Eastern Hokkaido: Tokachigawa, Utoro, Sounkyo Onsen & Icebreaker Ship Aurora [Start/End in Sapporo]

Highlights

1. Enjoy a 4 day winter adventure to Eastern Hokkaido! The Icebreaker ship Aurora ticket is included! 2. Visit Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan ('Phantom Ice Village'), a winter event where an entire village (kotan is the Ainu word for 'village') is built with snow and ice on top of the frozen Lake Shikaribetsu. Since the village only appears in winter before melting away in the spring, it has the nickname of the 'Phantom Ice Village.' Features include an ice bar, ice chapel, ice hotel and even an open-air bath. 3. Trips to Asahiyama Zoo, Sounkyo Gorge, Lake Mashu, Lake Akan and Biei, Furano. All the major sightseeing places are covered! Please include in the 'Additional Information' section of the reservation form 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.) Since this is an independent plan, a tour conductor will not accompany the trip. We will provide all the necessary documents so that customers can deal with the admin. on their own during the trip. *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] *All necessary documents will be sent to you in an attached e-mail at least one week before the tour departure date. Please either print out a hard copy and bring with you or display them on a mobile device. *Tour price inclusions (Adult/Child/Infant): Bus fares, accommodation (3 nights, dinner & breakfast included), Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker ship Aurora cruise fare, entrance fee to Asahiyama Zoo 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). *Babies (0-2 years old) are free of charge. However, should you require a bus seat for your baby, then please apply for them as an Infant. [Attention] Abashiri drift ice cruise *Drift ice may not be visible on the day. However, there will be no refund based on this reason. *When th cruise is cancelled, the fare will be refunded after the tour ends. Attire *Please wrap up warm and wear gloves, hats, earmuffs etc. *Please wear snow shoes or shoes with strong grip to avoid slipping and sliding on the snow and icy surfaces. Bus operators Operators: [Days 1 & 2- ◎Winter Eastern Hokkaido Bus/Dream Kanko Bus or Tokachi Bus or Hokkaido Takushoku Bus] & [Days 3 & 4 - ◆Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus/Club Tourism Co., Ltd. *Please gather at the meeting point stated in the 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 during winter months, public transportation to the meeting place may be delayed or the timetable may be modified on the day. *The buses will be shared with participants on other courses and those from other tour operators. Depending on numbers, a large, medium or small scale bus may be used. A regular or large taxi could also be used. *While bus seats are in principle non-reserved, depending on bookings, we may designate you a seat and so you may have to sit with someone you don't know. *The bus is non-smoking. *Please switch your phone to silent mode and refrain from making/receiving calls. Other *This tour is organized and conducted 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.

Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Ship Aurora (Official Movie)

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • JR Sapporo Station, North Exit,Kane-no hiroba (Depart 11:10) ◎ Winter Eastern Hokkaido Bus [Otaru・Sapporo → Tokachi route] -- New Chitose Airport *You cannot get off -- Shimukappu parking area (Rest/approx.15 mins) -- Shikaribetsu Kotan (Visit/approx.60 mins) -- JR Obihiro Station *You cannot get off -- Tokachigawa Onsen (Overnight. Arrival 18:25) *Please bring lunch with you for the trip.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel (Depart 8:45) ◎ Winter Eastern Hokkaido Bus [Tokachi → Shiretoko route] -- Kushiro Airport *You cannot get off -- Akan International Crane Center (Visit/approx.40 mins) *Please pay the entrance fee (Adult JPY470/Child JPY240) -- Lake Akan (Visit / have lunch on your own/approx.80 mins) -- JR Mashu Station *You cannot get off -- Lake Mashu First Observatory (Visit/approx.30 mins) -- JR Kawayu Onsen Station・Kawayu Onsen *You cannot get off -- Kiyosato Information Exchange Facility "Kiyo Ru" (Rest/approx.15 mins) -- Utoro Onsen (Overnight. Arrival 18:35)

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel (Depart 8:35) ◆Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus [Utoro Onsen → Sounkyo Onsen route] -- Icebreaker ship boarding terminal・Roadside Rest Area "Ryuhyo-kaido Abashiri" (sightseeing / have lunch on your own/approx.140 mins *included cruise 60 mins) -- JR Abashiri Station・Hotels in Abashiri *You cannot get off -- Märchen no Oka ('A Fairytale Hill') (View from the bus) -- Roadside station Märchen-no-oka Memanbetsu (Rest/approx.10 mins) -- Memanbetsu Airport・JR Kitami Station *You cannot get off -- Roadside station Onneyu Onsen (Rest/approx.15 mins) -- Hotels around Onneyu Onsen *You cannot get off -- Sounkyo Onsen (Overnight. Arrival 17:30)

Day 4
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel (Depart 8:30) ◆Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus [Sounkyo Onsen → Sapporo city route] -- Ginga and Ryusei Falls (Visit/approx.30 mins) -- Asahiyama Zoo (sightseeing/approx.90 mins) -- Asahikawa Airport *You cannot get off -- Biei Shikisai-no-Oka (Visit / have a lunch on your own/approx.60 mins) -- Furano Marche (Visit/approx.30 mins) -- Sunagawa Service Area (Rest/approx.20 mins) -- ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo (Arrive 18:30) -- Sapporo Grand Hotel (Arrive 18:35) -- Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park (Arrive 18:40) -- Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu (Arrive 18:50) -- Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel (Arrive 18:55)



Detail

Departure place

Designated place (Hokkaido)

Meeting Time

-

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