Departure date:01 Dec, 2022 (Thu) Coach Tour
Day 03 (Sun, 04 Dec'22)
Visit a couple of Hokkaido’s famed scenery spots this morning, first with a stop at the Christmas Tree of Biei. So named for its resemblance to a typical Christmas tree, some also suggest that its tip looks like a star. The solitary 8-metre-high spruce tree stands alone in an open field, making it extra picturesque amid a blanket of white snow. Next, head over to the Mild Seven Hills where you can find a small forest of larch trees lined up at the top. Made famous by a cigarette advertisement of the same name, this place has been widely used to showcase the beauty of Hokkaido.
Lunch today will be at Fratello Di Mikuni, a one-star Michelin restaurant located in the lush forests of Kamikawa. Savour delectable Italian fare created using fresh, local seasonal produce as you gaze out onto a panoramic view of the Daisetsu Mountain range from your seat.
Day 04 (Mon, 05 Dec'22)
This morning, witness the beauty and grace of the Tancho, Japanese red crowned crane, at one of the sanctuaries dedicated to the conservation of these precious birds. Once thought to be extinct, these cranes migrate to feeding sites in east Hokkaido every winter where they can be seen ‘dancing’ with graceful dips and jumps on the snowy fields.
Next, dig into some of Hokkaido’s bountiful seafood at Kushiro’s Washo Market. Try their famous “katte-don” a seafood rice bowl that you can customise. Browse the stalls and pick your favourite toppings from the selection of fresh seafood caught off the shores of Kushiro before tucking in!
If you would like to explore more this evening, just a short walk away from your accommodation is Akanko Ainu Kotan, an Ainu settlement where you can experience a bit of their culture. Here, you can find many traditional Ainu crafts which are considered iconic souvenirs of Hokkaido.
Day 05 (Tue, 06 Dec'22)
This evening, have a relaxing soak in the moor hot spring. Known as the hot spring of beauty, this therapeutic hot spring water is derived from plant matter and can only be found in two places in the world, in Germany and here in Tokachigawa. Enjoy this exceptional hot spring water from the comfort of your private hot spring bath in your room.
Hotel: JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo or similar
Head to Otaru today and spend the afternoon wandering round its quaint streets. A former major herring centre and the terminal station for Hokkaido’s first railroad, the charming buildings that line the streets now house whimsical music box museums, patisseries selling mouth-watering creations, and intricate glassware ornaments.
A free and easy day in Sapporo awaits you! As Japan’s fifth largest city, Sapporo has developed rapidly into a bustling metropolis. Options for shopping are abundant, both above and underground, with multi-storey department stores such as Daimaru and Esta lining the streets, and a network of stores offering souvenirs, apparel, footwear, cosmetics, electronics, and more, underground. When you are satisfied with your shopping spree, stop by at the Ramen Republic for a steaming bowl of Hokkaido’s signature miso ramen to complete your Hokkaido experience. In this season, you can also catch the beautiful Sapporo White Illumination lighting up central Sapporo in the evenings.
Spend another free day enjoying Sapporo before transferring to the Air Terminal Hotel in the evening.
Flight back to Singapore.
Assemble date: 01 Dec 2022, Thu (SO14579)
Flight schedule: (for suggestion only, not included in tour price)
01 Dec JL 36 Singapore - Haneda
2225 / 0555+1
02 Dec JL 511 Haneda - New Chitose
1030 / 1205
11 Dec JL 500 New Chitose - Haneda
0750 / 0930
11 Dec JL 37 Haneda - Singapore
1050 / 1730
Tour price per person (in SGD)
Group size: 10-11 pax
Adult twin $8,950; Adult triple $8,850; Adult single $10,950
Child twin $8,950; Child with bed $7,750; Child no bed $2,850
Group size: 12-14 pax
Adult twin $8,650; Adult triple $8,550; Adult single $10,650
Child twin $8,650; Child with bed $7,450; Child no bed $2,850
Group size: 15 pax & above
Adult twin $8,250; Adult triple $8,150; Adult single $10,250
Child twin $8,250; Child with bed $7,050; Child no bed $2,850
Tour price includes:
Hotel accommodation as stipulated in itinerary
Meals as stipulated in itinerary
Tour price excludes:
The prices are subject to change upon fluctuations of currency exchange rates. Flight schedule and the sequence of the itinerary are subject to change with or without prior notice to ensure the smooth running of the tour.
Minimum group size to confirm tour is 10 adults/children with bed.
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