[Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus] 4-Day Winter Hokkaido Tour: Sounkyo, Utoro and Tokachigawa

Highlights

1. Stay overnight at 3 hot spring resorts, Sounkyo, Utoro and Tokachigawa! Enjoy various hot spring baths. 2. Enjoy a special winter experience by boarding the "Aurora" icebreaker ship. Feel the vessel vibrate as it crunches through the drift ice! 3. Take in wonderful natural views and snowy landscapes including Mashu and Akan Lakes and Ginga & Ryusei Waterfalls. >>>Click here for details about the Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus
[Additional information] *Items 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. *Items not included – 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] *A tour conductor does not accompany the tour and there is no foreign language support during the tour (your choice of language on the reservation form is the communication language for the confirmation e-mail only, and not for the tour itself.) *Please let us know where you will be boarding the bus from the choices below in the 'Additional Information' section of the reservation form: ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo (Depart 8:30) Sapporo Grand Hotel (Depart 8:35) Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park (Depart 8:40) Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu (Depart 8:50) Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel (Depart 8:55) JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo (Depart 9:10) Please also let us know where you will get off the tour bus from the choices below: ① Otaru station ② Sapporo station ③ New Chitose Airport If you fail to include a boarding location, we cannot proceed with the booking as normal. A member of staff will contact you at a later date. If we cannot get in touch with you, then we will have no choice but to cancel your booking. [Tour's Key Points] *Icebreaker Ship "Aurora" cruise goes ahead regardless of the drift ice condition. Once the cruise departs, no refund can be made even if you cannot see the drift ice. When the cruise is cancelled, the cruise fare will be refunded at the end of the tour. *Lunch and admission fees to the sightseeing facilities are covered by customers. (Except Aurora cruise fare.) *If you are planning to fly from New Chitose Airport, please make sure to allow at least 60 minutes between the arrival of the tour bus and the departure time of your domestic flight (120 minutes for international flights.) *A tour conductor does not accompany the tour but a Japanese speaking guide does. In case of emergencies, please use the tablet device for translation assistance. *Sightseeing information will be in Japanese only. *On the day(s) you will be using the bus, please make your way directly to the meeting point or hotel reception. A member of staff will be taking registration of passengers so please provide your name. The bus will leave strictly on time so please give yourself enough time. *Please be ready to board on 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 have missed the bus, please make your own way to your intended destination paying for your own travel expenses. *There is a possibility that the bus arrives later than the scheduled time because the bus goes by way of other places first. *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. *Children aged 2 and under and don't require a seat can participate for free. However, if a bus seat for them is required, please apply under the child category. *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. *If you cancel on the day, the tour fee and bus fare will not be refunded. *If any of the sightseeing locations are closed on the day, an alternative place will be visited. [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.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo (Depart 8:30) -- Sapporo Grand Hotel (Depart 8:35) -- Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park (Depart 8:40) -- Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu (Depart 8:50) -- Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel (Depart 8:55) -- JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo (Depart 9:10) -- Asahikawa station (Lunch on your own) -- Asahiyama Zoo Higashimon-mae (east gate) (JPY820/person, separate cost) -- Otokoyama Shuzo brewery (Feb. 6th ~11th: Visit Asahikawa Winter Festival) -- Sounkyo Onsen (Overnight. Scheduled arrival 17:45)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Sounkyo Onsen (7:45 Depart) -- Ginga & Ryusei Waterfalls -- Roadside Rest Area "Onneyu Onsen" -- Roadside Rest Area "Meruhen-no-Oka Memanbetsu" (Lunch on your own/approx. 40 mins) -- Meruhen-no-Oka (Hill of Fairy) / Drive through -- Tentozan Observatory (Okhotsk Drift Ice Museum: JPY750/person, Abashiri Prison Museum: JPY1080/person, separate cost) -- Roadside Rest Area・Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri (Icebreaker Ship Aurora cruise 60 mins / Total approx. 2hrs) -- Utoro Onsen (Overnight. Scheduled arrival 18:40)

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Utoro Onsen (8:00 Depart) -- Road to Heaven / Drive through -- Kiyosato Information Exchange Facility Kiyoru (Rest: 15 mins) -- Lake Mashu First Observatory (Visit: 30 mins) -- Lake Akan (Lunch on your own, 80 mins) -- Akan International Crane Center (JPY470/person) -- Tokachigawa Onsen (Overnight. Scheduled arrival 18:00)

Day 4
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokachigawa Onsen (8:40 Depart) -- Ryugetsu Sweetpia Garden (Shopping) -- White Birch Street / Drive through -- Roadside Rest Area "Shikaoi" (Rest: 20 mins) -- Nissho Pass (Lunch on your own, 50 mins) -- New Chitose Airport (14:15 Schedule) -- Sapporo station, North exit (15:25 Schedule) -- Otaru station (16:35 Schedule)



Detail

Departure place

Designated place (Hokkaido)

Meeting Time

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Destination

Hokkaido

Language
  • 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