Spring @ Hokkaido 9D6N (A)
Cherry Blossom Viewing : (subject to weather condition)
Goryokaku Tower, Matsumae Castle, Aobagaoka Park, Date City Museum of History and Culture, Otokoyama Shizen Park “Dog Toothed Violets”
Hakone Farm (Milking & Butter Making), Flower Land Kamifurano (Lavender Pillow Making & Hokkaido Potato Tasting), Nikka Whiskey Yoichi
Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:
Hakodate Morning Market, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Mt. Hakodate Ropeway, Esashi Inishie Kaido, Old Nakamura Residence, Mt. Usu Ropeway, Outlet Mall RERA or Mitsui Outlet Mall, Asahikawa Ramen Village, Blue Pond, Otaru Canal (pass by), Otaru Sakaimachi Street
Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
03 nights authentic Japanese Onsen experience at Hakodate, Onuma & Toya. 03 nights centrally located hotel in Sapporo
30APR JL036 SIN-HND 2150-0550
01MAY JL585 HND-HKD 0740-0900
Upon arrival at Hakodate Airport, proceed to Hakodate city and visit Hakodate Morning Market (函館朝市). It has more than 200 stores and sells delicious food from Hakodate such as marine produce, vegetables, fruit, sweets and chinmi (processed seafood). Enjoy your own lunch at the market. After lunch, proceed to the Hakodate Bay Area, known for the old Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses that house a number of shops and restaurants and offer spectacular night views. Next, visit the Goryokaku Tower (五稜郭). From here, you would be able to see the grand Mt. Hakodate and Yokotsu mountain range. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Japanese Western Course] at a local restaurant 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 the hotel for check in.
After breakfast, transfer to the Matsumae area, visit Matsumae Castle (松前城) [with local guide]. Matsumae Castle was the northernmost Japanese castle in the Edo period and the only one to be constructed in Hokkaido. This afternoon, enjoy your lunch Hanshu Ryori (籓主料理) at a 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 a cargo ship in the Edo period. Proceed to hotel check in. After dinner [Buffet], 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. Proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Sushi]. After lunch, visit Date City Museum of History and Culture to observing Sword making & cherry blossom viewing. After that, take in great views of the volcano as well as Lake Toya by taking the Mt. Usu Ropeway (有珠山). Finally, transfer to the hotel for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Outlet Mall Chitose RERA or Mitsui Outlet Mall. Here, you can enjoy a variety of fashion, food and entertainment options. Lunch is on your own arrangement at the mall. Next, visit Hakone Farm, where you can experience the Milking & Butter Making. Thereafter, transfer to Sapporo city. Tonight, enjoy the Crab Course dinner at a local restaurant. Finally, transfer to the hotel for check in.
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). ** If no flower at the park, visit Otokoyama Sake Brewery instead. ** 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 aluminum 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 ** No flower in early May! After that, transfer back to Sapporo and enjoy your dinner during your own free & easy time.
After breakfast, 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. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to Yoichi. Visit Nikka Whiskey Yoichi (余市ニッカウィスキー). One of Japan’s top whiskey makers has its main distillery in Yoichi. Nikka whiskeys have been recognized to rank among the world’s best single malt whiskeys and have won numerous awards. In the evening, transfer back to Sapporo city. Drive-by Odori Park, TV Tower, Clock Tower. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant with Beef Shabu-shabu.
07MAY JL526 CTS-HND 2000-2140
08MAY JL035 HND-SIN 0005-0615
After breakfast at the hotel, free at your own 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 are subject to change
* Flight schedule is subject to change
* Sakura/ Flower viewing locations are dependent on weather conditions
Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 228* (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.
The 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.
10:30 - 20:00 (Mon to Sat)
10:30 - 19:00 (Sun & PH)