Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus: Utoro Onsen Resort / Stay at KIKI Shiretoko Natural Resort [Departs from Kitami/Memanbetsu/Abashiri]


Hokkaido Fukkouwari Tour The Japanese government has subsidized JPY6,000 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus Plan! Three places from where you can join the tour: JR Kitami Station, Memanbetsu Airport or JR Abashiri Station. 2. You will stay at Utoro hot spring resort! Unwind yourself in the soothing hot spring baths! 3. While taking an extended break at the Roadside Rest Area Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri, you can enjoy a cruise on the Aurora icebreaker ship cruise in Abashiri. >>>What is the Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus? Please check here for details. 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 Bus seat only. Meals and bedding are not included. *If you will be traveling with a child under 3 years old, please let us know in advance. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** When booking this tour, you must include where you'd like to join the tour: JR Kitami Station, Memanbetsu Airport or JR Abashiri Station. We usually can't accept your application if you don't write this. We will contact you at a later date to ask you where you wish to join the tour. If we cannot reach you, then we will be forced to cancel your booking. List of boarding places and times ① JR Kitami Station, South Exit - In front of the central promenade (Departs 10:45) ② Memanbetsu Airport - Tourist Information Center on the first floor (Departs 11:40) ③ Memanbetsu Airport - Tourist Information Center on the first floor (Departs 13:50) ④ JR Abashiri Station - Abashiri Ekimae Bus Stop (Departs 14:35) List of places to get off the bus ① Roadside Rest Area Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri (Arrive 10:45) ② JR Abashiri Station (Arrive 13:10) ③ Abashiri Kanko Hotel Bus Stop (Arrive 13:20) ④ Hotel Abashirikoso (Arrive 13:25) ⑤ Lake Abashiri Tsuruga Resort (Arrive 13:30) ⑥ Memanbetsu Airport (Arrive 14:10) ⑦ JR Kitami Station, South Exit (Arrive 10:45) Aurora icebreaker ship cruise in Abashiri If you are interested in the cruise, then please book online or call the company in advance: >>>Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing & Icebreaker Ship *If you didn't book in advance, seats may still be available on the day, but it is recommended to book before the tour to avoid disappointment. ■ Duration of stay at Roadside Rest Area Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri Day 1: 14:40~16:40 (2 hours) [Cruise time: 15:00 (January 26~31) / 15:30 (February~March)] Day 3: 10:45~13:05 (2 hours and 20 minutes) [Cruise time: 11:00 (January 28~February) / 11:30 (March)] *The cruise will last around an hour (subject to change based on ice conditions) ■ Fare Adult: JPY3,300 Elementary school children: JPY1,650 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Attention] Tour details *On the departure day, a 'Smile Attendant' will be taking registration of passengers so please make sure that you give your name. The bus leaves strictly on time so please arrive at your meeting point with time to spare. We do not arrange transportation (flights, trains etc.) for you so please make your own way. *Please be ready to board the bus 10 minutes before the departure time at all the bus stops. As this is a sightseeing bus on a schedule, it will not wait for you if you are late. If you happen to miss the bus, please make your own way to your intended destination paying for your own travel expenses. *This bus will be shared with passengers from other tour groups and the general public. Although you are free to sit where you like, when the bus is crowded, seats may be allocated for you and you may have to sit with someone you don't know. *A tour conductor is not provided and no language support is available during the tour. (Language choice in the reservation form is the language for the contacting email, not for the language support on the tour.) However, while you are traveling by Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus, a Japanese-speaking guide will be provided. In case of emergency, language support is possible through the tablet device. *Sightseeing information will be delivered in Japanese. *Lunch and admission fees to the sightseeing facilities are covered by customers. Furthermore, the restaurant in the hotel on Day 2 is not open during the day. Please have lunch in town. *If you wish to visit the Mt. Tento area (Okhotsk Drift Ice Museum/Abashiri Prison Museum), please let the 'Smile Attendant' know. *If any of the sightseeing locations are closed on the day, an alternative place will be visited. *Although the bus will do its best to stick to the schedule, should the bus be forced to change course due to road or weather conditions, time spent at sightseeing spots may have to be shortened or even left out of the itinerary. There will be no refund on these grounds. *Please let us know in advance if you want to change your boarding and getting off point. *If you cancel on the day, the tour fee and bus fare will not be refunded. 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. ・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. 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
  • JR Kitami Station, South Exit (Depart 10:45)【Boarding Option ①】 -- Memanbetsu Airport (Depart 11:40)【Boarding Option ②】 -- Roadside station Meruhen-no-oka Memanbetsu (Lunch/40 mins) -- Meruhen-no-oka/Drive through -- Mt. Tento Observation Deck (Okhotsk Drift Ice Museum/JPY750 or Abashiri Prison Museum/JPY1,080) -- Memanbetsu Airport (Depart 13:50)【Boarding Option ③】 -- JR Abashiri Station (Depart 14:35)【Boarding Option ④】 -- Roadside Rest Area Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri (2 hours) -- Utoro Onsen (Overnight. Scheduled arrival 18:35)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Utoro Onsen Free time all day Utoro Onsen

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Utoro Onsen (Depart 8:40) -- Roadside Rest Area Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri (Lunch/90 mins)【Leave tour ①】 -- JR Abashiri Station (Arrive 13:10)【Leave tour ②】 -- Abashiri Kanko Hotel Bus Stop (Arrive 13:20)【Leave tour ③】 -- Hotel Abashirikoso (Arrive 13:25)【Leave tour ④】 -- Lake Abashiri Tsuruga Resort (Arrive 13:30)【Leave tour ⑤】 -- Meruhen-no-oka/Drive through -- Memanbetsu Airport (Arrive 14:10)【Leave tour ⑥】 -- JR Kitami Station, South Exit (Arrive 15:00)【Last stop ⑦】


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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)

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