Dynamic Hokkaido: Shiretoko, Biei, Asahiyama Zoo / Standard Course

Highlights

1. The best of Hokkaido condensed into 5 days! Sapporo, Tokachi, Kushiro, Shiretoko, Asahikawa, Furano, Biei etc. 2. No. 1 course for Hokkaido in the summer! 3,230 people participated on the tour in 2016 & 2017 (Apr-Oct departures). 3. Accommodation for Days 1-3 are charming hot spring hotels. 4. Update for 2018: Hokkaido gourmet experience!♪ All-you-can-eat crab (The Big 3: Snow, Red King & Hair) and all-you-can-drink alcohol included (70 mins)! 5. Travel with a coach equipped Free WiFi! >>>Hotel upgrade plan Course No: 30611. Accepting now from 2 people! Additional¥15,000 more than this course. ・Day 1 Tokachigawa Onsen [Kangetsuen]: Our top grade hotel ・Day 2 Kawayu Onsen [Hotel Kitafukuro]: Japanese-Western rooms, luxurious evening meal served! ・Day 3 Onneyu Onsen [Oehonke]: Rooms in the Hienkaku section. ・Day 4 Sapporo [Sapporo Prince Hotel]: Located in Sapporo and offers large communal bath. Enjoy yourself at the largest city in the North. *The number of rooms are limited so please accept our apologies if the rooms are full. >>>From/To Hokkaido plan (New Chitose Airport) is also available. Course No: H0610 accepting now! >>>Popular Youtuber from Hong Kong participated on the course last year! Jason's Youtube is here! *Parts of the course this year differ from the one last year. [Additional information] *Items included in "Infant price" - plane seat, passenger facility charge, bus seat (no meal or bedding) *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.) [Notes] *Local staff will accompany the tour from Day 1 New Chitose Airport~Day 4 Sapporo hotel. On the final day, guests make their own way to New Chitose Airport. *The course may be reversed due to circumstances involving accommodation facilities, sightseeing spots or the order of accommodation is changed. However, there will be no omissions or shortening of visits to each location. *Day 2: Depending on the flight, a part of the scheduled ride on the Senmo Main Line may change. Furthermore, since seats are unreserved, you may not be able to sit down. Please also be aware in advance that depending on the weather, the train may not be running. *Day 3: Should the Shiretoko Pass be closed due to snowy conditions, the tour may instead visit the Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center/Utoro Shirietoku Roadside Station or a nearby tourist spot. *Scheduled opening is late April every year. *The best time to see the flowers at Furano is between July and August. *The Shiretoko sightseeing boat will be cancelled if there is stormy weather/rough sea conditions. *With regards to the Shiretoko First Lake stroll activity, the promenade may be partly or wholly closed in the case of bad weather, appearance of bears etc. *Accommodation in Sapporo: In the case of 3~4guests in one bedroom, an extra bed (or sofa bed) will be provided in the twin room or 2 separate rooms might be provided. *Flower blooming time varies slightly according to weather. *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *This tour is attended by a tour guide and a tour conductor. The tour guide gives sightseeing information in Japanese only. The tour conductor, who can communicate either English or Chinese, gives language support to the tour members but does not translate the Japanese sightseeing information into English nor into Chinese. *This tour is operated with a mixture of Japanese and foreign tourists. 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. *Any change of the passengers (name) needs additional arrangement with airlines. This arrangement may not be accepted due to the congestion of flights, etc. Please also note change fee is required when change is successfully made. *You may not be able to encounter the wild animals, depending on the weather or other conditions. *Seats for your group members in the plane or shinkansen may be separated due to the arrangement. *Meal contents, especially seafood, are subject to change owing to availability on the day. *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 between 12:00~14:00] New Chitose Airport Tokachigaoka Observatory (View the Tokachi Plain from elevated ground / approx. 20 min) Tokachigawa Onsen (Overnight) *Experience a moor hot spring here, a heritage of Hokkaido and one of the world's few places where you can do so. The water is heated by ancient vegetation buried deep underground which then resurfaces as a hot spring spewing out organic plant matter.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokachigawa Onsen Roadside Station Akan Tancho no Sato (Shop for local specialty goods etc. / approx. 15 min) Kushiro Marsh (Onnenai boardwalk / approx. 50 min) Kushiro Senmo Main Line (See the Kushiro Shitsugen National Park from the window, inaccessible by vehicles / approx 45 min) Touro 900 Prairie (Green carpet like grasslands as far as the eye can see! A stunning and typically Hokkaido landscape / approx. 15 min) Lake Mashu (The beautiful Mashu Blue, an attractive yet mysterious lake / approx. 15 min) Kawayu Onsen (Overnight) *Stay at the hotel standing inside Akan Mashu National Park. Strongly acidic (pH 1.8) hot spring water to leave your skin warm and pleasant.

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Kawayu Onsen Road to Heaven (Straight road stretching for 18km / approx. 5 min) Oshinkoshin Falls (An impressive waterfall in Shiretoko / approx. 15 min) Utoro Port (Shiretoko sightseeing boat cruise! See the World Natural Heritage Site from the sea / approx. 90 min) Shiretoko Pass (Summit of Shiretoko crossroads / approx. 10 min) Shiretoko, First Lake (Stroll around barrier-free boardwalk / approx. 50 min) Cape Puyuni (View the Okhotsk Sea / approx. 10 min) Onneyu Onsen (Overnight. A hot spring surrounded by nature and known for its beautifying water.) *Dinner is gourmet Hokkaido cuisine including scallops and Jingisukan (lamb/mutton BBQ).

Day 4
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Onneyu Onsen Ryuusei Falls & Ginga Falls (Famous waterfalls in Sounkyo gorge called "Male Falls" & "Female Falls" respectively / approx. 20 min) Asahiyama Zoo (Must visit at least once! Famous for unique exhibition of animals / approx. 90 min) Ken & Mary's Tree (unique-looking and standalone tree in Biei made famous by a Nissan TV commercial / approx. 10 min) Shikisai no Oka, Biei (Hill landscape typical of Hokkaido / approx. 40 min) Blue Pond (approx. 20 min) Farm Tomita (View seasonal flowers / approx. 40 min) Sapporo (Dinner at a restaurant in the city. All-you-can-eat: Big 3 crab [red king, snow & hair], BBQ, sushi etc. All-you-can-drink / approx. 70 min) Sapporo (Overnight) *Resort hotel located on the outskirts of Sapporo with 16 types of baths and open air baths.

Day 5
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Sapporo (Enjoy free time on your final day. Stroll around Sapporo city etc.) (There are direct buses to the airport including those from the hotel [Extra cost / ¥1,030]) New Chitose Airport Haneda Airport [Arrive 14:30~16:40]



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