Sapporo: Hokkaido Asahiyama Zoo, Christmas Tree, Shirasu Falls ,Aoike1 Day Tour

$86.38
Per Person

  • Code: SPK-T-12425
  • Day Tour
  • Sapporo

What To Expect

Overview

  • Daily departures. Minimum of 4 persons for the tour to proceed
  • Seasonal itinerary, suspended for the summer season 24 May - 30 November 2024
  • Asahiyama Zoo + Biei Winter Internet Celebrity Christmas Tree Parade + Aoiike Shirasu Falls
  • Asahiyama Zoo is closed on certain days, so you can enjoy the zoo to the fullest! April 8 to April 26, 2024, November 4 to November 10, December 30 to January 1, 2025. If Asahiyama Zoo is closed, no problem! We've got a great alternative itinerary for you. It'll be a Christmas tree-themed adventure, starting with the Internet Celebrity Christmas Tree (15 minutes) and then onto the Green Pond (30 minutes). After that, we'll head to the Shirasu Waterfall (20 minutes) and then to the Yumoto Shirogane Hot Spring (about 120 minutes). If the hot spring is closed or closed, no problem! We've got other hot springs of the same type that we can visit instead.

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Itinerary

01

Sapporo:Hokkaido Asahiyama Zoo Christmas Tree Shirasu Falls Aoike Day Trip

8:00Sapporo Station North Exit GroupBUSBus stop, address: Kitashichijo-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo3chome

[Pick-up]

Bus tours depart from Sapporo Station North Exit Group BUS Terminal at 8:00 am.

[10:30] Asahikawa

Asahiyama Zoo tickets included (about 120 minutes, including free lunch time)

Asahiyama Zoo closed days: April 8 to April 26, 2024, November 4 to November 10, December 30 to January 1, 2025. If Asahiyama Zoo is closed, the itinerary will be Change to: Internet Celebrity Christmas Tree (15 minutes) + Green Pond (30 minutes) + Shirasu Waterfall (20 minutes) + Yumoto Shirogane Hot Spring (about 120 minutes). If the hot spring is closed or closed, we will change to other hot springs of the same type.

When the zoo is closed, the itinerary and time may be adjusted depending on the traffic conditions of the day. Please understand.

Asahiyama Zoo is located in the wonderful city of Asahikawa in the beautiful Hokkaido region of Japan. It's the northernmost zoo in Japan and has become the most visited zoo in Japan—what an amazing achievement! Who said that most of the animals in the zoo are closed to visitors in winter? They're actually hibernating!

A visit to the Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido on a snowy day is an absolute delight! You'll see adorable penguins strolling through the snow, mischievous little raccoons scurrying about, curious seals going up and down the glass columns, and monkeys clinging to each other for warmth. The zoo's top priority is to ensure the animals are kept in a relatively free state, and through clever displays, visitors can observe the animals up close.

We're so excited to announce the launch of Goose Walk! It will be available from December to March, with a start date to be announced soon. Watch penguins take a walk with us!

[13:20] biei

Hokkaido internet celebrity Christmas tree (approx.15minute)

The Yule tree is a magnificent spruce tree on a gentle hillside in Biei Town, southeast of Asahikawa City. As for the origin of the name, there are various fascinating theories, such as the shape of the tree resembles a Christmas tree, or the tip of the tree represents stars. In short, the name is related to the undecorated Christmas tree. Regardless of the four seasons, it's a beautiful day and night. This Christmas tree is one of the most popular trees in Biei!

Because there is no guide board, it is a bit tricky to find this place, but it's well worth the effort! There are often lots of tourists visiting here to take photos, so be sure to be respectful of private property.

Farmer Tian:

Let's follow [tourist etiquette] together and visit the amazing town of Hillside Biei!

The pastoral scenery of Biei is a truly unique landscape, created by farmers who cultivate delicious crops.

However, in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of tourists who have inadvertently stepped into farmland in order to take pictures of beautiful scenery. This move not only harms the crops, but also tramples on the fruits of farmers' hard work and sweat! So, let's all do our part to protect the original beauty of the countryside by following these simple tourist etiquette tips!

When taking photos, please "step back" and stand on the asphalt road to capture the view. This way, you can capture the gorgeous blue sky, white clouds, and fields in your frame!

When you see tourists entering the farmland to take pictures, be sure to speak up and kindly remind them to step back onto the road. "Hey there! Just a quick heads-up: please don't go into the farmland."

[14:10] biei

Biei Aoike (about 30 minutes)

You'll find this incredible spot on the left bank of the Biei River in Hokkaido. It was formed by a dam built to intercept volcanic magma, creating a truly unique and awe-inspiring landscape. And when the sun shines on the water in the pool, it reflects a beautiful blue hue, which is how it got its name! The incredible Aoike was once photographed by none other than National Geographic photographer Kent Shiraishi! The work was later acquired by none other than Apple, and it became one of the default desktop images for the MAC series! The water of Qingchi is absolutely amazing! It contains rich minerals and sandy components in volcanic ash. Under the sun, Qingchi puts on a spectacular show, with colors changing subtly with the environment. You never know what he'll show you next! It's always a surprise, which makes people full of excitement.

[14:50] Furano

Shirasu Falls(about 20 minutes)

The Shirakane Falls in Furano, Hokkaido, has a drop of 30 meters and an altitude of 600 meters. It is located in the Shirogane Hot Spring Village of Biei Town. It is named "Shiratsu Falls" because of the white beard-like water pouring down from the cracks in the rocks. The water gushing from the ground beat against the rocks and stirred up blue waves. Here you can enjoy beautiful mountains and clear waters in summer and white snow in winter. You can enjoy the sharp contrast between the two seasons.

[15:10] Return trip

Return to Sapporo city and end the day's trip happily!The return time is for reference only. You may return earlier due to smooth itinerary, good road conditions, etc. on the day.

[18:00]

Arrive at departure point: Sapporo Station North Exit Group Bus Terminal (Kita-Shichijo-nishi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City)

  • Not included
  • Not included
  • 15:10 Return Return to Sapporo city and end the day's trip happily!The return time is for reference only. You may return earlier due to smooth itinerary, good road conditions, etc. on the day.
  • Things to Know
    • The above itinerary schedule may be adjusted due to weather, road conditions and other reasons, please understand.

Packages

Sapporo Station Gathering

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

    $86.38
  • Child

    Same as Adult

Pick Up/Drop Off Information

Pick Up

LocationTimeAddress
Sapporo Station North Exit Group BUS Terminal8:003 Chome Kita 7 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0807, Japan

Drop Off

LocationTimeAddress
Sapporo Station North Exit Group BUS Terminal18: 00 The return time is for reference only.3 Chome Kita 7 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0807, Japan

Things to Know

Included/Exclude

  • Vehicle service fees listed in the itinerary
  • Asahiyama Zoo tickets (if you give up voluntarily, no refunds or changes will be made)
  • 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
  • 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 not stated in advance0-2If the number of children under the age of 15 who do not occupy a seat in the car results in insufficient space in the car, they 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.
  • One-day trip itinerary, it is not recommended to carry luggage, if you need to carry luggage, please register clearly when you book your order. 1 luggage is allowed per person. An extra 100 yuan per piece will be charged if you failed to make a note when booking your order or if it turns out more than 1 piece of luggage per guest.
  • 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.
  • Infants aged 0-2 years old without occupying seats are free of charge; please inform the number of infants in advance when placing an order. If you do not specify the number of children under 3 years old without seats or luggage in advance, resulting in insufficient space in the car or overcrowding, the driver and guide have the right to refuse to get on the car, and the fee will not be refunded.

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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