Sapporo: Hokkaido Noboribetsu, Lake Toya and Otaru Full-Day Tour

$86.38
Per Person

  • Code: SPK-T-12424
  • Day Tour
  • Sapporo

What To Expect

Overview

  • Daily Departures Minimum of 4 persons for the tour to proceed
  • Noboribetsu Hell Valley+Lake Toya area sightseeing

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Sapporo: Hokkaido Noboribetsu, Lake Toya and Otaru Full-Day Tour

7:30 Sapporo Oriental Hotel (オリエンタルホテル) Address: 422-41 Minami 8-jo Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo(Gathering on and off the bus package) 8:00 Sapporo Station North Exit Group BUS Terminal, address: Kitashichijo Nishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City(Gathering on and off the bus package)

[Pick-up]

Bus tours depart from Sapporo Oriental Hotel at 7:30 am or from Sapporo Station North Exit Group BUS Terminal at 8:00 am.

[9:30]

Noboribetsu (about 60 minutes)

It's Hokkaido, JapanNoboribetsu CityThe remains of a volcanic crater near Lake Toya, formed about 10,000 years ago, there is a place about 450 metres in diameter that still spews white smoke, no grass grows and a strong smell of sulphur.NoboribetsuHell Valley got its name because it looks like being in hell.

Noboribetsu Hell Valley

It's Hokkaido, JapanNoboribetsu CityThe remains of a volcanic crater nearLake Toya, formed about 10,000 years ago, there is a place about 450 metres in diameter that still spews white smoke, with no grass growing and a strong smell of sulphur.NoboribetsuHell Valley got its name because it looks like being in hell.(Normal departures in winter)

OyunumaIt is the remains of an explosive crater formed when Mount Hiyori erupted. A sulphur spring of about 130 degrees erupts from the bottom of the pond. It is the source of hot spring water for the major hot spring hotels in Noboribetsu. There is an observation deck from which you can see the steaming lake in front of you. You can also walk to the lake to experience it up close. Walking around the lake, you can not only smell the smell of sulphur, but also see the source of the hot springs, which are always smoking and foaming. The yellow sulphur balls floating on the lake are particularly striking, and the scenic spots are closed in winter for road construction.

To experience the outdoor footbath, you have to walk a long mountain road, and the mountain road is relatively primitive. It must be to protect the original ecology, but the scenery is worth the trip. Scenic spots are closed due to road reasons in winter.

[12:00]

Lake Toya Sightseeing Tour (Approx. 120 minutes, including a free lunch break, the order of the tour may change depending on traffic conditions, pick-up and drop-off times, and length of stay)

Showa Shinzan and Bear Ranch (60 minutes): ShowaDecember 28, 1943,Lake ToyaA strong earthquake occurred near Mt. Usu. results in involcanic eruptions, causing the ground to rise rapidly to form a high mountain. Volcanic activity As of 10 September, Showa 20 (1945), there were 17 relatively active volcanic activities during the two-year period. To commemorate this volcanic activity, this new volcanic mountain of 398 metres was declared a special natural monument in 1957 and named Showa Shinzan. It is still a growing 'new mountain' and white smoke can still be seen constantly erupting from the reddish-brown mountains.

The Bear Ranch, located near the entrance to the Showa Shinzan Ropeway, is home to more than 100 purebred Hokkaido brown bears. Brown bears are the largest wild mammals in Hokkaido. You can feed the brown bears at the bear farm. When they see the food, the brown bears stand up and wave cutely to the tourists. They are naive and very sweet. It is said that the horse oil here is very useful. Adults (junior high school students and above) 850 yen, children (6 years and above) 500 yen, please pay yourself.

The eight scenic spots of Lake Toya and zero contact with the beautiful scenery (10 minutes):Touyako, a freshwater lake in southwestern Hokkaido, Japan.calderalake. It is about 10 kilometres in diameter, almost circular, and covers an area of 70.72 square kilometres. The circumference is 50 kilometres. The deepest point is 180.0 metres. The average depth of the water is 117.0 metres. The water storage capacity is 8.19 cubic kilometres. The lake is 84 metres above sea level. The northernmost limit of Japan's ice-free lake.

Lake Toya Observation Deck (10 min): Freshwater lake in southwestern Hokkaido, Japan. Near Uchiura Bay. Part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. Caldera Lake. It is about 10 kilometres in diameter, almost circular, and covers an area of 70.72 square kilometres. Circumference is 50 kilometres. The deepest point is 180.0 metres. The average depth of the water is 117.0 metres. The water storage capacity is 8.19 cubic kilometres. The lake is 84 metres above sea level. The northernmost limit of Japan's ice-free lake.

Lake Toya Silo Observation Deck is the best place to take panoramic pictures of Lake Toya. From here you can see all the natural scenery around Lake Toya, such as Lake Island, Mount Yotei, Showa Shinzan and Mount Usu.

[16:30]

Otaru (about 90 minutes, free dinner time)

Visit Japan's only European-style place where you can stroll the old canal streets with your family and friends. Surrounded by red brick and grey tile warehouses dating back to the Meiji era, the tranquillity of the canals creates a leisurely atmosphere. The [Beiyi Shaozi Glass Museum] is famous for its glass workshop, where you can see exquisite and diverse glass crafts; the [Music Box Hall] displays more than a thousand kinds of music boxes from all over the world, allowing you to be surrounded by beautiful rhythms and taste them. Hokkaido's famous LETAO cheesecake and other local specialities.

During the lighting period, go to Otaru Snow Lantern Road (about ten days in early February each year, lighting time is 17:00-21:00). For the exact time in 2020, please visit the official website http://yukiakarinomichi.org/

Every winter around February, Otaru in the north welcomes the season of snow that falls thousands of miles away. Glass floats (floating balls), which used to be tied to fishing nets, float on the Otaru canal. Candles are lit in the floats and they float on the waves. The charming candlelight shines on the mirror-like water of the canal, and the snow-covered scenery creates the most beautiful and romantic scene in Otaru in winter.

[18:00]

Return to Sapporo city and end the day's trip happily!

[18:45]

Arrive at departure point: Sapporo Station North Exit Group BUS Terminal/Sapporo Oriental Hotel

  • Meals not included
  • Hotel not included
  • 18:45 Return to Sapporo city.The return time is for reference only.
  • Things to Know
    • The above itinerary schedule may be adjusted due to weather, road conditions and other reasons, please understand.

Packages

Sapporo Oriental Hotel Gathering

7:30 Sapporo Oriental Hotel (オリエンタルホテル)
  • Adult

    $86.38
  • Child

    $14.19

Sapporo Station Gathering

8:00 Sapporo Station North Exit Group BUS Terminal
  • Adult

    $86.38
  • Child

    $14.19

Pick Up/Drop Off Information

Pick Up

LocationTimeAddress
Sapporo Oriental Hotel (オリエンタルホテル)7:30422-41 Minami 8-jo Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo Station North Exit Group BUS Terminal8:00Kitashichijo Nishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City

Drop Off

LocationTime
Default departure at the pick-up point

Things to Know

Included/Exclude

  • Vehicle service fees listed in the itinerary
  • Vehicle fuel costs, tolls, and highway tolls
  • Vehicle service time: within 10 hours (Japanese law)
  • Driver service fee (exquisite small group of 1-13 people; bus group of 14-45 people, actual will be adjusted according to the number of people traveling on the day)
  • Reference models: 5-8-seater cars: Toyota Alphard; 9-14-seater cars: Toyota HAICE equivalent; 18-22-seater cars: small buses; 22-seater cars and above: large buses. The above vehicles are for reference only. The actual vehicles will be Adjusted according to the number of people traveling on the day
  • 70Seniors over 10 years old are not allowed to travel alone to purchase and must be accompanied by family members;Children aged 0-2 are free of charge if they do not occupy a seat; please inform us in advance when registering; children aged 2 and above are treated as adults
  • You can bring one piece of luggage for free, with no size limit (please note this when registering)

  • Other items not mentioned in the above [fee included]
  • Accommodation expenses, attraction tickets, local self-funded projects and other personal consumption expenses
  • If you do not state in advance the number of children aged 0-2 years old and below who will not occupy a seat, resulting in insufficient space in the car, you will be refused boarding and the fare will not be refunded.

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Booking and Confirmation Process

  • Due to high demand, inventory is mostly synchronous but sometimes not. Our consultant will check real time availability onsite and confirm seats.
  • You will receive your booking information instantly via email. In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your spam folder or notify us via email.

How To Use

  • The night before the tour, you will receive a departure reminder email in your mailbox, which contains the vehicle registration number, the contact information of the guide and the pick up time. Guides do not initiate contact with guests.Please wait for the bus at the specified location according to the meeting time in the email.
  • Special reminder: The one-day tour is a carpooling itinerary, and all guests are required to arrive on time. Failure to wait after the delay will be regarded as voluntary abandonment of the trip. Therefore, it is recommended that all guests wait at the pick-up location 10 minutes before departure.
  • Once confirmed, the date cannot be changed, late or no-show will be non-refundable.
  • Be sure to provide complete information (name + number of people + phone number + WeChat ID + pick-up location) when making a reservation to avoid errors that may affect the itinerary.
  • During the trip, please carry your passport and valuables with you and keep them safe. If there is any loss, theft, damage, etc., you will be responsible for it yourself.
  • Elderly people, patients with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, and pregnant women are advised to be accompanied by relatives.
  • This trip does not accept solo registration from customers under the age of 18. If you want to register, please ask your guardian to sign up for this trip together.
  • This itinerary is a fixed itinerary for carpooling. Customers who are also participating in this itinerary must abide by the stay time at each attraction and follow the driver's arrangements. If you want to flexibly adjust your itinerary, please refer to our chartered tour service.
  • Please note that if you fail to participate or cancel the trip due to personal problems, lateness, etc., no fees will be refunded.
  • If a person leaves the group on his own during the trip, the transaction will be deemed invalid and no fees will be refunded. And if this results in personal or property safety, you must bear the consequences yourself.
  • The arrival time of each trip may change due to traffic conditions, weather, festivals, and crowds on the day. If the trip is delayed or canceled due to the aforementioned or other force majeure factors, please forgive me and you will not be able to request a refund on this basis. cost.
  • Please wear light, suitable travel clothing and shoes to participate in this trip.
  • Please be sure to abide by local laws and regulations in Japan, and do not carry items prohibited by Japanese law to avoid violating the law and affecting your own rights and interests.
  • When moving freely, you should pay attention to your own personal and property safety. If you fail to listen to advice and an accident occurs or causes losses, you will be responsible for the consequences.
  • Traffic jams may occur on weekends and red days, so if you are worried about traffic jams, you can avoid joining the tour on weekends or red days.

Terms & Conditions

What is the cancellation policy?

Non-refundable reservations cannot be cancelled or modified once submitted.

What if you miss the appointed time or departure date?

Once the booking is confirmed, an absence or failure to show up on the scheduled date or time is a no-show. No refunds or reschedules will be issued for no-shows and late arrivals

Other important information

  • Seniors aged 70 years and above (inclusive) must ensure that they are in good health and suitable to travel, and must be accompanied by family members or friends over the age of 22 throughout the trip.
  • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult passenger throughout the trip.
  • The elderly need a health certificate. To check the health certificate, please fill it out and submit it to the registration office before traveling (electronic version is available).
  • Pregnant women, people with heart disease, fear of heights and other special groups are not suitable to participate in this tour. There is a risk of being rejected. Please book with caution.
  • This product can be booked by non-mainland guests, but it does not provide language services other than Chinese and Japanese. Please understand.

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