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Hokkaido Discovery

5 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

Explore the rural traditions of herring fishing and eco farming on the exquisite island beauty of Hokkaido.

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5 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

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    • Trip Combination: Combine the Hokkaido Discovery with Splendours of Japan or Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima for the ultimate Japan experience.
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    Kyoto, Japan

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    Sapporo, Japan

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    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

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    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Flights: Prices include airfare and taxes for the flight from Osaka to Shin Chitose and are accurate as of 1st June 2017.
      • Flights: Onward departure flight from Shin Chitose at the end of the trip is not included.
      • Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and it is generally later in Hokkaido than in, for example, Tokyo and Osaka. It is also dependent on weather conditions. Late April to early May are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.
      • Trip Combination: Combine the Hokkaido Discovery with Splendours of Japan or Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima for the ultimate Japan experience.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Head north and to the exquisite island beauty of Hokkaido, exploring the rural traditions of herring fishing and eco farming in a land of vivid landscapes - rolling fields of lavender purple, tulip red and cherry-blossom pink stand strikingly against the imposing backdrop of snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.


      Trip type: Mini Stay

      Trip code: HOKK

      4 Nights

      accommodation

      7 Meals
      • 4 buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City Tour of Sapporo

        • See the TV Tower in Sapporo and the colourful flowers in Furano

        • View the Clock Tower in Sapporo

        • Visit the Otaru Canal and the herring mansion in Otaru, the Hokusei-no-oka Observatory in Biei, an 'Eco Farm' in Furano, the Beer Museum in Sapporo


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 4 buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 2 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Hokkaido Discovery

      Your Itinerary

      1. Kyoto/Osaka - Sapporo (2 Nights)

      This morning transfer to Osaka Itami Airport for your flight to Shin Chitose, the gateway to Hokkaido. Upon arrival meet your Travel Director and transfer to your centrally located hotel in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido and Japan's fifth largest city. Later join your Travel Director for a walk around Susukino which is the largest entertainment district in Northern Japan and is packed with stores, bars and restaurants. Enjoy an Izakaya (a typical Japanese gastro-pub) dining experience with a taste of Hokkaido's famous fresh seafood.

      Meal(s)
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Keio Plaza Sapporo

      2. Sapporo Sightseeing - Otaru - Sapporo

      Start your orientation city tour of Sapporo with views of the Clock Tower; built in 1878 the clock has not missed tolling the hour for nearly 140 years and is considered to be the symbol of the city. In the eastern side of Odori Park, see the 147 metre high Sapporo TV Tower, similar in design to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The park splits Sapporo into north and south and plays host to the city's major events and festivals. Continue your drive to the west of the city to visit Otaru, the old harbour city of Hokkaido with its beautifully preserved canal area and old buildings that date back to its glory days as a major herring centre. At Otaru Canal take a walk with a Local Specialist beneath the old Victorian style gas lamps that line this historic canal and learn all about Otaru before enjoying some free time for shopping and lunch. Stop at the Kitaichi Glass Factory to admire the beautiful and colourful glassware and later visit a large preserved herring mansion dating back to the end of the 19th century where fishermen's tools and living conditions are displayed. During the heyday of herring fishing, large herring mansions were built by wealthy fishermen to process the fish and as a residence for themselves and their employees. The herring fishing industry played a major role in the history of the city and large fortunes were made by the leading fishing enterprises until the 1950s, when the herring stocks dramatically declined and the industry collapsed. Later return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. Sapporo - Biei - Furano (2 Nights)

      Today leave Sapporo behind and head for central Hokkaido and the town of Biei. With the dramatic mountains of the Daisetsuzan National Park as a backdrop, Biei is an artists and nature lover's paradise. Visit the 'Hokusei-no-oka Observatory' with its pyramid-shaped structure and enjoy the views of the splendid landscape. Continue your journey and head to the city of Furano. It has a somewhat surprisingly continental climate which fosters a burgeoning wine industry, producing award winning cheeses and enabling sprawling fields of lavender to spring to life. In Furano take some free time for shopping and lunch and later visit a local government certified organic 'Eco Farm' which produces wine, juices and various vegetables. Meet the farm owner and take a walk around with him to learn about the work they do whilst sampling some of their produce, a Cultural Insight. Later make a stop at a lavender farm to see the colourful display of flowers usually in bloom around June/July time. Continue to your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      New Furano Prince

      4. Furano - Sapporo

      This morning travel back to Sapporo and visit the Sapporo Beer Museum for a Cultural Insight. After the tour of the museum enjoy a beer tasting followed by lunch. Later check in to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure and make the most of your last day in Hokkaido perhaps with some shopping or further exploration of the city.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch

      5. Depart Sapporo

      Transfer by airport shuttle service to Shin Chitose airport for your onward flight.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City Tour of Sapporo

        • See the TV Tower in Sapporo and the colourful flowers in Furano

        • View the Clock Tower in Sapporo

        • Visit the Otaru Canal and the herring mansion in Otaru, the Hokusei-no-oka Observatory in Biei, an 'Eco Farm' in Furano, the Beer Museum in Sapporo


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 4 buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 2 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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