Winter Hokkaido: Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, Icebreaker Ship Sunset Cruise & Asahiyama Zoo

Highlights

Hokkaido Fukkouwari Tour The Japanese government has subsidized JPY6,000 for this tour. This tour is being sold at a discounted price to support the Fukkouwari (post-earthquake discounts) campaign. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Visit the Lake Shikotsu 'Ice Festival", a popular limited time winter event. 2. Look forward to visiting the most northern zoo in Japan, Asahiyama Zoo, and seeing animals frolicking in the snow. 3. Enjoy a sunset cruise aboard the icebreaker ship Garinko II on the Sea of Okhotsk, famous for its drift ice. Please include the following in the 'Additional Information' section of the booking form when applying: 1. A boarding place from the choices below: ・Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu ----------- Depart 14:10 ・Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel ------------- Depart 14:20 ・Century Royal Hotel ------------------ Depart 14:35 2. A working phone number in Japan if you have one. *Since this is an independent plan, a tour conductor will not accompany the trip (except for Day 2.) 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: Monbetsu Tourism Exchange Promotion Office) 2017: January 26 (first day), February 2 (first day approaching shore) and April 11 (last day) 2018: February 1 (first day), February 5 (first day approaching shore) and March 28 (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 inclusions: Bus for Days 1 & 2, accommodation (2 nights with 2 breakfasts included), entrance fee to Asahiyama Zoo, Garinko II Icebreaker cruise, lunch on Day 2 (a sandwich) 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.) *Child and Infant price: same inclusions as Adult. *Baby (0-2 years old): JPY4,000 (as cover for the bus seat on Day 2) *Bus seat on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2 are not included. Although the screen will display JPY0, the JPY4,000 will be charged to the total amount after booking when the card payment is processed. If you require a bus seat on Day 1 for your baby, then please apply under 'Infant'. In that case, meals will be the same as the other age categories. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Attention] 【Fukkouwari Campaign】 *The subsidy allocated for the trip cannot be refunded. Furthermore, the subsidy cannot be used for application fees or cancellation fees. ・The subsidy will be lost at the same time when the booking is cancelled. ・If the customer cancels once a travel agreement is established, the standard cancellation fee will apply based on the discounted price. ・This right to receiving subsidies cannot be transferred or sold to someone else. *A tour conductor will be on board the bus on Day 2 but communication will be in Japanese only. *A tour conductor nor bus guide will be available on Day 1. *Any expenses (transport, personal etc.) not included in the itinerary will be paid for by the customer. *The meeting points are the three central Sapporo hotels stated in the itinerary only. If you are based somewhere else, then please make your own way to one of the hotels. About the bus - Operating company is Hokkaido Access Network. - Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the departure time at the front desk of the hotel (Century Royal Hotel: entrance lobby on the first floor.) A member of staff will call for you to gather when it's time. The bus will leave as scheduled. You cannot join the tour if you are late and miss the bus. A refund is also not available so please make sure you are on time. - This sightseeing bus will be shared with customers from other courses (including Japanese) and those who booked with other tour companies. Depending on numbers, the bus could be a large, medium or small sized vehicle or could even be a taxi or jumbo taxi. - While bus seats are not reserved, depending on numbers, we may allocate seats for you and you may have to sit next to someone you do not know. - The bus is non-smoking. - Please put your phones into silent mode and refrain from speaking on them. - The tour could be delayed and/or the route changed due to road, weather conditions etc. In that situation, we will not refund the trip if the customer decides to cancel on the day. Drift ice cruise 1. There is no guarantee of drift ice on the day. If there is no drift ice once on board the ship, a souvenir will be provided. 2. If the cruise is cancelled and the bus has traveled to Monbetsu, in addition to a souvenir, adults will be refunded JPY1,700 while children/infants will receive JPY800. The tour will head to Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum of Hokkaido, GIZA instead (entrance fee not included.) 3. If the cruise is cancelled and the bus does not travel to Monbetsu, adults will be refunded JPY2,700 while children/infants will receive JPY1,350. The tour will head to Sounkyo Ice Festival instead. The refund will be provided by the tour conductor on the day. 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.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *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
  • Your Location -- Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu (Depart 14:10) -- Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel (Depart 14:20) -- Century Royal Hotel (Depart 14:35) -- Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival (Visit/2 hrs) -- Central Sapporo (Overnight. Arrive 19:25)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel (Depart 8:20) -- Sunagawa Highway Oasis【Rest/20 mins】 -- Asahiyama Zoo【Visit/2hrs】(lunch on the bus) -- Roadside Station Takinoue【Rest/15 mins】 -- Sunset cruise aboard the the icebreaker ship Garinko II Monbetsu【Cruise/1hr】 -- (2 breaks in between the journey) -- Central Sapporo (Overnight. Arrive 22:30)

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel -- (Free time) Check-out is at 11:00



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