Escorted Tour

Hokkaido Snow Festival Jan 28 (Tue) ~ Feb 7 (Fri), 2020

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per person USD 3,929
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Day 2: JAN 29 (WED) CHITOSE AIRPORT


05:00pm            

Arrive at Chitose Airport

After formality – walk over to the hotel (located inside of Chitose Airport Terminal)

Accommodations at Air Terminal Hotel or similar           

Day 3: JAN 30 (THU) CHITOSE – ASAHIKAWA - SOUNKYO


Breakfast at the hotel

08:45am               

Leave for sightseeing with guide by chartered bus

Visit AEON mall for snow shoes or snow traction cleats

Stop at Sunagawa Oasis for shopping and stretch your legs (about 30min)

01:00pm              

Lunch at Ramen Village on own

Visit Otokoyama Sake Brewery for tour and tasting

05:00pm              

Arrive at the hotel (onsen hotel)

Dinner at the hotel (buffet)

Take hotel shuttle bus to Sounkyo Ice Festival

Accommodations at Sounkyo Kanko Hotel (Japanese-Western Room) or similar

 

Day 4: ANn 31 (Fri) SOUNKYO - ABASHIRI


Breakfast at the hotel

09:00am              

Leave for sightseeing with ESG by chartered bus

Visit Ginga & Ryusei Water Fall

01:00pm             

Lunch at local restaurant (Menu T.A.B.)

Learn about drift ice at Drift Ice Museum

Enjoy Drift ice breaker cruise (about 1hr)

05:00pm             

Arrive at the hotel (onsen hotel)

Dinner at the hotel (Japanese set menu with crab)

Accommodations at Abashiriko So (Japanese western room or western room) or similar                      

Day 5: FEB 01 (SAT) ABASHIRI – KUSHIRO - AKAN


Morning Optional Tour: $50.00/p.p. for smelt fishing – please choose YES or NO on application form

8:30am Leave for smelt fishing by bus

8:45am~10:00am Enjoy smelt fishing on ice (fishing gear and tent included in fee)

(You can eat fish after fishing – cooked fried)

10:15am

Return to hotel

10:30am              

Leave for sightseeing with ESG by chartered bus

Visit Mt. Io

11:30am             

Lunch at local restaurant (menu T.B.A

Visit Tsurumidai for Japanese red crowned crane

04:00pm              

Arrive at the hotel (onsen hotel)

Enjoy visit to Ainu village in front of hotel after check-in

06:00pm             

Dinner at the hotel (menu Buffet)

Walk to see Ainu Fire ceremony on the lake (frozen)

Accommodations at Akan Tsuruga Wings (Western Room) or similar                      

Day 6: FEB 02 (SUN) AKAN – OBIHIRO - TOKACHIGAWA


Breakfast at the hotel

09:00am             

Leave for sightseeing with ESG by chartered bus

12:00pm             

Lunch at Ikeda Wine Castle   (Steak lunch)

Visit Shikaribetsu Kotan – Ice cave, Ice maze, Ice bar and snow activities are available

04:30pm             

Arrive at the hotel

Dinner at the hotel (menu Japanese set menu)

Visit Tokachigawa Sairinka Festival by hotel shuttle bus                              

Day 7: FEB 03 (MON) TOKACHIGAWA – CHITOSE - OTARU


Breakfast at the hotel

08:30am            

Leave hotel with ESG by chartered bus

12:00pm            

Lunch at local restaurant (menu T.B.A.)         

Visit Lake Shikotsu Hyoto Ice Festival

 05:00pm           

Proceed to Otaru – Enjoy candle lighted up path in Otaru

“Otaru yuki akarino michi” = otaru candle light festival schedule pending for 2020

Arrive at the hotel – hotel is connected to shopping mall

Dinner on own at local restaurant

Accommodations at Grand Park Otaru or similar  

Day 8: FEB 04 (TUE) OTARU – YOICHI – OTARU - SAPPORO


Breakfast at the hotel

Leave for sightseeing with guide by chartered bus

Visit Nikka Whisky Distillery – for tour and tasting

Enjoy Otaru sightseeing & glass making (blow the glass)

- Otaru canal, music box shop, sweets shop and glass wear shop

Lunch on own in Otaru                          

Arrive at the hotel             

Farewell dinner at local restaurant for crab course menu     

Accommodations at Mercure Hotel Sapporo or similar  

Day 9: FEB 05 (WED) SAPPORO


Breakfast at the hotel

Leave for sightseeing with ESG by chartered bus

09:00am              

Visit Okurayama Ski Jump Hill and take ski lift

Visit Sapporo Central wholesale market (seafood shopping)

Lunch on own at the market

Visit Hokkaido Jingu Shrine

Visit Hitsujigaoka Park

Drive by Sapporo city center landmarks – old clock tower, Odori Park and Old government bldg

05:30pm            

Return to the hotel

Accommodations at Mercure Hotel Sapporo or similar  

Day 10: FEB 06 (THU) SAPPORO


Breakfast at the hotel

Sapporo Snow FestivalOdori Park Main Site  and Susukino Ice Sculpture

Our escort will create excursion activity including shopping for 100yen store, Tokyu Hands and etc

Accommodations at Mercure Hotel Sapporo or similar  

Day 11: FEB 07 (FRI) SAPPORO – CHITOSE AIRPORT - HONOLULU


Breakfast at the hotel

AM                     

Free until hotel departure time – leave your belongings at the hotel bell desk

01:30pm             

Leave for airport by chartered bus

Visit ARIO shopping mall

03:45pm             

Leave for airport

04:45pm             

Arrive at Chitose Airport

07:45pm             

Leave for Honolulu by Hawaiian Airline 442

 

                           ** Arrive back in Honolulu on the same day 8AM**   

Note: Air and Land Itinerary are subject to change.

Meal and room arrangements may change due to availability (ex. Japanese to Western)

Please contact Honolulu Office for Tour Details: 808-979-0111

 


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 120 days prior to departure.

If reservation is made less than 120 days prior to departure, full payment is due at time of booking.

If remaining balance of payment is not made within the above-required period of time, JTB USA, Inc. reserves the right to cancel reservations

2.

Cancellations and Changing Fees:  (Please read very carefully)

Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings. Therefore, the following fees will apply:

 

Cancellation or any changes within:

* Up to 121days of departure                 $300deposit

* 120– 91days of departure                    30% of the total tour fee

*  90 –31 days prior to departure:           50% of the total tour fee

* Within 30-15 days prior to departure:   75% of the total tour fee

* 14 days prior to departure:                 100% of the total tour fee

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

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 20 participants to guarantee a tour.

JTB USA, Inc. will notify participants of any changes 100 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.

 

5.

Rules and Restrictions

* Passengers with foreign passports (excluding U.S & Japan passports) may need to obtain visa

  from Japan Consulate

* Please call Japan Consulate at 808-543-3111 for visa information

* Seats are limited; please call at 808-979-0111 for reservations

* Price/Schedule is subject to change by Vendor

* Minimum 20 people are required to guarantee the departure.

* A moderate degree of physical health and Physical ability is required to participate in the tour.

   In the event of special physical or mental needs, JTB USA cannot assume any responsibility in

   relation to the difficulty or impossibility that the said passenger may encounter in undertaking

   the activities planned for the tour, nor JTB USA assume any responsibility for providing

   assistance for their adaption to, or continuation of, the trip.

* JTB USA reserves right to suspend any tour for passengers whose physical and/or mental   

   conditions make their participation very difficult or dangerous to themselves or others.

   JTB USA likewise reserves the right to exclude passengers who significantly disrupt

   the smooth-running of the trip

6.

** If you purchase this package as LAND ONLY please be aware that the Land Only designation includes hotels/meals/and sightseeing only. International and domestic air flights as well as transportation to/from airports are not included.

 

7.

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

 

                         ** Optional Travel Insurance is Recommended **

                              Travel Insured: https://www.travelinsured.com

 

                             Or call   1-800-243-3174  /  Office Number: 52919

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 ADLT Single Supplement
01/28/2020 03/07/2020 Honolulu $ 3,929 $ 1,200
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings. Therefore, the following fees will apply: Cancellation or any changes within: * Up to 121days of departure $300deposit * 120– 91days of departure 30% of the total tour fee * 90 –31 days prior to departure: 50% of the total tour fee * Within 30-15 days prior to departure: 75% of the total tour fee * 14 days prior to departure: 100% of the total tour fee *Any additional individual arrangement may not be refundable. Please check with our travel agents. Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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