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AJHW - Sapporo Snow Festival & Hokkaido Highlights

This quick five-day trip to the famous Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the most unique specifically-winter tours we offer. Explore the celebrated snow and ice sculptures created for this amazing event (held yearly since 1950), visit a light festival in the coastal town of Otaru, hike to see the geysers in Jigokudani, and opt to enjoy hot springs with a stay in Noboribetsu. Opt to stick around post-tour and take advantage of the chance to ski in winter-perfect Hokkaido. This tour is the ideal add-on to any winter travel in this part of the world.

Inclusions

Sapporo orientation walk
Snow Festival visit
Snow Light Path Festival visit (Otaru)
Jigokudani Park visit
Minshuku stay (Noboribetsu)
All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
5
Price From
AUD $1,999
Start Location
Sapporo, Japan
End Location
Sapporo, Japan
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
05 Feb 201909 Feb 201913AUD $1,999
08 Feb 201912 Feb 201915AUD $1,999
Itinerary
Day 1 - Sapporo
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Sapporo
Take an orientation tour of the city before spending the day at the Sapporo Snow Festival. In the evening, depart for Otaru to experience this town's Snow Light Path Festival. Head back to Sapporo for the night.
Day 3 - Sapporo/Noboribetsu
Travel to nearby Noboribetsu. Go for an easy hike through Jigokudani Park to view the scenery and geysers, or opt to visit the onsen town's spas. Enjoy a stay at a traditional inn for the night, complete with dinner dressed in a provided yukata (cotton kimono).
Day 4 - Noboribetsu/Sapporo
Enjoy a free day to visit the snow festival or explore more of Sapporo.
Day 5 - Sapporo
Depart at any time.