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Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature

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Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature

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13 days 12 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $1080.00


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.

Join our Hokkaido and Beyond Tour: Summer Flowers and Nature, which combines the most enchanting of Hokkaido’s summer scenes with delightful countryside regions outside of Tokyo. An ideal itinerary for nature- loving travelers looking for that perfect Japan summer vacation, this 13-day tour visits the very best of Hokkaido in summer: Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Biei, Hokuryu, the Shiretoko Peninsula, Kushiro, Akan-Mashu National Park, Sounkyo, and Abashiri. Then we head down into Honshu, touring Nikko, Karuizawa, and Yudanaka.

Our tour begins in Sapporo, where we take you to the city’s top sights: the Historical Village of Hokkaido, Odori Park, the Susukino district, and Asahi Beer Brewery, among others. From there, we go to the port city of Otaru, known for its splendidly preserved canal, glass-blowers’ street, and sushi district. Then comes one of the tour’s biggest attractions: the rich flower fields of Furano and Biei. The aromatic lavender fields of Farm Tomita, the rainbow-colored hills of Shikisai no Oka, Blue Pond, and Panorama Road are some of Japan’s most magnificent summer scenes.

We continue on to Asahikawa to taste the local ramen, then enjoy the maze of sunflower fields in Hokuryu. We see spectacular waterfalls in Sounkyo, adorable Exo Foxes at Kitami, and the “drift ice” of Abashiri, before we travel to UNESCO World Heritage Shiretoko Peninsula. Enjoy a cruise around the peninsula and see the Ussuri Brown Bears in their natural habitat. Then we go to Akan Mashu National Park to learn the culture of the indigenous Ainu People. We see the world-famous Japanese cranes in the Kushiro Marshlands before departing Hokkaido for Tokyo.

The final leg of the tour involves a jaunt through the countryside north of Tokyo, beginning with the historic sites of Nikko. These include opulent Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple’s Treasure House, spectacular Kegon Falls, and idyllic Lake Chuzenji. We go from there to the mountain resort of Karuizawa, admire the magnificent Memorial Stone Church and the exhibits at the Karuizawa Museum of Contemporary Art. Finally, at Yudanaka, enjoy the curious company of the Japanese macaques, also called snow monkeys. Before returning to Tokyo via high-speed express train, we stop at Matsumoto to behold the imposing Matsumoto Castle - one of Japan's 12 original castles, and also called Crow Castle for its jet black exterior.

Explore Hokkaido and Beyond, during our Summer Flowers and Nature itinerary. Transportation for our tours are provided by our comfortable and convenient private coaches, and you will be accompanied by a friendly, professional English-speaking guide. Please browse our detailed itinerary below for more information.

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Dates & Price

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Thu. Aug 28, 2025 USD $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2026

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Fri. Aug 28, 2026 USD $4998.00 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

  • • 9 nights Western style and 3 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at New Chitose Airport
  • • Domestic flight from Kushiro to Tokyo
  • • 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
  • • 8 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

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.


Meal Requests

For arrivals at New Chitose Airport (CTS), this tour starts in Sapporo and ends in Tokyo, with departures at Narita Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND).


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   Domestic flight from Kushiro to Tokyo
  • Day10   Tokyo - Nikko
  • Day11   Nikko - Takasaki - Karuizawa - Yudanaka
  • Day12   Yudanaka - Matsumoto - Tokyo
  • Day13   Tour ends

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


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