HOKKAIDO LOVE STORY IN SPRING(APR - MAY)
7 Days 5 Night
Enjoy natural Onsen at Hakodate and Noboribetsu / Mt.Hakodate - the world most magnificent night view / Visit Otaru Canal and Otaru handicraft street / Gala Seafood - King Crab, Grilled Abalone, Scallop / Shopping at Tanukikoji, Susukino, Factory Outlet Mall
SINGAPORE CHANGI AIRPORT - JAPAN AIRPORT (MOB)
JAPAN – HAKODATE – HAKODATE HOT SPRING SPA RESORT (D)
Hakodate, one of the first three ports in Japan opened for foreign trade in 1859. Walk around the Old Port Store Street; walk pass the Moto machi Roman Catholic Church and the white Russian Orthodox Church. • Mt. Hakodate ~ the panorama from the top overlooking the city and the fine natural harbor is considered to be one of the world’s most magnificent night views. • Tonight, overnight at Hakodate Hot Spring Hotel.
MORNING MARKET – SAKURA PARK – NOBORIBETSU (B/L/D)
Hakodate Morning Market - Japan’s biggest seafood (fresh & dried) wholesale market. • Goryokaku, is the most beautiful Sakura Park in Hakodate. It is also a star fort in the city of Hakodate in Southern Hokkaido, Japan. (subject to weather condition) • Visit to the Bear Range, where you can see the unique species of Japan bears… • Mt. UZUSAN – take a ropeway to view the active volcano rising from the valley. And at the low rise side; the Mt Showa Shinzan is noted for its frequent eruptions. (Subject to weather condition) • Lake Toya – is a volcanic caldera lake, Japan third largest hot spring area. • Noboribetsu Hot Spring - the most famous Spa Town in Hokkaido.
NOBORIBETSU – HELL VALLEY – SAPPORO (B/L/D)
Jigokudani (Hell Valley), where columns of steam incessantly rise from the numerous fissures in the rocks. • Shopping at Tanukikoji & its underground shopping street - enjoy your shopping at more than 150 boutiques, souvenirs, shops and the 100 yen shop too! Well LV also here! • The Susukino nightlife entertainment area, is the Sapporo’s famous nightspot for fun • The Ramen Yokocho Street - Hokkaido famous ramen street, where you can taste the variety of the Hokkaido northern taste ~ miso ramen!
OLD PORT STREET OTARU – SAPPORO (B/L/D)
Arrived to the North-west of the island and the old port town ~ OTARU & its Canal • Otaru Canal ~ short & narrow but the most remarkable of the past & most beautiful spot for picture • Otaru handicraft Street - Glass handicraft shop, music box shop, museum, art gallery, the ice-cream, the northern dessert, the souvenirs … • Shiroi Koibito Park, factory where the famous Ishiya’s chocolate cookies are made. • Sapporo’s landmark – Hokkaido’s Former Government Building, the Odori Park – venue for ice carving festival & the 4 season park, the Sapporo TV’s Tower, and pass by the Clock House and Sapporo beautiful street. • Let’s have a brief visit to see the landmark of Japan ~ the shrine of the Emperor: Hokkaido Shrine, the representation of the highest belief of the Japanese; not forgetting the impressive architecture and design.
SAPPORO CITY TOUR – SEAFOOD MARKET (B/L/D)
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT! GALA Seafood lunch presented by Apple Vacations & prepared by the chef of Hokkaido Kita Gourmet Kitchen at the wet market area! 1. Live Tarabagani big crab 2. Live Abalone in Japanese butter grilled 3. Grilled Fresh Scallop 4. The Salmon Fish butter fried 5. The Crab meat soup and porridge • The Olympic Ski Jump at the Okurayama ~ where it was used for ski jumping during the Winter Olympic Games in 1972. • Factory Outlet – the famous shopping outlet in Japan where branded shopping items are available here. • Overnight at airport hotel.