6 Days 5 Nights Enjoy Hokkaido Tour
Highlight: Tokachikawa Hot Spring / Kushiro / Abashiri /Sounkyo Gorge / Otaru / Sapporo
*PLEASE NOTE : THIS IS SAMPLE MODEL ITINERARY.*
Day 01 Afternoon Flight Arrival Hokkaido Chitose Airport -> Tokachikawa Hot Spring (incl. Dinner)
Upon arrival Chitose Airport, meet and transfer to visit Salmon Museum, which built on the Chitose river, which takes its rise in Lake Shikotsu. Various facilities including a giant water tank, a large vision multi-screen and underwater watching room constructed just beside the river, help you enjoy learning about ecology of salmon and fresh-water fish here. Thereafter, journey heading to Tokachikawa, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Hidaka on the way. Tonight, you will stay at Tokachikawa hot spring, which is famous for having vegetable-base hot-spring water.
Hotel: Tokachikawa Dai-ichi Hot Spring or similar
Day 02 Tokachikawa -> Kushiro -> Lake Akan Hot Spring (incl. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Proceed to visit Ikeda Winery Factory, you will get to sample of the finest wines. After this, proceed to Kushiro, from the Hosooka Observatory, you can see the magnificent view of the marshland. Thereafter, heading to Lake Akan, which is famous for a rare water plant called marimo. Lake Akan Hot spring area, is considered as one of the most beautiful sights in eastern Hokkaido.
Hotel: Akan View Hot Spring or similar
Day 03 Lake Akan -> Lake Mashu -> Mt Io -> Abashiri -> Sounkyo Hot Spring (incl. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Proceed to Lake Mashu, ranks first in transparency in the world. The mysterious lake is rarely seen because of the thick mist, thus, so called ???Mysterious Lake???. Next visit will be the Mt Io, is a sulfur mountain, which is covered by yellow sulfur. Thereafter, heading to Abashiri, visit Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum, you will experience the ice floe all year around at its ice floe room where the temperature is kept artificially at 150 C below zero. From the observation Tower, you can actually enjoy the great panorama of ice floes in winter. Tonight, stay at Sounkyo Hot Spring area.
Hotel: Sounkyo Cho-yo Tei or similar
Day 04 Sounkyo -> Asahikawa -> Sapporo (incl. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Visit the Sounkyo Gorge, is flanked on both sides by 150m. high perpendicular cliffs with columnar joints. It is the greatest of the many gorges in the Daisetsu Mountains, extending 20 km. Here, have a photo session of Ryusei-no-taki Falls, and Gingano-taki Falls. Next, heading to Asahikawa visit Otokayam Sake Factory, to study how a Japanese sake is made. After this, heading back to Sapporo, you may do the shopping at the Tanukikoji Underground shopping.
Hotel: Keio Plaza Sapporo or similar
Day 05 Sapporo -> Otaru -> Sapporo (incl. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today, proceed to Otaru city, is a lively port city. Now, is known as canal and glasswork city. The Otaru Canal, is the symbol of the commercial city Otaru that once prospered as Hokkaido???s economic hub. Gaslights and stone warehouses along the canal produce an impressive cityscape. You will visit Kitaichi Glass and Otaru Music Box Factory. Then, back to Sapporo visit Susukino, is a night-life spot! And, the famous Ramen Street, currently 16 well-established Ramen restaurants are competing with each other over tastes.
Hotel: Keio Plaza Sapporo or similar
Day 06 Sapporo city -> Chitose Airport for departure (incl. Breakfast)
Next visit is Odori Park, is a 105meter wide, 1.5km long parkway slicing through the heart of the city from east to west. The park, decorated year round by flowers, is an oasis for the citizens. Next, is the Sapporo???s symbol, Clock Tower Building was built in 1878 as the drill hall of Sapporo cultural College. And follow on to the Former Hokkaido Government Building was built in 1888. Thereafter, transfer to Chitose Airport for your flight home sweet home!