Hokkaido Winter Festival & Icebreaker 9D6N



Winter Scenery:
Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan, Lake Akan Smelt Fishing, Drift Ice Cruise, Waku-Waku Snowland, Sapporo Snow Festival, Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

Unique experiences:
Ice-cream Making Experience, Otaru Yukobo (DIY Music Box Experience), Shiroi Koibito Park (Cookie Decoration)

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Akan International Crane Centre, Lake Mashu, Mt. Io, Cape Notoro, Abashiri Prison Museum, Sounkyo Ginga Ryusei Waterfall, Asahikawa Ramen Village, Asahiyama Zoo, Chitose Outlet Mall RERA, Otaru Canal, Sakaimachi Street

Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
04 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Tokachigawa, Abashiri, Onneyu Onsen & Furano. 02 nights of centrally located hotels in Sapporo


Departure date
08 Feb 2021
Tour length
9 days 6 nights
Kushiro, Shikaribetsu, Tokachigawa, Lake Akan, Abashiri, Onneyu, Sounkyu, Asahikawa, Furano, Sapporo, Otaru
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 3,688*

Our WOW! Promises

Right group size for Quality Travel (<= 30 passengers)

Experienced Trilingual Guide (English, Mandarin, Japanese) Accompanying the entire tour

Premium Selection of Hotels & Ryokan (with onsen)

Organized & Well-paced itinerary

Comfortable big coaches

Authentic Japanese gourmet food & Cultural experiences

Day 1 ---

Singapore 新加坡
Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in

08FEB JL036  SIN-HND   2225-0555+1
09FEB JL541  HND-KUH 0805-0940

Day 2 On boardLD

Kushiro – Shikaribetsu – Tokachigawa 釧路 - 然別 - 十勝川
Tokachigawa Onsen Kangetsuen or similar / R.O.H. ♨️

Upon arrival at Kushiro Airport, coach transfer to Lake Akan, visit Akan International Crane Centre (阿寒国際鶴センター) where you can see Red-crowned Crane or Tancho, one of the symbolic birds in Japan. This is a great joy for locals to see as they only show up in winter seasons. After that, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, you will be transferred to Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan (しかりべつ湖コタン), an annual winter event held in Shikaoi Town, Hokkaido. The event features the ice village with igloo lodges, bar, Onsen bath, and special events which are all made with ice and snow! Finally, transfer to Tokachigawa for hotel check-in and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2. Akan International Crane Centre

Day 3 BLD

Kushiro – Lake Akan - Abashiri 釧路 - 阿寒 - 網走
Abashirikoso or similar / R.O.H. ♨️

This morning, enjoy the Lake Akan Smelt Fishing (ワカサギ釣り) on the Ice Lake which is a special activity only available during winter time. Fish you catch will be fried for you in tempura batter on the spot and the delicious freshly-fried fish. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to Lake Mashu (摩周湖), which is one of the world’s clearest, most transparent lakes. Pass by Mt Io (硫黄山), an active 500 meters high volcano, where acid smokes and solid sulphur can be observed. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel for check in and enjoy your dinner [Buffet] at the hotel restaurant.

Front Page - Lake Mashu

Day 4 BLD

Abashiri – Onneyu 網走 - 温根湯
Onneyu Onsen Shiki Heian no Yakata or similar / Japanese room ♨️

After breakfast, visit Cape Notoro (能取岬), the best place to see drift ice. Take a ride on Drift Ice Cruise (流氷観光船おーろら). This cruise can break ice up to one meter thick on the frozen Sea of Okhotsk.  A variety of wild animals can be seen during the drift ice season. Next, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, visit the Abashiri Prison Museum (網走監獄博物館). Abashiri Prison was built in the 1890s to house inmates who were forced to labor on the construction of the central road in this area. Thereafter, transfer to the hotel for check in and enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Notes: ** Drift Ice Museum is arranged when the cruise gets cancelled.

Cape Notoro



Day 5 B-D

Onneyu – Souunkyo – Asahikawa – Furano 温根湯 - 層雲峡 - 旭川 - 富良野
New Furano Prince or similar / Western room ♨️

After breakfast, transfer to Sounkyo. Visit the Ginga Ryusei Falls (銀河流星の滝), also known as “Husband and Wife falls”. These are the most beautiful waterfalls in the Valley of Sounkyo and you get to witness iced waterfall which only happens in Winter Season. This afternoon, lunch at Asahikawa Ramen Village (旭川 ラーメン村), where 8 of Asahikawa’s most well-known ramen shops are in one location (own expenses). After lunch, continue your journey to Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園), one of the most visited zoo by locals and has special enclosures designed for both the animal and visitor to get closer. Finally, transfer to Furano for hotel check in and dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant.


Front Page (small) - Asahikawa Ramen Village (IMAGE ONLY)

Day 6 B--

Furano - Sapporo 富良野 - 札幌
Keio Plaza Sapporo or similar / Western room

This morning, free at your leisure until afternoon.
** You can enjoy Waku Waku Snowland in New Furano Prince Hotel.
** Lunch is at your own expense.
After lunch, proceed to Furano Cheese Labo for Ice Cream Making. Next, visit Chitose Outlet Mall RERA. You can enjoy a variety of fashion, food and entertainment options here. Thereafter, transfer to Sapporo city for dinner and for the hotel check-in & enjoy your own free & easy time and dinner at Sapporo city.


Day 7 B--

Sapporo – Otaru - Sapporo 札幌 - 小樽 - 札幌
Keio Plaza Sapporo or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Otaru. Pass by Otaru Canal (小樽運河). Visit Otaru Yukobo (小樽遊工房) and have a DIY Music Box Experience. After that, visit Sakaimachi Street (堺町通り散策). Here, you’ll find many western-style buildings that currently house many restaurants, cafes, boutiques and museum. Lunch is at your own expense during free & easy time at Otaru. After that, transfer back to Sapporo city and visit Shiroi Koibito Park where the well-known Hokkaido confectionery, Shiroi Koibito Cookie, is produced. From here, you can experience Cookie Decorating with your own designs. Thereafter, enjoy your own free & easy time and dinner at Sapporo city.

* The famous Sapporo Snow Festival is held from 04-11 Feb 2021

Front Page (small) - Music Box Making Experience @ Otaru (Day 6 For 02Feb Grp.) (Round Shape)

Day 8 B--

Chitose - Singapore 千歳 - 新加坡

15FEB JL526 CTS-HND 2000-2140
16FEB JL035 HND-SIN 0005-0645

After breakfast, free at your own leisure until afternoon.

Before departing to Chitose Airport, visit Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival. Here, you can enjoy watching illuminated ice sculptures made by clear water and joining some special events.
*Lights are on from 16:30~
**The Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival is held from 29Jan – 23Feb 2021.

Bid farewell to Hokkaido this morning as we depart for Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to helping you create your next perfect moments, always!

Day 9 ---

Singapore 新加坡

Arrive at Singapore

*All the photos are for illustration purposes only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions
* Meals indicated are for reference only and subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change

08 Feb 2021 (15-20 pax)
From S$ 3,788*
08 Feb 2021 (21pax & above)
From S$ 3,688*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 230** (Subject to changes)  

This tour package is subject to change without prior notice.
Minimum 15 persons are required to form a group. A Tour Manager will be with the group for the entire tour.
Triple-sharing rooms’ size might be similar to Twin rooms’ (Twin bed + 1 extra bed).
Accommodation is based on twin-sharing basis.
Activities available are subject to weather conditions.
Package price does not include the associated taxes and surcharges.
Guide and driver service fee of JPY800 per day (adult/child) is applicable.
Please approach our travel consultants for more details and other terms and conditions.

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