Shiretoko Drift Ice & Jewelry Ice [Abashiri station → Obihiro station]


1.This is an ideal and great value tour for those who hold a Hokkaido Rail Pass! 2. Witness the natural wonder of drift ice floating on the Okhotsk Sea, Jewelry Ice at Tokachi River and more! 3. Stay overnight at Shiretoko, registered as a World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the hot spring bath after the fun in the frosty winter Hokkaido air! *This tour begins at JR Abashiri station and ends at JR Obihiro station. Travel expenses to JR Abashiri station and after the tour from JR Obihiro station will be covered by customers. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please write in the 'Additional Information' of the booking form when booking: A mobile phone number which can be used in Japan. If you don't have one, then please included details of the hotel you are staying in the day before the tour(hotel name,chec-in date and the name of the person who booked the hotel. ). *This is an independent plan, and a tour conductor will not accompany the trip. We will provide all the necessary documents such as the final itinerary and coupons so that customers can proceed the tour on their own. [Additional information] *Necessary travel documents will be sent to you by email at least 1 week prior to the tour departure day. Please print them out and bring to the tour, or prepare to show the documents on your mobile phone. *Items included – Bus fares, 2 nights accommodation fee (with dinner and breakfast) and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items included in "Child & Infant price" - Same tour contents as Adult price. *Items not included – Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours). * Babies (1-2 years old) are charged a JPY2,700 facility usage fee at New Akan Hotel on Day 2. Although the booking screen will show JPY0, the fee will be added to the final checkout price when you pay for the tour by credit card. *If you require a seat for your baby on the bus, the please book through the "Infant Price" which includes the same meals and items as the "Adult price". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Attention] *Programs may be cancelled according to the weather or frost conditions on the tour day. In that case, the cancelled program(s) will be refunded after the tour ends. *Day 1 is free time for the entire day. Any expenses such as admission fees and meal costs will be covered by participants. *It might be the case that you cannot get on the icebreaker ship "Aurora" when its schedule clashes with the bus schedule or when the cruise is cancelled due to the bad weather. When the cruise is cancelled, the bus heads to the hotel. Click here for details. (Japanese) Clothes 1. Please prepare well enough against the severe freezing cold temperatures, including gloves, hat, scarf, disposable pocket warmers (also available for shoes), etc. 2. Snow boots or non-slip and water-proof shoes are recommended. Bus operations [Operating company: Day 1 (◆Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus) / Sapporo Kanko Bus & Day 2 & 3 (◎Winter Eastern Hokkaido Bus) / Tokachi Bus or Hokkaido Takushoku Bus]  *Please gather at the meeting (boarding) place stated in the final itinerary at least 10 minutes before departure. When it's time, a member of staff from the bus operator will come and get you. *The bus will leave as scheduled. You cannot join the tour if you are late and miss the bus. A refund is not available so please make sure you are on time. Please bear in mind that the public transportation to the meeting place may be delayed or the timetable may be modified on the day during the winter. *The buses will be shared with participants on other courses and those from other tour operators. Depending on numbers, a large/medium/small scale bus may be used or a small to large taxi. *The bus seats are non-reserved so you may have to sit with someone you don't know. The seats may be reserved in some cases according to the tour booking. *The bus is non-smoking. *Please set your mobile phone to silent mode and refrain from talking on the phone. Other *This tour is conducted and organized by Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido Co., Ltd. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *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 Abashiri station (14:35 Departure) ◆Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus [Sounkyo Onsen→Utoro Onsen route] -- Icebreaker ship boarding terminal・Roadside Rest Area "Ryuhyo-kaido Abashiri" (Sightseeing/approx. 2hrs) Icebreaker Ship Aurora (JPY3,300/adult, JPY1,650/child) Your own cost. -- Utoro Onsen (Overnight. 18:40 Arrival) [For your information] Access to Abashiri city from Sapporo/Memanbetsu Airport ① From Memanbetsu Airport (bus) "Memanbetsu Airport Line" or "Shiretoko Airport Liner" [approx. 30 mins, JPY910/person (one way), Advance reservations not required.] Please check the timetable on the official website: ② From Sapporo station (train) JR Limited Express Lilac to Asahikawa station, then transfer to Limited Express Taisetsu.[approx. 5hrs 35mins, JPY9,910/person (one way boarding fare and limited express fare)] *Limited express fare differs according to the season.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel (8:00 Departure) ◎Winter Eastern Hokkaido Bus [Shiretoko→Tokachi route] -- Road to Heaven (View from the bus) -- Kiyosato information exchange facility "Kiyo Ru" (Rest/approx. 15 mins) -- Kawayu Onsen station *You cannot get off. -- Lake Mashu 1st Observation Deck (Sightseeing/approx. 30 mins) -- Mashu station *You cannot get off. -- Akan Kohan Onsen (Overnight. 13:00 Arrival) *Check in time: 15:00 [For your information] Iceland Akan: a winter leisure land where you can enjoy a banana boat ride on ice, smelt fishing, etc. (Activities require fees. 5-minute walk from the hotel.)

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Akan Tourism Assosiation/Hotel front (8:30 Departure) ◎Winter Eastern Hokkaido Bus [Akan→Tokachi route] -- Akan International Crane Center (Sightseeing/approx. 40 mins) *Admission fee: JPY470/adult, JPY240/child. *Your own cost. -- Kushiro Marsh Observatory (Sightseeing/approx. 30 mins) *Admission fee: JPY470/adult, JPY120/child. *Your own cost. -- Kushiro Washo Market (Sightseeing/Lunch on your own/approx. 50 mins) *When the market is closed, the tour goes to "Sennosuke Main Store". -- Kushiro station・Kushiro Ariport *You cannot get off. -- Jewelry Ice (Sightseeing/approx. 40 mins) -- Obihiro Airport *You cannot get off. -- Obihiro station (17:10 Arrival)


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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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