Sparkle Winter in Japan

Sparkle Winter in Japan

Spend a magnificent unique vacation in Japan, where is many things you can only experience during winter. First, you will head to Tokyo where is you can Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, One of the most unique and famous winter sights of Japan. Then, move to Sapporo where you will attend The greatest winter festival in Japan Sapporo Snow Festival which held in Hokkaido, The event features spectacular snow and ice sculptures and attracts over 2 million visitors.

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Tokyo

About the city

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest urban area in the world. Tokyo is the financial center of Japan and a blend of high-technology and tradition. Tokyo is huge and a well-organized modern city. The city landscape of Tokyo consists of temples and shrines, quiet nature reserves, historical buildings, futuristic architecture and neon lights. The core of the city includes Chiyoda and Chuo. This area features the impressive Imperial Palace, the national government buildings, the famous shopping area of Ginza, Tsukiji fish market, Akihabara electronics market and the historic Tokyo Station. The quiet neighborhood of Asakusa has some must-see attractions such as the Sensoji Temple, the Nakamise-dōri shopping arcade, and the Golden Poo. Nearby is the Ueno area, including the Ameyoko market. A perfect spot to shop for traditional gifts and see a great Buddhist temple. Another major attraction of the city is the Meiji Shrine, located in Shibuya. Tokyo is a unique city that has something for everyone, busy shopping areas, famous nightlife, historical sights, quiet parks, and amazing scenery.

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Hokke Inn Nihonbashi

Popularity:
  • 80% General
    185
  • 4-6 nihonbashi, koami-cho, chou-ku, tokyo,, Tokyo 1030016
Services:
Rooms:
SINGLE NON SMOKING (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
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Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Knowledgeable Local Guide

day 2 - Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Tour with Entry and Sake Tasting
A visit to the snow monkeys is one of the highlights of a visit to Japan. Jigokudani Yaen-koen is a place to observe the interesting ecology of Japanese monkeys nearby, and many people in the world have loved this place since 1964 when it first opened. Many researchers and photographers has also visit here for the photo opportunity. The monkeys here are known as "Snow Monkeys” because they bathe in the hot springs and no other monkeys in the world do this.
In 1970, they were appeared in the cover of "LIFE" magazine in the U.S. and were reported by the press overseas. Furthermore, in 1998, when the winter Olympic Games were held in Nagano, many athletes, game staff, news media and tourists from foreign countries visited, and made it a big topic.
Soaking in the hot spring is only one part of the monkeys’ lives. Monkeys do not usually soak in the hot spring in the warm season because they soak in the hot spring in order to survive the severe winter weather. The best charm of Jigokudani Yaen-koen is not taking pictures of monkeys, however, but enjoying the ecology of wild monkeys to be able to observe nearby through a year and the rich nature itself of the animals, insects, plants, and so on. Please listen carefully on the walking trail to Jigokudani and you will experience the natural ecology of the area through your five senses!
Itinerary
・Stroll Yumichi walking trail.
・Visit Shibu no Jigokudani funsen.
・Visit Jigokudani Yaen-koen & rest.
・Description of the nature by the guide

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Please join us wearing shoes that are easy to walk in and do not bring heavy baggage because you will walk the mountain paths
A maximum of 8 people per booking
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Minimum drinking age is 21 years
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Returns to original departure point
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Tokyo

Sapporo

Japan
Narita Intl / 14:00
Vanilla Air JW 917 Vanilla Air
1h 50m Nonstop
Japan
15:50 New Chitose
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Sapporo

About the city

Sapporo is the capital and largest city of the northern island of Hokkaido. The city contains many essential sights: the Sapporo Clock Tower, which has been marking time for over a century; the former Hokkaido government office building, a neo-baroque building known as "Red Brick" that is lit up after dark; and the poplars outside Hokkaido University (formerly Hokkaido Agricultural College). Odori Park is more than 1,400 meters long. In summer it is full of beer gardens, while in winter it becomes the location for a snow festival. During the festival, this big park is lined with magnificent snow statues and beautiful ice statues.

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Keihan Sapporo

Popularity:
  • 80% General
    761
  • 1-9, 6-chome, kita-6-jyo-nisi, kita-ku, sapporo-shi,, Hokkaido 060-0806
Services:
Rooms:
SINGLE NON SMOKING (1) - ROOM ONLY
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Experience Winter Outdoor in Hokkaido! Enjoy Snow Playing, Lake Shikotsu& Ice Festival!

day 4 - Experience Winter Outdoor in Hokkaido! Enjoy Snow Playing, Lake Shikotsu& Ice Festival!

Our tour bus will wait for you at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal and depart around 9:25A.M. from there.

By taking Japan National Route 12, we will go through Sapporo South IC and take a break at Wattsu Parking Area. Then we will head to North Snowland for outdoor snow playing, followed by lunch of Japanese style Shabu-shabu. In the afternoon it will be stroll around Lake Shikotsu to appreciate nature’s astounding beauty during winter, and join in the Ice Festival.

Upon finishing the tour, along the return journey we will pass several drop-off locations and guests may choose to get off at a preferable one. First options include Minami-Chitose Station and New Chitose Airport/ International Terminal. After a short break during the course, we will be back to Sapporo, and guests can choose to get off at Sapporo Factory, Sapporo Clock Tower and Sapporo Station Bus Terminal.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
・This is an outdoor tour during winter. Please wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes to participate.   
・As in this tour outdoor snow playing is included, please wear suitable outfit for cold weather. Waterproof shoes and snow gear are recommended. Please note that rental for outfit is not available on the spot. 
・During the snow playing session, please take care of your personal belongings in case they get lost in the snowfield and difficult to search.  
・Snow playing is held in designated section out of safety reasons. Please do not go beyond the area to prevent injury or other accident. 
・There might occur injury when wearing snow shoes. In this occasion, our company is not eligible to take responsibility.  
・It will be slippery at the venue of Ice Festival. Please be careful while walking. 
・At the restaurant Memere, upon showing bus pass guests will be able to have one free drink (Cola, orange juice, Calpico, Oolong tea, melon soda, sweet sake and green tea are optional). For other drinks, guests will have a 10% discount by showing the pass. Memere is closed on Wednesday and therefore drink is not available there. 
・Upon arrival at Minami-Chitose Station, guests may walk to Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, or there will be free shuttle bus from Outlet Mall Rera to airport. Guests need to afford transportation fee within Sapporo City. Order of dropping by at New Chitose Airport and Minami-Chitose may differ during different periods. 
・Staying time at each spot is subject to change due to traffic condition. In the case that facilities are not available for visiting, arrival time may be earlier than scheduled. In the case of late arrival due to traffic congestion or bad weather, please prepare enough time for transportation transfer. 
・If there is no booking by 6 P.M. on the day before departure, this tour will be canceled. This tour may also not be conducted due to insufficient snowfall.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Drop-off is possible at several locations including Minami-Chitose Station, New Chitose Airport/ International Terminal, Sapporo Factory, Sapporo Clock Tower and Sapporo Station Bus Terminal etc..

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Sparkle Winter in Japan
Sparkle Winter in Japan