MAKE THIS SAMPLE ITINERARY THE BASIS
FOR YOUR NEXT TAILOR-MADE HOKKAIDO TRIP
Welcome to Hokkaido! Hokkaido is the northernmost island of Japan. It is a very popular destination for both Japanese and international tourists. Beautiful scenery, excellent food, and many fun activities attract many to this island all year long.
This is a standard course, covering the most popular locations to visit on the island. This is best for you if this is your first time here! Visit popular cities, relax in Hokkaido’s famous Onsen, experience nature through vast fields and countryside, and of course, delicious food each day. The best part is: fun and satisfaction is guaranteed any season of the year.
Chitose Airport - Noboribetsu
After your arrival, head for the most famous and most popular Onsen Town of Hokkaido: Noboribetsu.
7 different types of Hot Springs and a gorgeous dinner are waiting for you! Come and experience what true relaxation means!
Noboribetsu - Hakodate
Wake up and take a walk through “Hell Valley”, with steam rising up from the earth’s core. Make your own “Mochi” rice cakes, and enjoy a home-made Japanese lunch.
Your destination for today is Hakodate. Hakodate is an old port town in southern Hokkaido, with many beautiful old churches and warehouses.
Enjoy the night view from Mt. Hakodate, which is said to be the most beautiful in all over Japan. Don’t forget your camera!
*Fort Goryokaku has beautiful Cherry Blossoms, Season: early May
Hakodate - Lake Toya
Start your day with a breakfast at the Morning Fish Market of Hakodate. You can even try squid fishing! After the excitement, relax with a Japanese Tea Ceremony, and start your drive to Lake Toya. Enjoy the amazing view over the lake from the peak of Mt.Usu, an active volcano. You can even visit a bear park!
Hotels in Toya have wonderful baths with a view over the lake. Fireworks are held over the lake every night in warmer seasons.
*Fireworks on Lake Toya: May until October
Lake Toya - Otaru
Today is your chance to dive in to the great countryside of Hokkaido. Enjoy making ice cream with fresh milk, then drive through the fields around Mt.Yotei. Enjoy a Dutch Oven lunch with delicious produce, and stop by for nature’s fresh drinking water flowing from the mountains at Kyogoku Springs.
Tonight you will stay in the nostalgic port town of Otaru. Old bank buildings and warehouses are still left from the times when this town thrived of herring fishing.
Feel free to walk around in the evening. Many buildings are lit up and gas lanterns along the canal make the town very romantic.
*Otaru Lantern Festival: Mid February
Otaru - Sapporo
Enjoy delicious seafood and shopping in Otaru, which is famous for glass, music boxes, Sushi, cheese cake, and more. Eat a local favorite for lunch!
Visit the Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory, producting some of Hokkaido’s most popular sweets, and design your own Hokkaido cookie! Stay at a hotel in downtown Sapporo City, and enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
*Optional activities: Rickshaw ride in Otaru, Smelt Ice Fishing or Snowmobile Fun in Sapporo (winter months only)
Have fun for a day in Sapporo at your leisure. Apart from the many shopping facilities in Tanuki Koji, Sapporo station, in the underground walkways and more, you can also visit the TV tower, Clock Tower, Sapporo Beer Breweries, Odori Park; many activities can keep you busy, one day is never enough!
Don’t forget to try the local delicacies Sapporo Ramen, Genghis Khan or Soup Curry at one of the many restaurants downtown.
*Sapporo Snow Festival: February
Sapporo - Chitose Airport
Even the last day has fun to offer! Do some last minute shopping downtown before heading home, or enjoy shopping on the way at one of the outlet malls near the airport. In case you didn’t have enough of Hokkaido’s delicacies, a lot of seafood and souvenirs are available for you to enjoy at the airport; there is even an Onsen! We hope you found your treasure on the island on this trip.
ANew Chitose Airport
Standard: 250,000 JPY / person
Deluxe: 300,000 JPY / person
Luxury: 520,000 JPY / person
(For a group of 6 people)
6 Nights' Accommodation
6 Days chartered car with Driver
1-2 travelers: Sedan*
3-6 travelers: Jumbo Taxi*
7 or more travelers: Minibus**
**Driver+English-Speaking Tour Guide
(Larger buses are available)
Luxury Plan Customers: An upgrade to Audi A6/A8 or to buses with first class equipment is available
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