Eastern Hokkaido Winter Tour: Shiretoko, Akan and Sounkyo - Icy Horizon Walk & Snow & Ice Formations / 4 days【Departure from Memanbetsu Airport/Arrival at Asahikawa Airport】

Highlights

1. This is a special winter tour to experience activities only possible in eastern Hokkaido! 2. Enjoy walking on the icy Notsuke Bay, snow picnic and viewing fantastic natural snow and ice formations! 3. Your accommodation will be at a leading hot spring hotel in eastern Hokkaido. Have a soak and warm yourself up in the natural hot spring bath after a day's worth of enjoying the snow and ice! For tours until February, please see K1576 *This tour starts from Memanbetsu Airport and finishes at Asahikawa Airport. Transportation fees to the airport and after the tour will be covered by customers. [Meeting place] - Memanbetsu Airport Tourist Information Center, on the 1st floor of the Arrival lobby. A bus crew member will meet you. - Meeting time: 13:40 Please write in the 'Additional Information' of the booking form when booking: Your mobile phone number which can be used in Japan. *If you do not have a working phone in Japan, then please let us know the hotel you are staying in the night before the tour including the name of the hotel, check in date and the name of the person who booked the hotel. If you fly to Memanbetsu Airport, let us know your flight number. *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 sheet and coupons so that customers can proceed the tour on their own. [Additional information] *The tour documents will be sent to you by email at least one week prior to this 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, accommodation fees (3 nights with dinner and breakfast), activity fees (Notsuke Peninsula icy horizon walk, snow picnic at Kawayu no Mori and viewing snow/ice formations) and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items included in "Child" and "Infant" price: Same contents as adults. * 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, then please book through the "Infant Price" which includes the same meals and items as the "Adult price". [Attention] *According to the weather or traffic conditions on the tour day, program item(s) on the tour may be cancelled. In this case, the refund of the cancelled item(s) will be made after the tour has concluded. *Clothing 1. Outdoor activities will be very cold. Please wear warm comfortable clothes, a scarf and gloves. 2. The tour requires walking on snowy or icy streets. Please wear non-slip winter shoes. Tour buses Bus operating company: Day 1 & 4 (Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus/ Club Tourism Co., Ltd. Hokkaido Center, Day 2(East Hokkaido Express Bus) / East Hokkaido Express Control Center, Day 3(Akan Bus・Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro/Akan Bus) *Meeting time: 10 minutes before the departure time at each departure (boarding) place of the day. A bus staff or driver will meet you. The tour bus departs on schedule. If you miss the bus, you are no longer able to join the tour and no refund can be made. Since this tour is in the winter time, the transportation to the meeting place may be delayed or the route may be changed. *This tour is conducted together with participants from different tours (including Japanese participants). The tour provides a large, middle-sized or mini bus according to the number of participants on the day; a taxi or large taxi may be provided. *All seats in the bus are non-reserved, but there might be the case that seats have to be reserved, and you may sit with someone from a different tour. *The tour bus is non-smoking. *Please set your phone to silent mode, and refrain from making calls. *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: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Memanbetsu Airport(Departure 13:50) (Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus) -- Drive through Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum・Abashiri Prison Museum・ JR Abashiri station *You cannot get off the bus. -- Michi-no-eki Ryuhyo kaido Abashiri (14:40 Arrival) - 【Free time/Sightseeing fees are at customers own cost./approx. 2 hrs】 ※1. Enjoy sightseeing at your leisure, such as Icebreaker ship "Aurora" sightseeing cruise, etc.- Michi-no-eki Ryuhyo kaido Abashiri (Departure 16:40) -- Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus -- Overnight at Utoro Onsen (18:30 Arrival) ※1. Icebreaker ship "Aurora" Cruise may be cancelled due to weather or drift ice conditions on the tour day. Please check the cruise schedule on their official website.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel (Departure 8:15) (East Hokkaido Express Bus No.5) -- Shiretoko and Rausu road station (Sightseeing/approx. 30 mins) -- Hotel Kawabata in Shibetsu town (12:10 arrival/Lunch on your own/approx. 50 mins. Depart at 13:00) (East Hokkaido Express Bus No.6) -- Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center (13:25 Arrival) ※1. Notsuke Peninsula Icy horizon walk (Sightseeing/approx. 60 mins) Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center (Departure 14:40) (East Hokkaido Express Bus No.6) -- Drive through Odaito, Shibetsu bus terminal, Nakashibetsu Airport, Mashu station & Kawayu Onsen. *You cannot get off the bus. -- ※2. Overnight at Akan Kohan Onsen (19:00 Arrival) ☆ You can enjoy winter fireworks at Lake Akan (free admission) and traditional folk dance of Ainu (please pay admission fee.) ※1. You need to participate by your shoes to this tour. ※2. Please pay JPY2,700 as a facility usage charge at the hotel for 1~2 year olds who do not require bedding.

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel -- 【approx. 5 mins】 Lake Akan Bus Center (Departure 9:33) (Akan Bus/Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro No.102) -- Drive through Tsubetsu bus terminal and Onneyu *You cannot get off the bus. -- Sounkyo Kanko building/Bus Center (13:03 Arrival/Lunch on your own/approx. 60 mins) -- Sounkyo Visitor Center (Departure 14:00) -- Pick-up car -- ※1. View huge icicles (Sightseeing/approx. 120 mins) -- Pick-up car -- Overnight at Sounkyo Onsen (16:30 Arrival) ※1. You can leave your belongings at Sounkyo Visitor Center. A guide will explain what to expect on the tour at the hotel and you will be asked to wear free rental equipment to protect you from the cold such as snow shoes and gloves. After a 10 minute journey by pick-up car, you will have 1 hour to walk around and see the icicles and snow.

Day 4
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel (Departure 8:30) (Eastern Hokkaido Sightseeing Bus) -- Ginga & Ryusei Waterfalls (Sightseeing/approx. 30 mins) -- ※1. Asahiyama Zoo (10:30 Arrival/Sightseeing/approx. 1.5 hrs) -- Asahikawa Airport (12:30 Arrival) ※1. Admission fee for Asahiyama Zoo will be covered by customers (JPY820/adult, Children are free of charge.)



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