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8D7N HOKKAIDO FLORA INDULGENCE

8D7N HOKKAIDO FLORA INDULGENCE
  • 8 days
  • Group Tour
  • Jul 2019 - Sep 2019
  • SGD 3088

TripZilla JP8FHG

150 South Bridge Road, #07-01 Fook Hai Building, Singapore 058727

Highlights
8D7N HOKKAIDO FLORA INDULGENCE​
Tourcode: JP8FHG

50% OFF 2nd Pax*
Sales period: Now till September 2019
Travel period: July 2019 to September 2019


Sapporo

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima
  • Odori Park
  • Tanukikoji shopping Arcade

Otaru 

  • Otaru Canal
  • Otaru Music Box Museum

Biei

  • Shikisai-no-oka

Furano

  • Cheese Factory
  • Glass Forest

Monbetsu

  • Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum
  • Okhotsk Tower
  • Okhotsk Seal Centre

Abashiri

  • Abashiri Prison Museum

Shiretoko

  • Shiretoko National Park with scenic boat cruise

Akan National Park

  • Lake Akan
  • Ainu Kotan with Ainu performance
  • Lake Kussharo with foot spa

Value Plus

  • 1-night accommodation each at Jozankei, mombetsu and Lake Akan authentic
  • onsen resorts
  • Kimono dress-up session​
  • Mochi pounding demonstration

Gourmet Inclusions

  • 8-course Kaiseki dinner
  • Buffet lunch
  • Seafood set dinner with crab
  • Seafood Buffet dinner

Seasonal Flowers

  • Pink Moss in Mid May to Early June
  • Tulips in May to Early June
  • Lavenders in July
  • Sunflowers in August

Itinerary
Day 1 SINAGAPORE - NARITA/HANEDA - CHITOSE

Meals On Board
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Chitose via Narita/Haneda. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay and recharge for the vacation that is to come.

Day 2 CHITOSE – SAPPORO – OTARU – JOZANKEI
Breakfast/Lunch/8-Course Kaiseki Dinner
Ready? Kick off your day with a drive to the evocative Otaru Canal, where charming century-old stone warehouses line both sides of the lively canal. The genteel theme continues at Otaru Music Box Museum, where whimsical displays of beautifully-crafted music boxes – each bearing lovely tinkling tunes – will delight even the grumpiest of cynics. Thereafter, make your way to an onsen resort in scenic Jozankei. Tonight, don a traditional Japanese yukata and savour a sumptuous 8-course Kaiseki dinner before taking a rejuvenating dip in a hot spring bath. You deserve it.
 
Day 3 JOZANKEI – BIEI - FURANO/ASAHIDAKE
Breakfast/Buffet Lunch/Dinner
With its pristine waters, vast pastures and bracing air, Hokkaido is renowned for churning out some of Japan’s best dairy products. Today, ramble through the panoramic flower gardens of Shikisai-no-oka with spectacular views across fifteen hectares of land on Oka-no-machi Biei. It is a paradise of seasonal blossoms from spring through to fall, in which several dozen different species of flowers and grasses flourish. Next, experience these at their creamiest best with a visit to Cheese Factory in Furano and make a stop at Glass Forest to view its trove of exquisite diamond dust glassware known as Shibare glass. Distinguished by an embedded crack line, each piece is unique and a consummate work of art.
 
Seasonal Bonus
Enjoy picking and tasting of strawberries in end June, cherries in July and peaches in August
Enjoy corn tasting in September
 
Day 4 FURANO/ASAHIDAKE – MOMBETSU
Breakfast/Lunch/Seafood Set Dinner with Crab
This morning, enjoy a hands-on, interactive education at Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum. Wander around this sprawling science centre and find out more about the wonders of science and nature through exhibits on subjects such as sea ice and climate change. Later, proceed to Okhotsk Tower to experience the mystery and wonder of drift ice in a sub-20 degree environment. Catch a glimpse of the “ice fairy”, a mysterious creature, or try blowing “ice bubble”. Later, come face-to-face with rare seal seals at Okhotsk Seal Centre, a conservation centre that offers dwelling and protection for these remarkable creatures. This evening, make you way to an onsen resort in Monbetsu. Enjoy a kimono dress-up session and see how the traditional snack, mochi, is made during a mochi pounding show.
 
Seasonal Bonus
Behold Takinoue Pink Moss Park, a vast slope carpeted with pink and purple lovely spring-fairy-like petals of Shibazakura from mid May to early June
 
Day 5 MOMBETSU – ABASHIRI – SHIRETOKO
Breakfast/Lunch/Seafood Buffet Dinner
This morning, make your way to Shiretoko after breakfast. Along the way, make a stop at historic and imposing-looking Abashiri Prison. Built in the 1890s, this complex had once held dangerous criminals; today, it houses a comprehensive museum that documents the daily lives of the prisoners. Arrive at Shiretoko National Park, one of the world heritage sites located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido and is one of Japan's most beautiful and unspoiled national park. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise ride along the peninsula and an opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including brown bears, deer and foxes. In winter, the peninsula's coast along the Sea of Okhotsk becomes one of the northern hemisphere's southernmost regions to see drift ice. End the day with a sumptuous seafood dinner in the hotel.

Seasonal Bonus
See more than 120 varieties of colourful tulips in bloom at Kamiyubetsu from May to June.
 
Day 6 SHIRETOKO – AKAN NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
After breakfast, take a leisurely morning drive to Lake Akan, a unique crater lake located in Akan National Park, and home to colonies of marimo, a very rare algae species that transforms to beautiful green balls if left untouched for a few centuries. Along the way, walk through the sulphurous valley and see boiling ponds and steaming streams at the Mt Iou, here you might get to taste the local sulfur steam egg. Rest those tired feet after a morning of walking and enjoy a foot spa at the enchanting Lake Kussharo. Later, learn more about the Ainu, the indigenous community in Japan, at Ainu Kotan, a small Ainu village located in Lake Akan. Take a leisurely stroll along the streets lined with quaint souvenir shops and pick up some traditional Ainu handicrafts and enjoy an Ainu performance that will showcase various cultural aspects of this unique culture. Spend the night at an onsen hotel in Lake Akan
 
Day 7 AKAN NATIONAL PARK – SAPPORO
Breakfast
This morning, bid farewell to peaceful Lake Akan and make your way to buzzing Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido prefecture. Go all out and embark on a quick shopping spree at Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima, an outlet mall that boasts a plethora of domestic and imported brands under one roof. Next, proceed to Odori Park, located in the heart of Sapporo. This beautifully manicured green space is a charming assembly of monumental fountains, sculptures and flowerbeds. Each winter, its verdant grounds play host to the famed Sapporo Ice Festival. End the day with a stroll along famed Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade, the longest shopping street in Hokkaido.
 
Day 8 CHITOSE – HANEDA/NARITA – SINGAPORE
Breakfast/Meals On Board
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home
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