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Hokkaido Tour 6 days with Ice Breaker Cruise

Hokkaido Tour 6 days with Ice Breaker Cruise

DAY 1

Hokkaido Chitose Airport – Tokachikawa Hot Spring

Upon arrival Chitose Airport, meet and transfer to visit Salmon Museum, which built on the Chitose river, which takes its rise in Lake Shikotsu.
journey heading to Tokachikawa, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Hidaka on the way. Tonight, you will stay at Tokachikawa hot spring, which is famous for having vegetable-base hot-spring water.

Hotel: Tokachigawa Hot Spring Dai-ichi Hotel or similar < X L D >

DAY 2

Tokachikawa – Kushiro – Lake Akan Hot Spring

Proceed to visit Ikeda Winery Factory, you will get to sample of the finest wines.
After this, proceed to Kushiro, from the Hosooka Observatory, you can see the magnificent view of the marshland. Thereafter, heading to Lake Akan, which is famous for a rare water plant called marimo.
Lake Akan Hot spring area, is considered as one of the most beautiful sights in eastern Hokkaido.

Hotel: Akan View Hot Spring Hotel or similar < B L D >

DAY 3

Lake Akan – Lake Mashu – Mt Io – Abashiri (Ice Breaker Cruise) – Sounkyo

Proceed to Lake Mashu, ranks first in transparency in the world. The mysterious lake is rarely seen because of the thick mist, thus, so called " Mysterious Lake ".
Next visit will be the Mt Io, is a sulfur mountain, which is covered by yellow sulfur. Thereafter, heading to Abashiri.

During winter season, the sea is covered with pack ice drifted from the Sea of Okhotsk, innumerable numbers of ice floes crowd up to the seashore. On board a sightseeing Icebreaker Cruise you can enjoy the grand pageant performed by magnificent ice floes, breaking ice up to one meter thick! If you are lucky, you can see the white-tailed sea eagles and seals. Tonight, stay at Sounkyo Hot Spring area .

Hotel: Sounkyo Choyo Tei or similar < B L D >

DAY 4

Sounkyo – Asahikawa – Sapporo

The Sounkyo Gorge, waterfalls cascading down from pillar–shaped joints become frozen and from huge icicles in extremely cold weather. You will get visit the famous scenery Ryusei–no–taki Falls, and Gingano–taki Falls are especially worth seeing. At both these waterfalls, water falls directly over the cliff, giving them a sense of power.
Next, heading to Asahikawa visit Otokayam Sake Factory, to study how a Japanese sake is made. After this, heading back to Sapporo, you may do the shopping at the Tanukikoji Underground shopping.

Hotel: Keio Plaza Sapporo or similar < B L D >

DAY 5

Sapporo – Otaru – Sapporo

Today, proceed to Otaru city, is a lively port city. Now, is known as canal and glasswork city.
The Otaru Canal, is the symbol of the commercial city Otaru that once prospered as Hokkaido's economic hub. Gaslights and stone warehouses along the canal produce an impressive cityscape.
You will visit Kitaichi Glass and Otaru Music Box Factory.
Then, back to Sapporo visit Susukino, is a night-life spot! And, the famous Ramen Street, currently 16 well–established Ramen restaurants are competing with each other over tastes.

Hotel: Keio Plaza Sapporo or similar < B L D >

DAY 6

Sapporo – Chitose Airport for departure

Next visit is Odori Park, is a 105meter wide, 1.5km long parkway slicing through the heart of the city from east to west. The park, decorated year round by flowers, is an oasis for the citizens. Next, is the Sapporo's symbol, Clock Tower Building was built in 1878 as the drill hall of Sapporo cultural College. And follow on to the Former Hokkaido Government Building was built in 1888. Thereafter, transfer to Chitose Airport for your flight home sweet home.< B X X >

Departure 29 / January / 2016 and 20 / Feburary / 2015
Nights 6 days 5 nights
Sample price ¥217,800
Minimum 6 persons
Maximum 12 persons

*Tour schedule may change without prior notice.

TOUR COST INCLUDES

  • 15 meals (Buffet Breakfast daily & variety of Japanese delicacies)
  • All ground transportation during tour
  • All admission fees as listed on itinerary
  • Gratuities & Local Taxes during tour (no–hidden charges)
  • Round–trip airport transfers (except for early arrival & late departure)
  • Seamless service of English speaking tour guide during tour

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Passports; visas and vaccinations; laundry; telephone; mini bar; alcohol; beverages and food not on the regular table menu (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel or restaurant); optional excursions; porterage at airports; travel protection insurance; excess baggage fees; all other items of a personal nature
  • Single room supplements
  • Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy (2 people sharing 1 room)
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • Cancellation penalties and other conditions or restrictions may apply