5/15/2019 or 5/18/2019 departure: Island of Hokkaido: 9 Days, 7 Nights, $3299+AIR, operated by Super Value Tours

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5/15/2019 or 5/18/2019 departure: Island of Hokkaido: 9 Days, 7 Nights, $3299+AIR, operated by Super Value Tours

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THE HOKKAIDO SPRING TOUR 2019!
Admire the beauty and vibrant colors of Shikisai no Oka fields, and ride the Mt. Kurodake Ropeway for a splendid view of Daisetsuzan Mountain Range. Enjoy a once in a lifetime visit to Higashimokoto Park to see Moss Cherry Blossoms. Take a boat excursion and admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Shiretoko Peninsula, and stroll through Shiretoko Five Lakes. See the "clearest lake in the world", Lake Mashu... and much more!

(Total price including air will depend on airline and departing city)
Photo copyright: ©Akira Okada/© JNTO

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1 - DEPART HOMETOWN  

DAY 2 - ARRIVE IN NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT, SAPPORO (D)

A tour representative will meet you at the arrivals area and escort you to the hotel. Take today to rest up or explore the city of Sapporo on your own before official plans begin. If your flight arrival is after 7:00pm, we will refund 3,000 JPY per person to cover the cost of dinner. Please arrange to have dinner on your own. 

DAY 3 - SAPPORO/BIEI/ASAHIKAWA (B, L, D)

Biei: 
Patchwork Road and Panorama Road: Admire the picturesque landscapes as we drive through this area. (Contrary to the name, Patchwork Road and Panorama Road both refer to an area in Biei and not just a road.)
Hokusei no Oka: Climb to the top of the pyramid-shaped observation deck and enjoy expansive views of the colorful rolling hills and Taisetsu mountain range in the distance.
Shikisai no Oka: Discover 7-hectares of colorful flowers blooming over the rolling fields. Enjoy different types of flowers such as sunflowers, lavenders, cosmos, lupines and other seasonal flowers from spring until fall every year. 

DAY 4 - SHIROGANE ONSEN/SOUNKYO ONSEN (B, L, D)

Sounkyo Gorge:
Mt. Kurodake: Ride the Kurodake Ropeway up for an incredible view of the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range. 
Ryusei No Taki Falls (Shooting Star Falls) and Ginga No Taki Falls (Milky Way Falls): Admire two of the best waterfalls in the gorge. Visit Obako rock formation, one of the most beautiful areas in the gorge. 

DAY 5 - SOUNKYO ONSEN/ABASHIRI/SHIRETOKO ONSEN (B, L, D)

Abashiri:
Enjoy a once in a lifetime visit to Higashimokoto Park and see the Shibazakura Hill covered in shades of pink and purple during Moss Cherry Blossom season. 
Shiretoko:
Visit the Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center and watch a film highlighting the beauty of Shiretoko's four seasons. 

DAY 6 - SHIRETOKO (B, L, D)

Shiretoko Peninsula:
Shiretoko Utoro Port: See the stunning cliffs and rock formations on a boat tour of the Peninsula. 
Shiretoko Five Lakes: Depending on your personal preference and physical health, we have designed two walking routes for you to explore and enjoy Five Lakes.
A. Full Tour (Distance: 1.8mi, walking time: 3hrs): Stroll along the lakes and through the forest to see the beauty of all five lakes. 
B. Elevated Wooden Path (Distance: 1mi, walking time: 40mins): Walk on the wooden path to the first lake and enjoy panoramic views of the Sea of Okhotsk. 

DAY 7 - SHIRETOKO ONSEN/TESHIKAGA/LAKE AKAN ONSEN (B, L, D)

Teshikaga:
Lake Mashu: Visit the observation deck at Lake Mashu and see one of the clearest lakes in the world.
Lake Akan: Cruise along the lake and see rare green Marimo algae. 

DAY 8 - LAKE AKAN ONSEN/OBIHIRO/TOKACHIGAWA ONSEN (B, L, D)

Washo Ichiba Market: Taste delicious Kushiro's delicacies. Hand pick and savor your own bowl of seafood delights. 
Obihiro: 
Tokachimura: Experience a horse race unlike any other. Tokachi is the only place in the world to see Ban'ei Horse Racing. Witness powerful horses race to the finish line carrying 1 ton of weighted sleds up sand ramps.
Tokachigawa Onsen: The only place to try Moor hot springs, also known as "hot springs for beauty." Moor hot springs contain rich organic plant-derived matters, which is said to have excellent skin moisturizing and smoothing effects. 

DAY 9 - TOKACHIGAWA ONSEN/NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT(CTS)/NEXT DESTINATION (B)

Our journey has come to an end, we hope to you see again soon! 
*Please book your flight to depart from New Chitose Airport (CTS) after 1:30pm.

Meals: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS:    

Sapporo: Sapporo Grand Hotel (Large twin room) or Sapporo Prince Hotel (Royal floor deluxe room)
Asahikawa: Asahikawa Grand Hotel
Sounkyo Onsen: Hotel Taisetsu or Choyo Resort Hotel
Shiretoko Grand Hotel -- Kita Kobushi or Shiretoko Daiichi Hotel
Lake Akan Onsen: Lake Akan Tsuruga Resort
Tokachigawa Onsen: Tokachigawa Onsen -- Daiichi Hotel

***This tour is also available as a Land Only tour.

Special notes: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability and season. Additional single supplement apply. Tour prices include all taxes, fees and carrier-imposed surcharges This tour is operated by Super Value Tours.