[Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus] Sounkyo Onsen / Hotel Taisetsu [Hokkaido recovery promotion]


Hokkaido Fukkouwari Tour The Japanese government has subsidized JPY3,000 for this tour. Fukkouwari (post-earthquake discounts) is a campaign to help Hokkaido's tourism industry bounce back quickly following the devastating 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake. The “We are GENKI Hokkaido/ Welcome! HOKKAIDO, JAPAN Campaign” is designed to reassure Japanese and overseas visitors that the locals are recovering well and that the region is open for business. To help with the process, the national and local governments are subsidizing local businesses and services so they can offer tourists incentives to come and visit. This tour is being sold at a discounted price to support this campaign. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enjoy autumn colors at Sounkyo Onsen hot spring resort for 2 days! Travel by the Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus. Tour departs from just 1 person! The bus arrives and departs from hotels in central Sapporo. >>>Click here for details about the Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus About Sounkyo Onsen Sounkyo Onsen is located in Daisetsuzan National Park surrounded by green mountains. The resort offers many hot spring baths including one public bath called Kurodake no Yu while the numerous ryokans and hotels also have their own baths. Local attractions include the Ginga and Ryusei waterfalls, Obako rock formation and Kurodake Ropeway. Sounkyo becomes a popular viewing spot for autumn leaves while the Ice Waterfall Festival is a star event during the winter. *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. *Tour exclusions: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in Infant Price: bus seat (no meals or bedding) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [IMPORTANT] Fukkouwari Campaign ・This tour is being sold at a discounted price to support this campaign. ・This campaign will end once the budget has been used up. ・The subsidies are strictly used to boost tourism within Hokkaido. The money cannot be used for other business purposes. Amendments/Cancellations ・The subsidy allocated for the trip cannot be refunded. Furthermore, the subsidy cannot be used for application fees or cancellation fees. ・The subsidy will be lost at the same time when the booking is cancelled. ・If the customer cancels once a travel agreement is established, the standard cancellation fee will apply based on the discounted price. ・This right to receiving subsidies cannot be transferred or sold to someone else. *A tour conductor is not included on this trip. There is also no language support during the tour (The language you choose when you book the tour is simply the language for the final confirmation documents. There are no language options on the actual tour.) *When booking the tour, please choose a boarding place from the choices below and write the name of the hotel in the 'Additional Information' section of the reservation form. ・ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo (Departure 8:30) ・Sapporo Grand Hotel (Departure 8:35) ・Sapporo View Hotel Odori Koen (Departure 8:40) ・Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu (Departure 8:50) ・Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel (Departure 8:55) ・JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo (Departure 9:10) If you do not enter an option, we cannot normally accept your reservation. In that case, we will contact you at a later date. When we cannot reach you, your reservation may be declined. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Attention] Tour contents *For Feb 6-11 departures, the tour includes a trip to Asahikawa Winter Festival. The tour will not visit Otokoyama Sake Brewery. *Although a tour conductor will not accompany the trip, a Japanese-speaking guide will. The guide will have a mobile device such as a tablet that will translate for you in case of emergencies. *Sightseeing information will be communicated in Japanese. *Should any of the sightseeing attractions be closed, the tour will visit somewhere else. *Please pay for your lunch and admission fees to attractions. Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus *Please make your way to the front of the hotel lobby on the departure day. Staff members will be taking a register so please mention your name to them. The bus will leave strictly on time and will not wait for you so please arrive with time to spare (at least 10 minutes.) *If you missed the bus, you can make your own way to the destination provided you pay for your own expenses. *As the bus will be passing through various other pick up points, there is a chance that it might be late to your meeting point. *The sightseeing bus will be shared with the general public and passengers from other travel companies. If the bus is likely to be full, we will designate a seat for you and you may sit next to someone you do not know. Otherwise you are free to sit where you like. *While the bus will do its best to stay on schedule, due to road and/or weather conditions, the route could change and the journey could be delayed. This could result in the shortening of the visiting time at sightseeing locations or even skipping parts of the itinerary altogether. There will be no refund in this event. Price *Infants (0~2 years old) can travel for free if they do not require a bus seat. However, if they do require a bus seat, please apply under the Child (3-5 years old) category and the Child fare will be charged. *With regards to any cancellations on the day, the trip and passenger fees will not be refunded. 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 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: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo (Departure 8:30) -- Sapporo Grand Hotel (Departure 8:35) -- Sapporo View Hotel Odori Koen (Departure 8:40) -- Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu (Departure 8:50) -- Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel (Departure 8:55) -- JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo (Departure 9:10) -- Sunagawa Service Area (Rest) -- Asahikawa Station (Free time for lunch/60 mins) -- Asahiyama Zoo East Gate (Stay for 90 mins. *Entrance fee is JPY820 per person) -- Otokoyama Sake Brewery [Visit for 30 mins. *For Feb 6-11 departures, the tour visits Asahikawa Winter Festival instead (16:10~17:00)] -- Sounkyo Onsen (Overnight. Scheduled Arrival 17:50)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Sounkyo Onsen (Depart 8:30) -- Ginga and Ryusei Waterfalls (Visit/30 mins) -- Asahiyama Zoo East Gate (Stay for 90 mins. *Entrance fee is JPY820 per person. When it is snowing, you can also visit Asahikawa Snow Village by the East Gate and enjoy snow activities for a fee!) -- Shikisai-no-Oka, Biei (Free time for lunch/60 mins) -- Furano Marche (Shopping/30 mins) -- Sunagawa Service Area (Rest) -- ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo (Arrive 18:30) -- Sapporo Grand Hotel (Arrive 18:35) -- Sapporo View Hotel Odori Koen (Arrive 18:40) -- Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu (Arrive 18:50) -- Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel (Arrive 18:55) -- JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo (Arrive 19:05)


Departure place

Designated place (Hokkaido)

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  • English

  • Chinese

Language Support

This particular course is operated as a free plan tour, therefore there will not be any language support from a tour conductor. We will however, provide the final confirmation and itinerary in the preferred language of your choice.

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