• 6 Days Hokkaido - A Winter Perspective

    Vast, frigid and ruggedly beautiful, Hokkaido tempts visitors from all corners of the world with both its natural beauty and rich culture. Winter Hokkaido will captivate you – breathtaking scenery, vibrant winter festivals, fresh and delectable local cuisine and great fun in the snowy landscape!
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6 days
From S$ 5,590/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Singapore / Haneda / Memanbetsu
    Fly Singapore / Haneda SQ636 2240/0615+1 – Daily (6h 35m)
      Haneda / Memanbetsu NH4777 1115/1300 – Daily (1h 45m) 
    Or Singapore / Haneda JL036 2200/0535+1 – Daily (6h 35m)
      Haneda / Memanbetsu JL565 0740/0925 – Daily (1h 45m)


    Upon arrival, be met and transfer 30 minutes to the Northern Hemisphere's Southernmost region, Abashiri.

    Embark on an Icebreaker Cruise (20 Jan – 31 Mar only) and witness whiteness the ice that spreads South around the Amur River.

    (if the ice breaker cruise is not available – we will replace with visit to Abashiri prison and iceberg museum).

    Meals included: Dinner at hotel 

  • Day 02 - Abashiri / Shiretoko

    Optional: In the early morning, get a spectacular bird's-eye view of the ice drifts on Sea of Okhotsk from a hot air balloon.

    Transfer to Shiretoko Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site by the Norokko Train, a special, old train that runs along the coast so you can see the drift ice from the train (about 1 hour).

    In the afternoon, put on your wet suits and be led out onto the ice by guides. Or, if there is not much solid ice, the tour will involve more swimming than walking.

    Witness the Shiretoko Fantasia (5 Feb- 12 Mar only) from 8pm nightly – a 20 minute laser and sound-filled show case simulating the colourful aurora lights swirling in the night sky!

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner at hotel

  • Day 03 - Shiretoko / Yoroushi

    Drive to Rausu. Enjoy a one hour ride on The Shiretoko Nature Cruise, where you can enjoy the spectacular drift ice that brings a wealth of nutrients to the sea of Shiretoko. Steller's sea eagles, white-tailed sea eagles and seals can be seen during the winter.

    Transfer to Yoroushi Onsen, relax at the ryokan for the rest of the day.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Kaiseki Dinner at hotel

  • Day 04 - Yoroushi / Akan

    Visit Mt Iou – an active volcano also known as the Naked Mountain. 

    Drive to the scenic Lake Mashu, known as “foggy lake” - one of the most transparent lakes in the world! Proceed to Lake Akan and visit the Ainu Kotan- great variety of Hokkaido and authentic Ainu cuisines and cafes, folk art, jewellery and more.

    Tonight, join in the Akan Frozen Lake Festival (mid Feb- mid March) - an event of winter fun, snow sculptures and fireworks!

    Meals included: Breakfast, Kaiseki Dinner at hotel

  • Day 05 - Akan / Tokachi

    This morning, enjoy some optional winter fun activities, banana boat or ice fishing

    Continue to Akan International Crane Center to observe the beautiful Japanese red-crested Cranes (Nov – March).

    Transfer to Tokachigawa Onsen and enjoy the evening.

    After dinner, you might want to join in the Swan Festival Sairinka (late Jan – late Feb) – a unique winter event featuring light and sound shows.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Kaiseki Dinner at hotel

  • Day 06 - Tokachi / Obihiro / Singapore

    Visit Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan, located in Daisetsu National Park, is frozen over in winter. On the lake, a village (kotan) of igloos (Eskimo-style houses) is built.

    Why not try onsen in the snow or take a peep into one of the igloos (optional).

    A soba lunch is highly recommended in the town of Shintoku. You canalso pick upsouvenirs of the buckwheat soba home.

    Transfer to Obihiro Airport which is about 1.5hours drive away. Connect for your onward flight home.

    Fly Obihiro / Haneda NH476 1910/2055 (1h 45m)
      Haneda / Singapore SQ635 2255/0525+1 (7h 30m)
    Or Obihiro / Haneda JL576 2000/2145 (1h 45m)
      Haneda / Singapore JL035 0005+1/0645+1 (7h 30m)

     

    Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

 

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