Nature Wonders in Hokkaido 8D5N
Lake Shiretoko Walk (with local guide), Rausu Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise, Watanabe Taiken Farm (Milking & Butter Making)
Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:
Piraoro Observatory, Wakka Primeval Flower Garden, Drift Ice Museum, Oshin Koshin Waterfall, Akan International Crane Centre, Washo Market, Ryugetsu Sweetpia Garden, Shichiku Garden, Chitose Outlet Mall RERA, Otaru Sakaimachi Street
Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant
Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
03 nights authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Lake Saroma, Shiretoko & Lake Akan. 02 nights centrally located hotel in Obihiro & Sapporo
JL038 SIN-HND 0150-0950
JL567 HND-MMB 1235-1420
Upon arrival at Memambetsu Airport, coach transfer to Piraoro Observation Deck (ピラオロ展望台). It is the place where you can see the best view of Lake Saroma from the lakeside. After that, transfer to Lake Saroma for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant [Japanese Course].
After breakfast, first stop will be the Wakka Primeval Flower Garden (ワッカ原生花園), the largest grassy coast in Japan, and about 300 types of primeval flowers such as Siberian Lily, Rosa Rugosa and Orange-yellow Day Lily bloom from May to October. Next, we will proceed to Drift Ice Museum (オホーツク流氷館), which covers all aspects of sea ice. The sub-zero room allows you to experience -20℃ temperature whereas the “Frozen Aquarium” displays various fishes in ice. After this, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, transfer to Shiretoko and visit Oshin Koshin Waterfall (オシンコシンの滝), a spectacular waterfall just next to the coastal main road from Shari to Utoro. The waterfall is also nicknamed “Sobi no Taki”, meaning twin beauties waterfall, as the stream is split into two visible falls. Thereafter, proceed to Lake Shiretoko for Nature Walk with a local guide (知床五湖ネイチャーガイドと一緒に歩く). Shiretoko was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on July of 2005. Famous for its five beautiful lakes, untouched forests, and the Shiretoko mountain range. Joined by nature guide will make you enjoy new verdure of the Shiretoko Five Lake! Finally, transfer to hotel for check in. Tonight, dinner will be at the hotel restaurant [Buffet].
Credits: Oshin Koshin Waterfall©Yasufumi Nishi©JNTO
After breakfast, transfer to Rausu for Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise (羅臼クルーズ) ** Duration for 2.5hrs. **Please bring along with jacket, temperature will be around 10℃ on the ocean. ** ** When the cruise gets cancelled, sightseeing in Rausu area will be arranged. **
After that, proceed to local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, proceed to Watanabe Taiken Farm for Milking Experience ( 乳搾り体験). Finally, transfer to Lake Akan for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant [Buffet].
Credits: Milking Experience © Watanabe Farm
After breakfast, visit Akan International Crane Centre (阿寒国際鶴センター). A museum, breeding centre, and sanctuary where cranes can be seen all year round. Next, visit Washo Market (和商市場), one of the three big markets that can found in Hokkaido. There are about 60 stalls selling fresh seafood, dried products, meal and vegetables. Lunch will be on your own at the market. After lunch, next destination will be Ryugetsu Sweetpia Garden (柳月スイートピアガーデン). At the building, you can take a tour of the factory and purchase their famous confectioneries – Sanporoku (三方六). In addition, you also can eat sweets sold only at Ryugetsu Sweet Garden. After that, proceed to Shichiku Garden (紫竹ガーデン). An English style garden creates an ever evolving dream to those who adore the beauty of flowers. This garden is one of the famous colorful gardens in Japan. Thereafter, transfer to Obihiro City for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Credits: Akan International Crane Centre© Y.Shimizu© JNTO
After breakfast, proceed to Chitose Outlet Mall RERA (千歳レラ) for shopping. You can enjoy a variety of fashion, food and entertainment options here. Lunch is at your own expense at the outlet mall. Next, proceed to Otaru. Pass by Otaru Canal (小樽運河) and visit Otaru Sakaimachi Street (小樽堺町通り). From here, you’ll find many western style buildings that currently house many restaurants, cafes, boutiques and museum. Finally, transfer to Sapporo City for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy a Crab Course dinner at the local restaurant.
JL526 CTS-HND 2000-2140
JL035 HND-SIN 0005-0615
After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure until departure.
Bid farewell to Hokkaido as we proceed to the airport and take the flight back to Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to bringing you to your next holiday destination.
*All the photos are for illustration purposes only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition
* Meals indicated are for reference only and subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 270* (Subject to changes)
10:30 - 20:00 (Mon to Sat)
10:30 - 19:00 (Sun & PH)