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11 Days Japan with Hokkaido

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TOT: 11 Days Japan with Hokkaido
Tour Type: Fixed Travel Date, a guaranteed departure, all prices listed below are per person in US dollars based on double occupancy.
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned bus
Highlights:
  • A perfect spot to view the stunning Fuji Mountain and visit Oshino Hakkai.
  • We shall go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site-The Imperial Palace of Tokyo.
  • Stay 4 nights at Hot Spring hotel, hot spring experience on your trip in Hokkaido.
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Itinerary
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Day 1  Arrive Tokyo

AArrival into Tokyo Narita International Airport, where the representative of our company will collect (Terminal 1 & 2) and deliver you to the hotel (hours of hotel shuttle operation 10:30-21:30). Your local guide will be present to assist with the hotel check in. If you miss the last shuttle (departs at 22:30), please proceed to the hotel at your own expense. For guests arriving at Haneda Airport, please make own arrangement to the hotel.
Accommodation: Hilton Narita Hotel or similar



Narita-Airport

Hilton-Hotel-Narita

Day 2  Tokyo Sightseeing

After breakfast, transport to the Imperial Palace - the residence of the royal family of Tokyo. Viisit the Imperial Palace Out Gardens, and the view of the famous Nijubashi Bridge is highlight of the garden. Then proceed to Senso-ji Buddhist Temple in historic Asakusa district. Nakamise-Dori Street is the main approach to this ancient temple, and all along the road are traditional shop fronts for souvenir items and snacks. Next, View the tallest standing tower in the world – Tokyo Skytree from afar. Dinner is on your own arrangement.
During the autumn season (Arrival date 21 Oct,2022-18 Nov,2022), special features of Yoyogi Park and Rikugien Garden will be added to the itinerary.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar

Imperial-Palace-Tokyo

Ginza-Tokyo

Day 3  Tokyo - Hakone - Hamamatsu

After breakfast, we will head toward the foothills of Fuji Mountain. Enjoy the scenic landscape at Mt. Fuji 5th Station. If the weather is unpleasant, we will visit Mount Fuji World Heritage Center instead. Next visit Oshino Hakkai, a historic natural attraction comprising eight ponds that are all that remains of a former sixth lake dried up several hundred years ago. Next proceed on to Bussharito Heiwa Park, where we will dine on the local delicacies of the traditional multi-course Japanese dinner/buffet. Enjoy all the facilities of the hotel and the varieties of hot springs spa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: The Hamanako Hotel or similar



Five-Lakes-District

Fuji-Mountain

Day 4  Hamamatsu-Kyoto

After breakfast, drive to Kyoto, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kiyomizu-dera Temple a Buddhist temple founded in 778AD, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannezaka Streets. Next, we will proceed to Gion. Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, it is filled with shops, restaurants, and ochaya (teahouses). Visit Yasaka Shrine, the shrine is almost always buzzing with energy, with eager devotees flocking to receive blessings and pray for good fortune. Walk on Hanamachi Street, the most stylish geisha district in Japan from the Edo period. Dinner is on your own arrangement.
During the autumn season (Arrival date 21 Oct,2022-18 Nov,2022), special features of Arashiyama Area-Togetsukyo Bridge with Red Leaves will be added to the itinerary.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Henn na Hotel Kyoto or similar

Golden-Pavilions-Kyoto

Gion-Kyoto

Day 5  Kyoto -Nara- Osaka

After breakfast, we will proceed to Fushimi-Inari Taisha. Fushimi Inari Shrine is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. Next visit Nara Deer Park, where you can interact with hundreds of deer inhabited in the area. And don’t miss the beautiful view in Kasuga Taisha Shrine. We will arrive at Shinsaibashi in Osaka for some shopping. Dotonbori filled with theaters, restaurants bars, cafe and night is nearby please enjoying at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Miyako Hotel or Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

Todai-Ji-Nara

Shinsaibashi-Osaka

Day 6  Osaka-Sapporo-Sounkyo

After breakfast, take the hotel shuttle bus to transfer to Kansai International Airport. Take a flight to Sapporo for the tour in Hokkaido. Drive to Furano and visit Hokkaido's largest farm-Tomita Farm. Afterwards, head to Biei-cho, where you can experience the beauty of beautiful hills! Taste the Furano buffet. Visit the colorful “Shikisai no oka” and walk through the “Blue Pond” to explore the breathtaking scenery of the lake. In the evening, arrive at Sounkyo Gorge. For dinner, enjoy a buffet dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Sounkaku Grand Hotel Hokkaido or similar

Osaka-Airport

Osaka-Airport-Bus.jpg

Day 7  Sounkyo-Abashiri-gun-Akankohan

After breakfast, visit the Sounkyo Valley, watch the Ginga Falls, Ryusei-no-taki, and the beautiful Dakan Valley in Sounkyo gorges. Visit Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, where you can experience an icy world and learn about the icy sea creature - "Clione limacina". Later, visit a crystal clear “Lake Kussharo" and the clearest lake in the world - Lake Mashu. Tonight, we stay at Akanko Onsen Hotel. Here, there are rich seasonal ingredients, full-open buffets.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: New Akan Hotel or similar

Furano-Hokkaido

Sounkyo-Tour

Day 8  Akankohan-Tokachi-Gawa

After breakfast, enjoy a cruise on Lake Akan. Visit the hometown of Chlorella. Afterwards, visit the “Kushiro City Red-crowned Crane Natural Park”. Then, go to Tokachi River for tonight’s hot spring hotel. This evening, taste exquisite Japanese cuisine made from Hokkaido beef and seasonal vegetables grown from farms.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Daiheigen Hotel or similar

Oobako-Tour

Akankohan-Tour

Day 9  Tokachi-Gawa-Toyako-Jozankei

After breakfast, visit Jigokudani, also known as the Hell Valley. It offers a spectacular display of hot steam vents, sulfurous streams. Enjoy Japanese Seafood Hotpot or Bento Box before going to the Bear Park to see the Ussuri Brown Bears. Afterward, take the Usuzan ropeway where you can have the panoramic view of Lake Toya. Next, proceed to Jozankei Onsen for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Hotel: Jozankei View Hotel or similar

Tokachi-Tour

Tanchozuru-Natural-Park

Day 10  Jozankei-Otaru-Sapporo

Coach to Otaru this morning. The romantic Otaru Canal is sitting in the city. Later, visit Kitaichi Glass Otaru, where you can appreciate many beautiful glass arts. Afterward, transfer to Sapporo, visit the Odori Park, which is at the heart of Sapporo. Walking through the Park, you will see the iconic building- The Clock Tower. Enjoy yourself in the wonderful Tanuki Koji Street.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: T-mark City or Tokyu Rei Hotel Sapporo or similar

Bear-Park

Showa-Shinzan-Volcano

Day 11  Leave Sapporo

Transfer to airport for your flight back home. (Airport transfer service according to the group members’ flight time)If you need air tickets or hotel package after the trip, please contact with us in advance. (The accurate price will follow the market price when you book it)
Meals: Breakfast

Jozankei-tour

Sapporo-airport

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Price Includes.
    • Service Fee and tips of tour guide and driver.
    • The price includes flight ticket from Osaka (KIX) to Sapporo (CTS), including one 20-kg luggage.
    • Deluxe accommodations, Hotel taxes and service charges.
    • Narita 1 night: Narita Hilton Hotel or similar
    • Tokyo 1 night: Dome Hotel or similar
    • Shizuoka 1 night, Hamanako Hotel or similar
    • Kyoto 1 night, Henn na Hotel Kyoto or similar
    • Osaka 1 night, Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar
    • Sapporo 1 night, Tmark Hotel Sapporo or similar
    • Jozankei 1 night, Jyozankei View Hotel or similar
    • Gawa 1 night, Daiheigen Hotel or similar
    • Akankohan 1 night, New Akan Hotel or similar
    • Sounkyo 1 night, Sounkaku Grand Hotel Hokkaido or similar
    • Due to limited room availability, in that case, we may use other similar standard hotels
    • All transfers, sightseeing per itinerary in air-conditioned motor coach
    • 24 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 5 dinners.
    • Administration & Entrance fees as per itinerary
    • English-speaking tour guide for the entire portion of your scheduled trip.
Price Excludes.
    • International flights airline taxes & fuel surcharges.
    • If your tour includes taking the Shinkansen (bullet train), you would carry your own luggage. If you wish to check in your luggage and ship to the next city, the fee is $25.00 USD per luggage.
    • Children no bed 90%. Child without extra bed has to share room with 2 adults. Child fares apply to children under 12 years old.
    • Optional tours and Extension Tours. Personal expenditure.
    • Travel insurance
    • Single room supplement, USD1000
    • Our group provides assistance regarding PCR Tests for flight back to USA/Canada or other countries (the expenses need be paid extra and subject to local price).
    • If your tour includes Japanese style hot spring hotel, please note that Tatami is unique to Japanese culture and incomparable to star-rating.
Small Group Tours FAQ
  • How are the hot spring hotels we will stay in Japan?
    For the group tours from Tokyo to Osaka, you will enjoy a night at a hot spring hotel. Unless upon special request, we will not arrange the traditional hot spring hotel with Tatami bed. Instead, we will arrange modern hot spring hotel. If you want to stay in a traditional Japanese Onsen, please inform your representative in advance and we will try to accommodate your need.
  • Are Japan hotel rooms we will stay for group tours small?
    Japanese hotels are generally smaller compare with American and European type hotels. A typical room of 4-stars Japanese hotel is about 22 to 29 square meter (or 240 to 310 square foot).
  • What type of meals will be provided for small group tours?
    The breakfasts offered by hotels are in buffet styles. Other meals are traditional Japanese cuisine. If you have requested vegetarian meal, Japanese style vegetarian meals will be served. Vegetarian meal in Japan is simple and has to be arranged and ordered in advance. We currently don't serve Indian vegetarian meal.
  • Do we need to pay extra for the attractions in Japan?
    Any attractions listed on the itinerary are included in the tour price without additional charge. You do not have to pay extra for admission tickets unless specified, for example the admission to Tokyo Tower. Some small group tours offer optional tours and additional fees apply.
  • Do we need to pay for the meals in Japan?
    The tour includes some of the meals, and they are indicated as Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner on the itinerary. Listed meals will be provided without additional cost. For the meals that are not included, our tour guide will recommend local restaurants and you may dine at a restaurant of your choice at your own expense.
  • Can we select the bus seat in advance for my elderly mom?
    Usually, seat selection is not allowed. However, considering your mom' situation, you may inform your group travel consultant in advance, so the tour guide can help to reserve a convenient seat for you.
  • Can we stay behind in Japan after the group tour ends?
    We can help to arrange the hotel for an extended stay. However, because we have a fix rate with the hotel, sometimes you may find cheaper deals online.
  • How many people will be in each tour group?
    Usually there are 15 to 20 people on a tour group, and about 10 people during low season. However, during peak season like Cherry Blossom season, a tour can reach above 15 people.
  • Do I have to pay a single room supplement if I join in the tour group by myself?
    If you are traveling alone, single supplement fee will apply because you will have your own room. The single supplement fee is the additional charge to compensate for half of the room price. Because tourists are with different cultural backgrounds and habits, we do not pair up single travelers.
  • How to book a Japan group tour? How much is it cost?
    Please refer to our Booking Procedure page for details. Additionally, the price for each group tour is explicitly listed on the product pages. The price depends on the tour as well as the season.
  • May I book a hotel by myself if I join in the group tour?
    You need to book the same hotels as those used by the tour group. Since our finalized hotel list will be sent to you about 10 to 12 days before departure date, it will be late and very hard to book the hotels on your own.
  • Is there any age limit for participating in the group tours?
    Though there is no age limit for participating in the group, we recommend travelers are in good health condition because there will be about a 3-4 Km walk daily for sightseeing. Also, travel insurance is highly recommended.
  • Do I need to give tips to the drivers and local guide?
    Because of the particular culture in Japan, tour guides and drivers generally do not prefer taking tips directly from travelers. Thus, we collect tips in advance and later distribute to them along with their basic salary. However, if you like the service they offered, and you are welcome to give extra tips, preferably in an envelope.
  • Are we guaranteed to get the hotels listed on the itinerary?
    The listed hotels are contracted with our company. According to different tour itineraries and dates, we book the hotels in advance. However, in case we cannot book the same hotels, we reserve the right to arrange similar hotels for our group tours. The finalized hotel list with contact information will be provided to you on the final confirmation.
  • How long in advance should I place my reservation of this group tour?
    We generally close the reservation 15 days before the departure dates. But it will be full very quick during the peak season in Japan. We suggest you place order as soon as you have final travel dates or flight information.
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