Hokkaido Cherry Blossom Tour: Hakodate, Otaru & Sapporo

Highlights

This is a 4-day tour with a bathroom equipped bus, and offers a gentle pace itinerary which is usually conducted in 3 days. Moreover, 8 meals are included, such as Otaru's signature Nigiri sushi and Umiake crab.* *Umiake ('sea opening') refers to the phenomenon where the drift ice blanketing the Sea of Okhotsk drifts towards the open sea during spring. For the fishermen who are forced to hang up their fishing rods when the drift ice forms, the opening of the sea is a special, joyous occasion, telling them that they can start fishing again. The crab take in plenty of nutrients underneath the drift ice. The recommended time to eat umiake dishes is from mid-March to late April. 1. Visit 7 cherry blossom viewing spots! ① Hokkaido Jingu Shrine ② Makkari Jinja Shrine ③ Oniushi Park  ④ Trappistine Convent  ⑤ Goryokaku Park ⑥ Houkiji Temple  ⑦ Ruins of Matsumae Clan Hekirichi Jinya 2. Stay in hotels which we rank in our highest category for quality. They are all equipped with natural hot spring baths! Non-smoking Western style rooms for this tour are guaranteed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [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 for whatever reason. What's not included Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in Infant Price Airplane seats, airport facility usage charge and bus seats. Meals and bedding are not included. *The best viewing season of cherry blossoms. Hakodate: late April~mid-May Matsumae: late April~late May Sapporo: early~mid-May - Irregular weather may affect these dates. *A meal coupon (worth JPY4,500) is included for a dinner on Day 2. You can use the coupon at one of the following restaurants below in Kiroro Resort. A. ALPINE BRASSERIE ALL DAY DINING (Western)    B. “ALLA MODA” ITALIAN RESTAURANT (Closed on Mondays) C. POP WORLD BUFFET - Please note that dining in these restaurants is dependent on opening hours and how busy they are at the time. [Attention] Tour itinerary and contents *The best viewing season of flowers differs according to the weather conditions. Your tour departure day may not meet the best viewing season. *It might be the case that the tour may not proceed as planned according to the conditions of the flowers on the tour day. The tour may have to skip or change place(s) visited, change the order of the itinerary or change the time for sightseeing. *Hakodate night view may not be visible depending on the weather. *Please join the tour with comfortable clothes and walking shoes. *Meals are subject to change, depending on the availability of ingredients. *A Japanese-speaking guide accompanies the tour. Although a tour conductor speaks English or Chinese, translation for the guiding is not provided. Accommodation *If you booked a room for 3 people, a room with an extra bed or two rooms will be provided. Meet & Flight *For some tour departure days, the return flight requires transfer at New Chitose Airport. *Meeting time on the tour departure day is 50 minutes before the flight departure time. Any costs for accommodation around the airport the night before the tour 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.) *In unavoidable circumstances such as bad weather, etc., the schedule of the tour may have to be changed due to flight delays or a change of the departure/arrival airport. Under such circumstances, the extra accommodation, meals and transportation fees may be incurred, and these costs will be covered by customers. *Due to seating arrangements on the plane, even if you booked the tour as a group or a pair, you may have to sit separately. *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: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Haneda Airport (Depart 12:00~14:00) -- New Chitose Airport -【approx. 30 mins】- Lake Shikotsu (One of clearest lakes in the world./approx. 20 mins) -【approx. 90 mins】- Sapporo Barato Onsen (Overnight)  *Nine hot spring baths are available.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Barato Onsen, Sapporo (Depart 9:00) -【approx. 30 mins】- Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, Sapporo (A charming red brick building./approx. 45 mins) -【approx. 10 mins】- Hokkaido Jingu Shrine (You can see plum and cherry blossoms at the same time. /approx. 50 mins) -【approx. 35 mins】- Otaru (Enjoy walking around the romantic retro canal town & enjoy a sushi lunch/approx. 2.5hrs) -【approx. 40 mins】- SHERATON HOKKAIDO KIRORO RESORT or THE KIRORO, A TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO HOTEL (Overnight) *Enjoy dinner at the hotel using the meal coupon worth JPY4,500.

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Kiroro Onsen (Depart 9:00) -【approx. 70 mins】- Makkari Jinja Shrine (See cherry blossoms with the backdrop of Mt. Yotei, referred to as the Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido/approx. 20 mins) -【approx. 120 mins】- Oniushi Park (See cherry blossoms with the backdrop of Mt. Komagatake/approx. 50 mins) -【approx. 60 mins】- Trappistine Convent (See cherry blossoms and a white Statue of Virgin Mary/approx. 30 mins) 【approx. 25 mins】- Goryokaku Park (See the star shaped fort with cherry blossoms from the tower/60 mins) -【approx. 15 mins】- Hakodate Motomachi (Stroll / approx. 60 mins) -【approx. 10 mins】- Sara no Tsuki (Dinner with crab, etc./approx. 60 mins) -【approx. 10 mins】- Mt. Hakodate (See a night view/approx. 30 mins) -【approx. 60 mins】- Shikabe Onsen (Overnight)

Day 4
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Shikabe Onsen -【approx. 40 mins】- Houkiji Temple (See 300 year old weeping cherry blossoms./approx. 20 mins) -【approx. 10 mins】- Ruins of Matsumae Clan Hekirichi Jinya (See an 800m long street lined up with cherry blossom trees./approx. 30 mins) -【approx. 40 mins】- Hakodate Airport -- Haneda Airport (Arrive 13:40~16:20)



location Haneda Airport

Detail

Departure place

Haneda Airport

Meeting Time

-

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

20 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