Project Description

Precious Hokkaido

9 Days / 8 Nights (MJPH09)



Tel: 1-800-387-0387




DAY 1 Arrive Hokkaido (New Chitose Airport)   > Tomamu

Upon arrival, on your way to your first destination, Tomamu, with your friends and family. You can rest your eyes watching the brilliant green scenery of Hokkaido’s early summer. There is a pleasant surprise just around the corner, just wait and see!

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DAY 2 Tomamu – Heavenly Sea of Clouds                           B

Morning call by the unique natural phenomenon “sea of clouds” , if weather permitting. During the day you can get an insider’s look at the Hokkaido food scene, how about a visit to a dairy farm? You can try out milking a real cow and making butter out of fresh milk with your own hands.

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DAY 3 Tomamu > Akan – Landscapes of “the Breadbasket of Japan”                                       B, L , D

You will be driving through to Akan “the breadbasket of Japan”. For today’s lunch you will enjoy a delightful farm picnic. You can walk among wheat fields while listening to the wind blowing in the tall grass, and enjoy tasting some freshly made local bread. This day will be full of local delicacies and countryside sceneries such as Tokachi fields and Naitai Plateau Ranch.

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DAY 4 Akan > Abashiri – River Canoeing                                                         B, L, D

You can take part in a family friendly upstream canoeing activity with a local nature guide. The relaxing adventure starts from beautiful Lake Kussharo in Akan Mashu National Park. This slow but steady clear stream allows you to just sit and enjoy the ride without much work having to paddle.

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DAY 5 Abashiri > Engaru – Veggie Harvesting                                        B, L, D (Kaiseki Dinner)

Today’s highlight will be a visit to a local vegetable farm. The fresh vegetable picked by your own hands will be part of today’s healthy and tasty lunch. The main dish is decorated sushi, a fun and tasty activity that allows you and the kids alike to set your artistic imagination free.
And while you are here in East Hokkaido, be sure to visit the sea. At Cape Notoro you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Sea of Okhotsk here at the farthest end of East Asia.

Hotel Accommodation : Maure Villa (European-style resort with outdoor hot spring)

DAY 6 Engaru – Walking with cows and making delicious parfaits                              B, L, D

Today you will have a chance to peek behind the scenes of a local family-run dairy farm. Your adventure starts with riding to the top of a hill in an open truck. Here you’ll find a grassy pasture surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. You will learn how to call the cows. When the cows understand it’s milking time, they will start strolling back home and you can join them for a leisurely parade down the hill. Afterward, you will also make some delicious parfaits out of the fresh local milk.

Hotel Accommodation : Maure Villa (European-style resort with outdoor hot spring)

DAY 7 Engaru – Making “mochi” rice cakes > Asahikawa                B, L

Before returning to the city, let’s have a good look at the serene Hokkaido landscapes among the light green early summer rice fields. Rice is an inseparable part of the Japanese diet. There are many different rice varieties, some of which are used exclusively for rice cakes. Today you will try a fun and traditional method of making “mochi” rice cakes by pounding steamed rice with a giant wooden hammer. The local rice farmer will take the left-over rice straws turned into imaginative handicrafts. You will be spending some time with this charming personality, making a real Made in Japan souvenir.

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DAY 8 Asahikawa – Fun day at Asahiyama Zoo > Sapporo                                    B

Have a fun day at Asashiyama Zoo! There are polar bears, penguins, tigers, wolves and hippos among many other fascinating animals. This zoo is famous all over Japan for the innovative ways in how the animal can be observed and appreciated from different angles in areas that are as close to their natural environment as possible. Before heading to Sapporo, you should also have some local ramen noodle soup at Ramen Village, a charming collection of ramen restaurants found in Asashikawa.

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DAY 9 Sapporo > (New Chitose Airport) – Departure                                                                                   B

Before your private airport transfer, you can enjoy some free time, shopping and sightseeing in Hokkaido’s largest city Sapporo. June is also the season of various local festivals, such as Yosakoi Dance Festival, Sapporo Flower Festival and Hokkaido Shrine Festival, so if your timing is right, you can immerse in the atmosphere of Sapporo’s early summer festivities!