Home Japan Tours 8 Days Hokkaido Summer Tour

Tour Overview

Experience Hokkaido's enchanting beauty on this 8-day summer tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of blooming lavender fields in Furano and explore the surreal Blue Pond in Biei. Dive into Hokkaido's cultural heritage as you become a ninja in Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura and step back in time at historical villages and museums. Indulge your taste buds with Asahikawa's famous ramen, fresh seafood at local markets, and sweet treats at the Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory. Encounter wildlife at Asahiyama Zoo and Bear Park. Craft memories through creative workshops, making this journey unforgettable.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Immerse in Nature: Wander through Hokkaido's lavender fields, witness geothermal wonders in Hell Valley, and cruise the serene waters of Lake Toya, embracing nature's diverse marvels.
  • Cultural Odyssey: Step into Edo-era Japan, become a ninja, and delve into Hokkaido's rich heritage at historical villages, museums, and themed parks, capturing the essence of Japanese traditions.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in Asahikawa's renowned ramen, savor lavender ice cream, and explore local markets, experiencing Hokkaido's gastronomic treasures, from fresh seafood to delectable chocolates.
  • Animal Encounters: Observe bears up close in their natural habitat, explore Asahiyama Zoo's innovative exhibits, and embark on horseback adventures, fostering memorable connections with Hokkaido's wildlife.
  • Creative Experiences: Craft your own pottery, candles, and cheese in Furano, enhancing your trip with hands-on activities, leaving you with personalized souvenirs and cherished memories of your Hokkaido journey.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon arrival at Sapporo, your guide will take you to marvel at the historic Sapporo Clock Tower, a symbol of the city's heritage. Built in 1878, this elegant wooden structure showcases a blend of American and European architectural styles, offering a glimpse into Hokkaido's past.

    Japan Sapporo Clock Tower
    Sapporo Clock Tower

    Then, dive into the bustling atmosphere of Tanukikoji Shopping Street, a vibrant marketplace where you can explore a myriad of shops offering everything from local souvenirs to trendy fashion items. Indulge in Hokkaido's culinary delights at various eateries lining the street.

    Last, experience the essence of Hokkaido's seafood culture at Nijo Market. Wander through stalls brimming with fresh catches of the day, including delectable crabs, scallops, and sea urchins. Engage with friendly local vendors and savor the taste of Hokkaido's ocean bounty.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Sapporo

  2. Today, we will travel to Asahiyama and explore Asahiyama Zoo, a cutting-edge facility renowned for its innovative enclosures that allow visitors to observe animals up close. Witness playful penguins, majestic polar bears, and other fascinating creatures in their natural habitats.

    Japan Asahiyama Zoo
    Asahiyama Zoo

    Afterwards, delight your taste buds with a steaming bowl of Asahikawa ramen, a local specialty known for its rich broth and chewy noodles. Asahikawa Ramen Village offers a culinary journey where you can sample various styles of this beloved dish.

    Choose your adventure – embark on a thrilling horse riding experience at Clark Horse Garden, where scenic trails await, or engage in creative pursuits like pottery making and dyeing, immersing yourself in the region's artistic traditions.

    After the tour, arrive in Furano, a picturesque town embraced by rolling hills and blooming flower fields. Enjoy a peaceful evening surrounded by the beauty of nature.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Furano

  3. Wander through Furano's enchanting lavender fields, a kaleidoscope of colors and fragrances during the summer months. Capture Instagram-worthy moments amid the blooming flowers, and breathe in the soothing aroma of lavender.

    Japan Furano Lavender Fields
    The Blooming Lavender Fields

    Stand in awe of Biei's Blue Pond, a surreal natural marvel featuring vivid blue waters reflecting the surrounding landscape. Capture the ethereal beauty of this iconic site, perfect for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.

    Engage in hands-on activities at Furano Farm, from cheese and candle making to other immersive experiences. Dive into the world of local craftsmanship and creativity, crafting your own souvenirs.

    Indulge your sweet tooth with a taste of authentic lavender ice cream, a delightful treat made from locally grown lavender. Savor the unique blend of floral notes and creamy goodness, showcasing Hokkaido's agricultural excellence.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Furano

  4. Explore Hell Valley, a geothermal hotspot where you can witness volcanic activity up close. Observe steam billowing from the ground, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. Learn about the region's geological wonders and the natural forces shaping the landscape.

    Japan Hell Valley
    Hell Valley

    Get a rare opportunity to observe bears in their natural habitat at Bear Park. Gain insights into these magnificent creatures' behavior and conservation efforts aimed at preserving their habitats. Enjoy educational presentations and observe these animals from a safe distance.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Noboribetsu

    Japan Noboribetsu Bear Park
    Bear Park

  5. Step back in time at Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura, a historical theme park depicting life in the Edo period. Participate in ninja training sessions, showcasing ancient martial arts, and try your hand at traditional archery. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Japan.

    Embark on a scenic boat ride on Lake Toya, surrounded by the serene beauty of nature. Admire the majestic Mount Usu, an active stratovolcano, as you cruise along the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy the tranquility and picturesque views of the surrounding landscapes.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Noboribetsu

    Japan Lake Toya Boat Cruise
    Lake Toya Boat Cruise

  6. Take a leisurely stroll along Otaru Canal, a picturesque waterway lined with historic buildings and charming cafes. Capture the romantic ambiance as the canal lights up in the evening, creating a magical atmosphere.

    Explore the enchanting world of music boxes at the Otaru Music Box Museum. Discover a captivating collection of intricately crafted music boxes, each telling a unique story through melodies and craftsmanship.

    Japan Otaru Music Box Museum
    Otaru Music Box Museum

    Conclude your day with a visit to the Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory. Indulge in delectable Hokkaido chocolates and witness the art of chocolate making. Learn about the sweet heritage of Hokkaido's confectionery industry. After the tour, continue driving to Sapporo.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Sapporo

  7. Immerse yourself in Hokkaido's cultural and natural history at the Hokkaido Museum. Explore interactive exhibits, artifacts, and displays, unraveling the region's unique heritage and traditions.

    Step into the past at Hokkaido Historical Village, a living museum featuring authentic buildings from different periods of Hokkaido's history. Experience traditional crafts, workshops, and demonstrations, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of Hokkaido's residents.

    Japan Hokkaido Historical Village
    Hokkaido Historical Village

    After lunch, feed your curiosity at the Sapporo Science Center, an engaging space filled with interactive exhibits and scientific wonders. Embark on a journey of discovery, learning about astronomy, technology, and natural phenomena in an entertaining and educational environment.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Sapporo

  8. Enjoy your free time in Sapporo, exploring local markets, souvenir shops, or relaxing in a cozy cafe. Reflect on your Hokkaido adventures and cherish the memories you've made. Your driver will escort you to the airport, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey to your next destination or back home. Bid farewell to Hokkaido with cherished memories of its natural beauty, cultural treasures, and warm hospitality. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $3484 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 4 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 8 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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