Sapporo Snow Festival & Japan Winter Highlights

This 13-day trip brings together two Japanese islands to create one unforgettable experience that covers some of the major winter events this country has to offer. From the famous onsen hot springs throughout Japan that make the country so inviting in winter, to the free time to discover new and historical districts in Tokyo and Kyoto, to the Sapporo Snow Festival and the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival in Hokkaido, this tour is the best answer for anyone looking for a different sort of adventure.


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13 Days from $5,749 per person

Tokyo to Sapporo

Highlights:

  • Lay eyes on the glitz of Tokyo
  • Hike past geysers in Jigokudani Park
  • Go local at a traditional minshuku
  • Explore the secrets of the Ninja Temple
  • Celebrate the season at Sapporo Snow Festival

Inclusions:

  • Your Wellness Moment: Seninburo Hot Spring Visit, HongÅ«
  • CEO-led city tours of Tokyo and Kanazawa
  • Ninja Temple visit
  • Minshuku stay with traditional meals
  • Instant Ramen Museum visit (Osaka)
  • CEO-led city tour of Kyoto, including entrance to Nijo Castle and Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion
  • Orientation walks in Osaka and Sapporo
  • Sapporo Snow Festival visit
  • Snow Light Path Festival visit (Otaru)
  • Jigokudani Park visit
  • Traditional inn stay (Noboribetsu)
  • Internal flight
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations

Departure Dates:

28 January 2020
31 January 2020

 

 




Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Tokyo

Arrive at any time.

 

Day 2 - Tokyo

Enjoy a morning tour of some of the city's highlights. With a free afternoon, opt to explore more of Tokyo's diverse districts.

 

Day 3 - Tokyo/Shirakawa-go

It's a long travel day to reach the scenic village of Shirakawa-go. View the unique architecture before settling into a local style inn for the night. Enjoy a traditional dinner.

Meals included: Dinner



Day 4 - Shirakawa-go/Kanazawa

Enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Kanazawa by bus. Wander through the samurai village on a short guided walk. Opt to visit the impressive 21st Century Museum, the geisha district, or Kenrokuen garden.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 5 - Kanazawa/Kawayu Onsen

Travel to Kawayu Onsen in the Kii mountains and settle into the traditional inn for the evening. Visit the seninburo onsen, dug into the riverbed, and soak in the natural hot spring. Savour a traditional dinner at the inn.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Wellness Moment Seninburo Hot Spring Visit

Meals included: Dinner

 

Day 6 - Kawayu Onsen/Osaka

Spend a free morning in the area. Opt to walk along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail or visit the Hongu Taisha Shrine and giant torii gate of Oyu No Hara. Travel to Osaka in the late afternoon and opt for a night out in buzzing Namba.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Osaka

Visit the Instant Ramen Museum and create your own instant noodles. Explore this vibrant city with free time, opting to visit Osaka Castle Park or browse Shinsaibashi's trendy shops.

 

Day 8 - Osaka/Kyoto

Continue on to nearby Kyoto and enjoy a morning city tour. With options like a tea ceremony, a traditional costume photo shoot, and visits to temples or museums, there's tons to see and do.

 

Day 9 - Kyoto/Sapporo

Catch a flight from Osaka to the island of Hokkaido. Enjoy some free time in Sapporo with an optional welcome meeting for any new travellers joining the group here.

 

Day 10 - Sapporo

Take an orientation tour of the city before spending the day at the Sapporo Snow Festival. In the afternoon, depart for Otaru to experience this town's Snow Light Path Festival. Head back to Sapporo for the night.

 

Day 11 - Sapporo/Noboribetsu

Travel to nearby Noboribetsu. Go for an easy hike through Jigokudani Park to view the scenery and geysers, or opt to visit the onsen town's spas. Enjoy a stay at a traditional inn for the night, complete with dinner dressed in a provided yukata (cotton kimono).

Meals included: Dinner

 

Day 12 - Noboribetsu/Sapporo

Enjoy a free day to visit the snow festival or explore more of Sapporo.

Meals included: Breakfast



Day 13 - Sapporo

Depart at any time.


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