Scenic Hokkaido 7 Day Tour

Touring the Northern Island of Japan 

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Discover the natural beauty and rich culture of Hokkaido, Japan’s northern region. This region is known for its beautiful nature, wild flowers, deer and bird life, clear lakes and picturesque mountain terrain. This tour will operate with an experienced local English speaking guide, who will escort and guide you for all aspects of the tour from sightseeing to shopping and dining along the way. 

  1. Day
  2. 1
Sapporo-Asahidake
  • Meal Breakfast, Dinner
  • Hotel Hotel Bearmonte or similar

Your journey begins after breakfast where you will meet your tour escort and depart for Biei by coach, visiting Shikisai no Oka and Goto Sumio Art Gallery. In the afternoon travel to Asahidake staying for 2 nights. JTB can also arrange your pre accommodation prior to the tour depending on what day you would like to arrive into Sapporo. 

 

  1. Day
  2. 2
Asahidake
  • Meal Breakfast, Dinner
  • Hotel Hotel Bearmonte or similar

Travel to Mt Asahidake for a hiking expedition. Catch a ropeway to Sugatami Station and hike around the Sugatami-Daira area. Transfer to Asahikawa city for sightseeing visiting, the snow crystal museum and Otokoyama sake brewery.

 

  1. Day
  2. 3
Asahidake – Lake Saroma
  • Meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotel Lake Saroma, Tsuruga Resort

Depart for Lake Saroma, visiting the Hokkaido Ice Pavilion, the first museum in the world to provide the chilling experience of Hokkaido throughout the whole year. After lunch visit Engaru Cosmos Park, where millions of beautifully colored cosmos are bloom under an infinite blue sky. Tonight’s dinner is Kaiseki (Japanese course) dinner.

 

  1. Day
  2. 4
Lake Saroma – Lake Kussharo
  • Meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotel Lake Kussharo, Prince Hotel 

Travel by coach to Lake Kussharo visiting Lake Notoro, Glasswort Colony and Drift Ice Museum. After lunch, travel to Lake Mashu, considered by many to be Japan’s most beautiful lake and known as the clearest lake in the world.  

 

  1. Day
  2. 5
Lake Kussharo – Kushiro
  • Meal Breakfast, Dinner
  • Hotel Kushiro Prince Hotel 

If the weather permits, an early morning rise to take in the spectacular views of ‘Unkai’, sea of clouds a mystical event of nature. Travel to Kushiro by coach visiting Kushiro Marshland and enjoy a canoe tour. This area was designated as a national park to preserve the country’s largest wetland and marsh habitat which supports the only known population of endangered Japanese Cranes in Japan.

 

  1. Day
  2. 6
Kushiro – Sapporo
  • Meal Breakfast, Dinner
  • Hotel Mercure Hotel Sapporo

Depart for Sapporo by local train and enjoy a Japanese boxed lunch on board (at your own expense). Farewell dinner tonight is at a local restaurant in Sapporo.  

 

  1. Day
  2. 7
Sapporo
  • Meal Breakfast

Tour concludes after breakfast.

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~Optional Add On~

Travel by coach to Lake Shiraoi visiting Shiraoi Ainu Museum then take a cruise on Lake Shikotsu before travelling back to Sapporo. Lunch is included. Stay 1 night at the Mercure Hotel Sapporo. 

 

  1. Day
  2. 8
Sapporo
  • Meal Breakfast

Tour concludes after breakfast.

 

Departure Dates: 2017: 4th September 
2018: TBA
Tour Price: $3,623 Per Person Twin Share
Optional Add On $395 Per Person
Tour Inclusions: *6 nights accommodation (3-3.5 stars)
*Daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 6 dinners
*Sightseeing with local guide
*Transport included with sightseeing as per itinerary
*1 luggage transfer service from Kushiro to Sapporo (Day 5)
Guide Service: Experienced local guide available from day 1-day 7/8
Baggage: 1 luggage service is included on day 5 – Kushiro to Sapporo. Carry overnight bag
Hotels: Hotels are subject to change of the same category
Remarks: *Walking is involved on this tour. A reasonable level of fitness required. 
*Hotels are subject to change of the same category
*Daily schedule is subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances. 
*Minimum 10 persons for the tour to operate.
*Non smoking rooms may not be available at some properties, in which case the rooms will be deodorised. 
*Please note that some of the properties/restaurants on this tour may not be able to cater for special dietary requirements.