Multi-Day Tour

Sapporo Snow Festival & Japan Winter Highlights (13 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Tokyo, Japan To Sapporo, Japan

Valid for Departures: 28 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019

Sapporo Snow Festival & Japan Winter Highlights (13 days)

Day 4

Shirakawa-go/Kanazawa

Day 6

Kawayu Onsen/Osaka

Day 12

Noboribetsu/Sapporo

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Tokyo, Japan
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Day 1 Tokyo: There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Tokyo, Japan
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Day 2 Tokyo: Enjoy a morning tour of some of the city's highlights. With a free afternoon, opt to head out of town and view Mt Fuji or explore more of Tokyo's diverse districts. Included Activities: City Tour
Day 3
Tokyo, Japan
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Day 3 Tokyo/Shirakawa-go (1D): It's a long travel day to reach the scenic village of Shirakawa-go. View the unique architecture before settling into a local style inn for the night. Enjoy a traditional dinner. Transport: Private Vehicle Bullet train
Day 4
Shirakawa-go/Kanazawa
None Breakfast
Day 4 Shirakawa-go/Kanazawa: Enjoy a traditional breakfast before travelling to Kanazawa by bus. Wander through the samurai village on a short guided walk and take a guided tour of the Ninja Temple. Opt to visit the impressive 21st Century Museum, the geisha district, or Kenrokuen garden. Included Activities: Ninja Temple Visit Nagamachi Samurai District Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Kanazawa, Japan
None None
Day 5 Kanazawa/Kawayu Onsen (1D): It's a long, but scenic, travel day to reach the Wakayama prefecture. Kawayu Onsen is known for its large, outdoor onsen bath dug every winter into the river bed. Dress in the yukata (cotton kimono) provided by the minshuku (inn) and stroll over to the seninburo (large public hot spring) to enjoy an unforgettable soak in the steamy natural hot spring water. Included Activities: Traditional Minshuku Stay and Meal Seninburo Hot Spring Visit Transport: Local train Local bus
Day 6
Kawayu Onsen/Osaka
None Breakfast
Day 6 Kawayu Onsen/Osaka: Spend a free morning in the area. Opt to walk along the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, visit nearby Yunomine Onsen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or visit the Hongu Taisha Shrine and giant torii gate of Oyu No Hara. Travel to Osaka in the late afternoon and opt for a night out in buzzing Namba. Transport: Local bus Local train
Day 7
Osaka, Japan
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Day 7 Osaka: Osaka has heaps to offer including Osaka Castle Park, Shinsaibashi shopping street and Dotombori Bridge. Be sure to try "takoyaki" the city's famous squid snack. Osaka is a unique culinary destination – opt for a group meal of "kushikatsu". Included Activities: Instant Ramen Museum Visit
Day 8
Osaka, Japan
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Day 8 Osaka/Kyoto: Continue on to nearby Kyoto and enjoy a morning city tour. With options like a tea ceremony, a traditional costume photo shoot, and visits to temples or museums, there's tons to see and do. Included Activities: City Tour Transport: Local train
Day 9
Kyoto, Japan
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Day 9 Kyoto/Sapporo: Catch a flight from Kyoto to the island of Hokkaido. Enjoy some free time in Sapporo with an optional welcome meeting for any new travellers joining the group here. Transport: Plane
Day 10
Sapporo, Japan
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Day 10 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Sapporo Snow Festival Visit Snow Light Path Festival Visit Transport: Train Train
Day 11
Sapporo, Japan
None None
Day 11 Sapporo/Noboribetsu (1D): 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). Included Activities: Jigokudani Park Visit Transport: Train
Day 12
Noboribetsu/Sapporo
None None
Day 12 Noboribetsu/Sapporo: Experience more of Sapporo with options to visit the Sapporo Beer Museum for a tour and tasting (complete with an optional all-you-can-eat-and-drink meal in the Beer Hall) or travel to the top of the Sapporo TV Tower for a new vantage point. Transport: Local train
Day 13
Sapporo, Japan
None Breakfast
Day 13 Sapporo: Can't get enough snow? Book post accommodation and head to Niseko to experience Japan's world-class skiing and snowboarding. Included Activities: Departure Day

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This 13-day trip brings together two Japanese islands to create one unforgettable experience that covers some of the major winter events this country has to offer. From the famous onsen hot springs throughout Japan that make the country so inviting in winter, to the free time to discover new and historical districts in Tokyo and Kyoto, to the Sapporo Snow Festival and the Shaw Light Path Festival in Hokkaido, this tour is the best answer for anyone looking for a different sort of adventure.

About Us

G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit: www.gadventures.com.

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