Hokkaido Luxury in Nature

Hokkaido Luxury in Nature

A luxury journey through the beauty of Japan’s northern island – Hokkaido.

You’ll first arrive in the terminus of Chitose and meet your guide. After that, tour the flower fields, lakes, mountains and volcanic regions of Hokkaido, the most northern of Japan’s four main islands. In addition, you’ll see unspoiled spots of nature and areas effected by volcanic activity in Japan’s national parks.

Along the way, learn about the Ainu, Japan’s original inhabitants. Take a journey through their past, present and see the future of this interesting culture.

Day 1

Narita Arrival Transfer

Narita Arrival Transfer

Meet your driver in the arrival area and move to Tokyo. It is about a 90 minute drive.

Palace Hotel Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo (1 night)

Location - Center of Tokyo adjacent to the Imperial palace gardens, in the heart of the financial and business district Marunouchi - 10-minute walk to Tokyo Station with 12 railways and bullet trains - Direct underground access to Otemachi Station with 5 metro lines - 30 minutes to Haneda Airport by taxi -60-90 minutes to Narita Airport by taxi - 10 minute taxi ride to famous Ginza shopping district - Free-standing hotel - Spacious guest rooms from 45sq.m./485sq.ft, most futuring balconies - Very first evian SPA in Japan - State of the art fitness facilities with indoor pool - 7 unique restaurants - 3 bars and lounges Services - Complimentary wireless/wired in-room Internet - Complimentary use of fitness center for staying guests - Complimentary mineral water - Complimentary daily newspaper

Day 2

Haneda Airport Departure Transfer

Haneda Airport Departure Transfer

Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel and move to Haneda Airport. It is about a 30 minute drive.

ANA - HND - AKJ

ANA - HND - AKJ

Private Guided Tour

Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel and set out for a private guided tour.

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Today you will tour in the comfort of your private vehicle.

Biei

Biei

Biei (美瑛) is a tiny country town in a picturesque sea of gently rolling hills and vast, open fields. The best ways to enjoy Biei's sights is by cycling or driving through the hills, visiting the fields of flowers and other points of interest. The area northwest of the town center is named "Patchwork Road" and the area south of the town center "Panorama Road".

Seidai Park

Seidai Park

A small park on the banks of the Ubashibetsu River, Seidai Park is a pleasure in all seasons, but it is the best cherry-blossom viewing spot in Biei. The sight's natural beauty makes in a good jumping-off spot to explore the rest of the town.

Shirogane Blue Pond

Shirogane Blue Pond

The Blue Pond, just outside the onsen town of Shirogane is named after is deep blue color. The pond is actually part of an erosion control project and has only been a sightseeing spot in recent years. Its striking blue color is caused by natural minerals leeching into the water.

Shirahige Falls

Shirahige Falls

Shirahige Falls is a waterfall in Shirogane Onsen. It is more than 30 meters high and the water comes down over the rocky cliffs resembling a white beard and gives the falls its name. The falls are a bit unusual because they are fed by an underground river. The water splashes down into the river below and mixed with the blue river water to form a striking contrast.

Morinoryotei Biei

Morinoryotei Biei (2 nights)

A Japanese-style hotel characterized by the forest surroundings of Biei Shirogane and warm hospitality.

The scent of the wood from which the hotel's sukiyazukuri-style building (a residential genre influenced by teahouse architecture) is made and the hotel's free-flowing natural hot spring water are ideal for rest and relaxation.

The Mori no Ryotei Biei Hot Spring Hotel places high value on this quintessentially Japanese experience.

This cozy 17-room hideaway provides pleasant spaces where guests can relax and escape from the everyday chaos of daily life.

Enjoy a luxurious experience with someone special in these quiet forest surroundings that change with Biei's seasons.

Day 3

Private Guided Tour

Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel and set out for a private guided tour.

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Today you will tour in the comfort of your private vehicle.

Chubetsu Lake

Chubetsu Lake

Lake Chubetsu sits at the source of the Chubetsu River, at the base of Hokkaido's highest mountain, Asahidake. The lake itself is one of Hokkaido's newest, created in 2006 by the construction of the Chubetsu Dam. On a clear day, views all the way to the Daisetsuzan Range are breathtaking. There are several places to stop and enjoy the view of the dam, the lake and the magnificent natural scenery. Mount Asahi is often reflected on the surface of the lake like a mirror making a superb view.

Asahidake

Asahidake

Asahidake Onsen is a small onsen resort at the base of Mount Asahidake, Hokkaido's highest mountain (2290 meters), and is one of the most pleasant bases for exploring Daisetsuzan National Park. There are less than 20 buildings in the village. They consists of wooden lodges, a beautiful youth hostel and two or three large hotels. This being the situation, places for shopping and eating are limited to the hotels and the nearby ropeway station. There are several hiking trails around the village that allow for excellent views of nature with very little energy expended. The Asahidake Ropeway takes visitors from the town to within a two hour hike of the mountain's summit. The ropeway's upper station is at 1600 meters above sea level and stands in a treeless alpine tundra-like landscape that is redundant with alpine flowers in the warmer months. Around the upper ropeway station is a very easy hiking trail. It is in an almost circular shape and passes by several ponds, including Sugatami Pond at the far end of the path and is very much worth a view, and numerous sulfur vents. The walk takes about 60 minutes and allows for visitors to see the beauty of the area laid out before one. The Ainu people called the mountaintop of Daisetsuzan KAMUIMINTARA, which means the garden where gods play. Somewhat more difficult is the ascent to the summit of Asahidake which takes about two hours and can be arranged if one is interested.

Day 4

Private Guided Tour

Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel and set out for a private guided tour.

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Today you will tour in the comfort of your private vehicle.

Furano Day Tour

Furano Day Tour

One of Hokkaido's spectacular and scenic spots is the flower fields of Furano. While there are numerous fields, and varieties, of flowers throughout Furano, none are quite as spectacular as the lavender fields. Your visit today should coincide with peak bloom of the fields, and we recommend stopping by Farm Tomita for a chance to enjoy purple oceans of flowers encapsulated by Hokkaido's majestic, natural beauty.

Shikotsu Lake tsuruga resort spa Mizunouta

Shikotsu Lake tsuruga resort spa Mizunouta (1 night)

A resort & spa in the forest healed by the power of the lake water

“Mizu no Uta” focuses on water, the source of life, and produces total health and beauty from all aspects such as bathing, beauty treatment, fitness, walking, eating, sleeping, and information.

We offer a new style resort scene on the theme of healing and health.

Day 5

Private Guided Tour

Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel and set out for a private guided tour.

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Today you will tour in the comfort of your private vehicle.

Lake Shikotsu

Lake Shikotsu

Lake Shikotsu is the 2nd largest caldera lake in Japan. It was created by large-scale eruptions 40,000 years ago. At over 1000 feet, it is the 2nd deepest lake after Lake Tazawa in Akita in Japan. The area is not very well developed and visitors can truly enjoy the beauty of rural Japan here.

Upopoy

Upopoy

Upopoy is the first museum in Japan dedicated to the Ainu. The Ainu are the indigenous people of northern Japan, especially Hokkaido. Upopoy means "singing in a large group." The museum is a bid to stop the extinction of the Ainu culture, which has been disappearing due to forced assimilation and official neglect. Upopoy is divided into 2 parts: the National Ainu Museum and the National Ainu Park. The museum focuses not just on the past of the Ainu but also how the present-day Ainu culture has adapted and how the Ainu survive in modern Japanese society. The National Ainu Park is an open-air museum that highlights traditional Ainu music, dance and crafts. Visitors can view any number of performances and take part in various hands-on activities.

Noboribetsu Jigokudani

Noboribetsu Jigokudani

Noboribetsu Jigokudani (Hell Valley) is a volcanic caldera created 20,000 years ago by the eruption of nearby Mt. Hiyoriyama. It is the major source of water in Noboribetu Onsen. The area's springs, geysers, sulfur vents, valley and baths are guarded by dozens of statues of yukijin, who are demons that welcome visitors and act as intercessors in the underworld to secure good fortune for humans.There is a Shinto shrine in the town dedicated to Enma, the King of Hell. A Festival of Hell is held in late August that includes regular Demon’s Firework shows. The hell valley is 450m in diameter and contains 15 geysers and hot spring of various sizes. More than 3,000 liters of hot spring water flow through them every minute.

The Lake Suite Ko No Sumika

The Lake Suite Ko No Sumika (1 night)

Still lake in morning calm.

Shinning lake by gentle sunshine in clear air.

Here, we are located closest to the lake on prime property.

We invite you to stay and harmonize with nature.

Day 6

Private Guided Tour

Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel and set out for a private guided tour.

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Private Vehicle for Touring (Full Day)

Today you will tour in the comfort of your private vehicle.

Lake Toya

Lake Toya

Lake Toya is the larger of the two main lakes in Shikotsu-Toya national Park, the other being Lake Shikotsu. The lake area is also home to Mt. Usu, an active volcano. Mt. Usu last erupted in 2000. It destroyed many nearby buildings and roads while opening dozens of new craters on the mountain's west side and throwing huge amounts of smoke and debris into the air. There are walking trails that can be visited. The Kompirayama Walking Trail begins in Toyako Onsen. The trail passes various ruins, including a destroyed public bath house, apartment block and bridge. It then goes near two large craters from the newest eruption. The walk takes less than an hour. Another trail, the Nishiyama Crater Walking Trail, takes visitors to more of the newer craters around Mount Nishiyama. Ruins of buildings, roads and phone poles were left in place as a reminder of the power unleashed by the eruption. At the trail's southern end are the ruins of a kindergarten. The Usuzan Ropeway takes visitors near the volcano's summit. The ropeway allows people to get excellent views of one of Japan's youngest mountains, Showa Shinzan. This mountain was birthed by Mt Usu between 1943 and 1945 when it pushed up the land of a wheat field to almost 300 meters high. The ropeway's top station's observation deck offers panoramic views of Lake Toya and Showa Shinzan. From a second observation deck a short walk away, there are views of the ocean and Mount Usu's largest crater, which was formed in an eruption in 1977.

ANA - CTS - HND

ANA - CTS - HND

Haneda Airport Arrival Transfer

Haneda Airport Arrival Transfer

Meet your driver in the arrival area and move to Tokyo. It is about a 30 minute drive.

Palace Hotel Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo (1 night)

Location - Center of Tokyo adjacent to the Imperial palace gardens, in the heart of the financial and business district Marunouchi - 10-minute walk to Tokyo Station with 12 railways and bullet trains - Direct underground access to Otemachi Station with 5 metro lines - 30 minutes to Haneda Airport by taxi -60-90 minutes to Narita Airport by taxi - 10 minute taxi ride to famous Ginza shopping district - Free-standing hotel - Spacious guest rooms from 45sq.m./485sq.ft, most futuring balconies - Very first evian SPA in Japan - State of the art fitness facilities with indoor pool - 7 unique restaurants - 3 bars and lounges Services - Complimentary wireless/wired in-room Internet - Complimentary use of fitness center for staying guests - Complimentary mineral water - Complimentary daily newspaper

Day 7

Narita Departure Transfer

Narita Departure Transfer

Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel and move to Narita Airport. It is about a 90 minute drive.

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