Tohoku Summer Festivals 11days

Summer

Japan Hokkaido Lavender Festival 6days

Tour Date : July.02, 2017 - July.07, 2017

                 : July.09, 2017 - July.14, 2017

Price : USD 1,500

Hokkaido Lavender

Magnificent north earth, Hokkaido which are known with the purple of the lavender in early summer, and is covered in winter by drift ice.
In untouched Nature, it is dotted with beautiful various towns, including Sapporo the north capital known as the Snow Festival, Lake Toya where the G8 Summit was held in 2008, Otaru is known as romantic atmosphere canal city.

DAY 1

NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT

Welcome to Hokkaido! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport.
The assistant will get you in the bus to your hotel.

About accomodation Air Terminal Hotel in New Chitose Airport or Similar ( WiFi=○ )
They are located on the east end of 3rd floor, near the boarding gates of Skymark Airlines, which is directly connected to New Chitose Airport terminal building.
Meals Breakfast: ―     Lunch: ―    Dinner: ―

DAY 2

NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT-FURANO

In the morning drive to Furano Tomita Farm. One of the oldest lavender fields in Japan. The field was chosen as a location for a photo calendar produced by Japan National Railways(JR). That was the springboard for the lavender fields in Furano to become known nationwide. A purple carpet of lavenders spreads over the slope. Walking the slope to the top of the field brings you views of great splendor. Beyond the lavender flowers swaying in wind are the rural landscapes of the Furano valley and the Tokachi Mountains.

Then, we will head to the Furano Wine Factory, One reason that Furano City embarked upon its project to cultivate wine grapes is that research found Furano’s climate and soil conditions to be strikingly similar to grape-growing regions of Northern Europe. You can taste the Furano wine while enjoying the view of the Tokachi mountain range in the factory.

Next,it's is the same in Furano, we visit the Furano Cheese Factory. You can observe a production room and the cheese maturing chamber over glass in the natural rich cheese studio among white birches. And please don’t leave without getting their popular fresh Hokkaido ice cream !!

About accomodation Furano Prince Hotel or similar (WiFi=○)
DAIBA station on the Yurikamome line is facing the hotel entrance.
It is 15 minutes from Shimbashi station linked with JR lines. There are DiverCity Tokyo Plaza(shopping mall) or Amusement park(Palette-Town) around the Hotel.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓

DAY 3

FURANO-OTARU-SAPPORO

We will transfer to Otaru. The city was an Ainu habitation, and the name "Otaru" is recognised as being of Ainu origin, possibly meaning "River running through the sandy beach". Our first stop will be the Otaru Canal, featuring lovely and rustic views at the port. Then, we will head to the Otaru Kitaichi Glass & Music Box Shop, one of the must-sees in the city. Located in a historical landmark, you can find music boxes of different sizes and types.

En route to Sapporo, visit the famous Ishiya Chocolate Factory to enjoy the beautiful gardens and shop. Shiroi-koibito which Ishiya Confectionery makes is a basic item of the Hokkaido souvenir which is famous so that there is not the person who does not know it in the Japanese. White chocolate is sandwiched between the freshly baked langue de chat biscuits. We stay in Sapporo.

About accomodation Sapporo Grand Hotel or similar (WiFi=○)
The hotel is located in central Sapporo, with excellent access from subway and JR Sapporo stations.
By using the Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway, which links Sapporo station with Susukino, it’s possible to move about the city center comfortably regardless of the season and without being affected by the weather.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ✓

DAY 4

SAPPORO-NOBORIBETSU-SAPPORO

This morning transfer to Shiraoi Ainu Village , which was originally in Shiraoi's urban district, was moved and restored at the shores of Lake Poroto in 1965 to form this outdoor museum to preserve and exhibit the Ainu's cultural assets. Learn more about the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Japan, through the open-air museum and traditional performances.

After, we get closer to nature at Noboribetsu Jigokudani (also known as”Hell Valley”). Follow the walking trail to the sulphurous pond and source of hot spring waters. Also watch the sulfurous steams and other volcanic activity with the scenic mountains as the backdrop-making for spectacular photographs.

Next, we will head to charming Lake Toya and Mount Showa for more panoramic views. Lake Toya is a volcanic caldera lake in Shikotsu-Toya National Park and it is said to be the northernmost lake in Japan that never ices, and second most transparent lake in Japan. It was called Kim'un-to means "lake in the mountain" by the Ainu. The 2008 G8 Summit was held at Lake Toya and The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa.

Then we will back to Sapporo.

About accomodation Sapporo Grand Hotel or similar (WiFi=○)
The hotel is located in central Sapporo, with excellent access from subway and JR Sapporo stations.
By using the Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway, which links Sapporo station with Susukino, it’s possible to move about the city center comfortably regardless of the season and without being affected by the weather.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ―     Dinner: ―

DAY 5

SAPPORO

Please enjoy a day of sightseeing and exploration with the Sapporo City Tour today. We will visit the Morning Market, where you can find fresh produce, seafood and dried goods that you can buy as souvenirs. Then, gear yourselves up for some shopping at Sapporo JR Station, where you can purchase from a wide range of electronics and department stores. We will then visit Odori Park, a sprawling stretch of greenery to take a cooling stroll at.

Next, we will head to Tanukikouji where you can shop to your heart’s content. Find everything from cosmetics to local foodstuff and clothing here at the ten-block long shopping arcade. We will also visit the Sapporo Beer Factory. There, you can get a tour of the factory and also taste their beers. The sampling is pleasure only in the beer factory!

Then, we will also visit landmarks like the Hokkaido Shrine a famous Shinto shrine in Sapporo. The Hokkaido Shrine enshrines four Gods including the soul of the Emperor Meiji. A number of contributors of the Exploration in Hokkaidō such as Mamiya Rinzō are also enshrined.It is located in Sapporo. And enjoy photography moments at Sapporo’s famous Clock Tower, is a wooden structure and well-known local tourist attraction. The building is of American design and is one of the few surviving Western-style buildings in Sapporo, a city developed in the 1870s with assistance from the American government. It is known by many as the symbol of the city.

About accomodation Sapporo Grand Hotel or similar (WiFi=○)
The hotel is located in central Sapporo, with excellent access from subway and JR Sapporo stations.
By using the Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway, which links Sapporo station with Susukino, it’s possible to move about the city center comfortably regardless of the season and without being affected by the weather.
Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ✓     Dinner: ―

DAY 6

SAPPORO-NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT

Time to get back home with unforgettable memory and lots of souvenir.Leaveing for New Chitose Airport by Hotel shattle.Return by air.

Meals Breakfast: ✓     Lunch: ―     Dinner: ―
Start Date(Day 1 of the Itinerary) July 03, July 10, 2016
Nights 6 days 5 nights
Price USD 1,500
Single room supplement USD 500

PLEASE NOTE

All prices are per person, based on double or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

TOUR COST INCLUDES

  • 5 nights Western style accommodation
  • Meet and greet upon arrival at New Chitose Airport
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • Comprehensive escorted with our licensed professional English speaking tour guide
  • Meals described as in the itinerary
  • Admission fees and activities
  • Entry fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International Airfares
  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
  • Gratuities

ADDITION INFORMATION

Transport Travel by air conditioned, private coach, baggage handling free
Arrival/Departure Airports Arrival and Departure at New Chitose Airport(CTS), this tour starts and ends in New Chitose Airport
Meal Requests Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged
Meet and Greet Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY availableii on the first day of the tour after 10:00 AM.
If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please arrange your own hotel transfer

Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

Furano

FURANO

  • Furano Tomita Farm
  • Wine Factory
  • Furano Cheese Factory

OTARU

  • Otaru Canal
  • Kitaichi Glass
  • Music Box

SHIRAOI / NOBORIBETSU

  • Shiraoi Ainu Village ( No Photo )
  • Noboribetsu Jigokudani
  • Lake Toya

SAPPORO

  • Ishiya Chocolate Factory
  • Odori Park
  • Tanukikouji

  • Morning Market
  • Sapporo Beer Factory
  • Hokkaido Shrine

  • Clock Tower