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Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

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Charms of Hokkaido Tour

Central & Southern Hokkaido Tour (Shiraoi - Noboribetsu - Lake Toya - Hakodate - Otaru - Asahikawa - Biei - Furano - Sapporo)
Central & Eastern Hokkaido Tour (Sapporo - Otaru - Furano - Biei - Asahikawa - Sounkyo - Abashiri - Shiretoko - Lake Akan - Kushiro)

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With so many seasonal attractions, natural marvels, and a unique local culture, any time can be the right time to experience the Charms of Hokkaido!

Hokkaido is one of Japan's most underrated tour destinations, next to exciting Tokyo or historic Kyoto. But Japan's northern island offers travelers a unique appeal all its own through its magnificent wonders of nature, indigenous history and culture, fantastic local festivals, and fresh seafood. Hokkaido boasts different beauties in each season, whether its bright lavender flowers in summer or a winter snow festival; whether you taste the delights of Sapporo's Autumn Fest or the last cherry... View More

Hokkaido is one of Japan's most underrated tour destinations, next to exciting Tokyo or historic Kyoto. But Japan's northern island offers travelers a unique appeal all its own through its magnificent wonders of nature, indigenous history and culture, fantastic local festivals, and fresh seafood. Hokkaido boasts different beauties in each season, whether its bright lavender flowers in summer or a winter snow festival; whether you taste the delights of Sapporo's Autumn Fest or the last cherry blossoms of springtime. We are confident you will find at least one itinerary among our selection with the charms of Hokkaido that appeal to you!

Hokkaido is probably most synonymous with winter fun, and some of our itineraries are geared toward helping you make the most out of a winter vacation. All our tours start in Sapporo, and the Sapporo Snow Festival is arguably Japan's most famous winter festival, although the tour also includes the Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, Ashikawa Winter Festival, and Sounkyo Ice Fall Festival. Hokkaido has many amusements that take advantage of the season, including picture-perfect places to photograph the rare birds of the island, such as the enchanting red-crowned crane in Kushiro, Steller's Sea Eagle at Lake Furen, and the Whooper Swan at Lake Kussharo. Our engaging winter itineraries also include engaging winter activities like Smelt Fishing at Lake Akan, and visiting a Kitakitsune Fox Farm at Kitami.

As the weather gets warmer, Hokkaido shows of a vibrant array of floral beauties, including fields of lavender flowers in Furano and Biei, tall sunflowers in Hokuryu Town, and of course, Japan's last cherry blossoms of spring, finally reaching Hokkaido in early May. Hokkaido has plenty of attractions to enjoy at this time of the year. Take a nature cruise in Shiretoko where bears and foxes roam free, or pick fresh seasonal fruit on a farm by Lake Toya, and much, much more. When autumn finally arrives, travelers can enjoy the seasonal taste of Hokkaido at the Sapporo Autumn Fest - Hokkaido's largest food festival. The early autumn season is also a good time to experience natural beauties of places like Noboribetsu, Onuma Quasi- National Park, and the Utasai Beech Forest at Kuromatsunai. Travelers can enjoy the changing autumn colors and the Salmon Run of Shiraoi in mid October.

We include experiences that allow our guests to explore the locations and culture unique to Hokkaido. Our Charms of Hokkaido tours travel all over the island, to popular destinations as well as off-the-beaten-path locations. Learn about the indigenous Ainu people at the Upopoy National Ainu Museum at Shiraoi. Stroll the canals in Otaru, then explore the port city's glass-blowing industry. Take an icebreaker cruise off the coast of Abashiri. Taste fresh crab and sample the local brew on a tour of the Asahi Beer Brewery in Hokkaido's capital city - Sapporo, a vibrant city full of entertaining amusements.

We carefully plan our tours based on seasonal attractions with must see sites in every tour. Click on the tours below to learn more about our Charms of Hokkaido Series tours featuring Cherry Blossoms, Winter Birding and Photography, Lavenders and Summer Flowers, Summer Flowers and Nature, Sapporo Autumn Fest, Autumn Leaves, and Hokkaido Winter Festivals..

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Tour Highlights

  • Attend four different incredible winter festivals, including the enchanting Sapporo Snow Festival.
  • Sample the local fall foods of Hokkaido at the Sapporo Autumn Fest
  • Walk beside fragrant fields of lavender in Furano and millions of bright sunflowers at Hokuryu Town.
  • Attend the Cherry Blossom Festival at Aobagaoka Park, home to around a thousand cherry trees.
  • Photograph the red-crowned crane at Kushiro, the whooper swan at Lake Kussharo, and Steller's Sea Eagle at Lake Furen.
  • View the incredible fireworks spectacle over beautiful Lake Toya.
  • Walk under the enchanting canopy of the Utasai Beech Forest, a forest of virgin beech trees in Kuromatsunai.
  • Explore the history of the Ainu at the Upopoy National Ainu Museum at Shiraoi, and watch the Shiraoi Salmon Run in Autumn!
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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

Deluxe-Plus Small Group Tours

Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
(Smaller group departure available)

These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

Budget Group Tours

Our Budget Tours are designed for our guests who are on a limited budget.

Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

Charms of Hokkaido: Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Cherry Blossom Tour
Charms of Hokkaido: Cherry Blossom Tour

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Matsumae / Mori / Kuromatsunai / Niseko / Otaru / Asahikawa / Biei / Furano / Sapporo
Explore Southern & Central Hokkaido in springtime while cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Matsumae / Mori / Kuromatsunai / Niseko / Otaru / Asahikawa / Biei / Furano / Sapporo
Explore Southern & Central Hokkaido in springtime while cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
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Mon. May 1, 2023 Tue. May 9, 2023 US $3698.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. May 1, 2024 Thu. May 9, 2024 US $3698.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Thu. May 1, 2025 Fri. May 9, 2025 US $3698.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Hokkaido Winter Festivals

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Hokkaido Winter Festivals
Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Hokkaido Winter Festivals

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
See the Sapporo Snow Festival, as well as three other main Winter Festivals in Hokkaido.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
See the Sapporo Snow Festival, as well as three other main Winter Festivals in Hokkaido.
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Sun. Feb 5, 2023 Mon. Feb 13, 2023 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Feb 4, 2024 Mon. Feb 12, 2024 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Feb 2, 2025 Mon. Feb 10, 2025 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Lavenders & Summer Flowers

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Lavenders & Summer Flowers
Charms of Hokkaido: Lavenders & Summer Flowers

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Shikabe- cho / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
This delightful summer itinerary offers our guests the Charms of Hokkaido, featuring idyllic Furano and Biei, where the landscape is covered in a wavy sea of lavenders and other aromatic flowers.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Shikabe- cho / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
This delightful summer itinerary offers our guests the Charms of Hokkaido, featuring idyllic Furano and Biei, where the landscape is covered in a wavy sea of lavenders and other aromatic flowers.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Jul 16, 2023 Mon. Jul 24, 2023 US $3698.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 14, 2024 Mon. Jul 22, 2024 US $3698.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Jul 13, 2025 Mon. Jul 21, 2025 US $3698.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Summer Flowers & Nature

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Summer Flowers & Nature
Charms of Hokkaido: Summer Flowers & Nature

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
This delightful itinerary brings our guests through fields of cheerful summer flowers to explore the incredible nature of Furano, Biei, the Shiretoko Peninsula, and Kushiro on this relaxing Charms of Hokkaido summer tour.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
This delightful itinerary brings our guests through fields of cheerful summer flowers to explore the incredible nature of Furano, Biei, the Shiretoko Peninsula, and Kushiro on this relaxing Charms of Hokkaido summer tour.
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Sun. Aug 13, 2023 Mon. Aug 21, 2023 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 18, 2024 Mon. Aug 26, 2024 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 17, 2025 Mon. Aug 25, 2025 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Sapporo Autumn Fest

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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Charms of Hokkaido: Sapporo Autumn Fest
Charms of Hokkaido: Sapporo Autumn Fest
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9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Shikabecho / Kuromatsunai / Niseko / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
Experience the vibrant Sapporo Autumn Fest, paired with the breathtaking nature and enchanting culture on a 9-day tour around the northern island.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Shikabecho / Kuromatsunai / Niseko / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo
Experience the vibrant Sapporo Autumn Fest, paired with the breathtaking nature and enchanting culture on a 9-day tour around the northern island.
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Sun. Sep 17, 2023 Mon. Sep 25, 2023 US $3698.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 15, 2024 Mon. Sep 23, 2024 US $3698.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Sep 21, 2025 Mon. Sep 29, 2025 US $3698.00 Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run

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Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Hokkaido: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run
Charms of Hokkaido: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run
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9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
Visit Hokkaido during the vibrant autumn season in time to see the annual Salmon Run, and experience the island's natural beauties as well as the native culture of the Ainu.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
Visit Hokkaido during the vibrant autumn season in time to see the annual Salmon Run, and experience the island's natural beauties as well as the native culture of the Ainu.
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Sun. Oct 15, 2023 Mon. Oct 23, 2023 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 13, 2024 Mon. Oct 21, 2024 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 19, 2025 Mon. Oct 27, 2025 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Birding & Wildlife Winter Photography 
Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

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Charms of Hokkaido: Birding & Wildlife Winter Photography Tour
Charms of Hokkaido: Birding & Wildlife Winter Photography Tour
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9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4898.00 (Limit to 10 guests)

Tsurui - Lake Kussharo - Mt. Iou - Notsuke Peninsula - Rausu - Aidomari - Nemuro - Lake Furen - Kiritappu Wetland
Discover the incredible nature and rare wildlife of Hokkaido with a tour some of the island's most beautiful nature destinations, including Kushiro, Lake Kussharo, and the Shiretoko Peninsula. Capture memorable pictures of the red- crowned crane, Blakiston's Fish Owl, Steller's Sea Eagle,

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $4898.00 (Limit to 10 guests)

Tsurui - Lake Kussharo - Mt. Iou - Notsuke Peninsula - Rausu - Aidomari - Nemuro - Lake Furen - Kiritappu Wetland
Discover the incredible nature and rare wildlife of Hokkaido with a tour some of the island's most beautiful nature destinations, including Kushiro, Lake Kussharo, and the Shiretoko Peninsula. Capture memorable pictures of the red- crowned crane, Blakiston's Fish Owl, Steller's Sea Eagle,
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Tue. Feb 21, 2023 Wed. Mar 1, 2023 US $4898.00

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Kushiro Kushiro Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Sun. Feb 11, 2024 Mon. Feb 19, 2024 US $4898.00

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