Eastern Hokkaido Travel: Lake Akan, Kurodake Ropeway & Fukuhara Sanso Garden

Highlights

1. See autumn foliage from the 5th station of Kurodake in Sounkyo. Ride a ropeway and enjoy the autumn colours spread before your eyes.♪ The contrast between Mt. Kurodake and the autumn colors from the 5th station is also wonderful. 2. Visit Ginga and Ryusei Falls in autumn colors. 3. Enjoy a scenic drive on the Mikuni Pass, the highest altitude pass in Hokkaido's national highway. ※The best viewing season is from late September to early October. 4. Enjoy a cruise around Lake Akan on a Yakatabune boat, a low barge style boat to see autumn foliage. A unique Japanese experience! Chartered boat only for customers of this tour! Also visit Churui Island with marimo balls. 5. Take photos at the mysterious Lake Onneto where the water changes from green to blue depending on the season. Onneto means "large swamp" in Ainu language. Enjoy the fantastic scenery with the colored trees reflected on the lake surface. ※The best viewing season is from late September to early October. 6. Stroll around Fukuhara Sanso Garden, which is only open for a limited time for the autumn foliage season. 7. Stay overnight on the shores of Lake Akan at New Akan Hotel. Stay at a hot spring resort hotel boasting the Garden Spa on the rooftop. Enjoy views of the lake from the big public bath. For dinner, an open-air restaurant with the Lake Akan view will offer its seasonal buffet. [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 are not included. Optional Bento lunch box on Day-1Makunouchi-style lunch box (containing rice and various kinds of fish, meat and vegetable) with tea / JPY 1,100 (tax included) ※Please inform us in "Additional Info" at the time of the booking or at least 3 business days prior to the tour departure date. ※Please pay the fee in cash to the tour staff on the tour day. ※Lunch box will be served in the bus and you can eat it while the bus is heading for the next destination. ※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. [Important] *Sightseeing will be mostly outside. Please prepare warm clothes and accessories. Please also wear comfortable walking shoes. *In case of rain, please prepare a raincoat *This tour is planned according to the best period for autumn leaves in previous years, but this does not guarantee that this year will be the same and could be slightly later or earlier. If conditions are not at their best, we may decide to shorten our visits to the affected places. Also, if the roads will suddenly close due to the snowfall, some sightseeing spots may be omitted. *If the ropeway service is cancelled due to bad weather on the tour day, the ropeway fare (group rate) will be refunded and the tour will visit another sightseeing spot instead. *Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended. *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 or view cannot be accepted. *Please leave it to us to allocate bedrooms. Please note that room layouts and views are not uniform across the hotels. *For the smooth operation of the group tour, we are responsible for allocating the seating for the transportation (bus, trains etc.) used during the tour and at facilities where seats are designated. *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 (Meet 7:40) -- Kurodake Ropeway (Ropeway ride and view autumn leaves / approx. 90 mins) -- Drive past Sounkyo Gorge in autumn colors. -- Ginga & Ryusei Falls (View a pair of powerful waterfalls / approx. 20 mins) -- Mikuni Pass (Take plenty of photos along the high altitude scenic pass) -- Roadside Rest Area "Ashoro Ginga Hall 21” (Break / approx. 20 mins) -- Akanko Onsen (Overnight) *Arrive around 17:00. ※Enjoy the hot spring baths and a buffet dinner.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Akanko Onsen (Depart 8:20) -- Pier -- Lake Akan cruise - visit the top of a waterfall and observe marimo balls at Churui Island. -- Pier -- Lake Onneto (Scenic pond / Photo time) -- Road Station Pier 21 Shihoro (Lunch at your own expenses / approx. 60 mins) -- Fukuhara Sanso Garden (Visit a private garden open especially for autumn season / approx. 50 mins) -- Sapporo Station North Exit (Scheduled 19:00)



location Sapporo

Detail

Departure place

Sapporo

Meeting Time

07:40 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
The prices may vary depending on number of participants and other conditions.