LAKE TOYA REGION
ABASHIRI / LAKE AKAN REGION
Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 6 Dinners
Accommodation: 7 Nights Hotel Stay
Day 1SINGAPORE ✈ TAIPEI ✈ CHITOSE
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and begin your holiday with a pleasant flight to Japan. Upon arrival, meet and greet by local representative and transfer to hotel.
Meals On Board
Day 2CHITOSE - HAKODATE
After breakfast, visit The Goryokaku, (admission ticket included) Japan’s first western-styled fortification. The star- shaped fort was built in 1864 for the defence of Hokkaido against invasion and is now a park open to the public. Visit the charming historical buildings, such as Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward and Old Hakodate Meijikan Post Office. Thereafter, visit the famous Asaichi Market. Ascend Mount Hakodate (subject to weather conditions) for a perfect night view of this romantic city.Note:(1) In the event that we are unable to ascend Mount Hakodate by cableways due to bad weather, the group will visit Yunokawa Park.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 3HAKODATE - LAKE TOYA - NOBORIBETSU - JOZANKEI
After breakfast, drive to Lake Toya, where beautiful virgin forests surround the lake. See Mount Showa, an interesting landform that was raised from a farmland after two years of volcanic activities. Marvel at the beauty of Uzu Zan Volcanic Mountains from afar. Continue to Noboribetsu and visit a sulphurous boiling pond known as “Jigokudani” or Hell Valley. Visit Noboribetsu Marine Park (admission ticket included), a modern style marine park featuring a magnificent aquarium where marine life of all kinds including sharks, stingrays jellyfish and salmon swim freely. There are colourful corals too, as well as the fascinating Dolphin Show or Sea Lion Show. See the beautiful Danish Nixe Castle & Garden.
Breakfast / Lunch (Japanese Seafood Hotpot Lunch) / Dinner (8 Course Kaiseki Dinner)
Day 4JOZANKEI – FURANO – ASAHIKAWA / SOUNKYO
Begin the day with a tour to Shikisai Noka and see the colourful hills of flowers (vary with seasons). Continue to Furano Cheese Factory produces cheese and dairy-related products. Visit Farm Tomita, probably the most famous attraction of Furano; the products here will not disappoint you, with flower-related souvenirs available. Continue to Sounkyo Gorge, at the foot of Mount Daisetsu-zan. The gorge has lots of waterfalls, of which beautiful Ryusei-no-taki Falls (Shooting Star Falls) and Ginga-no-taki Falls (Milky Way Falls) are worth seeing.
Breakfast / Lunch (Japanese Buffet Lunch) / Dinner (Hokkaido Crab Dinner)
Day 5ASAHIKAWA / SOUNKYO – LAKE MASHU – LAKE AKAN
After breakfast, proceed to Abashiri and visit Mount Tento to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Okhotsk Sea. Visit the Drift Ice Museum (admission ticket included) where visitors can enjoy ice all year round in the -15°C cooling room. There are large interactive displays which give information about the ice and the animals that live on or around the ice floors. Continue to mysterious Lake Mashu, one of the world’s clearest transparent lakes; it is also prized as one of the greatest scenic spots in all Hokkaido. Continue to Kawayu Onsen District to visit an active volcano – Mount Io (known as Sulphur Mountain). This mountain can be seen ejecting yellow sulphurous jets. Journey to Lake Akan, well-known for its curious-looking spherical moss, a natural phenomenon unique to the lake. Explore Ainu Kotan, a small Ainu village in Akan Kotan. Stroll along the street lined with souvenir shops selling Ainu handicrafts, food, etc.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner (Hotel Dinner)
Day 6LAKE AKAN – SAPPORO
After breakfast, drive towards Sapporo. Visit Odori Park, venue of the annual Hokkaido Snow Festival. See the towering NHK Tower and Tokei-Dai (clock tower) which was built in 1878. Visit Sapporo JR Station, where you can spend some time shopping at the Underground Shopping Mall. Visit Tennuki Koji and enjoy shopping where affordable buys await all. In the evening, visit Susukino “Ramen & Entertainment” Street; the entire street is dominated by ramen stalls. Take the opportunity to sample the famous Hokkaido ramen at economical prices (at own expense). The colorful neon signboards and street lights make the street more vibrant and dazzling, a perfect location to experience the Sapporo nightlife.
Breakfast / Lunch (Japanese Set Lunch) / Dinner (Yakiniku BBQ Dinner)
Day 7SAPPORO - OTARU – SAPPORO
After breakfast, visit the Ishiya White Chocolate Factory where you'll get the opportunity to sample and buy a variety of Hokkaido’s manufactured white chocolate. Proceed to Hokkaido Jingu Shrine, a large Shinto shrine set in heavily wooded grounds. Drive towards Otaru, famous for its canal andglasswork shops. Walk along the “Classic European Walk” and see the ancient European architecture of the buildings by the romantic waterfront. Visit the Crystal Musuem and Kitaichi Glass Galley, well known for its antique lamps and hand-blown glassware. Not to be missed is Otaru Orgel Doh, which houses the “Otaru Music Box Musuem”. The best buildings are found in the harbour area and along Otaru Canal, which is prettily lined with lamps. Ascend Mount Tengu on the cableway for a bird’s eye view of Otaru City. Drive to Mitsui Premium Outlets for some good bargains. Popular brands such as Coach, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Escada, Paul Smith, Armani Exchange, Salvatore Ferragamo, Furla, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Brooks Brothers, Elle, Levi’s, Nike, Timberland, Adidas, Asics, Fila, Billabong etc. are available here.Note: (1) In the event that Mount Tengu cableways is undergoing annual maintenance and/or bad weather, it will be replaced with Tanakashuzo Sake Factory & Gallery.(2) Occasionally, group might visit Rera Premium Outlets instead of Mitsui Premium Outlets.
Breakfast / Lunch (Japanese Set Lunch) / Dinner (Shabu-Shabu Dinner)
Day 8SAPPORO – CHITOSE ✈ TAIPEI ✈ SINGAPORE
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight back to Singapore. We hope that you had a memorable vacation with ASA Holidays.
Meals On Board / Breakfast
Day 1新加坡 ✈ 台北 ✈ 千岁
集合于新加坡樟宜机场, 乘搭客机飞往“日出之国” -日本。抵达后, 将由专业的导游接机, 前往酒店入住。
Day 2千岁 - 函馆
早餐后，前往五陵郭(含门票),这是日本第一座西洋式城堡，建于公元1864年，城廓呈五角星形。接着将到雅观欧洲式旧函馆公共大厅与明治时代邮政局参观。之后，参观著名的朝市。我们将乘车登函馆山*(视天气情况而定)。在函馆山上，您可欣赏到世界第三美的夜景。*注意: (1) 如果因为恶劣的天气情况下而无法乘缆车登上函馆山, 该团将会改到汤之川公园一游。
早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐
今早，驱车前往景色扣人心弦，四季迷人的洞爷湖，途中将游览雄伟的昭和新山。这座火山是在昭和年代由地底涌出的熔岩所形成的新山。将到宁静的洞爷湖畔，可看到坐落在湖中央的 “中岛” 及周围的山脉，这一切增加这湖的美色。眺望奇迹般美丽的有珠火山。随着前往登别，将走入登别热腾腾的 “地狱谷”，此名为 “地狱谷” 是因大量的温泉水、热气与硫磺所形成的景色有如传说中的地狱。接着，将参观登别海洋公园 (含门票)，这现代风格特色的水族馆里，有各种海洋生物，包括鲨鱼、黄貂鱼、鲑鱼及水母等，自由自在地在水里游来游去，也能看到五颜六色的珊瑚。随着观看精彩的海豚表演或海狮表演。您也会看到美丽的丹麦水妖城堡与花园。
早餐 / 午餐 (日式海鲜火锅午餐) / 晚餐 (8道怀石料理晚餐)
Day 4定山溪－富良野 - 旭川 / 层云峡
这天将欣赏到四季彩之丘，你可以看到各种不同品种的鲜花开放在山坡，如置身于一个 “花卉天堂”。在这整个非冬季的月份享受着温柔的花香味，以及壮观的景色。随后到富良野，在这里我们将参观乳酪制作工厂和富田农场。在富田农场, 您可在这儿买到富良野的特产与看到季节性飘香的花儿。富良野在任何季节都藏有着一样的美，春夏季的花香，秋季的枫叶，冬季的雪上。随着，到位于大雪山脚下的层云峡，峡谷中有很多的瀑布，其中流星瀑布和银河瀑布是特别是值得一看的。
早餐 / 午餐 (日式自助午餐) / 晚餐 (北海道螃蟹晚餐)
Day 5旭川 / 层云峡－摩周湖－阿寒湖
早餐后，驱车前往网走。登上天都山，您将可在这儿体验360度鄂霍次克海的美景。接着参观流冰馆(含入门票)，您可在此享受全年处于零下15度的冰屋，里面还备有大型的互动显示屏，您可透过显示屏了解冰及生活在冰底的动物。随着到传说中的神仙境界“摩周湖”，这是世界上最清澈最透明的湖泊之一；也是北海道珍贵迷人的风景名胜区之一。过后，到川汤温泉区，将看到活火山 - 硫磺山。随着到阿寒湖，这是一个天然湖泊。路途将到爱奴古潭(爱奴村)，这儿有许多商店售卖爱奴的手工艺品。还有一个爱奴博物馆展示爱奴用具、服装及日常生活用品。傍晚您可享受泡温泉乐。
早餐 / 午餐 / 晚餐 (酒店晚餐)
早餐 / 午餐 (日式午餐套餐) / 晚餐 (烤肉晚餐)
Day 7札幌 - 小樽 - 札幌
早餐后，前往白之恋人巧克力厂。在那里, 你将有机会品尝和购买到各种北海道生产的白巧克力。接着游古老北海道神宫。续程往小樽，在一个魅力十全的浪漫欧洲街漫步，同时欣赏那迷人的海港。您将参观水晶博物馆和玻璃画廊，它是以制造古董灯等闻名的。同时，也到小樽俗名“音乐箱会馆”，它拥有一个音乐盒，传出来的声音就象来自天堂一般的音乐旋律。小樽市最美的建筑屋，就在小樽运河旁。运河旁有许多古典路灯让整个城市显得更浪漫。随着到天狗山*，乘缆车*(如天气应许)登山。在山峰上，您可看到全小樽市与日本海的美景。接着，将往三井名牌工厂直销中心*去购物，您可享受一日慢慢寻找各式的名牌如Coach, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Escada, Paul Smith, Armani Exchange, Salvatore Ferragamo, Furla, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Brooks Brothers, Levi’s, Nike, Timberland, Adidas, Asics, Fila, Billabong 等。 *注意: (1) 如果天狗山缆车正在进行年度维修，又或者遇到恶劣的的天气情况下，行程将改由参观田中清酒厂。(2) 偶而Rera名牌工厂直销中心将取代三井名牌工厂直销中心。
早餐 / 午餐 (日式午餐套餐) / 晚餐 (涮涮锅晚餐)
Day 8札幌－千岁 ✈ 台北 ✈ 新加坡
飞机餐 / 早餐
Immigration procedures require all tourists to possess a passport with minimum 6 months validity from the day of departure . Singapore passport do not require a visa to Japan. For foreign passport, please ensure relevant visa is applied should you need one. It is necessary to bring along re-entry permit or air ticket to country of origin for passenger not holding Singapore passport. It is advisable to keep separately a photocopy of your travel document.
**Malaysia Passport: With ICAO' Standards with IC Passport (symbol on the front cover), do not need a visa to enter Japan.
**Non - ICAO Standards Passport, Must apply for a Japan Visa.
Spring (Mar – May): 15 – 25 °C / 春天 （三月–五月)
Summer (Jun – Aug): 25 – 33°C / 夏天 ( 六月–八月 )
Autumn (Sep – Nov): 13 – 20°C / 秋天 (九月–十一月)
Winter (Dec – Feb): -05 – 15°C / 冬天 (十二月–二月)
We suggest you to update the weather through news or internet closer to departure.
Time Difference / 时差
Japan is one hour ahead of Singapore. 日本比新加坡快一个小时。
Electric Current and Adaptor 电压
It is essential to bring a plug adaptor of 2 Flat pins for 120V outlet.
1. In the event of local religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances and/or bad weather conditions, the sequence of the itinerary may be changed or altered. Alternative attractions will be substituted without prior notice and/or at short notice in order to ensure a smoother journey and tour.
2. All bookings will be subjected to terms and conditions as stipulated in this brochure.
3. Admission and entrance ticket will be included when specified.
4. Minimum group size of 16 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. Group size of 15 and below will solely be at the discretion of ASA Holidays and passengers need to accept the arrangement.
5. Tour is conducted in Mandarin.
6. All hotel ratings are based on local standards. In the event that accommodation in the stated hotel is unavailable, it will be replaced by another hotel of similar standards.
7. During major events, accommodation may not be in the city mentioned
8. ASA Holidays recommends you to buy travel insurance for your travel to ensure coverage.
9. All flights are subject to change without prior notice
10. In the event of discrepancies between English and Chinese itinerary, please refer to English version.
11. Room types are based on run of the house and allocated by respective hotels. ASA Holidays will not be responsible for the differences of the room allocated.
12. For groups of 26 passengers and above, we will have a tour manager to accompany the tour throughout.