Highlights of Southern Hokkaido in 1 Day: Lake Shikotsu・Showa-Shinzan・Otaru with BBQ lunch at Niseko


A packed day trip visiting the must-see attractions of the Southern Hokkaido area! 1. Explore the Lake Shikotsu, Showa-Shinzan and Niseko area which is hard to access without a car. 2. Stroll around the romantic port town of Otaru 3. You can choose to either visit the bear ranch or ride the Usuzan ropeway at Showa-Shinzan (entrance fees not included in tour price.) 4. Lunch is a BBQ featuring beef, lamb and pork! Enjoy the view of Mt. Yotei as you eat. Lake Shikotsu: The second deepest lake in Japan and one of the clearest lakes in the world. This is a great place to feel relaxed and refreshed with the surrounding mountains and nature! Showa-Shinzan: A relatively young mountain/volcanic lava dome that spews out smoke to remind visitors of the power of Mother Nature! It is designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark. Niseko: Although a famous ski resort, it becomes a wonderful natural scenic spot in the summer with stunning mountains scenery including Mt. Yotei and vast grasslands. Otaru: The port town of Otaru and its famous canals are an unmissable destination when visiting Hokkaido. The town is famous for its glass, music boxes and Western confectionery so definitely visit some of the shops when walking around! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Attention] Itinerary *The order of the itinerary is subject to change. *This tour involves a lot of outdoor activities. Please protect yourself from the sun and wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers For customers meeting at Tokyo REI Hotel *The tour conductor will be passing through other meeting points before arriving at yours. Although the bus may run late, it will eventually arrive so please be patient. BBQ lunch *Vegetarian/halal meal option is not available. *If you are allergic to anything, please let us know in the ‘Additional Information’ section of the booking form or contact us as soon as possible. We may not be able to accommodate your request with less than a week to go before your departure date. *One BBQ table will be shared between 4~5 people. *Ingredients are subject to availability. *There will be a tent provided, so the BBQ will go ahead in the rain. 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.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • JR Sapporo, North Exit Kane no Hiroba (Meet 7:15) -- Front of Sapporo Tokyo REI Hotel Lobby (Depart 7:30) -- Lake Shikotsu (Stroll/30 mins) -- Showa-Shinzan (60 mins / For those interested, you can ride the Usuzan Ropeway or visit the bear ranch here. You must pay admission fees.) -- Lake Toya (Drive past) -- Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu (BBQ lunch at the foot of Mt. Yotei / 50 mins) -- Otaru (Stroll/ 60 mins) -- Front of Sapporo Tokyo REI Hotel Lobby (Schedule 17:50) -- JR Sapporo, North Exit Kane no Hiroba (Schedule 18:00)

  • Hotel:

location Sapporo


Departure place


Meeting Time

07:15 AM



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  • Chinese

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

25 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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