Wonderful Hokkaido Private Tour (6d/5n)
Discover the beautiful northernmost island of Japan on our Wonderful Hokkaido private tour! With this package tour, you will be taken on the trip of a lifetime in Hokkaido, an island full of bountiful natural riches, unique flora and fauna, some of the most delicious and fresh (sea) food in the country, and other special experiences.
Hokkaido Tour Description
You will discover Hokkaido’s largest city Sapporo on foot, which will make it very easy to truly get a feel for this modern city with a long history. The tour will then bring you to Asahikawa and the stunning Sounkyo gorge area. Here you will visit and see the natural beauty the area has to offer. You will also travel into some of the more remote areas of Hokkaido in Sahoro where you will see stunning vistas, blooming flower fields, and a cheese factory.
To top it all off, we will take you to Otaru, a town loved by artists, for some historical buildings, artisanal handiworks, and some of the best seafood in the country.
Tour Date and Price
Tour Date: as this is a private tour, you can set your own date
Tour Price: please ask for our special 2023/2024 price!
Hokkaido Private Tour Highlights
Day 1: Sapporo
Arrival Chitose Airport
Transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sapporo – Asahikawa – Biei – Furano – Sounkyo
Day 3: Sounkyo – Abashiri
Day 4: Abashiri – Lake Kussharo – Lake Akan
Day 5: Lake Akan – Kushiro – Obihiro
Kushiro Fish Market
Ryugetsu Sweetpia Garden
Day 6: Obihiro – Otaru -Sapporo
Hokkaido Private Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrival at Chitose Airport – Walking Tour in Sapporo
Welcome to Hokkaido! You will be greeted by our driver at the airport who will give you a transfer to your hotel. Your guide will then meet you for a walking tour in Sapporo.
Century Royal hotel or similar
Day 2 : Sapporo – Asahikawa – Biei – Furano – Sounkyo
Today you will be picked up by your English-speaking driver/guide and first go to Asahikawa where you will visit the famous zoo. Next on the program is the Biei and Furano area to see the famous flower fields. Then we go to Sounkyo which is famous for its lush natural surroundings and waterfall.
You will spend the night in Sounkyo.
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Day 3 : Sounkyo – Abashiri
Today we will first take the Ropeway to Mt Kurodake, from where we can see the beautiful landsacape of the Sounkyo Gorge from above. Then we will go to eastern part of Hokkaido, Abashiri, where you can visit the intriguing Abashiri Prison Museum or walk around the flower garden Hana Tento.
You will spend the night in Abashiri.
Hotel in Abashiri
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Day 4 : Abashiri – Lake Akanko
Today, we will visit the Akan National Park where you will discover 3 volcanic lakes; Lake Mashu, Lake Kussharo, and Lake Akan, which all have their own beautiful and fascinating characteristics.
You will spend the night in the Akanko area.
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Day 5 : Lake Akanko – Kushiro – Obihiro
Today we will first go to visit a crane park in Kushiro where you can learn more about the iconic Japanese crane. In the afternoon you will go to Obihiro, a town famous for its delectable sweets which you will also get the opportunity to try.
You will spend the night in Obihiro.
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Day 6 : Obihiro – Otaru – Sapporo
Today we first head to Otaru. This city used to be an Ainu settlement, who were the original inhabitants of Hokkaido. Our first stop will be the Otaru Canal, featuring lovely rustic views of the port. Then, we head to the popular Otaru Kitaichi Glass and Music Box store which is located in a historical landmark building. We will then head back to Sapporo, where the tour ends. Thank you for coming to Hokkaido, and we hope to see you again!
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- 5 nights Western-style accommodation
- Meet and greet upon arrival at Chitose Airport
- Airport transfers on arrival
- Comprehensive escort of our English-speaking driver as described in the itinerary
- Meals as described in the itinerary
- Admission fees to sites, gardens, and museums listed in the itinerary
- International airfares and airfare from-to Shin Chitose Airport (Sapporo)
- Meals that are not included in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
- Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
You can also extend your vacation before/after the tour in Tokyo, Osaka, or other areas. We can provide an extended stay in the same hotel as during the tour for 15,000 yen ~ per person per night. If you’re interested in an extension, please let us know when inquiring!
Transport: Travel by air-conditioned, private car, baggage handling free
Arrival / Departure Airports: Chitose Airport
Meal Requests: Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice
46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee