04/15 MNL CTS 0450 1135 PR406
04/19 CTS MNL 1305 1740 PR405
D1: 15-APR CHITOSE-TOYAKO (L-D)
Arrive at Shin Chitose Airport.
Toya Observatory Deck – This is an observation deck which commands the whole view of Lake Toya. You can see a panoramic view of the lake, the Nakajima Isles, and Mt. Showa-shinzan, Mt. Usu, the volcanic fume from Nishiyama crater, Lake Toya Hot Spring district as well.
Mt. Showa is one of Japan’s youngest mountains. Accompanied by earthquakes, the mountain suddenly rose from a flat wheat field to its current height of 290 meters between 1943 and 1945. The mountain was named “Showa New Mountain” according to the contemporary reign of Emperor Showa (1926-1989). Still venting sulfurous fumes today, Showa Shinzan stands directly next to Mount Usu, which bears responsibility for the new mountain’s birth. You can get good views of the young volcano by taking the Usuzan Ropeway. (Optional: Bear Ranch & Ropeway)
D2: 16-APR TOYAKO-SAPPORO (B-L-D)
Hell Valley – An explosion crater with 450 m in diameter in Noboribetsu. Hot springs with an ample supply of water are gushing out 10,000 tons per day, and it is a hot spring source of Noboribetsu Onsen. There are some fumaroles and hot spring gushing points on the explosion crater, and the hot springs become rivers after the hot springs gushing out, and people in old times imagined its scenery as a Buddhism hell that ogres live in, so it is named Hell Valley. There is a pathway with about 600 m in total length and there are observatory decks around the crater, and tourists can go around for about 10 minutes on foot.
Datejidaimura – a history theme park highlighting the Edo Period. enjoy traditional games, activities, theaters, street performances and more as you feel the ambiance of the area. Then have a buffet lunch inside the park before continuing to explore the area.
Clock Tower – serves as a museum with displays about the building’s history and Sapporo on the first floor. On the second floor are displays about the clock and a spacious ceremony hall that calls to mind the simple buildings of the colonial American Midwest
Odori Park – 大通公園, Ōdōri Kōen) is the broad median of Odori (“large street”) in the center of Sapporo, separating the city into north and south. The park stretches about a kilometer and a half over twelve city blocks and offers pleasant green space during the warmer months. At the eastern end of Odori Park stands the Sapporo TV Tower, which has an observation deck with nice views of the park and the surrounding city. The tower is just under 150 meters tall, and the observation deck is at an elevation of 90 meters. During the evening the tower is illuminated, making it an attractive landmark.
Tanukikoji & Susukino Street (Shopping Spot) – Tanukikoji is a shopping arcade that has been in operation since the frontier period. It’s a great place to buy Hokkaido souvenirs. Susukino is the city’s main entertainment area, there are estimated to be over 4,000 bars and restaurants in Susukino, including the many ramen restaurants packed into Ramen Yokocho (Ramen Alley).
D3: 17-APR SAPPORO (B)
Free Day (Explore Sapporo)
D4: 18-APR SAPPORO - CHITOSE (B-L-D)
Otaru Canal – 1,140 meter-long canal located in Hokkaido. The canal was created between the original coastline and land reclaimed offshore. It was completed in 1923. A number of warehouses made of bricks and Sapporo freestones still remain on both sides of Otaru Canal, leaving it looking, in some parts, like it was like back then. At present these warehouses are reused as restaurants, etc.
Otaru Music Box Museum – consists of multiple buildings scattered around the southern end of Sakaimachi Street, one of which houses a small musem about music boxes. The most prominent building, however, is a large shop with a wide variety of music boxes on sale. In front of the building stands a steam clock, a present by the city of Vancouver. Kitaichi Glass Workshop – When the herring fishing industry declined in the 1950’s, the makers of glass buoys shifted to the production of refined glassware instead. Nowadays, Otaru benefits greatly from the reputation of its glassware, attracting many tourists to its glass shops. Ishiya Chocolate Factory – (Part under construction, but still possible for sight seeing) Shiroi Koibito Park is a fantastic space based on the ideals of deliciousness, fun and stories of sweets from a bygone era. In addition to housing the Shiroi Koibito Factory where this well-known Hokkaido confectionery is produced, the park also has a cafe to allow visitors to savor Ishiya’s original sweets, the Cookiecraft Studio (where budding confectioners can try their hand at making their own Shiroi Koibito cookies and the Rose Garden. The things visitor see, taste and experience here will make for truly sweet memories!
Mitsui Outlet – This outlet is an all-weather facility and visitors can shop for brand items regardless of the season or weather.
D5: 19-APR CHITOSE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Shin Chitose Airport. Airport check in on own.
- Roundtrip Airfare via PAL
- Airline Taxes
- Terminal Fee
- PH Travel Tax
- Roundtrip Airport Transfers
- 4 Nights Hotel Accommodation
- Meals and tours based on itinerary (4B, 3L, 3D)
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Tipping USD $5/pax/day
- Tours not mentioned in the itinerary
- Drinks during meals
- Expenses which are personal in nature
- Non-refundable booking deposit fee of USD $300 is required upon making a reservation
- Rate is valid for PH passport holders. Surcharge may apply to foreign passport holders
- All the documents required for visa application must be submitted 2 months before departure date
- Minimum 20 adults must travel together
- Itinerary is subject to change due to local weather condition
- Full payment upon visa release is required before ticket issuance and finalization of hotel bookings
- Full cancellation charge will be applied for any cancellation made after booking finalization
- Passport valid for 6 months from the date of travel
- Visa application form
- Two (2) pcs. 4.5cm x 4.5cm with white background
- Daily schedule in Japan
- PSA Birth & Marriage Certificate issued w/in 1yr
- Employment Certificate or Certificate of Business Name or SEC Registration and Business Permit
- Bank Certificate with at least 3 months bank statement
- Copy of ITR
- Addt’l requirements for students:
School Certificate • School ID