The Spectacular Experience「Icebreaking Ship Garinko II」


1. Experience midwinter Hokkaido on this thrilling cruise on the icebreaking ship "Garinko II" which drills through the ice blocks creating vibrations on board! 2. Traveling with a tour bus is easier than by yourself, especially in the winter season of Hokkaido. 3. "Makunouchi Bento” (boxed lunch) is included in the tour and a "Kani-mayo-ball" (crab ball) at Dezuka Suisan is offered as a snack! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Please contact us at the time of booking] 1.Please fill in the [Additional Information] section of the booking form. **Please choose a boarding point from the choices below** ・ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo ------ Departure 6:30 ・Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen ------- Departure 6:45 ・Premier Hotel Nakajimapark Sapporo ---- Departure 7:00 2. **Please let us know a working mobile phone number in Japan. ** If you don't have one, then please include details of the hotel you are staying in the day before the trip (hotel name, check-in date and the name of the person who booked the hotel.)** *Drift ice season (source: Monbetsu Tourism Exchange Promotion Office) 2018: February 1 (first day), February 5 (first day approaching shore) and March 28 (last day) 2019: January 26 (first day), February12 (first day approaching shore) and March5 (last day) [Attention] *Necessary documents for the tour will be attached to an email and sent to you at least 1 week prior to the tour departure day. Please print them out and bring them to the tour, or prepare to show them on your phone during the tour. *Items included – Bus tour fee, cruise fare for Garinko II and Makunouchi Bento box lunch and admission fee for Okhotsk Tower. *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 "Child" and "Infant" price: Same contents as adults. *0-2 years old: JPY4,000 (*as cover for a seat on the bus; ※Lunch is not included.) Although the price displayed on the screen shows JPY0, JPY4,000 will be added to the total when we process your card payment once the booking is confirmed. About the bus - Operating company: Hokkaido Access Network Co., Ltd. 1 day bus tour for "Garinko II" cruise :There is no bus guide on this tour.An English-speaking Tour conductor will accompany you. - Meeting time: 15 minutes before departure time. The tour bus departs on schedule time. If you are late for the bus, you cannot join the tour later. A refund is also not available so please make sure you are on time. Pick-up points are stated in the itinerary. If your hotel is not a pick-up point, please make your way to the convenient pick-up point on your own. - This tour bus will be shared with other passengers (including Japanese tourists). Depending on the number of passengers, the tour may use a small or mid-sized bus or you may need to transfer to a different bus at Monbetsu. - The bus seats are all non-reserved and non-smoking. - When a sightseeing spot is closed, the tour will visit somewhere else. Drift ice cruise Please note that there is no guarantee of drift ice on the day due to the weather conditions. If the cruise is cancelled on the day, the tour conductor will refund you a part of tour fees for boarding ship. Other *This course is organized and operated 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: 1 (Lunch Box)
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo (Departure 6:30) Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen (Departure 6:45) Premier Hotel Nakajimapark Sapporo (Departure 7:00) Sunagawa SA (Rest/approx. 15 mins) Roadside station, Takinoue (Rest/approx. 15 mins) Icebreaking ship "Garinko II", Monbetsu (Cruise/approx. 60 mins) KaiyoPark(Free time/approx. 60 mins) With ticket for Okhotsk Tower. ※Please pay admission fee for Okhotsk Tokkari Center.(Adult ;200JPY, Child; 100JPY ,free for elementary school students and younger) Marukaichi Suisan (Visit/approx. 20 mins) Dezuka Suisan (Visit/approx. 20 mins) (Rest at 2 places / approx. 15 mins each) ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo (Arrival 19:30) Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen Premier Hotel Nakajimapark Sapporo (Arrival 20:00)


Departure place

Designated place (Hokkaido)

Meeting Time




  • English

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

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
The prices may vary depending on number of participants and other conditions.