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  • Sapporo: Private Day Trip to Yoichi and Shakotan Peninsula

    1. Sapporo: Private Day Trip to Yoichi and Shakotan Peninsula

    Drive to the Shakotan Peninsula in the morning to start off your day. Take a walk through some stunning coastal scenery and take in the famous blue ocean views.  Hike along Cape Kamui and marvel at Kamui Rock, a towering geological specimen jutting out from the ocean's surface. After local seafood lunch with local seafood, take a leisurely drive to Yoichi Distillery, where the famous Nikka Whiskey is produced. Hear some explanation about the founder Masataka Taketsuru’s Scottish inspiration.  Try a sample for yourself and enjoy the taste. Soft-drinks are provided for non-alcohol drinkers and those under 20 years old. Head back to your accommodation after visiting the distillery.

  • Sapporo: Biei Blue Pond, Shikisai no Oka and Furano Tour

    2. Sapporo: Biei Blue Pond, Shikisai no Oka and Furano Tour

    Begin the day by meeting your tour guide at your hotel. They will introduce themselves and the day's itinerary to you. After hopping in the private vehicle, travel to the Biei area to visit the beautiful Blue Pond. Next stop is the Shirahige Falls, another scenic area where the blue of the water changes from season to season.  Next, you will travel to the nearby Shikisai no Oka, also known as the hill of four seasons, to enjoy the seasonal flower fields. Shikisai no Oka also has lots of other optional activities you can choose to get involved in, such as tractor rides, quad biking experiences, and an alpaca park.  After a break for lunch, continue to some other scenic spots such as Panorama Road and the Biei Christmas Tree. You will then travel to Furano to visit Tomita Farm. This farm is famous for its lavender, which blooms from late June to early August, but in the other months, the...

  • Sapporo: Private Day Trip to Jozankei

    3. Sapporo: Private Day Trip to Jozankei

    Start off your day by driving towards Otaru. Have a quick stop for coffee or tea in a locally run cafe and enjoy the atmosphere.  Get the chance to take some pictures at the iconic canal before it gets busy. Drive along the scenic route from Otaru to Jozankei. Take in the most breathtaking scenery and stop for pictures along the route as you drive the route via Asari Dam and Lake Sapporo. Arrive in Jozankei and enjoy a local lunch. Take some time outside the bus and walk around enjoying the fall leaves in the centre of the town. Explore the foot onsen at Gensen Park and take a short walk from Futami Park and Suspension Bridge for a classic view over Jozankei. Head back towards Sapporo via Takino Suzuran Park and admire the panoramic views of the fall leaves over the parking area.

  • Sapporo: Private Day Trip to Noboribetsu and Lake Toya

    4. Sapporo: Private Day Trip to Noboribetsu and Lake Toya

    Start your day by driving from Sapporo to Mount Usu and take the Mount Usu ropeway to see the view of Lake Toya. Take in the panorama of the ocean and see the volcanic area of Usu and Showa Shinzan. Have a quick break on your way and stop at Silo View Spot to enjoy views of Lake Toya on a clear day. Arrive at Mount Usu and grab lunch before hopping aboard the ropeway up the mountain. Take a short walk at the mountaintop to see the lake and ocean views. It’s one of the favorite local spots.  After lunch head to Noboribetsu Hell Valley. Visit Noboribetsu which is one of the most famous hot springs in Hokkaido. Witness the natural phenomenon responsible for Noboribetsu’s healing waters. Enjoy the beautiful view with many short hiking trails and remain in complete awe. Depending on the season, you will have some time here to either enjoy the hiking trails and foot onsen around Onuma Pond ...

  • Sapporo: Personalized Experience with a Local

    5. Sapporo: Personalized Experience with a Local

    Discover Sapporo as you would if you were visiting a friend who lived there, someone who will make you feel like they’ve known you and their city forever. The city itself is famed for its beautiful parks and gardens, regional cuisine (and beer), and its annual festivals. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Sapporo is also the gateway to Hokkaidō’s mountains and hot springs, providing you with urban and natural environments ripe for exploration. Although a young city, Sapporo is packed with exciting things to do and incredible cuisine to enjoy. Communicating directly with your guide beforehand to suggest an itinerary and agree on a meeting time and place, you can tailor your Sapporo experience to suit your interests and plan your dream day. If food ...

  • From Sapporo: Otaru and Yoichi Distillery Private Day Trip

    6. From Sapporo: Otaru and Yoichi Distillery Private Day Trip

    Head to Yoichi Distillery, where the famous Nikka Whiskey is produced. Learn about the founder Masataka Taketsuru’s Scottish inspiration and dream. Try a sample for yourself, with non-alcoholic soft drinks provided for non-alcohol drinkers and those under 20 years old. Drive to the city of Otaru and spend some time exploring the canal area. Stroll down Sakaimachi shopping street, famous for glassworks, music boxes, and great desserts. Follow this with a fantastic seafood lunch full of local fish and produce. Finally, take the ropeway up Tengu Mountain, enjoying the panoramic views of Otaru Port and Ishikari Bay. Tengu Mountain also boasts stunning nature, a squirrel park, bobsleigh (not available in winter) and a cafe, if you want a short break at the top.

  • Asahikawa: Private Customized Guided Tour

    7. Asahikawa: Private Customized Guided Tour

    Explore Asahikawa in your own way with a private licensed guide. Choose the 6 or 4-hour option depending on what fits with your schedule. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. Asahikawa is a large city in Hokkaido surrounded by the Taisetsuzan mountains. The area is blessed with powdery snow in the winter and stunning scenery year-round, making it an ideal spot to visit. This is a great city to explore on foot, and if you are in town in the Spring you will be able to experience a riot of color when the cherry blossoms arrive. Meet your guide at your hotel or anywhere convenient for you in Asahikawa. First stop is Asahiyama Zoo, one ...

  • Sapporo: City Tour with Mount Moiwa Ropeway

    8. Sapporo: City Tour with Mount Moiwa Ropeway

    Take a tour of Sapporo city’s sites, and get to see some of the city’s main attractions in one day. Benefit from your bilingual tour guide that will introduce you to each stop and help the group to enjoy what every place has to offer.  Enjoy a pickup before heading out to Sapporo Art Park and take a stroll through the Statue Garden walk from April until December, or the snowshoe walk from January until March.  Have a brief lunch break and drive out to Mount Moiwa. Ride the ropeway to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view of the city, a hiking option is also available if you would prefer this. Return to Sapporo city and expand your knowledge about the history of the red-brick old Hokkaido government building which was built in 1888, and modeled after the Massachusetts State House in the United States. After visiting the red-brick government building, head to the JR Tower's T38 Ob...

  • From Sapporo: Day Trip to Lake Shikotsu, Toya and Mount Usu

    9. From Sapporo: Day Trip to Lake Shikotsu, Toya and Mount Usu

    Begin the day with a pickup from Sapporo and meet your private tour guide. The guide will introduce themself and the day’s itinerary to your group. From there, your full-day trip begins. Head for Lake Shikotsu, just over 1 hour from Sapporo City. Take a walk through the small picturesque town by the lakeside and continue to the red rail bridge. From there you’ll be able to enjoy wonderful views across the lake and to the mountain range beyond. Follow the tour to Mount Usu and Mount Showashinzan. Take the ropeway to ascend Mount Usu, an active volcano that last erupted in the year 2000. Take in the panoramic views of Lake Toya and Mount Showashinzan, and also get close up views of the eruption crater. Stop for a well-deserved local lunch in the Toya area before you drive past the lakeside and to the locally famed Lake Hill Farm. This beautiful spot enjoys great views of Mount Totei, an...

  • Sapporo: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

    10. Sapporo: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

    Get to know Sapporo in the best way: through its food. Join a local host to feast your way around the city together, and sample 6-8 tastings of various local food specialties carefully selected for you. Benefit from the personal touch of a private tour and a flexible itinerary allowing you to change your mind about what you want to do during the experience. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. From Hokkaido’s regional miso ramen (always yummier with a plate of gyoza on the side) to treats which may surprise you like soft serve ice-cream and Hokkaido cheese, you’ll discover how, what, and where the locals eat. Immerse yourself in Sapporo's unique culinary culture and probably find your new favorite dish along the way. Slurp soup curry (it’s good mann...

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