Day 1 NARITA – CHITOSE ARRIVAL – SAPPORO (–/–/D)
Upon arrival at Narita Airport you will be taking the Domestic Flight to Chitose Airport by yourself. Upon your arrival in Chitose Airport, meet your English speaking guide. Transfer to Sapporo, check in at the hotel and have bento box dinner.
Day 2 SAPPORO – ASAHIKAWA – MOMBETSU (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside the hotel, check out. Proceed to your Sapporo City Tour. It includes drive by CLOCK TOWER, known by many as the symbol of the city and ODORI PARK, the heart of Sapporo’s festival life and the center of city outdoor activity where you can also see SAPPORO TV TOWER as it boasts itself as the city’s famous landmark. Then visit the FORMER HOKKAIDO GOVERNMENT BUILDING which is also known as the “Red Brick” because it is literally made of thousands of red bricks. Transfer to Asahikawa and get to taste authentic ramen of your choice at ASAHIKAWA RAMEN VILLAGE (a cash refund will be given for your lunch at the village). Then, drive to Mombetsu and visit OKHOTSK SEAL TOKKORI CENTRE, a facility that specializes in sheltering and conservation of earless seals. Visitors can observe the natural ecology of these graceful seals, and even take part in close-up interactive activities. Next, make your way to OKHOTSK GARINKO TOWER the world’s first underwater drift ice observatory. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel and check in.
Day 3 MOMBETSU – ABASHIRI (B/L/D)
Have breakfast in the hotel and then check out. First, ride and experience firsthand the DRIFT ICE BOAT (weather permitting activity) and make your way through frozen Sea of Okhotsk. Next, visit MARCHEN HILL covered with white snow during winter. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then, proceed to OKHOTSK DRIFT ICE MUSEUM. Learn about the Sea of Okhotsk and the mysterious drift ice from a scientific perspective. In the Freezing Room you can see real drift ice all year round and even touch it. Next, see MT. TENTO, a designated place of scenic beauty in Abashiri, Hokkaido for a short snow experience. Visit ABASHIRI PRISON, which gained national fame through a popular yakuza movie series by director Ishii Teruo in the 1960s. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel and check in.
Day 4 ABASHIRI – SHIRETOKO – AKAN (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside hotel, check out. Experience a winter activity like no other through the DRIFT ICE WALK (weather permitting activity). Enjoy a walk or play on drift ice! Proceed to OSHINKOSHIN WATERFALL, designated as one of Japan’s best 100 waterfalls. Pass by an 18 km stretch of straight road that seems to lead to heaven that coined its name “ROAD TO HEAVEN”. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then a volcanic foot spa experience awaits you at SUNAYU, on the banks of LAKE KUSSHARO. You may get a chance to see as well Swan enjoying the water in cold season. Another lake not to be missed is LAKE MASHU, a caldera lake in Akan National Park. It vies for the position of “clearest lake in the world”, and is considered by many to be Japan’s most beautiful lake. Drive to Akan and visit AKAN AINU KOTAN, the largest Ainu settlement in Hokkaido. It has a shopping district with 30 restaurants and local crafts stores. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel and check in.
Day 5 AKAN – KUSHIRO – HANEDA – NARITA (B/L/D)
Have breakfast in the hotel and then check out. Visit JAPANESE CRANE KUSHIRO TSURUMIDAI to watch Japan lucky cranes. After, proceed to KUSHIRO MARSH OBSERVATORY, a huge marsh with an overall area of 183 square kilometers. A bento box will be provided for your lunch. After, transfer to Kushiro Airport for your flight to Haneda airport. Upon arrival at Haneda, you will meet your English speaking assistant that will take you to your hotel in Narita. Check in and dinner will be served inside the hotel.
Day 6 NARITA DEPARTURE (B/–/–)
After breakfast inside hotel, check out. Proceed to NARITA OMOTESANDO. “Omotesando” is a common word for a path leading to temple or shrine, which is why the road to Narita-san is aptly named. Next visit NARITA SHINSHOJI TEMPLE, a time-honored temple with a history of over 1000 years, during which it has attracted many believers. Then, have free time shopping at SHISUI OUTLET MALL. Lunch will be on your own arrangement. Lastly, transfer to Narita Airport for your flight back to Manila.