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8 Days Best of Hokkaido + Hakodate

8 Days Best of Hokkaido + Hakodate
  • 8 days
  • Group Tour
  • Dec 2019 - Dec 2020
  • SGD 2358

TripZilla JHKE8

133 New Bridge Road Chinatown Point #03-09/10 Singapore 059413

8 Days Best of Hokkaido + Hakodate

Day 1: Singapore - Hakodate
Assemble at Changi International Airport for a pleasant flight to Hakodate.

Day 2: Hakodate (Lunch/Dinner)
Upon arrival, meet and greet by the local representative. Visit The Goryokaku, Japan's first western-styled fortification. The star-shaped fort was built in 1864 for the defence of Hokkaido against invasion, and is now a park open to the public. Visit the Trappistine Convent which was founded in 1898 by 8 Catholic sisters from France. See the charming historic buildings, such as St. Nicholai Church, Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward and Old Hakodate Meijikan Post Office. At its waterfront, witness the famous Kanemori Warehouses. Ascend Mount Hakodate (subject to weather conditions) for a perfect night view of this romantic city.

Day 3: Hakodate - Lake Toya - Noboribetsu - Jozankei (Breakfast/Lunch/Hotel Dinner)
After breakfast, visit Hokkaido's most famous Asaichi Market and see Hokkaido crabs and other seafood. Drive to Lake Toya, where beautiful virgin forests surround the lake. See Mount Showa, an interesting landform that was raised from a farmland after two years of volcanic activities. Marvel at the beauty of Uzu Zan Volcanic Mountains from afar. At the banks of Lake Toya, see Nakajima Island and surrounding mountains, a perfect photography spot. Remember to bring along a towel, to enjoy the hot foot spa (ashiyu). Visit the Brown Bear Ranch to see the Hokkaido Bear running in their natural enclosure. Apples available to feed them at own expense. Continue to Noboribetsu, visit sulphorous boiling pond known as "Jigokudani"nor Hell Valley. Visit Noboribetsu Marine Park, a modern style marine park featuring a magnificent aquarium where marine life of all kinds including sharks, stingrays jellyfish and salmon swim freely. There are colourful corals too, as well as fascinating Dolphin Show and Sea Lion Show. See the beautiful Danish Nixe Castle & Garden.

Day 4: Jozankei - Furano - Asahikawa/Sounkyo (Breakfast/Lucnh/Hokkaido Crab Dinner)
Begin the day with a tour to Biei, known as "The Town of Beautiful Hills". At Shikisai Noka, see the colourful hills of flowers (vary with season). Continue to Furano Winery to see a working winery which offers a wide variety of wines grown in the region. Their local produce is Lavender Wine. Furano Cheese Factory produces cheese and dairy related products. Farm Tomita is probably the most famous attraction of Furano. The products here will not disappoint travellers with flower-related souvenirs available. At the Furano Greenhouse, you will see beautiful lavenders (all seasons). Continue to Sounkyo Gorge, at foot of Mount Daisetsu. The gorge has lots of waterfalls of which beautiful Ryusei Falls (Shooting Star Falls) and Ginga Falls (Milky Way Falls) are worth seeing.

Day 5: Asahikawa/Sounkyo - Abashiri - Lake Mashu - Lake Akan (Breakfast/Lunch/Hotel Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to Abashiri and visit Mount Tento to enjoy a 360 view of the Okhotsk Sea. Visit the Drift Ice Museum where visitors can enjoy the ice all year round in the -15C cooling room. There are large interactive displays which give information about the ice and the animals that live on or aroud the ice flows. Continue to mysterious Lake Mashu, one of the world's clearest transparent lakes; it is also prized as one of the greatest scenic sports in all Hokkaido. Continue to Kawayu Onsen District, to visit an active volcano - Mount Io (known as Sulphur Mountain). The said mountain will be seen ejecting yellow sulphurous jets. jorney to Lake Akan, which is well-knowned for curious looking spherical moss, a natural phenomenon unique to the lake. Explore Ainu Kotan, a small Ainu village in Akankohan. Stroll along the street lined with souvenir shops selling Ainu handicrafts, food etc. Tonight you may pamper yourself at hotspring.

Day 6: Lake Akan - Sapporo (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, drive towards Sapporo. Visit Odori Park, venue of the annual Hokkaido Snow Festival. See the towering NHK Tower and Tokei-Dai (clock tower)which was built in 1878. Visit Sapporo JR Station, where you can spend some time shopping at the Underground Shopping Mall. Visit Tanukikoji and enjoy shopping at Y100 Shop, where affordable buys await all. Ascend Mount Okurayama, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. See the 1972 Winter Olympic Ski Jump. In the evening, visit Susukino "Ramen & Entertainment" Street; the entire street is dominated by ramen stalls. Take the opportunity to sample the famous Hokkaido ramen at economical prices. The colorful neon signboards and street lights make the street more vibrant and dazzling, a perfect location to experience Sapporro nightlife.

Day 7: Sapporo(Breakfast/Lunch)
After breakfast, visit Ishiya White Chocolate Factory and take an excursion through its Chocolate Museum to discover the history and production of Hokkaido's chocolate. See the European royal chocolate tea cups. Visit the Chocolate Deli whereyou can purchase chocolate cakes, tea and coffee. See the 1960's Toy Museum. Visitors will get the opportunity to sample and buy a variety of Hokkaido's manufactured white chocolate. Visit Hokkaido Jingu Shrine, a large Shinto shrine set in heavily wooded grounds. Drive towards Otaru, famous for its canal and glasswork shops. Walk along "Classic European Walk" and see the ancient European architect of the buildings by the romantic waterfront. Visit Crystal Museum and Kitachi Glass Gallery, well known for its antique lamps and hand-blown glassware. Not to be missed is Otaru Orgel Doh, which houses the "Otaru Music Box Museum". The best buildings are to be found in the harbour area and along Otaru Canal, which is prettilly lined with lamps. Ascend Mount Tengu on cableway for a bird's eye view of Otaru City. Enjoy shopping at Mitsui Premium Outlets.
Day 8: Sapporo - Chitose - Singapore (Breakfast/Meal On Board)
The day is free at leisure. Bid farewell to this beautiful country before transferring to the airport for your flight home. We hope you had an exciting holiday with CS Travel and thank you for your support.