All Of Japan (Hokkaido Only): Gastronomy, Cultural, Adventure

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Get ready for an extraordinary journey through Northern Japan! Our group is excited to welcome more travel enthusiasts to join us on this epic trip. I've crafted the perfect itinerary that will take us through the vibrant Region of Hokkaido. In total, this 11 day trip will explore a region of Japan that most travelers do not get to visit. Known mostly for its beautiful ice sculptures and Ski resort, early September brings moderate and comfortable weather on contrast to the humid weather in Toyko during this time. Note this trip can only be reserved until July 5th, 2024. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT - A Guide with thorough knowledge about Japan culture - 11 days of the most amazing culinary experiences around the world. - Once in a lifetime trip. - Choosing alternative itineraries. WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP SO SPECIAL AND WHY JOIN ME πŸ‘‹πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦° There is no one size fits all. However with exiquisite attention to planning international trips from Australia to Europe and beyond, this trip can accomodate multiple types of people. 🚭 Please note that this for non-smoker tripmates only. We want to limit an impact on fellow trip mates health conditions and risk factors. While the Japan πŸš„ transit system is incredible, there is still a fair amount of walking. You should be in relatively good health. Please give a short introduction of yourself when requesting to join this trip. This way I see that you have fully read and acknowledged my trip description. Because spots are limited, it's quick and easy to take part: Click the green button on the right 🟩 and reserve your spot! 😍 Feel free to message, me if you have any questions. INCLUDED βœ… Accomodations - (price includes single room per person) βœ… Personal contact with me and other trip mates in a private WhatsApp group where you can e-meet everyone before we travel. Several weeks before departure. βœ… Pre-planned carefree itinerary - all you have to do is join and enjoyπŸ™‚ βœ… Motivated and great TripMates and TripLeader guaranteed! 😍 EXCLUDED ❌ Meals and Drinks ❌ Excursions ❌ International flights ❌ Health and travel insurance ❌ Private expenses (souvenirs etc.) ❌ Visa for USA and Canada (if required for your nationality) πŸ›οΈOCCUPANCY Unless traveling as a couple, the assumption is that you will want your own hotel room and bed. If you are interested in bringing along a travel companion with you, note the room price will still be the same (single occupany). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN START AND END YOUR TRIP AT ANYTIME. If you have any questions, please "save" the trip and message me in the Q&A section below. If everything is clear, enjoy reading my trip description! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **You do not have to do evertything in itinerary.

Hello Everyone, I'm JB, an engineer and avid runner with a passion for quality, healthy food and engaging conversations. I thrive on organizing and planning trips, ensuring every detail is thoughtfully considered. As I embark on my journey to Japan, I'm excited to explore the rich culture, indulge in delicious cuisine, and connect with new friends. Whether it's discovering hidden gems in bustling cities or enjoying serene moments in nature, I look forward to sharing these experiences with like-minded travelers.

There are two types of accomodation on this trip: BASE accomodation and EXTENDED accomdation. What's the difference? BASE ACCOMODATION. Think about like like your centralized place from which to explore other destinations. Instead of having to carry luggage from place to place (A big NO-NO in Japan), you have a couple of home base locations that you will always come back to. EXTENDED ACCOMDATION. Some excursions and destinations require an overnight due to the journey distance required (ie. Mt Fuji). Given not everyone is making the full 6 week trip, I will provide specific hotel recommendations, but it will be up to you to book the actual accomodation here depending on what part of the itinerary you are joining. Important: The train pass is not included in the cost. We will discuss together which one to get, depending on how long you stay in Japan, as there are several options available. Do you have a question? Ask in the Q&A! I'm happy to hop on a call with you after booking, to see if we get along and if this trip matches your expectations.

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Trip Itinerary
1

Hokkaido

Day 1-2
STEP 1: I will meet everyone at the CTS New Chitoise Airport. STEP 2: From there we will do/ensure you have the following items: 1. SUICA Card 2. Luggage Drop Off - sent directly to your hotel (Optional) 3. RAIL PASS (Optional) STEP 3: Ride the train to downtown Sapporo and checkin to hotel. STEP 4: Rest from JetLag ***Note that the Sapporo Food Festival will be taking place from: Friday, September 6, 2024 to Sunday, September 29, 2024 ________________________________ DAY 1: - Arrival/Get Settled - Setup Passes and Suica Card and other services ________________________________ DAY 2: - Brewery/Sapporo Beer - Distillery ________________________________ DAY 3: - White Water Rafting - Lunch DAY 4: Extended Accomodation Required - Overnight Ryokan Onsen - Zipline - Explore Blue Caves DAY 5-6: Extended Accomodation Required - Check out of Ryokan and head to Hakodate - Lunch/Dinner - Puffer Fish Experience DAY 7: - Susukino - Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38 - Shiroi Koibito Park (Chocolate) - Cooking Class- - Local Sapporo Exploration - Bib Gourman/Michelin/TableAll Dinner - Lunch - Puffer Fish Experience DAY 8: - Paragliding - Explore Sapporo on your own - Dinner in Sapporo (Food Festival) DAY 9: (Activity/Sporting Options) - Local excursions - Dinner in Sapporo (Food Festival) DAY 10: - Furano/Greater Hokkaido - Final Roadtrip for those ending their journeys here. - Bib Gourman/Michelin/TableAll Dinner - Prepare to checkout of hotel. - ***If your journey ends in Sapporo, you can opt to check out of the hotel today before the roadtrip. - ***If your journey continues from Sapporo into Mt.Fuji and Osaka, you will check out early morning the next day. DAY 12: - Check out of Sapporo Hotel and say goodbye to Hokkaido Prefecture - Early Morning Train 6AM headed South towards Mt Fuji.
2

Sapporo

Day 2-4
DAY 2: Brewery Tour - Sapporo Beer Museum: Start your day with a visit to the iconic Sapporo Beer Museum, the only beer museum in Japan. Learn about the history of one of Japan's oldest and most famous beer brands, and explore the brewing process from its origins to modern-day techniques. Don't forget to sample some of their finest brews in the tasting room, where you can enjoy a variety of Sapporo beers, including some limited editions. Distillery Visit - Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery: After your brewery tour, head to the renowned Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery. Located in a picturesque setting, this distillery offers guided tours that take you through the history and craftsmanship of Japanese whisky making. You'll have the chance to see traditional distillation methods in action, and of course, enjoy a tasting session of their exceptional whiskies, known for their rich and complex flavors. As with most nights, we'll cap it off with some high quality culinary food. Usuaully Bib Gourman/Michelin/TableAll Dinner DAY 3: Start your day with an exhilarating rafting adventure. Experience the thrill of navigating the rapid river, surrounded by Hokkaido's stunning natural beauty Enjoy a delicious lunch at the rafting location. Refuel with local cuisine and share stories of your adventure with fellow travelers. Check-in at Onsen - Jozankei Tsuruga Resort Spa MORI no UTA: After lunch, check in at the Onsen Spa for a relaxing onsen experience. Unwind in the soothing waters of the hot springs and rejuvenate your body and mind amidst the tranquil surroundings.
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Niseko

Day 4-5
DAY 4: We'll check out of the Onsen refreshed and rejuvenated. We'll begin your adventure with a thrilling adventure in Niseko. This unique experience offers breathtaking aerial views of the stunning Hanazono area. Feel the excitement as you soar above the landscape, taking in the natural beauty from a bird's-eye perspective. We'll then head to Otaru City for a mesmerizing Blue Cave experience. The expedition is perfectly timed for an evening sunset, creating a magical atmosphere as the sun sets over the horizon. All of this before heading back to Sapporo
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Hakodate

Day 5-6
Begin your journey by traveling to the charming city of Hakodate, known for its rich history, beautiful scenery, and delicious seafood. We'll visit the Hakodate Beer Hall in the iconic Red Brick Warehouses. After your visit to the Beer Hall, make your way to Mount Hakodate for a breathtaking nighttime view. The summit offers one of the most spectacular night views in Japan, with the city lights twinkling below and the surrounding sea creating a stunning backdrop. The observation deck provides panoramic views that are sure to leave you in awe. Although we'll check out of the hotel here, we'll visit the Hakodate Morning Market, a bustling market known for its fresh seafood, local produce, and vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and perhaps pick up some unique souvenirs. We'll spend the day exploring Hakodate. Visit popular attractions, stroll through charming streets, and soak in the city's rich history and culture before heading back to Sapporo.
5

Sapporo

Day 6-8
Back in Sapporo, we'll explore what this city has to offer: Susukino: Dive into the vibrant nightlife and entertainment district of Susukino. Discover its bustling streets filled with restaurants, bars, and shops, offering a lively atmosphere both day and night. Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38: Enjoy panoramic views of Sapporo from the Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38. The observation deck offers a stunning 360-degree view of the cityscape, perfect for capturing breathtaking photos. Shiroi Koibito Park: Visit the enchanting Shiroi Koibito Park, a theme park by the famous Ishiya chocolate company. Explore the beautiful gardens, watch the chocolate-making process, and indulge in delicious sweets. More Info Cooking Class: Join a local cooking class to learn how to prepare traditional Japanese dishes. This hands-on experience is perfect for food enthusiasts and provides a unique cultural insight into Japanese cuisine. Puffer Fish Experience: Dare to try the delicacy of puffer fish at the renowned Guenpin Fugu Restaurant. This culinary adventure offers a unique and safe opportunity to taste this exotic dish. More Info Relax and Enjoy the Scenery: Take time to unwind and soak in the beautiful scenery of Sapporo. Whether it’s a peaceful stroll through a park or simply enjoying a quiet moment in the city, make sure to relax and appreciate the serene surroundings.
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Niseko

Day 8
Here we'll do another day trip - paragliding adventure. After your paragliding adventure, take the rest of the day to relax and unwind. Whether you choose to explore the local area at a leisurely pace, indulge in a spa treatment, or simply enjoy the amenities of your accommodation, use this day to recharge and prepare for your next adventure.
7

Sapporo

Day 8-10
Today we'll spend the day with the Autumn food festival. Explore a wide variety of local and international cuisines, food stalls, and culinary delights at the Sapporo Autumn Food Festival. Sample delicious dishes, discover new flavors, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this popular event. Additionally, depending on your interests, you could visit historical sites, museums, parks, or other cultural attractions. Alternatively, you might choose to explore the natural beauty of Hokkaido through hiking, sightseeing, or other outdoor activities.
8

Furano

Day 10
We'll take a roadtrip to greater Hokkaido regions including Furano: Enjoy a picturesque drive through Hokkaido's stunning countryside, passing by lush fields and rolling hills. Furano Flower Fields: Explore the famous Furano Flower Fields, where vibrant blooms create a stunning patchwork of colors. Take in the beauty of the lavender, sunflowers, and other flowers that bloom throughout the seasons. Farm Tomita: Visit Farm Tomita, known for its picturesque lavender fields. Stroll through the fragrant fields and enjoy the sight and scent of these beautiful flowers. Lunch at a Local Restaurant: Stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can sample fresh, seasonal ingredients and traditional Hokkaido dishes. Biei: Continue your journey to Biei, a charming town known for its rolling hills and scenic landscapes. Visit the famous tree lines road, Patchwork Road, and Shikisai no Oka. Blue Pond: Marvel at the surreal beauty of the Blue Pond, known for its striking blue color. Take a leisurely walk around the pond and capture the beauty of this natural wonder. Return to Sapporo: Head back to Sapporo, reflecting on the natural beauty and peacefulness of your day trip to Furano and surrounding areas. Evening in Sapporo: Arrive back in Sapporo in the evening, where you can unwind and enjoy a relaxing dinner, reminiscing about your day trip to Furano and the stunning landscapes of Hokkaido.
9

Sapporo

Day 10-11
Final Day in Sapporo: Check Out of Hotel: Begin your day by checking out of your hotel, ensuring you have all your belongings packed and ready to go. Note that there are many storage lockers where you can store your luggage. Some hotels allow for luggage storage while you traverse the city - but it is not guaranteed. Local Exploration: Take the opportunity to explore Sapporo locally. Visit any attractions you may have missed, stroll through parks, or simply soak in the local atmosphere. Souvenir Shopping: Shop for souvenirs to take home with you. Browse local markets or specialty stores to find unique gifts and mementos of your time in Sapporo. Airport Transfer: We'll do the airport train here. Departure: Head to the airport for your departure, reflecting on your time in Sapporo and the unforgettable experiences you've had in Hokkaido. Farewell to Sapporo: Bid farewell to Sapporo as you board your flight, carrying memories of your time in this vibrant city and the warm hospitality of Hokkaido with you.
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Hotel & Other
11 days trip
Hokkaido, Sapporo & 7 more
Transportation
Train, Car
What's excluded?
International/Domestic Flights
Food
Train Passes
Entry Fees, Activities Outside Itinerary
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