Spring @ Hokkaido 9D6N
Goryokaku Tower / Matsumae Castle / Aobagaoka Park / Hokkaido Shrine
Lavender Pillow Making / Hokkaido Potato Tasting / Otokoyama Shizen Park
Sightseeing & Shopping Experience
Mt Hakodate Ropeway / Matsumae Castle / Esashi Inishie Kaido / Old Nakamura Residence / Mt. Usu Ropeway /Silo Observatory / Kyogoku Fukidashi Park / Nikka Whisky Yoichi / Otaru Canal / Otaru Sakaimachi Street / Asahikawa Ramen Village / Chitose Outlet Mall Rera
Special Gourmet Delights:
Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant
Hotel /Ryokan Stays:
3 nights authentic Japanese Onsen experience at Hakodate, Onuma, Niseko, centrally located hotel in Sapporo
JL038 SIN-HND 0150/0950
JL587 HND-HKD 1255-1415
Upon arrival at Hakodate Airport, let the beautiful view of Hakodate in spring enthrall you from Goryokaku Tower (五稜郭)✿. From here, you would be able to see the grand Mt. Hakodate and Yokotsu mountain range. Enjoy dinner, and thereafter end the night on Mt. Hakodate Ropeway (函館山ロープウェイ) and be mesmerized by the famous nightscape of Hakodate.
Transfer back to hotel for check in.
After breakfast, transfer to Matsumae area, visit Matsumae Castle (松前城)✿[with local guide]. Enjoy your lunch Hanshu Ryori (籓主料理) at local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Esashi Inishie Kaido (江差いにしえ街道) [with Local Guide] and Old Nakamura Residence (旧中村家) . It is reproducing the old-fashioned townscape that was vibrant with herring fishery and performed trade with Honshu by cargo ship in the Edo period. Proceed to hotel check in. After dinner, you can enjoy the natural hot spring at the hotel.
This morning, we will visit Aobagaoka Park (青葉が丘公園)✿ ,where you can enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms. Enjoy Scallop Meal set at local restaurant. After lunch, take in great views of the volcano as well as Lake Toya by taking the Mt. Usu Ropeway (有珠山). Next, visit Silo Observatory (サイロ展望台) which gives you the best view of Lake Toya area. Proceed to Kyogoku Fukidashi Park (京極吹き出し公園). The area where the spring emerges from the mountain is beautifully maintained and forms a large lake full of pretty freshwater carps. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant.
After Hotel Breakfast, we will visit Nikka Whisky Yoichi (ニッカウィスキー余市), one of Japan’s top whisky makers, has its main distillery in Yoichi. Nikka whiskies have been recognized to rank among the world’s best single malt whiskies and have won numerous awards. After that, transfer to Otaru (小樽) and pass by Otaru Canal (小樽運河). Visit Otaru Sakaimachi Street (小樽堺町). You’ll find many Western style buildings here that currently house many restaurants, cafes, boutiques and museums. In the evening, transfer back to Sapporo city (札幌市). Drive by Odori Park, TV Tower, Clock Tower. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant with Crab Course.
After breakfast, visit Otokoyama Shizen Park (男山自然公園). The park is most popular during the spring where visitors flock to the park to view Hokkaido’s largest natural garden of Dog Toothed Violets (Katakuri). Today’s lunch is at Asahikawa Ramen Village (旭川ラーメン村) where eight of Asahikawa’s most well-known ramen shops gather lunch at own expense. Next, proceed to Blue Pond (青い池), a man-made pond feature in Biei. The blue color comes from the aluminium in the water from the nearby hot springs which reflects the color of the blue sky, and the sulfur and lime have turned the pond bed white, which further complements the blue water. Next, proceed to Flower Land Kamifurano (フラワーランドかみふらの) for Lavender Pillow making & Hokkaido Potato Tasting (ラベンダー枕作り体験＆北海道ジャガイモ試食) ** No flower in early May! After that, transfer back to Sapporo and enjoy your dinner during your own free & easy time.
After Breakfast, visit Hokkaido Shrine (北海道神宮)✿. It is a Shinto shrine and enshrines four gods including the soul of the Emperor Meiji. During the cherry blossoms season, it is crowded with people enjoying Hanami. After that, transfer to Outlet Mall Chitose Rera or Sapporo Kitahiroshima (千歳レラまたは北広島アウトレットモール). You can enjoy a variety of fashion, food and entertainment options. Lunch is on your own arrangement. Next, visit Hakone Farm, where you can experience the Milking & Butter Making. Tonight, dinner at a local restaurant [Shabu-shabu].
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.
0615hrs Arrive in Singapore
*All the photos are for illustration purposes only
* The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition
* Meals is just for reference and subject to change
* Flight schedule subject to change
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 255** (Subject to changes)
10:30 - 20:00 (Mon to Sat)
10:30 - 19:00 (Sun & PH)