Yamato Hokkaido Tour

MAY 25 – JUNE 5, 2015  (12 days / 10 nights)

May 25, Mon.     Leave Los Angeles.  We will cross the International Date Line, losing one day.

May 26, Tue.   Arrive Tokyo/Narita – Sapporo.  On arrival in Japan and after entry procedures, we will transfer to our domestic flight to Sapporo. 

May 27, Wed.  Sapporo.  Our morning city tour will include Sapporo Brewery;
the Clock Tower-  the symbol  of the city; and the old Hokkaido Government Building.    (B D)

May 28, Thu.     Sapporo – Sounkyo.  Today we travel to Sounkyo Gorge, greatest of the many
gorges in Daisetsuzan National Park.      (B D)

May 29, Fri.     Sounkyo – Lake Akan.  This morning, weather permitting, we will ride the cablecar up the mountain for magnificent views.  Then to the Mint Museum in Kitami, and on to Bihoro Pass before arriving
at our hotel in Lake Akan.      (B D)

May 30, Sat.     Lake Akan – Kushiro.  This morning, depending on the weather, we will cruise across Lake Akan, known for “marimo”, a green weed, shaped like balls, designated as a Special Protected Plant.  On to Kushiro.     (B D)

May 31, Sun.     Kushiro.  To-day we visit the Kushiro Shitsugen (Marshlands) National Park, home of the red-crested white cranes.  We will go to the observation building for views of the area.  Afterwards visit Fisherman’s wharf near our hotel.     (B)

June 1, Mon.  Kushiro – Ikeda - Obihiro.  We will travel to the city of Ikeda, famous for their winery,
then to the agricultural center of Obihiro.      (B)

June 2, Tue.    Obihiro – Lake Toya.  Today we leave for Lake Toya, a circular caldera lake, the highlight
of Shikotsu-Toya National Park, visiting the Salmon Aquarium in Chitose en route.       (B D)
June 3, Wed.  Lake Toya.  Today we will go to Mt. Showa Shinzan, an active volcano, formed by a series of earthquakes that caused the farmlands to rise, and is now 1,340 feet high.  We will visit the Volcano Museum
and then continue to Shiraoi Poroto Kotan, a composite of Ainu dwellings, which were restored to introduce 
 their way of life. Return to the hotel.    (B D)

June 4, Thu.   Lake Toya - Hakodate.  We leave for Hakodate, the gateway to Hokkaido.  Our sightseeing includes Goryokaku, Japan’s first Western-style fortification.  This evening a special “farewell dinner” is planned.    (B D)

June 5, Fri.    Hakodate – Tokyo – Los Angeles.  This morning we fly from Hakodate to Tokyo/Haneda,
 then transfer by airport limousine to Tokyo/Narita Airport for our non stop flight back to Los Angeles,   
 returning home the same day.  (B)
Sapporo  Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo                              (2)
Sounkyo  Sounkyo Prince Choyotei                              (1)
Kawayu  Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings                             (1)
Kushiro  ANA Kushiro Hotel                                         (2)
Obihiro  Hotel Northland Obihiro                               (1)
Lake Toya Lake View TOYA Nonokaze Resort          (2)
Hakodate La Vista Hakodate Bay Hotel                     (1)

Land only cost: $ 4,995.00 per person, based upon two people sharing a twin bedded room. 
Single room supplement is $695.00 for single room occupancy.

Airfare:  Airfare will be provided separately.  The current group economy class fare with restrictions
 is $1312.20 per person (subject to change).  A group special premium economy class fare is also available.

English-speaking Tour Guide:   Mr. Shigeru Shinohara
Tour Escort:                                           Mrs. Peggy Mikuni, Pres., Yamato Travel Bureau

Note:  Itinerary is subject to change without notice. 
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