Departure date: 7 Jun, 2018 (Thu) Fly & Drive
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for flight to Haneda
Singapore – Haneda – Chitose – Tomakomai
Hotel: Hotel Nidom (Hot Spring) or similar
(Car pick-up at Chitose Airport branch)
Start your trip right with a delicious meal of barbequed meats at the cosy Log House Wagyu Bibi Restaurant. Feast on juicy, tender wagyu beef and more at this table barbeque restaurant, guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.
Walk off your meal along the shore of the beautiful Lake Shikotsu. This crater lake formed over 40,000 years ago is one of the deepest and clearest lakes in Japan. Take a glass-bottomed boat cruise on the lake to truly appreciate its natural beauty.
Shop to your heart’s content at Chitose Outlet Mall Rera. Home to over 400 brands ranging from fashion to toys to household products, Hokkaido’s first large scale outlet mall is the perfect place for a shopping spree.
Tomakomai – Sounkyo
Hotel: Sounkyo Choyotei (Hot Spring) or similar
Ice cream lovers should not miss out on Kacha Ice Cream & Restaurant. Ice cream here is homemade using ingredients and dairy from the attached farm, ensuring quality and freshness.
Frolic round flower-filled Farm Tomita, known for its ‘rainbow fields’ of flowers. Many different varieties of flowers are in bloom this season and are particularly beautiful when viewed together with the surrounding mountains and wide, open landscapes.
More often seen in pictures, you can see the real Shirogane Blue Pond for yourself today. The azure blue of the water is caused by its mineral composition and makes a fascinating sight juxtaposed against the sombre grey trees.
Pay a visit to Hokkaido’s highest mountain at 2,291m, Mt. Asahidake. Take the Asahidake Ropeway up the mountain for breath-taking views of the volcanic Ishikari mountain range and surrounding greenery.
Sounkyo – Ikutahara Onsen
Hotel: Hotel North King (Hot Spring) or similar
The twin waterfalls of Ginga & Ryusei, found within Sounkyo Gorge, are among the best 100 waterfalls in Japan. Often referred to as husband-and-wife falls, the silvery thin rivulets of Ginga and powerful burst of Ryusei give character to each of the falls.
The North Fox Farm is exactly that – an enclave of free-roaming foxes. The farm houses around 60 animals in total, including the rare silver fox, aside from the usual Hokkaido red foxes. Get up close to these adorable animals and don’t forget your camera!
Be transported back to your childhood as you visit Chacha World – Museum of Worldwide Wooden Toys. All manner of wooden toys are available for viewing and playing with here. Another feature of this unique museum is the “Shadow Gallery” showcasing incredible shadow murals that you have to see for yourself.
Ikutahara Onsen – Abashiri
Hotel: Abashirikoso (Hot Spring) or similar
Tucked away in East Hokkaido’s Monbetsu is Engaru – the hometown of Aikido, one of Japan’s most famous martial arts. Today you will discover there is more beneath this charming town. Join our Follow Me Japan Engaru Activity Day and you will find out for yourself what other treasures lie in wait in Engaru!
Abashiri – Shiretoko
Hotel: Shiretoko Grand Hotel (Hot Spring) or similar
Bihoro Pass is a viewing spot located on the western side of Lake Kussharo. From the 525m high observatory, you can take in impressive panoramic views of Lake Kussharo and its islands below.
Mt Iou is an active volcano peppered with vents emitting plumes of smoke and sulphur. The yellow sulphur dotting the barren landscape of the mountain give it a unique appearance.
One of the clearest lakes in the world, Lake Mashu is known as “Kamuy-tou” in the Ainu language, meaning “Lake of the Gods”. This name comes as no surprise given the spectacular views of the clear water and surrounding sheer cliffs that can be seen from the observatory.
Visit the Shiretoko Nature Center to learn all about the Shiretoko National Park. Take the trail from the centre down to Furepe Waterfall, a waterfall fed by ground water that crashes into the Sea of Okhotsk below.
Shiretoko – Akan
Hotel: Akan Yuku no Sato TSURUGA RERA (Hot Spring) or similar
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Shiretoko Five Lakes look whimsically like a god’s handprint and can be visited via an elevated boardwalk to protect the fragile ecosystems. From here, you can enjoy views of the lake, Sea of Okhotsk and surrounding mountains.
As you leave the lakes, drive along the Shiretoko Pass, one of the top three scenic driving routes in Japan. This 738m high pass connects Rausu and Shari and provides splendid views of Mt. Rausu, Shiretoko’s highest mountain, and Kunashiri Island along the way.
Another great view point is Kaiyodai Observatory. From here, the roundness of the earth can be felt as you look out onto the horizon of farmland and forests from an altitude of 270m.
Get more sights of sprawling grasslands against blue skies at 900 Sogen Grassland, a municipal ranch where around 2,000 cows are bred on 930ha of land. Enjoy the openness of the farmland as you watch peacefully grazing cows.
Akan – Tokachi
Hotel: Kangetsuen (Hot Spring) or similar
Also known as the five-coloured lake, Lake Onneto was formed by the eruption of Mt. Meakan. Its water changes colour depending on sunlight and temperature, going from a gleaming bottle green to a deep azure.
Join us in Follow Me Japan’s special activity! Be introduced to the warmth and passion of the people of Tokachi on our Tokachi Activity Day, a hit with our holidaying crowd. See Hokkaido from the eyes of the locals and experience the real Hokkaido on this day!
Tokachi – Sapporo
Hotel: Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo or similar
Get up close to Hokkaido’s large brown bears at Sahoro Bear Mountain. Visitors can watch the bears roaming freely in the forest and view them from various trails, a bear point, and even a bear watching bus.
Over at the Furano Jam Factory, over 35 different kinds of jam are made from just about every fruit and vegetable in the area. Sample the different jams and buy your favourite flavours home!
A lovely café located atop a hill, Furano Delice serves up decadent desserts made with locally-produced Furano milk and Hokkaido cheese. Their signature cheesecake and creamy custard pudding are not to be missed!
Hotel: Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo or similar
This morning, visit the Sapporo Curb Market, a collection of nearly 80 stores outside Sapporo’s central wholesale market. Specialising in seafood, and you can get some of the freshest ones here.
Take a trip out to Otaru, famous for its sushi street, charming buildings, whimsical music box museums and delectable desserts. Spend some time exploring the historical streets of Hokkaido’s former major herring centre and terminal station for Hokkaido’s first railroad.
In Sapporo City, you will not be disappointed by the variety of shopping and dining options available. From Daimaru and Esta to Tokyu Hands and Tanukikoji, there is no end to shopping here. Hit up the Ramen Republic tonight for miso ramen, or have a meal of soup curry to complete your Hokkaido experience!
(Return car in Sapporo city)
Sapporo – Chitose – Haneda – Singapore
Flight back to Singapore
Assemble date: 7 Jun, Thu (SO12748)
Flight schedule: (for suggestion only, not included in tour price)
7Jun JL 38 Singapore - Haneda
0150 / 0950
7Jun JL 515 Haneda - Chitose
1230 / 1400
16Jun JL 526 Chitose - Haneda
2000 / 2140
17Jun JL 35 Haneda - Singapore
0005 / 0615
1st & 2nd passenger
Vitz : Adult twin share $4,250
Corolla/Corolla Fielder : Adult twin share $4,350
New Prius*/Isis : Adult twin share $4,450
Estima/Velfire : Adult twin share $4,850
3rd & 4th passenger
(sharing same car with 1st & 2nd passenger)
Adult twin share $3,850; Adult triple share $3,650
Child with bed $2,550
Child no bed (age 4 & below) $1,450
Tour price includes:
Hotel accommodation as stipulated in itinerary
Meals as stipulated in itinerary
FMJ driving guidebook (1 per car)
ETC card and Japan Handphone (1 per car)
Car rental with upgraded insurance coverage
Comprehensive travel insurance
Tour price excludes:
Airport taxes & fuel charges (Estimated, subject to change)
Parking & Entrance fees to sightseeing spots
Petrol or Oil refilling
Child Seat (if required)
Application fee for IDP
Visa application fee (if any)
International & Domestic Sectors Airfare Adult $800; Child $600
Airport Taxes Adult $130; Child $120
English Voice-over GPS Navigation system subject to availability.
The prices are subject to change upon fluctuations of currency exchange rates.
Flight schedule and the sequence of the itinerary are subject to change with or without prior notice to ensure the smooth running of the tour.
Minimum group size to confirm tour is 10 adults/children with bed.
Deviation fare is based on applicable GV2 or FIT fares. (subject to ticketing conditions)
Handling fee for flight deviation is S$50 per person.
Child no bed will be served simple meals.
Please refer to booking form for further terms and conditions.