Winter Hokkaido: Icebreaker Ship「Aurora」, Sapporo & Otaru


1.A 2 day trip seeing drift ice and visiting the cities of Sapporo and Otaru! 2. Board an icebreaker ship and see naturally-formed drift ice only available during the winter months at the Sea of Okhotsk. You may even be able to see animals resting on the ice! 3. Explore the cities of Sapporo and Otaru and then make the easy journey to New Chitose Airport. [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** ・Premier Hotel Nakajimapark Sapporo ---- Departure 6:10 ・Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen ------- Departure 6:25 ・ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo ------ Departure 6:40 2.**Please give us your flight details on Day2.** 3. **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.)** * *This is an independent tour, and no tour staff is provided. *Drift ice season (source: Abashiri Local Meteorological Office) 2018: January 28 (first day), February 2 (first day approaching shore) and March 31 (last day) 2019: January 13 (first day), January29 (first day approaching shore) and April 14 (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 AuroraI and lunch and accommodation (1 night with breakfast) *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 the bus seat on Day1 ) While the booking screen will show JPY0, the JPY4,000 will be added to the total amount when we process the credit card payment after the booking is completed. ・Lunch is not included ・If you need a bus seat for your baby on Day2, then please book through the "Infant Price(3-5 years old.) " which includes the same meals and items as the "Adult price". *About the bus - Operating company: Hokkaido Access Network Co., Ltd. Dynamic Abashiri bus tour for "Aurora" cruise on Day1 :There is no bus guide on this tour.An English-speaking Tour conductor will accompany you. Buy-Bye Sapporo・Otaru & Chitose Tour on Day2: The bus driver will guide you.Please note that driver speaks only Japanese.Also the multilingual audio guide are not provided. - 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. Return flight - From the estimated bus arrival time to the airport, please allow at least 1 hour for domestic flights and 2 hours for international flights prior to the departure time. - This tour bus will be shared with other passengers (including Japanese tourists). Depending on the number of passengers, the tour bus may be small or mid-sized. - 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
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Premier Hotel Nakajimapark Sapporo (Departure 6:10) Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen (Departure 6:25) ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Sapporo (Departure 6:40) Sunagawa Service Area (Rest/approx. 15 min) -- Roadside Station, Maruseppu (Rest/approx. 15 min) -- Hamakko Ichiba (Lunch/approx. 50 min) -- Icebreaker ship Aurora cruise, Abashiri (Board/approx. 60 min) (Rest at 2 places / approx. 15 min each) -- Sapporo city (Overnight. Arrive 21:30)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel (Departure 8:52 ) Sapporo Central Wholesale Market [Visit/approx.35 min] Ishiya confectionery ,Shiroi Koibito Park [Visit/approx.45 min] Free time in Otaru [Visit&Lunch by yourself/approx.120 min] New Chitose Airport (15:40 Arrival) ※Please give us your flight informaiton.


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.