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Sapporo Snow Festival 2020 - Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Noboribetsu Hot Springs

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Sapporo Snow Festival 2020 - Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Noboribetsu Hot Springs

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  • 7 Days

Sapporo Snow Festival 2020 - Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Noboribetsu Hot Springs

Visit the world-famous & picturesque Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido that happens only 1 week out of the year. See the Snow Light Path Festival in the winter wonderland of Otaru. Try dog sledding, snow shoeing or creative glass making in rural Furano. Find relaxation in the hot spring resort town of Noboribetsu with stunning views of the snow capped mountains and steaming volcanic rocks. Visit the famous Sapporo Beer Museum and have a tasting.

Arrival, Transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival at Chitose Airport, meet with your English Speaking Assistant and transfer to central Sapporo and check in to your accommodation to begin your Snow Festival Trip. Rest of the day free at your leisure after your long flight. Feel free to get your bearings or explore the local area. Your assistant can provide you with recommendations for a welcome dinner in this exciting city. Read more

Sapporo 4+★ Hotel

Sapporo Sights and Snow Festival

Day 2, today your Private English Speaking guide will show you all that Sapporo has to offer. Spend most of your day discovering all the creative and stunning snow and ice sculptures around the city. Ascend the iconic Sapporo TV Tower to see the city from above. Visit the electric entertainment center of Susukino where you'll be greeted with a bevy of restaurants, bars and shopping malls. Take the ropeway up to nearby Mount Moiwa to enjoy the snow-capped mountainside with panoramic views of the city and beyond. Read more

Sapporo 4+★ Hotel
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Otaru Sightseeing

Day 3, transfer to the nearby coastal town of Otaru - the once flourishing trade center of colonial Hokkaido with canals and old western-style brick warehouses that maze the traditional streets. Explore the old town and take a leisurely stroll along the jagged lush coastline. At night, see the romantic Otaru Snow Light Path Festival which coincides with the Sapporo Snow Festival. Make your way back to your hotel in Sapporo at night. Read more

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Furano Sightseeing and Activities

Day 4, transfer to Furano in the center of Hokkaido - known for its pleasant and picturesque rural landscapes. In the wintertime, Furano turns into a popular downhill and cross country skiing resort. Many winter activities can be enjoyed here including dog sledding, snow shoeing, hot air ballooning and creative glass making. A short bus ride away will take you to the Blue Pond, named for its iridescent rich blue colors. Head back to Sapporo in the evening. Read more

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Noboribetsu Hot Springs

Transfer to the most popular hot spring resort town in Hokkaido - Noboribetsu. Visit the 11 different types of hot springs in town which contain special minerals in the water to help heal your body's various ailments. Climb up the hot red rocks of Jigokudani (Hell's Valley) and feel like you are on a different planet. Rest your aching feet in the Oyunuma River which is a steaming river with a greenish grey hue. Look for all the large demon statues around the area and find out their meaning and functions. Meet the bears in the Bear Farm and offer them a few treats. In the evening, retire to your Japanese Ryokan where you can enjoy a Kaiseki cuisine meal while wearing a Japanese robe and then soak in an open-air hot springs bath while you reflect on your day. Read more

Noboribetsu 3+★ Ryokan
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Transfer back to Sapporo, Beer Museum

Day 6, transfer back to Sapporo and enjoy the last of the Snow Festival. In the afternoon, take a tour of one of the factory of one of the largest beer producers in Japan. After, have a tasting of exclusive brews and enjoy an all you can eat and drink dinner nearby.

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Transfer to Chitose Airport, Departure

Transfer back to Chitose Station by Airport Express Train with reserved seating with your English Speaking Assistant. Arrive at the airport and your assistant will take you to the International Airport and help facilitate the check-in process. Catch your flight back home with suitcases filled with souvenirs and your hearts filled with unforgettable memories. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Sapporo
Day 5
Location Noboribetsu
Day 6
Location Sapporo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Sapporo
Day 5
Location Noboribetsu
Day 6
Location Sapporo

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfers from/to the airport with Express Train pre-reserved seating with private English Speaking Assistant
  • 4 stars+ rated accommodation
  • Certified Local English Speaking guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast at all accommodation
  • 1 activity of your choosing in Furano
  • All you can eat / drink dinner (Last night)

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips (not required in Japan)
  • Meals and Beverages except those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • The prices are for per person based on double occupancy.
  • Prices will vary based on season and availability.
  • Itinerary, locations, attractions, hotels, etc. can all be tailor-made according to your budget/liking.

REVIEWS

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Alan R., United States

A trip to Japan was #1 on our bucket list. As my wife noted on the flight back, the trip as arranged by Scott, met and surpassed our highest expectations. It was fantastic from start to finish! He listened to what we wanted, in all the diversity of types of things we wished to do, and he deliver

Amanda T., United States

Scott helped me to maximize that time and focus my experience on both Kyoto highlights and some hidden gems. He worked with me to understand my "must sees" and recommended other important stops based on his local knowledge-- many of which ended up being my favorite spots. Incredibly responsive to m

Steve B., United States

We had a terrific trip. Every detail was perfect, and the tour planner was a pleasure to work with. We went to Niseko, then Tokyo and Kyoto. The tour planner’s recommendations were terrific and everything from the planning, to the guides, hotel, bullet train and side trips worked like clock-work. Read more

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