A land of contrasts, Japan is a fascinating destination for visitors. Combining the attractions of an ancient and unfamiliar culture with all the trappings of one of the world powerhouses in entertainment, fashion, and innovation, Japan is a journey of discovery wherever you go.
Depart for your pleasant flight to Hokkaido (for NH842). Upon arrival proceed to Ishiya Chocolate Factory, learn about the history and process of manufacturing chocolate. Drive pass the historic Clock Tower. Photo stop at Odori Park, where Sapporo TV Tower is located. If time permits, we will also stop by Sapporo Beer Museum. Accommodation: Hotel in Sapporo
After breakfast, visit Sapporo Old Government Building. Then we move to Yoichi Town noted for the Nikka Whisky Distilleries, this stone structure is Nikka’s first malt whisky distillery, home to Japan’s warmest and richest malt whiskies. Thereafter proceed to Kiroro Ski Resort or similar, where there are well-equipped facilities for dynamic skiing*, snowfield tours on snow vehicles and snow mobiles. This e v e nin g relax yourself by visiting the “onsen” (hot spring bath) after checking in the hotel. Accommodation: Kiroro Resort or similar *Winter sports paradise is valid from end November 2015 to March 2016 (Rental of ski equipment at own expenses).
This morning, visit the Shiraoi Ainu Village, to experience Ainu culture including their way of life, handicrafts and dance. Next, visit the Ezo grizzly bears and their cubs at the Bear Ranch located at the foot of Mt. Showa. Photo stop at the Lake Toya, enjoy a picturesque view with graceful Mt. Yotei in the background. This evening relax yourself by visiting the “onsen” (hot spring bath) after checking in the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel in Lake Toya
This morning, visit Jigokudani (Hell Valley) an old site of an explosion crater. Thereafter we’ll head to the Snowmobile Land* where snow activities are available for all ages (at own expenses). Next, proceed to Sapporo Beer Museum, this brick beer museum introduces the history of Sapporo beer as well as brewing processes and also a chance to taste the famous beer. Shopping spree at Paseo Shopping Mall and Apia Underground Shopping Mall. Accommodation: Hotel in Sapporo
After breakfast, we visit Okurayama Ski Jump, a magnificent structual constructed for the 1972 Winter Olympic Games. Next, we drive to the romantic town of Otaru, famous for its glasswork shops and old stone warehouses. Photo stop at the famous Otaru Canal. Visit Kitaichi Glass Shop that sells a great variety of glass art works and glassware. Music Box Shop, take home a music box filled with light and sweet sound to your friends. Accommodation: Hotel in Chitose
After a good breakfast, we will check in for our flight back to Singapore (via Narita Airport or Haneda Airport)