Asahiyama Zoo, Sounkyo Ice Waterfall 'Hyobaku' Festival & Drift Ice Cruise by Icebreaker Ship "Aurora"


Accommodation in Abashiri! 2 days of experiencing a true winter in Hokkaido. 1. Icebreaker ship ・A cruise on the Sea of Okhotsk covered in drift ice! Feel the vibrations as the ship crunches through the thick ice. Along with drift ice, maybe you can see sea animals such as seals and birds? 2. Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival ・See various man-made ice sculptures alongside the naturally frozen Ishikari River and falls. 3. 3 hours in Asahiyama Zoo ・See wonderful animals at the famous Asahiyama Zoo. Lots of highlights worth seeing in winter! Best place to visit with kids. 4. If you visiting Hokkaido, crab is a must-eat! Dinner with 1 whole crab on Day-1 For additional 4,000 JPY, get 1 whole hairy crab. ※If interested, please inform us at the time of booking or at least 1 week prior to the tour departure date. ※Please pay cash to the tour staff on the tour day. Optional upgraded lunch plan on Day-2 For additional 550 JPY per person, you can upgrade your lunch from "Kanimeshi" (crab meat over rice) to "Kaisendon" (seafood over rice). ※If interested, please inform the tour conductor in the morning of the tour day. [Additional Information] What's 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. What's not included Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in Infant Price (3-5 years old) Bus seats only (meals and bedding not included) *Children aged between 12 and 15 will receive a 720 JPY discount from the Adult price. If applicable, please enter this information at the time of booking so we can apply the discount. If you forget to do this during booking, there is a chance that the difference will not be returned to you later so please be careful. [Attention] Drift Ice *There is no guarantee that you will be able to see the drift ice on the day (strong currents, high winds etc.) as it is a natural phenomenon. *Please note that the operation of the icebreaker ships is not dependent on the presence or absence of drift ice. *If there is no drift ice on the route, the cruise will be replaced with a sightseeing cruise to Cape Notoro. *The cruise will be cancelled in adverse weather/rough sea conditions. In that case, the group boarding fare will be returned to you on the day. *Depending on the reservation for the Aurora icebreaker ship, the itinerary order may be changed. Drift ice season (source: Abashiri Tourism Exchange Promotion Office) 2018: Jan. 28 (first day), Feb. 2 (first day approaching shore) and Mar. 14 (last day) 2019: Jan. 13 (first day), Jan. 29 (first day approaching shore) and Feb. 27 (last day) Itinerary *Lunch on Day-1 is not included. Please have your meal independently at Asahiyama Zoo. *Sightseeing will be mostly outside. Please prepare warm clothes and accessories. Please also wear comfortable walking shoes. *Please wear comfortable warm clothing and walking shoes. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *This tour is operated with a mixture of Japanese and foreign guests. However a staff member will give you the basic information, such as meeting place and time at each stop in English or Chinese, although they won’t give you detailed information on the places visited. *Please be aware that some ingredients, especially seafood, may change depending on the catch and stock availability. Accommodation *Room arrangement will be decided by us and any requests such as room layout, style (Western, Japanese or mixed), smoking/non-smoking, with/without a bathtub/toilet or view cannot be accepted. 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 Station North Exit (Meet 7:50) -- Asahiyama Zoo (VIsit for 3 hours) -- The Sun Kurodo (Shopping for Asahikawa sweets / approx. 20 mins) -- Abashiri (Overnight.) (Scheduled 19:00.) ※For additional 4,000 JPY, get 1 whole hairy crab.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Abashiri (Depart 8:30) -- Abashiri Port (Icebreaking Ship Aurora cruise / approx. 60 mins) -- Cape Notoro (approx. 20 mins) -- Irimaru Suisan (Have lunch of Kanimeshi (crab meat over rice) / approx. 60 mins ※For additional 550 JPY, you can upgrade your lunch to Kaisendon (seafood over rice)) -- Sounkyo Ice Waterfall 'Hyobaku' Festival (Visit / approx. 50 mins) -- Sapporo Station North Exit (Scheduled 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

1 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
The prices may vary depending on number of participants and other conditions.