★ Visiting: Furano, Biei, Sounkyo, Akan,Tokachi, Otaru, Jozankei, Lake Toya,Noboribetsu Jigokudani
★ Stay 4 nights at Hot Spring hotel,including on-site buffet cuisine, hotspring experience on your trip inHokkaido
★ No shopping tour at all
◆ Child fares apply to children 2 – 11 years old. Child without extra bed has to share room with 2 adults. Child without extra bed does not include breakfast.
◆We reserve the right to alter the order of the itinerary according to actual situation
◆ Airport Shuttle transfer are NOT included in the itinerary
What is Included
- 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
- Professional local English speaking guide
- Modern air-conditioned coach
- Meals: 5 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L), 4 Dinners (D)
- International Airfare
Airport Tax & Fuel Surcharge
- Tour Guide Tipping USD70 (=AUD100) per person for Whole Tour
- Additional Tour: USD300(=AUD420 ) per person
- Travel Insurance & Personal Expenses
- Japan Tourist Visa
Day 1 Hometown – Sapporo, Hokkaido
Arrive at Sapporo New Chitose Airport, guests will be picked up at the airport and be transferred to the hotel with the help of a tour guide. (Guests who arrive early/ late can check-in on own after 3 pm with the passport) Today’s schedule has no meals included.
Hotel: Tmark City Hotel Sapporo or similar
Day 2 Sapporo – Biei – Sounkyo (B/L/D)
Start your day with a colorful Hokkaido tour after breakfast. Drive to Furano and visit Hokkaido’s largest farm, Tomita Farm, with more than 150 kinds of flowers (Tomita Farm will be replaced with Ikeda Wine Castle or Otokoyama Sake brewery from January to April, November and December). There is also beautiful lavender during summer. Afterwards, head to Biei-cho, where you can experience the beauty of beautiful hills! Taste the Furano buffet and enjoy the fantastic scenery of the beautiful hills during lunch! Visit the colorful “Shikisai no oka” and walk through the “Blue Pond” to explore the breathtaking scenery of the lake. (Blue Pond will be replaced with Aeon Mall from January to April, November and December) In the evening, we arrive at Sounkyo Gorge, the center of Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido. For dinner, enjoy a buffet dinner with a wide selection of Japanese Cuisine, Chinese Cuisine, Seafood, & Local Fresh Ingredients, and etc. Don’t miss out on the all-you-can-eat delicious Chu crab.
Hotel: Sounkaku Grand Hotel Hokkaido or similar
Day 3 Sounkyo-Abashiri-Gun-Akankohan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit the Sounkyo Valley, watch the Ginga Falls, Ryusei-no-taki, and the beautiful Dakan Valley in Sounkyo gorges. Visit Abashiri on the way to Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, where you can experience an icy world and learn about the icy sea creature – “Clione limacina”. Later, visit a crystal clear “Lake Kussharo”. Then, check out the clearest lake in the world – Lake Mashu. Tonight, we stay at Akanko Onsen Hotel. Here, there are rich seasonal ingredients, fullopen buffets, and exquisite Japanese-style room service, allowing you to enjoy the cuisine of Tohoku.
Hotel: New Akan Hotel or similar
Day 4 Akankohan-Tokachi-gawa (B/L/D)
After breakfast, enjoy a cruise on Lake Akan. (Lake Akan will be replaced with Ice Fishing or Ainu folk dance from January to April, November and December) Visit the hometown of Chlorella and enjoy the beautiful scenery in every season. Afterwards, visit the “Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park”. Then, go to Tokachi River for tonight’s hot spring hotel. This evening, taste exquisite Japanese cuisine made from Hokkaido beef and seasonal vegetables grown from farms.
Hotel: Daiheigen Hotel or similar
Day 5 Tokachi-gawa-Toyako-Jozankei (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit Jigokudani, also known as the Hell Valley. It offers a spectacular display of hot steam vents, sulfurous streams, and other volcanic activity. Enjoy Japanese Seafood Hotpot or Bento Box before going to the Bear Park to see the Ussuri Brown Bears. Afterward, take the Usuzan ropeway where you can have the panoramic view of Lake Toya. Later on, proceed to Jozankei Onsen for overnight. Enjoy Hokkaido local cuisine for dinner tonight.
Hotel: Shikanoyu Spring Hotel or similar
Day 6 Jozankei-Otaru-Sapporo Hometown (B)
Coach to Otaru this morning after breakfast. The romantic Otaru Canal is sitting in the city. Later, visit Kitaichi Glass Otaru, where you can appreciate many beautiful glass arts. Afterward, transfer to the airport around 11:30 am to take a homebound flight or plan rest of the day on your own. (In order to make sure the complete of touring schedule, please purchase the flight departing after 1:30 pm).