Spring @ Hokkaido 9D6N (B)


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Highlights

Cherry Blossom Viewing : (subject to weather condition)
Photo stop at Sakura Road (University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest), Date City Museum of History and Culture, Matsumae Castle, Goryokaku Tower

Unique experience:
Flower Land Kamifurano (Lavender Pillow Making & Hokkaido Potato Tasting), Hakone Farm (Milking & Butter Making), Onuma Park (Speed Motor Boat Ride Experience)(10min)

Sightseeing & Shopping Experience:
Furano Winery, Campana Rokkatei, Ningle Terrace, Blue Pond, Asahikawa Ramen Village, Outlet Mall Chitose RERA or Mitsui Outlet Mall, Tanuki Koji Street, Otaru Canal (pass by), Otaru Sakaimachi Street, Nikka Whiskey Yoichi, Silo Observatory, Mt. Hakodate Ropeway, Esashi Inishie Kaido, Old Nakamura Residence, Hakodate Morning Market, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Motomachi Area

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:
04 nights authentic Japanese Onsen experience at Furano, Toya & Hakodate. 02 nights centrally located hotel in Sapporo

Details

Departure date
07 MAY 2020
Tour length
9 days 6 nights
Visit
Chitose, Furano, Biei, Asahikawa, Sapporo, Otaru, Yoichi, Toya, Onuma, Hakodate, Matsumae, Esashi
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 4,088*

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 ---

Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in

07MAY  JL036 SIN-HND  2150-0550
08MAY  JL505 HND-CTS 0830-1000

Day 2 On boardLD

Haneda – Chitose – Furano 羽田 - 千歳 - 富良野
New Furano Prince Hotel or similar / Western room ♨

Upon arrival at Chitose Airport, coach transfer to Northern Horse Park. The Park is affiliated with Northern Farm, a leading racehorse breeding and training farm. Enjoy your lunch at the park. After lunch, transfer to Furano. Photo stop at Sakura Road (University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest) where you can see cherry blossoms. Next, visit Furano Winery (富良野ワイン工場). The local wine has been produced in Furano since 1972. Today, enjoy the wine tasting here. Thereafter, transfer to Campana Rokkatei. A Hokkaido sweet shop where you can have original soft ice-cream. Finally, transfer to the hotel for check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel. You can visit Ningle Terrace during your free time at New Furano Prince.

Sakura Road (University of Tokyo Hokkaido Forest) (Itinerary B only)

 

Day 3 B-D

Furano – Biei – Asahikawa – Sapporo 富良野 - 美瑛 - 旭川 - 札幌
Hotel Clubby Sapporo or similar / Western room

Optional Tour: Morning Balloon Flight Experience (5min)(Between 6:00 – 7:00am)
* 2,700yen per person (pay on the spot)
* Subject to cancel due to weather conditions.

After breakfast, visit Flower Land Kamifurano (フラワーランドかみふらの) for Lavender Pillow making & Hokkaido Potato ** No flower in early May!  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. This afternoon, 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. After lunch, transfer to Sapporo city. Drive-by Odori Park, TV Tower, Clock Tower. Tonight, enjoy the Crab Course dinner at a local restaurant. Finally, transfer to the hotel for check in.

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

Day 4 B--

Sapporo – Chitose – Sapporo 札幌 - 千歳 - 札幌
Hotel Clubby Sapporo or similar / Western room

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 Tanuki Koji Street for shopping. Dinner is at your own arrangement during free & easy time.

Day 5 BLD

Sapporo – Otaru – Yoichi – Toya札幌 - 小樽 余市 - 洞爺湖
Midori no Kaze Resort or similar / Japanese Western room ♨

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 and 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. Next, visit Silo Observatory (サイロ展望台) which gives you the best view of Lake Toya area. Finally, transfer to the hotel for check in. Tonight, dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant.

Otaru Canal (pass by)

Day 6 BLD

Toya – Onuma - Hakodate 洞爺湖 - 大沼 - 函館
Century Marina Hakodate or similar / Western room ♨

After breakfast, visit Date City Museum of History and Culture to observing Sword making & cherry blossom viewing. Next, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Sushi]. After lunch, transfer to Onuma and visit Onuma Park (大沼公園). Today, you can get to experience to ride on Speed Motor Boat (10min). Next, transfer to Hakodate city. 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 to the hotel for check in.

Day 7 Mt. Hakodate Night View With Ropeway Ride

Day 7 BLD

Hakodate – Matsumae – Esashi – Hakodate 函館 - 松前 - 江差 - 函館
Century Marina Hakodate or similar / Western room ♨

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, you can enjoy the natural hot spring at the hotel.

Front Page (small) - Hanshu Meal (IMAGE ONLY)

Day 8 B--

Hakodate – Singapore 函館 - 新加坡

14MAY JL588 HKD-HND 1935-2105
15MAY JL035 HND-SIN  0005-0615

After breakfast at the hotel, 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). After that, proceed to the Hakodate Bay Area, known for the old Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses that house a number of shops and restaurants and offers spectacular night views. This afternoon, lunch is at your own expense. Next, visit the Goryokaku Tower (五稜郭). From here, you would be able to see the grand Mt. Hakodate and Yokotsu mountain range. Continue your journey at Motomachi Area (函館元町), a district favored by foreign residents who settled in Hakodate when Japan’s era of isolation came to an end in 1854. Dinner is at your own expense at the airport.

This evening, 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.

Hakodate Morning Market (Image Only)

Day 9 ---

Singapore 新加坡

Arrive Singapore

*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


07 MAY 2020
From S$ 4,088*

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.


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