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Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Summer Flowers & Nature

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2024/2025/2026 JAPAN SUMMER TOURS

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Tour Code: GTV327720

Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Summer Flowers & Nature

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15 days 14 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $1260.00


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

This 15-day itinerary combines our Charms of Hokkaido: Summer Flowers & Nature Tour with our highly popular Golden Route Japan Summer Itinerary. Join the tour of a lifetime encompassing both Hokkaido and Honshu for an immersion into the incredible nature and unique culture of Japan!

The tour begins in Sapporo where you will discover the landmarks and cultural delights of Hokkaido’s capital city. From there we take you through a stop in the historic port city of Otaru to the pastoral fields of Furano and Biei, where bright fields of locally famous lavenders and various other flowers cover the landscape like a multicolored blanket. From there, the tour proceeds to Asahikawa, where our guests are treated to a day in the country as they wander tall fields picking and tasting Hokkaido sweet corn, tour a local sake brewery, and finish a perfect day with a stroll among millions of cheerful sunflowers in Hokuryu Town. The ruggedly charming landscape of Hokkaido awaits in some of its most famous nature scenes, as you see spectacular waterfalls in Sounkyo, take a bear-watching nature cruise in Shiretoko, and observe the graceful Tancho “red-crowned” crane in Kushiro.

Then you hop on a plane to Osaka to see the top destinations on Honshu. Start with a tour of magnificent Osaka Castle – built by the legendary Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Continue with sightseeing Kyoto and Nara’s splendid UNESCO World Heritage temples and shrines. While there, take tea in a traditional ceremony hosted by an apprentice geisha, and stroll the Gion Geisha District. We stop in Koka to see the Miho Museum’s extensive multi-cultural artifact collection, and feel like a ninja while spying out the Ninja Mansion. On the way to Tokyo, we make our way through Hakone where, weather permitting, you will get a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji. We will also take time to ride the Hakone ropeway to the boiling pools of Owakudani. Finally, take a day of sightseeing in Japan’s capital of Tokyo, explore attractions like the bustling streets of Shibuya, Asakusa district with an atmosphere of old Tokyo, Japan's largest and busiest fish market, drive by the historical Imperial Palace, and take in the view from the record-breaking Tokyo Skytree’s main observation deck.

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Dates & Price

2024

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Aug 18, 2024 Sun. Sep 1, 2024 USD $6198.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2026

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Sun. Aug 30, 2026 USD $6198.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

Deposit

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

  • • 12 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Sapporo New Chitose Airport
  • • Domestic flight from Kushiro to Osaka
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 9 lunches and 5 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, hassle free baggage handling.


Arrival Departure Airports
  • • For arrivals at New Chitose Airport (CTS), this tour starts in Sapporo and ends in Tokyo, with departures at Narita Airport (NRT).
  • • If you will be flying out from Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the last day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide full instructions for you to get to the airport in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

Meal Requests

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.


Meet and Greet

Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to your hotel on your own.


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Sapporo
  • Day2   Sapporo
  • Day3   Sapporo - Otaru - Sapporo
  • Day4   Furano - Biei
  • Day5   Asahikawa - Hokuryu
  • Day6   Sounkyo - Kitami - Abashiri
  • Day7   Shiretoko - Lake Mashu - Lake Akan
  • Day8   Lake Akan - Kushiro
  • Day9   Flight to Osaka
  • Day10   Osaka - Nara - Kyoto
  • Day11   Kyoto
  • Day12   Kyoto - Koka - Bullet Train Ride
  • Day13   Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Tokyo
  • Day14   Tokyo
  • Day15   Tour ends

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


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