MAKE THIS SAMPLE ITINERARY THE BASIS
FOR YOUR NEXT TAILOR-MADE HOKKAIDO TRIP
This is a special tour designed to give you the ultimate autumn experience and provide you with opportunities to meet with the friendly local people of Hokkaido. We’ll visit the largest National Park in Japan (Taisetsu National Park) and take you to some of the most picturesque sights, where you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of autumn leaves made up of vivid reds and yellows. Enjoy a picturesque drive through the beautiful, hilly autumn landscapes of Furano and Biei. You’ll also get to enjoy some fun interactive activities with local people in rural communities. Including seasonal potato harvesting, ice cream making, cooking activities and many more!
Chitose Airport - Noboribetsu
Welcome to Hokkaido! Our first stop is Shiraoi stop by Shiraoi for lunch to enjoy some tender, deep flavored Hokkaido raised Shiraoi Beef. Let’s make our way to “Hell Valley,” a spectacular sight just above Noboribetsu Onsen thriving with hot steam vents, sulfurous streams and other volcanic activity. There are attractive walking trails through the wooded hills, which will take you to Oyunuma, a mysterious sulfurous pond. Make sure to take a break at the natural footbath in the Oyunuma River, which is a hot spring river that flows from the pond providing a surreal place to relax. Finish the day dressed in a stylish Japanese Yukata and enjoy a gourmet traditional Kaiseki dinner at your hotel. Get ready for a spectacular variety and some of the freshest seafood you’ve ever had in your life!
Noboribetsu - Furano
Check out of your hotel and visit a local farm for a fun Udon making experience for lunch! Enjoy the process of making Udon and have fun interacting with the locals! Next, we’ll make our way to the Cheese Factory, or in Japanese, Cheezu Kobo. Furano, like other cities in Hokkaido, is blessed with high quality milk, so the cheese and other dairy products produced in Furano is top quality. Here you’ll get to learn how cheese is made and also take part in a fun ice cream making workshop with friendly locals! The pizza is delicious here too! Finish the day with a stroll through one of the most photogenic evening spots in Furano! The place is called, “Ningle Terrace,” a beautiful collection of boutique cottages, housing specialty arts and crafts along with their creators. Bring a nice camera!
Furano - Asahidake
Good morning! Start your day with an interesting rural experience on a farm taking part in a fun potato harvesting and butter making activity. Our next stop is a spacious cluster of shops called, “Furano Marche,” the ultimate food paradise selling local goods and souvenirs. This is a great place to stock up on local specialties and souvenirs for friends and family back home. On our way to your next destination, we’ll pass through Biei, a picturesque hilly area famous for its patchwork landscapes and an amazing region for panoramic photography. On the way, we’ll stop by the famous mysterious blue pond in Biei and the spectacular Shikisaino Oka flower fields. You’ll finish your day at the Largest National Park in all of Japan, Taisetsu National Park! Enjoy relaxing in the onsen and dinner at your hotel.
Asahidake - Asahikawa
Today you’ll explore the Largest National Park in all of Japan and one of the most powerful landscapes in Hokkaido. Welcome to Taisetsu National Park! Mt. Asahidake is the tallest mountain in Hokkaido, and a well-known active volcano with steam and snow-white smoke spewing from the earth’s core! Enjoy a tour on the ropeway looking down on the scenic landscape of autumn leaves that have changed colors to vivid reds and yellows, beautifully tinting the surface of the mountain. Light trekking on the mountain to a nearby sulfurous pond can also be arranged. After a delicious lunch at a cozy restaurant in Higashikawa Town, we’ll head to Asahikawa and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Takasago Sake Brewery! Here you can learn about the history and brewing process of this exquisite award-winning sake that has gained global recognition among sake connoisseurs. Enjoy walking around downtown Asahikawa in the evening and make sure to try some of the local foods such as Pork Tonkatsu and Jingiskan!
Asahikawa - Otaru
Our first stop today is the Asahiyama Zoo! Have fun viewing polar bears, hippos, monkeys, as well as lots of wildlife from Hokkaido, including deer, eagles, cranes and wolves! After a wild time at the zoo, make your way to an interesting collection of ramen shops called, the “Asahikawa Ramen Village,” where eight of the most famous ramen restaurants in Asahikawa have opened up small shops besides one another. This savory ramen is known for its thin wavy noodles and shoyu (soy sauce) based broth. We recommend ordering toppings to go with it, such as green onions, pork, and bamboo shoots. You’ll love it! Next stop, the nostalgic port town of Otaru! Old bank buildings and warehouses are still left from the times when this town thrived of herring fishing. Enjoy walking around the famous Otaru Canal, Sakai Machi Street, Music Box Museum, glass blowing shops, the LeTAO Cheesecake headquarters, and many more one-of-a-kind spots. The romantic atmosphere comes to life in the evening when the gas lanterns and streetlights illuminate the city in style. Tonight you’ll be staying at the Onsen Ryokan, a spectacular hotel with a private Onsen in your room!
Otaru - Sapporo
Have a fun and relaxed day in the beautiful city of Sapporo. Make sure to stop by Odori Park, which becomes the main venue for the Sapporo Autumn Fest! Here you’ll find agricultural and livestock products, wine and sake, and other items from all over Hokkaido. Booths feature popular food items like ramen, dishes made from local ingredients, and products from all corners of Hokkaido served by over 100 municipalities in the prefecture. Enjoy some shopping around the downtown area and city night exploration too
Sapporo - Chitose Airport
Even your last day can be enjoyed to the fullest! Go shopping in downtown Sapporo, or stop by one of the outlet malls on the way to the airport for some popular brand name clothing at massive discounts. We recommend arriving at the airport early! Lots of seafood and Hokkaido specialties are available at the recently revamped Chitose Airport, which is actually an impressive destination on its own. Have fun exploring and doing some last-minute shopping for souvenirs! We hope you had a wonderful experience here on Treasure Island and look forward to adventuring with you again soon!
ANew Chitose Airport
HNew Chitose Airport
from 268,000 JPY per person with an English speaking driver
from 335,000 JPY per person with an English guide
(For a group of 6 people)
6 Nights’ Accommodation
6 Days Chartered Car with Driver
*The contents vary depending on the travel plan. Please contact us for details.
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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