[Top Deal!] Eastern Hokkaido Adventure & Drift Ice Cruise [Start/End in Sapporo]

Highlights

1. A winter tour to eastern Hokkaido including an icebreaker ship "Aurora" cruise at a bargain price. Now or never! 2. Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan, a winter wonderland: Kotan means village in the Ainu language (Ainu is an indigenous people of Japan.) When Lake Shikaribetsu freezes over completely, locals build an entire village from ice and snow featuring an ice bar, ice chapel and outdoor baths to name a few. 3. Stay overnight at Kawayu Onsen town on Day 2, where 100% of its water is direct from the hot spring source. The sterilization quality is very strong and its waters are said to enhance immunity, and the sulfur component keeps you warm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please write in the 'Additional Information' of the booking form when booking: 1. A mobile phone number which can be used in Japan, if you have one. Otherwise, let us know detailof the hotel you are staying in the day before the tour.(hotel name,check-in date and the name of the person who booked the hotel.) 2. Boarding place ・Sapporo station or New Chitose Airport* *If you will be joining the tour fron the airport, please let us know your flight number and arrival time. Please allow 45 minutes or more for the connection time from the scheduled arrival time of the plane to the scheduled departure of the bus (or 90 minutes if it's an international flight.) Please come to the 'Hokkaido Resort Liner' domestic tour desk on the first floor of the Domestic Terminal. 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. *Drift ice season (source: Abashiri Local Meteorological Office) 2017: January 31 (first day), February 2 (first day approaching shore) and April 24 (last day) 2018: January 28 (first day), February 2 (first day approaching shore) and March 31 (last day) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [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, 3 nights accommodation fee (with breakfast for 1st night and dinner & breakfast for 2nd and 3rd nights), Abashiri icebreaker ship "Aurora" cruise fare, Okhotsk Tokkari Center admission fee 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). *Baby (0-2 years old): JPY3,240 as a facility usage charge at Kawayu Kanko Hotel on Day 2. - Although the booking screen shows JPY0, after the tour booking has been finalized, a facility usage charge (JPY3,240) will be added to the total tour fee and paid by credit card. - If you require a seat for your baby on the bus, then please book through the "Infant Price" which includes the same meals and items as the "Adult price". [Attention] *It might be the case that you cannot see the drift ice from the icebreaker ship "Aurora" due to the weather conditions on the tour day, and no refund can be made. *When the cruise is canselled, the tour fare will be refunded after the tour ends. Clothes Please wear snow boots or shoes with strong grip to prevent slipping and sliding on snowy and icy surfaces. Bus operations *Operating company: Days 1 & 2 (◎Winter Eastern Hokkaido Bus) / Dream Kanko Bus or Tokachi Bus or Hokkaido Takushoku Bus, Day 3 (●Eastern Hokkaido Express Bus) / Eastern Hokkaido Express Bus Control Center & Day 4 (■ Hotel Shuttle Bus) / Noguchi Kanko *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 public transport 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.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • JR Sapporo station, North exit, Kane-no-Hiroba*1. (11:10 Departure) ◎Winter Eastern Hokkaido Bus [Otaru・Sapporo→Tokachi route] -- New Chitose Airport *You cannot get off. -- Shimukappu PA (Rest/approx. 10 mins) -- Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan (Visit/approx. 60 mins) -- JR Obihiro station (17:50 Arrival) -- Obihiro city hotel* (Overnight) *3 minutes walk from Obihiro station *1. Please bring your lunch to the tour, or come to the meeting place after lunch.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel -- *4 minutes walk -- JR Obihiro station (In front of Hotel Nikko Northland Obihiro) (8:10 Departure) ◎Winter Eastern Hokkaido Bus [Tokachi→Shiretoko route] -- Tokachigawa onsen・Kushiro Airport *You cannot get off. -- Akan International Crane Center (Visit/approx. 40 mins) *Admission fee: JPY470/adult, JPY240/child. *Your own cost. -- Lake Akan (Visit/Lunch on your own/approx. 80 mins) -- JR Mashu station *You cannot get off. -- Lake Mashu 1st Observation Deck (Visit/approx. 30 mins) -- JR Kawayu Onsen station *You cannot get off. -- Kawayu Onsen (Overnight. 16:25 Arrival)

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel -- 3 minutes walk -- Taiho Sumo Memorial Museum (10:45 Departure) ●Eastern Hokkaido Express Bus No.3 -- Icebreaker ship boarding terminal・Roadside Rest Area "Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri" (Visit & have lunch on your own/approx. 105 mins *include cruise 60 mins) -- Lake Saroma Tsuruga Resort *You cannot get off. -- Monbetsu Garinko Station -- Okhotsk Tokkari Center (Visit/approx. 25 mins) -- Sounkyo Onsen (Overnight. 18:20 Arrival) *Please get off at Hotel Taisetsu. (About 3-minute walk to the hotel.)

Day 4
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel (9:30 Departure) -- (Hotel Shuttle Bus) -- Sapporo station, North exit (13:15 Arrival)



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