Hokkaido Tour: Sapporo Snow Festival, Hakodate, Otaru and Asahiyama Zoo

Highlights

Al departures guaranteed! Visit the 70th Sapporo Snow Festival with 2 nights accommodation in carefully selected hotels!Night 1: New Otani Hotel Sapporo【A】 - Within walking distance from JR Sapporo Station and the festival's main site, Odori Park. - Look forward to seeing lit up snow sculptures glimmering in the night and projection mapping! - The next day's departure is at 11:00 where you can enjoy the festival during daylight, where there's a different atmosphere to the night before. ・Night 2: Toya Sun Palace【B】 - All rooms face towards Lake Toya! - Enjoy the open-air bath with stunning views of the lake before your eyes. - There is also an optional winter fireworks on the lake after dinner for those interested. - Breakfast is a build-your-own seafood rice bowl and breakfast buffet. Enjoy lots of sightseeing to must-visit places in the area ・Visit three of Hokkaido's large cities: Hakodate, Otaru and Sapporo! ・Also see lots of animals at the famous Asahiyama Zoo for 2 hours including a penguin march only available during the winter. [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. *Items not included: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in “Infant Price”: plane seat, domestic flight facility usage fee, bus seat (no meals or bedding.) Onuma Quasi National Park *You will have an option to participate on a course around the park if you so wish: ① Island Sleigh Tour on the Ice/JPY1,400 ・Time: 15-20 mins covering 1,800m of ice on a snowmobile. ② Snowmobile Course on Ice (1 person ride)/JPY1,400 or Snowmobile Course on Ice (2 person ride)/JPY1,900 (*JPY950 per person) ・2 laps of a 1,000m course. *Both courses will not operate in bad weather or if the ice is not in a satisfactory condition. *If interested in either of the tours, please apply directly to the tour conductor on the day (advanced booking is unavailable.) [Attention] Possible changes to the itinerary *The tour may be conducted in reverse order due to reasons associated with hotels and flights. *Please be aware that there is a possibility of a connected flight at New Chitose Airport. *If there are 3 guests booked for one room, an extra bed will be provided or guests will be separated into two rooms. *We may not be able to see the penguin march demonstration if the tour is running late due to road conditions. *Bad weather will affect the visibility of the Lake Toya fireworks and Hakodate Night View. *The itinerary is subject to change and even activities cancelled should the weather be significantly bad. Furthermore, in the unlikely event that flights and other transportation are significantly delayed, suspended etc., any additional expenses incurred (accommodation, travel, food etc.) will be at your own expense. *Please be aware that some ingredients, especially seafood, may change depending on the catch and stock availability. Sapporo Snow Festival *The festival will be held from February 4~11. *For the February 11 departure, the itinerary will include watching the dismantling of the snow sculptures as the festival comes to an end. *The night projection mapping event could be suspended at the organizer's discretion. Tour bus *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign guests. *A Japanese-speaking guide is included. Although the tour conductor can speak English or Chinese, they are not an interpreter for the guide. Attire *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Flights *The meeting time on the departure day is 50 minutes before boarding the scheduled flight. Any costs for the accommodation around the airport a night before the tour day or for the transportation to the airport are covered by customers. (Detailed information about meeting place and time will be informed at least 7 days prior to the tour departure day.) *When allocating plane seats, due to seating arrangements, you may be separated even if you booked as a group. Even customers who booked for two may not be seated next to each other or sat on the same row. *To change customers (name change), a confirmation from the airline is necessary. When the flight is fully booked, a name change is not possible. When a name change is possible, a handling fee will be charged. 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.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Haneda Airport (7:40~11:15) -- Asahikawa Airport - [Travel: 15 mins]- Asahiyama Zoo (Visit/2hrs) - [Travel: 115 mins]- Sapporo (Overnight) 

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Sapporo (Visit the festival in the evening and daytime. *Feb 11 departure also sees the dismantling of the sculptures/Depart 11:00) - [Travel: 5 mins]- Sapporo Central Wholesale Market (Visit seafood market/20 mins) - [Travel: 25 mins]- Otaru (Stroll around the canals and visit local sweets and glass shops the area is famous for; lunch is sushi featuring Otaru's finest seafood including salmon roe/2 hrs) - [Travel: 85 mins]- Lake Shikotsu (Visit the Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival/40 mins) - [Travel: 95 mins]- Lake Toya Onsen (Overnight) 

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Lake Toya Onsen (Build-your-own seafood rice bowl and buffet breakfast/Depart 9:00) - [Travel: 15 mins]- Lake Toya (A caldera lake that never freezes over) - [Travel: 100 mins]- Onuma Quasi National Park (Visit/50 mins. *Optional sleigh and snowmobile experience is JPY1,400 per person) - [Travel: 40 mins]- Goryokaku Park (Visit the white star-shaped fort park/50 mins) - [Travel: 20 mins]- Mt. Hakodate (See the million dollar night view!/30 mins) - [Travel: 20 mins]- Hakodate Airport -- Haneda Airport (Arrive 21:00~21:10)



location Haneda Airport

Detail

Departure place

Haneda Airport

Meeting Time

-

Destination

Hokkaido

Language
  • 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

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