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Charms of Hokkaido: Winter Festivals, Kawazu Cherry Blossoms & Snow Monkeys 2021 - 2/7

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Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTC3235532     12 reviews

Charms of Hokkaido: Winter Festivals, Kawazu Cherry Blossoms & Snow Monkeys 2021 - 2/7

13 days 12 nights

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USD $1080.00
Experience the incredible Snow Festival of Hokkaido, followed by an extension which includes Kawazu Cherry Blossoms and adorable snow monkeys!

The Sapporo Snow Festival is arguably Japan's best- known winter festival. The annual event is held in early February in the various known venues within Sapporo. Every year some 50,000 tourists from abroad come to join the festivities, eventually totaling to around 2 million visitors that include people from within the country. Stand before enormous works of hand-crafted art that can melt your heart or expand your imagination. The Ground Self- Defense Force and other citizen participants work... View More

The Sapporo Snow Festival is arguably Japan's best- known winter festival. The annual event is held in early February in the various known venues within Sapporo. Every year some 50,000 tourists from abroad come to join the festivities, eventually totaling to around 2 million visitors that include people from within the country. Stand before enormous works of hand-crafted art that can melt your heart or expand your imagination. The Ground Self- Defense Force and other citizen participants work to make these marvelous works of art annually. This tour will take you to see the Sapporo Snow Festival, as well as, other main Winter Festivals in Hokkaido - Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, Asahikawa Winter Festival, and Sounkyo Ice Fall Festival. After enjoying Hokkaido's winter, continue on a special extension into the regions around Tokyo to see the Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival and the Snow Monkeys of Yudanaka.

Visit the National Ainu Museum at Shiraoi, where you can find . At the Otokoyama Sake Brewery, you will learn about brewery history in Japan and visit the buildings that hold the brewery pride of Hokkaido. Inside their buildings are also valuable sets of traditional brewing tools that can be viewed by the public. Of course, there will be a sake tasting portion waiting for you at this destination, as well. Finally, we face the Sea of Okhotsk with an icebreaker cruise. Once there, we will view the drift ice along the Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan's new World Heritage Site. Hokkaido's Lake Tofutsu offers a chance to see some 2,000 whooper swans that migrate from Siberia for the winter, and the Kushiro Marshlands known among the Japanese as the home of the Tancho "red-crowned" crane.

The last few days takes you to explore cultural events in the regions surrounding Tokyo, beginning with the Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival. The Kawazu Cherry Tree has the earliest cherry blossoms to bloom on the main islands, and the celebration features a variety of festival activities and stalls selling cherry flavored sweets. We also go up to Nagano prefecture, to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, for an inside look at some of the cleanest animals you'll ever see - the Japanese macaques, which are famed for trooping down to the local hotsprings above Nagano city for a nice hot sauna bath. We will also see some sights in thencluding Matsumoto "Black Crow" Castle, and Nagano's Zenkoji Temple. Browse our itinerary below for further information.


Destinations

Chitose / Shiraoi / Lake Shikotsu / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Lake Tofutsu / Akan National Park / Kushiro / Yokohama / Kawazu / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Obuse / Nagano

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