no guarantee that you will be able to see the drift ice on the day (strong currents, high winds etc.) If there is no ice along the route, the experience will become a sightseeing cruise instead. The cruise will be cancelled in adverse weather/rough sea conditions. In that case, the group boarding fare (JPY2,700 for adults/JPY1350 for children will be returned to you on the day. *The tour conductor will arrive at the meeting place via different departure points to pick up other guests. Although the tour conductor/sightseeing bus could be late to the meeting place due to road conditions, they will eventually arrive, so please wait at the designated meeting point. *Although entrance to the Sounkyo Ice Festival is free, we kindly request that you donate JPY300 as a small co-operation fee. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers. *Please be aware that some ingredients, especially seafood, may change depending on the catch and stock availability. [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 (Depart 12:00) -- Ice Festival, Sounkyo (See giant icicles that will take your breathaway!/40 mins) -- Oehonke, Onneyu Onsen (Overnight. Schedule 17:00) 18 bathtubs altogether! Enjoy the silky smooth water!

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Onneyu Onsen (Depart 8:00) -- Monbetsu Port (Board the Garinko icebreaker ship/60mins) -- Dezka Suisan(1 crab mayo ball snack/20 mins) -- Monbetsu (Lunch time/60 mins) -- Okhotsk Tokkari Center (See cute seals/20 mins) -- Sapporo North Exit (Schedule 19:00)

location Sapporo


Departure place


Meeting Time

12:00 PM



  • 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