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, we head to the base of Mt. Showa to see the Ezo grizzly bears and their cubs at the Bear Ranch. Then proceed to Mt. Usu to view and feel the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. This evening relax yourself by visiting the “onsen” (hot spring bath) after checking in the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel in Lake Toya
This morning, visit the Lake Hill Farm to experience ice-cream making. After that, we head southward to Hakodate. Our first stop is Hakodate Harbours & Red Brick Warehouses where old brick warehouses have been renovated to serve as beer halls, restaurants and souvenir shops. Tonight we’ll catch a night view of the city at Mt. Hakodate, subject to weather condition (optional Ropeway ride). Accommodation: Hotel in Hakodate
After breakfast, visit Hakodate Morning Market. Next, we visit Goryokaku Park, the first Western-style fortification in Japan. From here we proceed to Noboribetsu to visit Jigokudani (Hell Valley), an old site of an explosion crater. This evening relax yourself by visiting the “onsen” (hot spring bath) after checking in the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel in Noboribetsu
After breakfast, visit Shiraoi Ainu Village, to experience Ainu culture including their way of life, handicrafts and dance. Next, shopping spree at Paseo Shopping Mall and Apia Underground Shopping Mall. Accommodation: Hotel in Sappor
This morning, we drive to the romantic town of Otaru, famous for its glasswork shops and old stone warehouses. Photostop at the famous Otaru Canal and visit Kitaichi Glass Shop that sells a great variety of glass art works and glassware. At the Music box Shop, take home a music box filled with light and sweet sound. Next, we visit Ishiya Chocolate to learn about the history and process of manufacturing chocolate. We will drive pass the historic Clock Tower on our way to Odori Park for a photo-stop, here you will see the Sapporo TV Tower. If time permits, we will also stop by Sapporo Beer Museum. Accommodation: Hotel in Chitose
After a good breakfast, we will check in for our flight back to Singapore (via Narita Airport or Haneda Airport)