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12-Day Hokkaido Winter Festivals Tour


Tour Code: GTH6538342

12-Day Hokkaido Winter Festivals Tour

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12 days 11 nights

Travel in comfort and ease as you embark on a winter tour full of festivals, nature, and immersive activities.

This itinerary visits must-see sights and attractions in Hokkaido during Winter festival season. Travel by private coach with a skilled English-speaking guide and relax in deluxe accommodations. This tour is intended to travel at a leisurely group pace.

Experience the Sapporo Snow Festival, Otaru Snow Light Path Festival, and Sounkyo Ice Fall Festival featuring surreal ice sculptures and dazzling illuminations.

Visit historic sights, such as the Historic Village of Hokkaido, Abashiri Prison, Otaru canals, and Lake Shikaribetsu Ice Village.

Take on an array of natural landscapes from Ginga and Ryusei waterfalls, Lake Akan, and the volcanic Mt Io. Nature lovers will appreciate the Drift Ice Cruise, Whooper Swan sightings at Lake Kussharo, Tsurui Ito Tancho Crane Sanctuary, and Shiretoko Nature Center.

Enjoy food filled adventures at Nijo Market, Otaru Sushi Resturant Street, Let Tao Cheesecake Factory, Asahikawa Ramen Village, and Furano Ice Cream factory!

Partake in interactive experiences, such as snow shoe trekking, dog sledding or snowmobile riding, ice smelt fishing, and ice glass making.

Enjoy local desserts and meals, soak in an Onsen hot spring bath, immerse yourself in quaint village life, admire the abundant wildlife of Hokkaido, and rich history of this northernmost region all in this carefully curated itinerary!

AJT makes itinerary planning simple: start with one of our classic itineraries below and customize it to suit your group. Our Japan tour specialists will be happy to consult with you to coordinate the best itinerary for your group. Please feel free to CONTACT US to get started.

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Tour Information

Please Note:

● The price depends on the group size and travel dates. The larger the group size, the lower the cost per person. Please contact us. for more information.
● The itinerary can be customized based on your group's interests and budget, please contact us to plan a perfect vacation for your group to Japan.


We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure

What's included

  • • 8 nights Western style and 3 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Sapporo New Chitose Airport
  • • Private airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 6 lunches and 6 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information

  • Transport

    Travel by private coach between destinations, baggage handling free.

  • Arrival Departure Airports

    This tour starts and finishes in Sapporo for arrivals and departures at New Chitose Airport (CTS).

  • Meal Requests

    Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.

  • Meet and Greet

    Meet and greet and private airport transfers on arrival and departure included

Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Sapporo
  • Day2   Sapporo
  • Day3   Sapporo
  • Day4   Sapporo - Otaru - Sapporo
  • Day5   Sapporo - Asahikawa - Sounkyo
  • Day6   Sounkyo - Abashiri
  • Day7   Abashiri - Shiretoko
  • Day8   Shiretoko - Lake Mashu - Mt Io - Lake Kussharo - Lake Akan
  • Day9   Lake Akan - Tsurui - Obihiro
  • Day10   Obihiro - Shikaoi - Furano
  • Day11   Furano - Chitose
  • Day12   Tour Ends

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Tour schedule and prices subject to change without notice

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