Hokkaido Romance of the Northern Sea Private Tour (7 days)

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flag Sapporo - Noboribetsu - Toyako - Hakodate
What's included?
+ included - not included
  • International Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Water
  • Meals
  • Escorted Tour
  • Domestic Flights
  • Airport Taxes Charges
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Tipping

Hokkaido is the northernmost of the four main islands of Japan, also the least developed with unspoiled stunning landscapes. For those who wish to venture into this remote part of Japan, we offer this private tour as an extension to your journey in Japan. We can arrange flights from Tokyo, Osaka or other major cities in Japan to Sapporo.

Day 1 Sapporo (Arrival)

Arrive at Shin Chitose Airport (CTS). You will be greeted by our English speaking assistant and board airport limousine bus. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Sapporo

This morning embark on a full day guided tour of Sapporo, visit Sapporo Clock Tower, Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium, Sapporo Central Wholesale Market and Shiroikoibito Park.

Return to hotel after tour.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Day 3 Sapporo - Shiraoi - Noboribetsu

Morning transfer to Shiraoi by limited express train with your guide. Visit National Ainu Museum & Park.

Continue your journey to Noboribetsu by limited express train. Visit Jigokudani (Hell Valley). Like its name implies, the valley presents visitors with rich display of sulphurous streams, hot springs and other volcanic activities.

Evening transfer to your accommodation with your guide. Dinner at ryokan.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4 Noboribetsu - Usuzan - Toyako

After breakfast at ryokan, transfer to Usuzan (Mount Usu) by private car with your guide. Usuzan is an active volcano in the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. It has erupted four times in the past 100 years, the last time in 2001. Take Usuzan Ropeway to near the summit for a panoramic view of Lake Toya and Mt Showa Shinzan.

Transfer to Lake Toya by private car. Take a cruise on the lake.

Transfer to your accommodation with your guide. Dinner at ryokan.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5 Toyako - Hakodate

Breakfast at ryokan. Transfer to Hakodate by limited express train with your guide. Hakodate is the third largest city in Hokkaido, famous for the magnificent views from Mount Hakodate and its fresh seafood.

Visit Goryokaku Tower and bay area. Take Hakodateyama Ropeway to the summit of Mount Hakodate.

Transfer to your hotel with your guide.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Day 6 Hakodate - Sapporo

Take a guided tour of Hakodate Morning Market.

Transfer to Sapporo by limited express train with your guide.

Afternoon at leisure.

Day 7 Sapporo (Departure)

Transfer to Shin Chitose Airport (CTS) by airport limousine bus for flight to next destination.

Sapporo - 4* Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo

Across the street from the Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens, this polished high-rise hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Sapporo train station and 2 km from the Sapporo Beer Museum.

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Noboribetsu - 4* Dai-ichi Takimotokan

Surrounded by mountains and forests, this upscale hot spring hotel is a 7-minute walk from volcanic steam plumes at Jigokudani and 1 km from the Noboribetsu Bear Park. Noboribetsu train station is 8 km away.

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Toyako - 4* Toyako Manseikaku Hotel Lakeside Terrace

Relaxed hot spring hotel offering a sauna, a restaurant & an indoor pool, as well as communal baths.

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Hakodate - 4* Hakodate Kokusai Hotel

Set in 2 towers 300 m from Hakodate Bay, this unpretentious hotel is a 6-minute walk from Shiyakusho-Mae light rail station and 6 km from city views atop Mount Harkodate.

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Tour Price includes:

  • International economy flights;
  • Hotel / Ryokan accommodation as shown (based on twin occupancy);
  • Meals as described (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • Meeting and assistance on arrivals and departures;
  • Sightseeing coach excursions with English speaking guides;
  • All transfers and road transportation in air-conditioned vehicles;
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in program;
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Tour Price excludes:

  • Drinks during meals;
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, souvenirs etc;
  • Travel insurance (can be arranged, please ask for details);
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Optional tours;
  • Early check-in or late check-out;
  • Flight and accommodation upgrades.
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