5D4N, HOKKAIDO with Philippine Airlines

75,999.00

Millions of travelers journey to Japan each year, but very few ventures to Hokkaido. While touring this amazing prefecture over 6 days, reconnect with nature on the ski slopes, national parks, and lush lavender fields. Mingle with the locals in the onsen baths and enjoy blissful culinary delight by eating some of the freshest seafood in the world. Hokkaido will tug on your soul even long after your journey, compelling you to return. 

Duration:
5 days 4 nights
Group size:
Minimum 2 adults
Location:
Travel Period:
March 06 - April 24, 2020
Accommodation:
Hotel Sapporo Garden Palace (3*) or similar class
Price:
Php 75,999

Departure:
  • March 6, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • March 20, 2020
  • March 27, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • April 17, 2020
  • April 24, 2020
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Description

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip Airfare via Philippine Airlines
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers via Limousine bus/Local train
  • English-Speaking Assistant upon arrival in Chitose Airport
  • Otaru Day Tour based on seat in coach
  • Lake Shikotsu & Toya Tour based on seat in coach
  • Full day Sapporo Tour based on seat in coach
  • Free Visa Processing Fees for PH passport holders

Exclusions:

  • USD 55 – Airline taxes(subject to change)
  • PHP1620 – Philippine travel tax
  • JPY 500 per day – Optional tipping for guide and driver  (to be settle in Japan)
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage fees
  • Every Saturday Stay & Special Holiday Surcharge USD20 per night
  • Black Out Dates: 30 DEC 2019 – 01 JAN 2020
  • Beverages/Liquid refreshment during meals
  • Others not mentioned in the inclusions
  • **Above rate is based on per person**

Accommodation:

  • Hotel Sapporo Garden Palace (3*) or similar class
6 Chome Kita 1 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0001, Japan  

ITINERARY

DAY 1: CHITOSE ARRIVAL – SAPPORO(–/–/–)

Upon arrival at Chitose Airport, meet your English speaking assistant. Transfer to Sapporo Station by airport limousine bus/local train. Walk to your hotel and check-in.

DAY 2: SAPPORO FULL DAY TOUR(B/–/–)

After your breakfast inside the hotel, have free time on your own leisure. Get ready for your Sapporo City Tour (No guide included, English/Chinese Audio System only). See HOKKAIDO SHRINE, which is thought to be flowing with mystical power, is visited by many people each year. Visit also SHIROI KOIBITO PARK and SAPPORO CENTRAL WHOLESALE MARKET. Side stops include MT. OKURA SKI JUMP STADIUM where Ski jump events of 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics were held. Next, HITSUJIGAOKA OBSERVATION HILL, known for its statue of Dr William S. Clark, a pioneer of the colonization of Hokkaido famous in Japan for his quote”Boys, be ambitious!”. Tour ends upon arrival at Sapporo Bus Terminal and transfers back to your hotel on own arrangement. The rest of the day is free on your own leisure.

DAY 3: OTARU FULL DAY TOUR(B/L/–)

After your breakfast inside the hotel, proceed to your Otaru full-day tour. Start your tour with FORMER HOKKAIDO BANK HEAD OFFICE. A popular sightseeing spot, this stone building was built in 1912 and is one example of modern architecture in Otaru. Visit the wine shop – “Otaru Bine” – inside for taste testing and shopping. Walk along the OTARU CANAL, which was dug and built in the Taisho Era (1912-1926) and is about 1,140 m long and 40 m wide. Enjoy your lunch at Grand Park Otaru. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the sake brewing process at TANAKA SAKE BREWERY KIKKOGURA, and enjoy the brewery’s own Japanese sake in the taste-testing corner after the tour. Stroll freely around KITAICHI GLASS FACTORY, OTARU MUSIC BOX MUSEUM and KITAKARO. Board the TENGUYAMA ROPEWAY, the symbolic mountain of Otaru. Tour ends at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal and transfers back to your hotel on own arrangement. The rest of the day is free on your own leisure.

DAY 4: LAKE SHIKOTSU & LAKE TOYA TOUR(B/L/–)

After your breakfast inside the hotel, proceed to Lake Shikotsu and Toya Tour via Seat In Coach. You will have free time to walk around LAKE SHIKOTSUKO and nearby LAKE TOYAKO which are the two most prominent features of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. Both lakes are caldera lakes, which were formed from collapses in the earth after volcanic activity. Explore different authentic Japanese food at KINOKO OKOKU. Then experience MT. USU ROPEWAY that will bring you close to the volcano’s summit. The upper station’s observation deck offers panoramic views of Lake Toya and neighbouring Showa Shinzan. From a second observation deck a short walk away, there are views of the ocean and Mount Usu’s largest crater, which was formed in an eruption in 1977. Enjoy a scenic view at SILO OBSERVATION DECK and NAKAYAMA PASS. Tour ends at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal and transfers back to the hotel on your own arrangement.

DAY 5: CHITOSE DEPARTURE(B/–/–)

After your breakfast inside the hotel, have free time on your own leisure. Transfer to New Chitose Airport via airport limousine bus/local train for your flight back to Manila. NOTE: ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE DUE TO UNFORESEEN OPERATIONAL, LOCAL AND WEATHER CONDITION.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Visa Requirements:

  • Hokkaido Shrine
  • Shiroi Koibito Park
  • Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
  • Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium
  • Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill
  • Former Hokkaido Bank Head Office
  • Otaru Canal
  • Tanaka Sake Brewery
  • Kikkogura
  • Kitaichi Glass Factory
  • Otaru Music Box Museum
  • Kitakaro
  • Tenguyama Ropeway
  • Lake Shikotsu
  • Lake Toya
  • Kinoko Okoku
  • Mt. Usu Ropeway
  • Silo Observation Deck
  • Nakayama Pass

Flight Details:

  • Via Philippine Airlines (every Mon departure only)
  • PR 406 MNL CTS 0145 0830
  • PR 405 CTS MNL 0945 1430

OUR FINE PRINT

  • Minimum of 2 full paying adults must travel together
  • Rate is subject to change and subject to availability
  • The itinerary is subject to change due to local conditions
  • Rate is valid for Philippine Passport Holder only
  • Surcharge may apply for foreign passport holders
  • Full cancellation charge shall be applied for any cancellation made after booking finalization
  • Standard check-in time 1400H / Standard check-out time 1100H
  • Passport must be at least 6 months valid beyond intended stay
  • Passenger must check the validity of his/her own travel documents.
  • Passenger shall be held responsible for any charges/damages caused by invalid/expired travel document.
  • Our company reserved all rights for any changes without prior notice
  • Peak Dates / Blackout Dates: April 30-May 10, 2019
  • **CHD no bed rate, applicable for 6 years old and below only
  • **Triple, Double and Non-Smoking room is subject for availability
  • **Service of a Driver Guide is limited to pick up and drop off only. Please make sure to arrive on time at the meeting place.