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Explore the unspoiled nature in winter’s Hokkaido! This one-day tour presents Hokkaido's two most iconic lakes Lake Toya and Lake Shikotsu. Shikotsu-Toya National Park is centered with these two lakes. The distance between Lake Toya and Lake Shikotsu is about 100 kilometers and bus ride takes roughly 2 hours. Around Lake Toyo Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Geopark is a UNESCO recognized geopark, and Mt. Usu can be overviewed from the window on a ropeway ride. Detailed guidance board is available along the promenade in the geopark, to provide visitors with joyful experience of learning mysteries of grandeur earth. Lunch is served at Toyako Manseikaku followed by free walk before heading out. During January 25 to February 17 there will be held Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, and it will be included in the schedule of this tour.

Description:

In the morning, we will departure from JR Sapporo Station Bus Terminal at around 08:35. Our first stop will be Lake Shikotsu, and guests can have a free session of 30 minutes for strolling. Shikotsu Lake was formed about 40000 years ago while Japan was still attached with Asia continent, then the lake gradually appeared as round shape as volcano erupted. It is renowned worldwide for its clarity and the exuberance in its tranquility.

Afterwards it will be a brief rest at Kinoko Okoku in Otaki for about 25 minutes. Lunch is held at Toyako Manseikaku, and guests can spend some free time for a refreshing view of the lakeside after lunch. Lake Toya is a caldera lake formed by a large volcanic eruption hundred thousand years ago. It is surrounded by magnificent nature, and also provides habitat for many wild life and prophyte. Then take Usuzan Ropeway ride and visit Bear Farm. Upon arrival at Silo Observation Deck, panorama of Lake Toya can be overviewed.

Along return trip, we will stop at Nakayama Pass for sightseeing and short break. Tour bus will arrival back at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal around 19:00. Before that guests can choose drop-off at available locations.



Highlights:

    Location: Sapporo, Japan

    Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


      Operates: See Availability

      Departure Point:
      Departure from Sapporo Station Bus Terminal

      Departure Time: Departure at 08:35 A.M.

      Return Details:

      Jozankei Onsen at 18:10
      APA Hotel& Resort Sapporo at 18:30
      Sapporo Park Hotel at 18:45
      Hotel Mystays Premier Sapporo Park at 18:47
      Jasmac Plaza Hotel at 18:48                       
      Susukino Station at 18:50
      Sapporo Clock Tower at 18:55
      Sapporo Station Bus Terminal at 19:00



    • Inclusions:
      • National Park fees
      • Lunch
      • Admission ticket
      • Driver/guide
      • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
      • Transport by air-conditioned coach

    • Exclusions:
      • Drinks
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • ・Please note that sightseeing boat on Lake Shikotsu will not be operated during this tour period. 
        ・This tour is equipped with multi-language audio guide including Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English. 
        ・As an option, you can take a hot spring bath at Manseikaku Hotel. Admission is at JPY500 per adult, and JPY250 per child (infant free of charge). Towels are not provided, but you may rent at the front desk at JPY 300 for face and bath towel. 
        ・Though there is a footpath to the summit of Mt. Usu, it is wise to have smart casual and comfortable shoes for easy walking.<BR/>You can get a discount ticket for Brown Bear Zoo by showing your bus stub. (Adult: JPY850→JPY750, Child: JPY500→JPY400)<BR/>If the ropeway is closed due to strong wind or inclement weather, souvenirs will be given as compensation.<BR/>By presenting the bus stub, you can also get a discount for the following products.<BR/>Lake Toya red beef croquette (JPY150 → JPY100) <BR/>Original soft milk ice-cream (JPY300 → JPY200)
        ・Tour will be cancelled when there is no reservation by 18:00 the day before.
        ・Sightseeing time may be changed due to the traffic and the number of participants. 
        ・Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the holiday break or the restriction condition of the facility.
        ・Please allow enough time for transfer to the other modes of transport and arrive at the gathering place early, as bus may be delayed due to traffic jams or adverse weather conditions.
        ・Tour may be cancelled due to bad weather, disaster or traffic congestion. Please contact us to re-confirm the operation details in advance.
        ・If there is any further inquiries regarding to the tour, please feel free to send us an email in advance.


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