10D7N Hokkaido Winter Festival & Icebreaker + 1N Tokyo

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391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Center Ngee Ann City #03-11C, Singapore 238872

SGD 5,488

10 days

Group Tours

Availability: 01 Feb 2023 to 28 Feb 2023

HIGHLIGHTS

Assemble dates:

  • 04 FEB 2023
  • 05 FEB 2023
  • 07 FEB 2023 *No Sapporo Snow Festival*

Price:

  • 04 FEB – S$5,588*
  • 05 FEB – S$5,588*   
  • 07 FEB – S$5,488*

Taxes & Fuel Surcharge: S$630*
Tour Code: KUHHW2302

Winter Festival:

  • Sounkyo Hyobaku Festival, Shikaribetsu Lake Kotan, Sairinka Illumination Festival, Sapporo Snow Festival (Only for Dept: 04, 05Feb)

Unique experiences:

  • Drift Ice Walk (90min),  Drift Ice Cruise (60min), Smelt Fishing Experience (2.5-3hrs)

Sightseeing & Shopping Experiences:

  • Kushiro Marsh Observatory, Sand Bath & Swans at Lake Kussharo, Othotsk Ryuhyo Museum,  Puyuni Cape, Oshin Koshin Waterfall, Okhotsk Tower, Sounkyo Ropeway

Special Gourmet Delights:

  • Sumptuous Japanese multi-course dinner Japanese Kaiseki or buffet in Ryokans/Hotels, local delights at restaurant

Hotel / Ryokan Stays:

  • 04 nights of authentic Japanese Onsen experience in Abashiri, Sounkyo & Tokachigawa. 03 nights of centrally located hotels in Sapporo & Tokyo.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Assemble at Changi Airport for Check in

  •  JL036  SIN-HND   2225-0555+1
  •  JL541  HND-KUH 0800-0935

Day 2: Kushiro – Lake Kusshiro – Abashiri  釧路 – 屈斜路湖 – 網走

Lake Kussharo
  • Hotel: Abashirikoso or similar / Japanese Western room  
  • Meal: Meal on Board / L / D
  • Upon arrival at Kushiro Airport, coach transfer to Kushiro Marsh Observatory (釧路市湿原展望台). Kushiro Marsh, home to the tancho, Japan’s iconic red-crowned crane, scenic Kushiro Marsh teems with a wide array of plant and animal life. With an overall area of 288 square kilometers, it is the largest marshland in Japan. This museum is a good spot to appreciate the surrounding wetlands. On the rooftop of the building, there is an observation deck where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the marshland, the city of Kushiro, and the mountains of Akan. After lunch [Yosenabe Hotpot Set] at a local restaurant, continue your journey to Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖) which in the Hokkaido winter becomes home to a large number of migratory whooper swans and also famous for sand bath. Finally, transfer to Abashiri for hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] and a natural hot spring at the hotel.

Day 3: Abashiri – Shiretoko – Abashiri  釧路 – 知床 -釧路

Drift Ice Walk Experience

Hotel: Hotel: Abashirikoso or similar / Japanese Western room 
Meal: B / L / D

  • This morning, start your day at Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum (オホーツク流氷館), is a facility for seeing and experiencing the drift ice and nature of Okhotsk. Thereafter, you will proceed to a local restaurant for lunch [Chanchanyaki Grilled Salmon Set]. After lunch, you will transfer to Shiretoko for the Drift Ice Walk Experience (90min). Drifting across the Sea of Okhotsk from northeastern Russia. Next head to Cape Puyuni (プユニ岬). Cape Puyuni is located along the road as one heads towards the Shiretoko Five Lakes. At here, you’ll see the Sea of Okhotsk stretched out, as well as Utoro Fishing Port and, on a clear day, the mountains of Akan National Park. In winter, the first glimpses of the approaching drift ice can be seen from this spot. In winter, the first glimpses of the approaching drift ice can be seen from this spot. After that, visit Oshin Koshin Waterfall (オシンコシンの滝), a very beautiful wide fan-type waterfall that was kind of split in the middle by a tree-covered rock as the water made its way into the Sea of Okhotsk not much further downstream. Finally, transfer back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner at [Japanese Kaiseki] the hotel restaurant.

Day 4: Abashiri – Monbetsu – Sounkyo   網走 – 紋別 – 層雲峡

Drift Ice Cruise
  • Hotel: Sounkaku or similar / R.O.H. 
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • After breakfast, visit Okhotsk Tower (オホーツクタワー). This observation deck in Monbetsu City Hokkaido lets you view up to 1000 meter off the Monbetsu coast. The first floor of this four story tower is built 10 meters under the water. It is not only a tourist attraction for observing the Okhotsk Sea, but a research facility. In the winter you can view the Shiretoko Mountains capped in snow or the drift ice on the sea. After lunch [Japanese Set] at a local restaurant, take a ride on Drift Ice Cruise (流氷観光船おーろら). This cruise can break ice up to one meter thick on the frozen Sea of Okhotsk.  A variety of wild animals can be seen during the drift ice season. Thereafter, transfer to Sounkyo for the hotel check in. Before dinner, let’s we visit the Sounkyo Hyobaku Festival (層雲峡氷爆まつり). This chilly winter festival takes place along the Ishikari River at the base of the hot spring town, and features large, multi-story buildings and structures made of ice and snow. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Buffet] at the hotel.

Day 5:  Sounkyo – Shikaribetsu – Tokachigawa 層雲峡 – 然別 – 十勝川

Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
  • Hotel: Tokachigawa Daiichi / Sasai Hotel or similar / Japanese room 
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • This morning, start your day at Sounkyo by taking the Sounkyo Kurodake Ropeway (黒岳ロープウェイ) and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the mountain. This afternoon, you will having lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will be transferred to Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan (しかりべつ湖コタン), an annual winter event held in Shikaoi Town, Hokkaido. The event features the ice village with igloo lodges, bar, Onsen bath, and special events which are all made with ice and snow! Thereafter, transfer to Tokachigawa for the hotel check in. After dinner [Japanese Kaiseki] at the hotel restaurant, let’s visit the Sairinka Illumination Festival. To celebrate the coming of the swans at the Tokachi river, a festival is held every year in Otofuke from the end of January until the end of February. Otherwise known as Tokachigawa Swan Festival, it features a magical display of colorful lights blinking in tune with the music.

Day 6: Tokachigawa – Furano – Sapporo 十勝川 – 富良野 – 札幌

Sapporo city
  • Hotel: Sapporo Grand Hotel or similar / Western room 
  • Meal: B / L / D
  • This morning, enjoy the Smelt Fishing Experience (ワカサギ釣り)(2.5-3hrs) on the Ice lake which is a special activity only available during winter time. Fish you catch will be fried for you in tempura batter on the spot and the delicious freshly-fried fish. After lunch [Hamburg Steak Set] at a local restaurant, transfer to Sapporo city for the hotel check in. Tonight, enjoy your dinner [Crab Kaiseki Course] at the local restaurant.

Day 7: Sapporo 札幌

  • Hotel: Sapporo Grand Hotel or similar / Western room 
  • Meal: B / – / –
  • Enjoy the Sapporo Snow Festival during your free & easy time in Sapporo City.
  • The famous Sapporo Snow Festival is held from 04-11 Feb 2023
  • No Snow Festival for GRP 3.

Day 8: Sapporo – Tokyo 札幌 – 東京

Tokyo City
  • JL 508 CTS-HND 1200-1340
  • Hotel: Keio Plaza Hotel or similar / Western room 
  • Meal: B / – / –
  • After breakfast, transfer to New Chitose Airport. Today, we will take a domestic flight to Tokyo from New Chitose Airport.
  • Upon arrival at Haneda Airport, coach transfer to the hotel for check in. Enjoy your free & easy time in Tokyo city.

Day 9: Tokyo – Singapore 東京 – 新加坡

  • JL 711 NRT-SIN 1800-0050
  • Meal: B / – / –
  • After breakfast, free at your own leisure until departure.

Bid farewell to Tokyo as we will depart for Singapore. We hope that you have enjoyed this vacation with JTB and we look forward to bringing you to your next holiday destination.

Day 10: Singapore新加坡

  • Arrive Singapore

REMARKS

  • All the photos are for illustration purposes only
  • The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition
  • Meals indicated are for reference only and are subject to change
  • Flight schedule is subject to change

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