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11-Day Japan with Hokkaido

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TOT: 11-Day 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:
  • See the two beautiful the Ginga Waterfall and Ryusei Waterfall in the valley of Oobako.
  • Enjoy a Furano Buffet and a Japanese seafood hot pot lunch, the Toyonishi Beef dinner.
  • Take a cruise on Lake Akan and see the scenic shoreline where different view can be found between the four seasons.
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Itinerary
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Day 1  Arrive Tokyo & Airport-Hotel Transfer

Arrival into Tokyo Narita International Airport, where the representative of AmazTravel will collect and deliver you to the hotel (hours of 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.
How to find our representative at Narita Airport Tokyo:
(Terminal 1) Our representative location: South Exit S1, If you arrive at the North Exit, you should go to the South Exit S1.
(Terminal 2) Our representative location: Exit B, If you arrive at Exit A, you should turn to your right hand side and go straight until arriving Exit B
Accommodation: Hilton Narita Hotel or similar



Narita-Airport

Hilton-Hotel-Narita

Day 2  Tokyo Sightseeing

If you arrive at Exit A, you should turn to your right hand side and go straight until arriving Exit BAfter breakfast, transport to the Imperial Palace - the residence of the royal family of Tokyo. Visit the Nijubashi Bridge (which means the double bridge). 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, visit the Tokyo Sky Tree. We will conclude the day's tour with a visit to the Ginza where Tokyo's most famous department stores, entertainment district, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs, and cafes.
During the autumn season (10/16/2020 -11/27/2020), special features of ginkgo avenue in Meiji-Jingu Gaien Park, autumn foliage in Yoyogi Park, and Rikugien Garden will be added to the itinerary.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Shinjuku Granbell 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 the Five Lakes District. 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 Peace 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, we will visit a jewelry workshop and see the work of the craftsmen. Then drive to Kyoto, proceed to Nishijin Textile Center to learn about the history and technology of the industry. Later, we will visit the Yasaka Shrine, one of the most influential shrines in Kyoto. Next, we will proceed to Gion. Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, it is filled with shops, restaurants, and ochaya (teahouses). The most popular area of Gion is Hanami-koji Street from Shijo Avenue to Kenninji Temple. The street and its side alleys are lined with preserved machiya houses many of which now function as restaurants.
During the autumn season (10/16/2020 -11/27/2020), the special feature of autumn foliage in Arashiyama and Togetsu-kyo Bridge 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 visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kiyomizu-dera a Buddhist temple founded in 778AD. In the afternoon, 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. Then visit Kasuga-taisha, a traditional shrine surrounded by plants. 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: Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

Todai-Ji-Nara

Shinsaibashi-Osaka

Day 6  Osaka - Sapporo

After breakfast, you will take a morning flight to Sapporo Chitose Airport. Upon arrival, a representative of AmazTravel will collect and deliver you to the hotel. Today is a free day for you to enjoy Sapporo at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tmark Hotel Sapporo or similar

Osaka-Airport

Osaka-Airport-Bus.jpg

Day 7  Sapporo - Biei - Sounkyo

After breakfast, the guided Hokkaido tour begins with an excursion to Furano, to visit Tomita Farm (Replace with Ningle Terrace during November and December). There you will find over 150 types of flowers and plants, in a heavenly array. The excursion continues to Biei, with scenic landscape all along the drive. For lunch, a spread of Furano specialties. After lunch, visit the colorful hikisai No Oka (Replace with Otokoyama Sake Brewery during November and December), with its wealth of seasonal flower blossoms. In the late afternoon, arrive at Mount Kurodake, Sounyo, and check-in at the hotel.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Sounkaku Grand Hotel Hokkaido or similar

Furano-Hokkaido

Sounkyo-Tour

Day 8  Sounkyo - Abashiri-gun - Akankohan

After breakfast, transport to Sounkyo Valley. Sightseeing at the two beautiful cascades of Ginga Waterfall and Ryusei Waterfall in the valley of Oobako. Continue to Abashiri and, en route, visit the Ryuhyo Museum. This museum houses a simulated drift ice experience in a space maintained at -15°C so you can see the small creature called 'sea angel', which can only be found under the drift ice of Hokkaido. Next, sightseeing of Lake Mashu said to be the clearest lake in the world. Proceed to Lake Kussharo, where according to rumor, a sea monster once lived. Onward to the hotel, and check-in.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: New Akan Hotel or similar

Oobako-Tour

Akankohan-Tour

Day 9  Akankohan - Tokachi-gawa

After breakfast, enjoy a cruise on Lake Akan to explore the scenic shoreline that offers up remarkable views in every season. (Replace with Ainu Cultural Dance during December. Also, visit Ryugetsu Sweetpia Garden or Kofuku Station–the Happiness Station) Continue to Kushiroshi Tanchozuru Natural Park inhabited by the iconic red-crown crane. Proceed to Tokachi, check in to the hotel. The evening meal will feature Toyonishi beef and a variety of seasonal vegetables.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: Daiheigen Hotel or similar

Tokachi-Tour

Tanchozuru-Natural-Park

Day 10  Tokachi-gawa - Toyako - Jozankei

After breakfast, visit Jigokudani, the so-called 'Hell Valley.' Its landscape is a vast expanse of hot steam vents, sulfurous streams, and other such volcanic activity. For lunch, a delicious Japanese seafood hotpot or bento. The afternoon will feature a visit to Bear Park to see the charismatic Ussuri Brown Bears. Afterward, a ride on the Usuzan Cableway with its panoramic views of Showa-shinzan, and a close-up view of the Showa-Shinzan volcano. Then, back to the hotel, to enjoy a dinner of local delicacies.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Jyozankei View Hotel or similar

Bear-Park

Showa-Shinzan-Volcano

Day 11  Jozankei - Otaru - Sapporo - Home City

After breakfast, visit the Otaru Canal for a pleasant stroll along the walkway under the Victorian street lamps. Continuing, you will discover the Kitaichi Glass Pavilion, where Kitaichi glass has been made since 1901. Here there are several stores and art galleries to peruse. If you wish, you may experience the making of the Kitaichi glass in the workshops. Then it is time to transfer to the Chitose airport for your flight home, recollecting all the wonderful memories of your trip. (Please arrange departure flight after 13:30PM.)
Meals: Breakfast

Jozankei-tour

Sapporo-airport

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Price Includes.
    • Domestic flight from Osaka to Sapporo
    • Deluxe accommodations, Hotel taxes and service charges.
    • Narita 1 night: Narita Hilton Hotel or similar.
    • Tokyo 1 night: Shinjuku Granbell 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
    • Sounkyo 1 night, Sounkaku Grand Hotel Hokkaido or similar
    • Lake Akan 1 night, New Akan Hotel or similar
    • Tokachi 1 night, Daiheigen Hotel or similar
    • Jozankei 1 night, Jyozankei View Hotel 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.
    • English-speaking tour guide for the entire portion of your scheduled trip.
    • 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners.
    • Administration & Entrance fees as per itinerary.
Price Excludes.
    • Service Fee and tips of tour guide and driver will be collected upon reservation is made, USD150.
    • 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 80%.Child fares apply to children 2-11 years old. Child without extra bed has to share room with 2 adults. Child without extra bed does not include breakfast.
    • Optional tours and Extension Tours.Personal expenditure.
    • Airport Shuttle transfer are NOT included in the itinerary.
    • If your tour includes Japanese style hot spring hotel, please note that Tatami is unique to Japanese culture and incomparable to star-rating.
    • Travel Insurance
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