Hokkaido Icebreaker Boat Experience: Aurora Cruise & Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort


1. Stay at the luxurious Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort. 5-star accommodation in Shiretoko looking out over the Sea of Okhotsk. Relax and enjoy views from the public bath. Also, enjoy a spectacular buffet for dinner featuring the best of Shiretoko produce. 2. Climb aboard the Aurora icebreaker ship and feel the vibrations as the ship crunches its way through the ice! [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) 【1】Optional Bento lunch on Day 1 ●Makunouchi style lunch box with tea: 1,100 JPY (tax included) ・Spring roll, shumai, salted salmon, deep-fried chicken, tsukune skewer, fried egg, boiled butterbur, boiled seaweed, mini hamburger, etc. ※Please be aware that some ingredients may change depending on the stock availability. - If interested, please mention so in the 'Additional Information' section of the reservation form when booking or fill in the request form at least 2 business days before departure. - The bento 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 fee to the tour conductor in cash on the day. 【2】Drift ice Walk - For those interested, a drift ice walking experience is available early in the morning before the departure. - Fee: JPY 6,000 (Adult, Child) - Time: Meet at hotel lobby at 8:45; duration - approx. 100 mins. 【Important】 ○As you will be wearing a dry suit, there is a limitation for height and weight. Height: 140~185cm Weight: woman - less than 75kg, man - less than 99kg *If interested, please inform us your height, weight and shoes size 14 days prior the departure date. (WELCOME@CLUB-TOURISM.CO.JP) 【Attire (example)】Trainers, pants, long socks, top and bottom jerseys. ○Dry suits, gloves and hats will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing (i.e. no skirts, shorts etc.) *When wearing a dry suit, you will need to put the pants into the socks, so please bring a high socks. ○You must be in good physical shape as like for hiking. Pregnant women and those drinking/drunk people are not allowed. ○Please note that we are not responsible if you drop your camera/other things into the water, break it etc. ○This trip will not run if there is bad weather around or no drift ice. →Number of places are limited so please either express your interest when booking or fill in the inquiry form early to avoid disappointment. - Please pay the fee to the tour conductor in cash on the day. *Drift ice season (source: Abashiri Local Meteorological Office) 2018: January 28 (first day), February 2 (first day approaching shore) and March 14 (last day) 2019: January 13 (first day), January 29 (first day approaching shore) and February 27 (last day) 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.) 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 trip 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. *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. [Attention] *Outdoor sightseeing is very cold. Please prepare extra items for the cold weather and wear comfortable 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. 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) -- Irimaru Suisan, Abashiri (Seafood shopping / approx. 20 mins) -- Oshinkoshin Falls (View from the bus window) -- Utoro Onsen (Overnight. Scheduled 16:30)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Utoro Onsen (Depart 10:00 ※A drift ice walking experience is available before the departure for an additional JPY 6,000 for those interested.) -- Abashiri Port (Aurora drift ice cruise / approx. 60 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

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