Land Only Package

[FEB.01, 2017] HOKKAIDO SNOW FESTIVAL TOUR #1 - Chitose/Sapporo/Sounkyo/Abashiri/Kushiro/Tokachigawa

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per person USD 2,300
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【GUARANTEED DEPARTURE】The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan's largest winter events. Enjoy to see the hundreds of beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures. Hokkaido has a lot more to offer to visitors than its scenery. You can also try various activities to communicate with nature. Will visit Sapporo,Sounkyo Onsen, Abashiri and Kushiro.

Day 1: Feb.01 (Wed) Arrival at Chitose


After arrival at Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, you will walk over to your hotel on your own and check-in individually.
(Hotel is located inside of airport)

Accommodations at Air Terminal Hotel New Chitose or similar

 

Day 2: Feb.02(Thu) Chitose Airport - Asahikawa - Sounkyo


Breakfast at the hotel.

08:30 am

Leave for sightseeing with a guide by a chartered bus

Stop at AEON mall for snow shoes or snow band shopping

Stop at Sunakawa Oasis expressway stop on the way to Asahikawa

12:00pm             

Lunch on own at Asahikawa Ramen Village

Visit Takasago Sake Brewery for brewery tour (Including free sampling)

Proceed to Sounkyo

Arrive at onsen hotel (private onsen also available with fees)

Dinner at restaurant (Buffet)

Enjoy Sounkyo Ice Festival at night (free shuttle bus to festival location from hotel 5min.)

Accommodations at Sounkyo Choyotei Resort or similar

Day 3: Feb.03(Fri) Sounkyo - Abashiri


Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 am

Leave for sightseeing with a guide by a chartered bus

Visit Ginga Ryusei Water Fall near the hotel

Proceed to Abashiri

01:00pm            

Lunch at local restaurant – menu T.B.A.

03:00pm            

Enjoy Ice Breaker Cruise (about 1hr) – ship goes through drifted ice, sometime you see animals resting on top of the ice

05:00pm            

Arrive at onsen hotel

Dinner at hotel (Japanese set menu)    

Accommodations at Abashiriko So (Japanese-Western style) or similar

Day 5: Feb.05(Sun) Kushiro - Shikaribetsu -Tokachigawa


Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 am

Leave for sightseeing with a guide by a chartered bus

 Visit Ikeda Wine Castle

Lunch at local restaurant – menu T.B.A.

 Visit Shikaribetsu Kotan site for Ice bar, maze, igloo and snow mobile *additional fee for activities

03:30pm            

Arrive at onsen hotel

06:30pm            

Dinner at hotel – Japanese set menu

08:00pm              

Leave for Sairinka Festival

09:00pm            

Return to hotel                

Accommodations at Tokachigawa Daiichi Hotel Toyotei or similar

 

 

 

Day 4: Feb.04(Sat) Abashiri - Teshikagawa - Kushiro


Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 am

Leave for sightseeing with a guide by a chartered bus

Visit Lake Kussharo – This lake is known as swan lake

Visit Mt. Io - Active volcano in vicinity of Kawayu Onsen. Yellow sulfurous vent can be seen

12:15pm            

Lunch at local restaurant – menu T.B.A.

Visit Tsurumidai for Japanese Red Crown Crane

04:30pm             

 Arrive at hotel

Dinner on own – will be guide by our escort                            

Accommodations at ANA Crown Plaza Hotel or similar

Day 6: Feb.06(Mon) Tokachigawa - Shiraoi - Lake Shikotsu - Sapporo


Breakfast at the hotel.     

08:30 am

Leave for sightseeing with a guide by a chartered bus

Visit Shiraoi Ainu Village – including 1hr museum tour by a curator and 30min. exhibition

Lunch at local restaurant – menu T.B.A.

Visit Lake Shikotsu Hyobaku Matsuri = Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

Dinner at local restaurant – Crab course menu

Accommodations at Hotel CLUBBY Sapporo or similar *Across from Sapporo Factory

Day 7: Feb.07(Tue) Sapporo


You will have breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Main Snow Festival site on foot – Odori Park and Susukino Ice sculptures

Our escort will guide you in the city - including 100yet store, Tokyu Hands, Fish Market and etc

Accommodations at Hotel CLUBBY Sapporo or similar *Across from Sapporo Factory

Day 8: Feb.08(Wed) Sapporo


You will have breakfast at the hotel.

Room is available until regular check-out time. 

Departure Date

Feb.01 - 08, 2017 【Guaranteed Departure】

Inclusion

* English speaking guide from 2/02-06 & 2/08 * 7 nights hotel accommodations in Hokkaido * Sightseeing tours with chartered bus * Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners * Tour Escort by JTB

Meal

Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners

Guide

English speaking guide from 2/02-06 & 2/08

Inclusion

Tour escort from JTB USA, Free hot drink & post card at JTB (indoor) booth in the main Snow Festival site – Odori Park

Cost excludes

Any international and Japan domestic airfare and transfer to/from airport are NOT included.

Minimum Participants Required

Minimum 15 people is required to guarantee the departure.

Note

Passengers with foreign passports (excluding U.S passports) must obtain visa from Japan Consulate./ Passport must be valid more than 6months from departure./ Price,Schedule is subject to change by Vendor.

Other

Sign up by September 30, 2016


1.

Deposit and Final Payment

* A $300.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit per person will be required at the time of booking.
* The remaining balance is due 66 days prior to the departure.
* If reservation is made less than 66 days prior to the departure, a full payment is due at the time of booking.
* If remaining balance of payment is not paid within the above-required period of time, JTB USA, Inc reserves the right to cancel reservations.

2.

Cancellations/Changes

* In case of voluntary cancellation, the deposit remains non-refundable.
* Cancellation/deviation/change due to natural disaster, weather, war, civil unrest and order of government or immigration regulations applies regular rules below. JTB USA, Inc will make possible efforts to minimize the penalty.

* If situations occur during the trip, any extra cost for additional arrangements will be the individual tour participant's responsibility

** Upto 101 days prior to the departure                        $300 deposit

** 100 - 65 days prior to the departure                           30% of the total tour fee

** 64 - 31 days prior to the departure                           50% of the total tour fee

** Within 30 days prior to the departure                    100% of the total tour fee

** Any additional individual arrangement may not be refundable. Please check with our travel agents.

* Changes upto 66 days prior to the departure can be accepted with an applicable fee based on the availability

* Any change within 65 days prior to the departure is not permitted.

3.

Participation

For the benefit of everyone in your tour group, JTB USA, Inc reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a tour participant, and to remove from the tour any participant whose conduct is deemed incompatible with the interests of the other participants.

We require a minimum of 15 participants to guarantee a tour with an escort. JTB USA, Inc will notify participants of any changes 66 days prior to departure.

We regret that our escorted tours will operate only when booked by a sufficient number of participants. We reserve the right to cancel any departure date that has insufficient demand. 

* There may be a possibility to operate tours with less than 15 participants. However, it may require changes from each original tour itinerary and price.

4.

Responsibility

The tour participant agrees that neither JTB USA, Inc nor its affiliates shall be liable for any damage, loss (including personal injury, death, and property loss) or expense occasioned by any act or omission of any supplier providing services, or any insurer or insurance administrator under the Travel Protection Plan, or of any other person, or any other situations beyond the control of JTB USA, Inc, including weather, natural disaster, war, civil unrest, and order of government or immigration regulations.

We strongly advise that tour participants purchase the Optional Travel Insurance plans.Please ask one of our travel consultants for more information.

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email reservation@jtbusa.com

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Single Supplement
02/01/2017 02/08/2017 Sapporo $ 2,300 $ 450
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice、100% of the tour fare. 30 days to days prior, 100%. 64 days to 31 days prior, 50%. 100 days to 65 days prior, 30%. 101 days or more days prior, 300$ non refundable deposit. Cancellation period is based on Japan local time. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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