Southern Hokkaido Cherry Blossoms: Goryokaku Park & Matsumae Park


2019 Cherry blossom tour ・Visit two popular cherry blossom sites in Southern Hokkaido: Goryokaku Park & Matsumae Park. ・Recommended as a Golden Week trip. 1. Goryokaku Park, Hakodate ・View 1,600 Yoshino cherry trees at one of the most popular cherry blossom spots in Hokkaido. The fort of Goryokaku is designated as a special historic site in Japan and attracts both Japanese and foreign tourists. ・Stroll through the park for an hour. 2. Matsumae Park, Matsumae ・The park consists of over 10,000 cherry blossom trees with around 250 varieties dotted around the ground that bloom at different times of the year. ・Stroll through the park for 80 minutes. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional Information] Best time to see cherry blossoms in 2017-2018 Goryokaku Park, Hakodate 2017: Start (April 27) / Full bloom (April 30) 2018: Start (April 25) / Full bloom (April 28) Matsumae Park, Matsumae 2017: Start (April 23) / Full bloom (April 30 for early bloom species) / Full bloom (May 19 for late bloom species) 2018: Start (April 23) / Full bloom (April 28 for early bloom species) / Full bloom (May 14 for late bloom species) Tour price *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. *Exclusions: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Infant Price inclusions: bus seat (no meals or bedding) Dinner option *This tour does not include dinner and there will be no time to eat before the return journey. *Since the estimated return to Sapporo is 23:30, a dinner bento box is available to be eaten on board the bus for an additional fee: Abalone Bento (JPY1,450/No drink) from Yano, a long-established ryokan in Matsumae *If interested, please mention this in the 'Additional Information' section when booking or fill in and send us an inquiry form at least three business days before the trip. Please pay in cash on the day. *If you are not interested in the bento, then please buy your dinner before the return journey and eat it on the bus. Lavatory-equipped bus plan *An exact same tour but travelling on a bus equipped with a bathroom is available below: Course No: 22836 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Attention] Course details *This course involves an early departure from and late return to Sapporo. Therefore: ① Please plan your route to the meeting point ahead of time checking public transport information (first trains and buses, disruptions etc.) ② Be aware that the late arrival back to Sapporo may cause you to miss your last train and having to pay for a taxi to return to your destination (or even a hotel.) While we estimate to arrive back by 23:00, traffic could affect ths schedule. *This course is planned according to the best time to see the cherry blossoms based on recent years. However, due to potential seasonal irregularities, this period could be slightly before or after you visit the tour, meaning there is a chance that you won't see the trees in full bloom. If the conditions are especially unfavorable, we may decide to skip Goryokaku Park and/or Matsumae Park or shorten the visiting time. An alternative sightseeing spot may be included instead. Other *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers. *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: 1 (Lunch Box)
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Sapporo North Exit Kane no Hiroba (Meet 6:50) -- Goryokaku Park (Known for its star-shaped fort/60 mins *Entrance fee required to the fort's tower: JPY900) -- Matsumae Park (Flower viewing/80 mins) -- Sapporo North Exit (Schedule 23:00)

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location Sapporo


Departure place


Meeting Time

06:50 AM



  • English

  • Chinese

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