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Abashiri Tours

Abashiri Tours

Abashiri is a pleasant region on Hokkaido’s east coast - the site of the notorious Abashiri Prison, as well as the dramatic drift ice off the coast.

Abashiri is a city located near Hokkaido’s northern tip. It is most famously known as the location of Abashiri Prison, which was used during the Meiji-era for the incarceration of political prisoners. The site buildings were moved to the Abashiri Prison Museum, which exhibits the daily lives of the prisoners through the various structures there. These include the main prison building, law court, and punishment chamber. Abashiri enjoys a ruggedly beautiful coastline on the Sea of Okhtosk as the northern hemisphere’s southernmost region to view drifting sea ice. The ice usually appears around the Abashiri coastline in mid-January and disappears again by April. February is usually considered the best time to view the drift ice, by means of a brisk tour on an icebreaker ship. The sounds of the sea under the drift ice from this area has been designated as one of the Soundscapes of Japan. Due to global warming, the ice has been in yearly decline.

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    question mark icon         Tour#: GTR3971326

Charms of Hokkaido: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run arrow readmore icon

Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro

    21 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

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 13, 2024 Mon. Oct 21, 2024 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 19, 2025 Mon. Oct 27, 2025 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 18, 2026 Mon. Oct 26, 2026 US $3698.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTG1373502

Charms of Hokkaido Tour: Hokkaido Winter Festivals arrow readmore icon

Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Lake Akan / Kushiro

    21 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

See the Sapporo Snow Festival, as well as three other main Winter Festivals in Hokkaido.

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Sun. Feb 2, 2025 Mon. Feb 10, 2025 US $3798.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Tue. Feb 3, 2026 Wed. Feb 11, 2026 US $3798.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTV3251449

Charms of Hokkaido: Summer Flowers & Nature arrow readmore icon

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro

    21 reviews

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

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 18, 2024 Mon. Aug 26, 2024 US $3798.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Sun. Aug 24, 2025 US $3798.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Mon. Aug 24, 2026 US $3798.00 Sapporo Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTZ641329

Hokkaido & Beyond: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run arrow readmore icon

Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto

    3 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Explore the culture, history, and natural splendor of Hokkaido and Beyond on AJT's Autumn Leaves and Salmon Run Tour, which features the salmon run of Chitose and spectacular autumn colors on Hokkaido and Beyond Tokyo.

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Sun. Oct 19, 2025 Fri. Oct 31, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 18, 2026 Fri. Oct 30, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTW6378547

Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature arrow readmore icon

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto

    3 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Discover the summer beauty of Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Summer Flowers and Nature Tour, which includes Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Biei, Sounkyo, Kushiro, Nikko, Karuizawa, Yudanaka, and more.

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Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Thu. Aug 28, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Fri. Aug 28, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTC3235532

Hokkaido & Beyond: Winter Festivals, Kawazu Cherry Blossoms & Snow Monkeys arrow readmore icon

Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Kawazu / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Obuse / Nagano

    3 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5298.00

Experience the incredible Snow Festivals of Hokkaido, followed by an extension which includes Kawazu Cherry Blossoms and adorable snow monkeys!

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Sun. Feb 2, 2025 Fri. Feb 14, 2025 US $5298.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Tue. Feb 3, 2026 Sun. Feb 15, 2026 US $5298.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTX6063031

Discover Hokkaido - Winter Festivals arrow readmore icon

Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Mt Io / Lake Kussharo / Lake Akan / Tsurui / Obihiro / Shikaoi / Furano


12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5998.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Join a 12-day tour of Hokkaido and discover the seasonal beauty and cultural wonders that make the this island special - including three Hokkaido Snow Festivals.

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Thu. Feb 6, 2025 Mon. Feb 17, 2025 US $5998.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe-Plus Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Feb 4, 2026 Sun. Feb 15, 2026 US $5998.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Sapporo Sapporo Deluxe-Plus Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTY3981086

Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run arrow readmore icon

Hokkaido (Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro), Honshu (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)

    1 reviews

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6098.00

This autumn tour through Japan combines the enchanting fall colors of Hokkaido with the best sightseeing spots of Honshu.

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Sun. Oct 13, 2024 Sun. Oct 27, 2024 US $6098.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 19, 2025 Sun. Nov 2, 2025 US $6098.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Oct 18, 2026 Sun. Nov 1, 2026 US $6098.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTC7084498

Okinawa & Hokkaido - Cherry Blossoms & Winter Festivals arrow readmore icon

Okinawa / Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Lake Akan / Kushiro


15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6098.00

Join our Okinawa and Hokkaido Tour, which include Okinawa Cherry Blossoms, Hokkaido's Winter Snow Festivals, and each island's unique cultural treasures.

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Mon. Jan 27, 2025 Mon. Feb 10, 2025 US $6098.00 Okinawa Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Jan 28, 2026 Wed. Feb 11, 2026 US $6098.00 Okinawa Kushiro Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTE2246604

Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Lavenders & Summer Flowers arrow readmore icon

Hokkaido (Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo), Honshu (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)

    1 reviews

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Join this 15-day summer tour through the enchanting lavender flowers of Hokkaido plus the top sightseeing destinations of the Japan mainland.

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Sun. Jul 12, 2026 Sun. Jul 26, 2026 US $6198.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  




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