Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido 8D6N


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Highlights

Winter Scenery:
Sounkyo Ginga Ryusei Waterfall, Mt. Io, Lake Mashu, Akan International Crane Centre

Unique experiences:
Asahiyama Zoo, Shiroi Koibito Park (Enjoy Christmas Lights), Otaru Sakaimachi Street (DIY Music Box)

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:
Asahikawa Ramen Village, Drift Ice Museum, Washo Market, Ryugetsu Sweetpia Garden, Chitose Outlet Mall RERA, Otaru Canal (pass by)

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

Details

Departure date
04, 06, 07, 10, 12, 19, 20 Dec 2019
Tour length
8 days 6 nights
Visit
Chitose, Asahikawa, Sounkyo, Onneyu, Lake Akan, Tokachigawa, Rusutsu, Otaru, Sapporo
Tour guide
Experienced Trilingual Guide
From S$ 3,988*

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
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SQ660  SIN-CTS 2300-0730

Day 2 On board-D

Chitose – Onneyu Onsen 千歳 - 温根湯温泉
Onneyu Hotel or similar / Japanese room ♨

Upon arrival at Chitose Airport, coach transfer to Asahiyama Zoo, the most famous zoo in Japan which houses the largest number of polar bears and penguins in the world. In winter, one of the popular attractions is the “Penguin Walk”. **Usually the Penguin Walk starts from middle DEC.** This afternoon, enjoy your own 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. After lunch, head to Sounkyo and visit the famous Ginga Ryusei Waterfall (銀河流星の滝), known as “Husband & Wife Falls” and enjoy the scenery, as this is one of the most awesome sights with waterfalls falling 150 meters down. The end of the day, transfer to Onneyu Onsen town for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Hairy Crab Dinner] at the hotel restaurant.

Asahikawa Ramen Village (Image Only)

Asahikawa Ramen Village (Image Only)

Day 3 BLD

Onneyu Onsen – Lake Akan 温根湯温泉 - 阿寒湖
Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings or similar / R.O.H. ♨

After breakfast, visit 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. Next, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, visit Mt.Io (硫黄山), an active 500 meters high volcano, where acid smokes and solid sulphur can be seen. Thereafter, move on to Lake Mashu (摩周湖), which is one of the world’s clearest lakes. Finally, transfer to Lake Akan for hotel check-in.  Tonight, dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant and don’t forget to pamper yourself with the natural hot spring in the hotel.

Mt. Io (pass by)

Mt. Io (pass by)

Day 4 B-D

Lake Akan – Obihiro or Tokachigawa 阿寒湖 - 帯広 or 十勝川
Hokkaido Hotel / Tokachigawa Daiichi or similar / Western room ♨

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, the 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 Obihiro or Tokachigawa for hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at the hotel restaurant.

 

 

Day 5 B-D

Obihiri or Tokachigawa – Rusutsu 帯広 or 十勝川 - ルスツ
Rusutsu Resort North & South or similar / Western room

After breakfast, proceed to Chitose Outlet Mall RERA for shopping. You can enjoy a variety of fashion, food and entertainment options here. Lunch is at your own expense at the outlet mall. Thereafter, transfer to Rusutsu and check in for ski resort. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

Day 6 B--

Rusutsu – Sapporo ルスツ - 札幌
Hotel Okura Sapporo or similar / Western room

After breakfast, free at your leisure until afternoon.
** Snow Activity / Skiing / Snowboarding: under own arrangement **
** Depends on the snow condition **
** Lunch is at your own expense **
After lunch, proceed to Sapporo city and visit Shiroi Koibito park where the well-known Hokkaido confectionery is produced – Shiroi Koibito Cookie. During winter, you can enjoy the Christmas lights at the park. The end of the day, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Tonight, dinner will be served at a local restaurant [Queen Crab Course].

Day 7 B--

Sapporo – Otaru – Sapporo 札幌 - 小樽 - 札幌
Hotel Okura Sapporo or similar / Western room

After breakfast, transfer to Otaru. Pass by Otaru Canal (小樽運河) and visit Otaru Sakaimachi Street (小樽堺町通り). Here, you’ll find many western style buildings that currently house many restaurants, cafes, boutiques and museum. Today, you will have a Music Box Decoration Experience at Otaru. Lunch is on your own expense during free & easy time at Otaru. After that, transfer back to Sapporo city and free at your own leisure. Enjoy your dinner during your own free & easy time at Sapporo.

Music Box Making Experience

Music Box Making Experience

Day 8 B--

Chitose – Singapore 千歳 - 新加坡
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SQ661 CTS-SIN 0855-1640

After breakfast, bid farewell to Hokkaido as we proceed to the airport to take a 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


04, 06, 07 Dec 2019
From S$ 3,988*
10, 12, 19, 20 Dec 2019
From S$ 4,388*

Tax & Fuel Surcharge: $S 80* (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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