Hokkaido: Festive Summer 2024 | 9 Days | Lavender Season

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Hokkaido: Festive Summer

9 days 7 nights
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2024
Lavender Season
Sapporo, Furano, Biei, Sounkyo, Shiretoko, Lake Akan, Tokachi

Summer Flower Fields, Full of Romance

In Hokkaido's summer, a magical affair,
Nature's symphony, filling the air.
Mountains stand tall, in their majestic might,
A playground for adventurers, seeking new heights.
Hiking trails winding, through verdant green,
Revealing vistas, like dreams unforeseen.
Fields of wildflowers, swaying in delight,
Painting the landscape, with colors so bright.
Butterflies dance, with playful grace,
Adding delightful whimsy to this sacred place.
In Hokkaido's summer, a season of delight,
Create memories which forever shine bright.

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Highlights

  • Furano | Admire the beauty and vibrant colors of Farm Tomita
  • Biei | Summer is one of the best seasons to visit Biei's verdant farmlands
  • Sounkyo | Ride the Mt. Kurodake Ropeway for a splendid view of Daisetsuzan Mountain Range
  • Abashiri | Feel the chill in a 5°F (-15°C) room at the Okhotsk Drift Ice Museum
  • Shiretoko Peninsula | Travel to one of Japan's most remote and breathtaking national parks
    • Board a short cruise to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site more deeply
    • Stroll the natural lakeside beauty of the Shiretoko Five Lakes
  • Lake Mashu | "the lake of the gods" and one of the clearest in the world
  • Lake Akan | Visit the home of Marimo, a rare green algae species
  • Tokachi | Soak in Moor hot springs only found in Tokachi

Itinerary

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Depart North America
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32 mi
, 1 hr

Sapporo
Welcome to ! For guests within our pickup timeframe, a Supera representative will greet you at the arrival airport. Have a wonderful journey with us!
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Japanese Cuisine
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Sapporo Grand Hotel
JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo
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75 mi
, 2 hrs

Furano&Biei 2
19 mi
, 45 mins

Furano
Farm Tomita
Farm Tomita
Lavender Ice Cream
Lavender Ice Cream
Furano
  • Farm Tomita:
    Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip to this historic farm covered in lavender and other seasonal flowers. 

Biei

  • Aoike Pond:
    Aoike Pond is famous for its astounding blue water, which gives it great mystique. You'll find the beauty memorable, and maybe even familiar, as it was chosen by Apple as one of the default OSX wallpapers!
  • Shikisai No Oka:
    Discover 7 hectares of colorful flowers blooming over rolling fields. Enjoy sunflowers, lavender, cosmos, lupines and other seasonal blooms from spring until fall every year. 
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NEW FURANO PRINCE HOTEL
Furano 2
23 mi
, 45 mins

Biei 2
65 mi
, 1 hr
45 mins

Sounkyo
Patchwork Road
Patchwork Road
Kurodake Ropeway
Kurodake Ropeway
Biei
  • Patchwork Road & Panorama Road: 
    Admire the picturesque landscape as we drive through this area. (Contrary to the names, Patchwork Road & Panorama Road refer to an area in Biei, not just the road.) 
  • Hokusei No Oka: 
    Climb to the top of the pyramid-shaped observation deck and enjoy expansive views of the colorful rolling hills and Taisetsu mountain range in the distance.

Sounkyo

  • Mt. Kurodake:
    Ride the Kurodake Ropeway for an incredible view of the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range.
  • Ryusei Falls (Shooting Star Falls) and Ginga Falls (Milky Way Falls):
    Admire two of the best waterfalls in the gorge.
  • Obako:
    Visit Obako rock formation, one of the most beautiful areas in the gorge. 
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Hotel Taisetsu
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101 mi
, 3 hrs

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47 mi
, 1.5 hrs

Shiretoko
View from Tentozan Observatory
View from Tentozan Observatory
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum
Abashiri
  • Tentozan Observatory: 
    See a breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Abashiri, Lake Notoro, Sea of Okhotsk, and Shiretoko Peninsula. 
  • Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum: 
    Touch drift ice in a -15°C simulated room. Also learn about the science behind drift ice and fascinating sea creatures such as Clione, known as the sea angel.

Shiretoko

  • Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center:
    Watch a film highlighting the beauty of Shiretoko's four seasons and learn about northern Japan's unique nature. 
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Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort
Shiretoko Daiichi Hotel
Shiretoko
Utoro Cruise
Utoro Cruise
Shiretoko Five Lakes
Shiretoko Five Lakes
Shiretoko
  • Furepe Waterfall:  
    Furepe Waterfall means "Red Water" in the Ainu language. All the water comes from snow and rain that has fallen in the Shiretoko Mountain Range. Visit the 100-meter high waterfall, also known as the "Maiden's Tears."
  • Shiretoko Sightseein Boat:
    See the stunning cliffs and rock formations on a boat tour of the Peninsula.
  • Shiretoko Five Lakes Hiking:
    Depending on your personal preference and physical health, we have designed two walking routes for you to explore and enjoy the Five Lakes:
    A. Full Tour (Distance: 1.8 mi; Walking time: 3hrs): Stroll along the lakes and through the forest to see the beauty of all five lakes.
    B. Elevated Wooden Path (Distance: 1 mi; Walking time: 40mins): Walk on the wooden path to the first lake and enjoy panoramic views of the Sea of Okhotsk. 
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Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort
Shiretoko Daiichi Hotel
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79 mi
, 2 hrs

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28 mi
, 1 hr

Lake Akan
Akan Sightseeing Boat
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Akan Ainu Village
Akan Ainu Village
Teshikaga
  • Lake Mashu Observatory:
    Visit the observation deck at Lake Mashu and see one of the clearest lakes in the world.
  • Mt. Io: 
    An active volcano whose name means "nude mountain" in the Ainu language. Observe yellow sulfur crystals and dynamic volcanic fumes up close.

Lake Akan

  • Akan Ainu Village:
    Explore the culture and handicrafts of Hokkaido's Ainu indigenous community at Akan Ainu Village, a short walk away from our hotel. 
  • Akan Sightseeing Cruise:
    Cruise the lake and learn about rare green Marimo algae, a natural delight!
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Akan Yuku No Sato Tsuruga (Bekkan Building)
Lake Akan 2
44 mi
, 1 hr
20 mins

Kushiro 2
69 mi
, 1 hr
45 mins

Tokachigawa Onsen
Kushiro Marsh
Kushiro Marsh
Washo Market
Washo Market

Kushiro

  • Red-crowned Crane Natural Park:
    Watch Red-Crowned Cranes open their wings and dance on the field. 
  • Washo Market:
    Taste delicious Kushiro delicacies. Hand pick and savor your own bowl of seafood delights.
  • Kushiro Marsh: 
    Visit the largest marshland in Japan and enjoy the view.

Tokachigawa Onsen

  • Tokachigawa Onsen:
    The only place to try Moor hot springs, also known as "hot springs for beauty". Moor hot springs contain rich organic plant-derived matter, which is said to have excellent skin moisturizing and smoothing effects. 
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Tokachikawa Daiichi Hotel
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104 mi
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A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
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  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 5 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights:We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. If you are purchasing your own flights, please book flights scheduled to arrive/depart within the times listed below. If you are arriving/departing on the same day as our tour but outside timeframes, we may still be able to arrange service - please contact us for transfer options. Please be aware missed portions of the itinerary will not be refunded. Prior to issuing tickets, please reconfirm with us to avoid unexpected expenses.
        • Please review the Terms & Conditions before you book.
        • Is This Trip Right for Me?
          • Please see the Itinerary for activity levels and details.
          • Wheelchairs: Please understand some sites on this itinerary may not accessible and may need to be forfeit. A companion to help with the wheelchair must accompany the guest.
          • Age Limit: For quality concerns, guests should be 2 years or older to join this tour
          • Dietary Restrictions: Following our tradition of encouraging our guests to “savor the world,” we arrange delicious local menus, but many restaurants cannot meet custom preferences. If you have a serious meal restriction (i.e., fatal allergy, vegetarian, etc.), please let us know before booking and we can check if it can be accommodated.
        • Accommodations:
          • Most reserved rooms are TWIN (2 bed) rooms. Please let us know if you require a DOUBLE (1 large bed) for the entirety of the tour - we will try our best to accommodate. For most hot spring hotels, we will use tatami rooms featuring futon mat bedding.
          • If you have special requirements, please inform us at time of booking so we may make arrangements as soon as possible.
          • For guest privacy and security considerations, we do not have single sharing arrangements.
        • Visas:
          • A Visa is temporarily being required for US or Canada passport holders to Japan. 
          • Please be aware once a visa is processed by Supera, we will not be able to provide a refund under any circumstances.
        • Passports:
          • Please provide a copy of your passport at sign up; we recommend having a copy of your passport with you in case of emergencies.
          • Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining and two blank “Visa” pages.
        • Flights and Luggage:
          • Some airlines charge a fee for pre-assigned seats. If so, we will let you know the details at time of booking.
          • If you are booking your own tickets, we recommend reserving at least 3 hours connecting time between international airports.
          • Luggage allowances will vary based on the rules for each airline. Excess baggage fees are the responsibility of the traveler.

        Stays of a Lifetime

        Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
        A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


        Sapporo :

        Sapporo Grand Hotel

        Centrally-located in Sapporo city, within walking distance from great shopping areas and restaurants.

        Standard Large Room in East Building    
        40 m² (431 ft²)
        120 x 205 cm * 2 Bed    
        200 x 205 cm * 1 Bed
        Arranged with Standard Large Room + Rollaway Bed (100 x 188 cm)

        Sapporo :

        JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo

        Directly connected to Sapporo Station and Daimaru Department Store, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo has one of the top-rated locations in Sapporo. 40-minute train ride from New Chitose Airport, 10-minute walk to Odori Park, and within walking distance to some other historic sites such as the Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building in Sapporo.

        Moderate Room    
        30 m² (323 ft²)
        120 x 203 cm * 2 Bed    
        N/A
        Arranged with Corner Twin Room 40m² (431 ft²) + Rollaway Bed (100 x 200 cm)

        Furano :

        NEW FURANO PRINCE HOTEL

        The Shin Furano Prince Hotel is in an excellent location. Directly from your room, you can view the majestic Mount Tokachi (Tokachidake) and the fields of the Furano Basin. Surrounded by nature in the New Furano Prince Hotel, you can enjoy the beauty of different seasons.

        Standard Room    
        28 m² (301 ft²)
        110 x 195 cm * 2 Bed    
        183 x 203 cm * 1 Bed
        Arranged with Standard Room + Rollaway bed (100 x 188 cm)

        Sounkyo :

        Hotel Taisetsu

        Relax in the outdoor hot springs surrounded by the snowy mountains of Sounkyo. This hotel offers majestic panoramic views of the mountain range and beautiful gorge.

        Special Room Yukihotaru Twin in West Building    
        30 m² (323 ft²)
        167 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
        N/A
        Arranged with Special Room Yukihotaru Twin + extra Futon (100 x 200 cm)

        Shiretoko :

        Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort

        Enjoy a panoramic view of the Okhotsk coast from the top floor observation deck. This hotel is located near the Utoro port, an area with abundant natural resources. Guests can taste many fresh local specialties. 

        Sea View Twin Room    
        36 m² (388 ft²)
        110 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
        N/A
        Arranged with Sea View Twin Room + extra Futon (100 x 200 cm)

        Shiretoko :

        Shiretoko Daiichi Hotel

        Located at the very top of Utoro’s hotel zone, Daiichi hotel offers sensational views of the Okhotsk Sea from its hot springs, especially during sunset. 

        Japanese Twin Room in Shizen Building    
        36 m² (388 ft²)
        120 x 210 cm * 2 Bed    
        N/A
        Arranged with Japanese Twin Room + extra Futon (100 x 200 cm)

        Lake Akan :

        Akan Yuku No Sato Tsuruga (Bekkan Building)

        This stylish Ryokan resort offers world-class service and beautiful hot spring baths.  We specially reserve the hotel's top lake-view rooms for our guests and include access to the exclusive VIP lounge for a comfortable stay you won't forget.

        Lake View Japanese Western Room in Bekkan Building    
        45 m² (484 ft²)
        100 x 195 cm * 2 Bed    
        N/A
        Arranged with Lake View Japanese Western Room + extra Futon (100 x 200 cm)
        Lake View Japanese Western Room in Bekkan Building    
        45 m² (484 ft²)
        100 x 195 cm * 2 Bed    
        N/A
        Arranged with Lake View Japanese Western Room + extra Futon (100 x 200 cm)

        Tokachikawa :

        Tokachikawa Daiichi Hotel

        This hotel is the only hotel in Japan that offers rare moor hot springs (hot springs containing bio-organic algae). Moor hot springs are considered one of Hokkaido's heritages.

        Japanese modern style room    
        8 tatami mats
        100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
        N/A
        Arranged with Japanese modern style room +extra Futon (100 x 200cm)
        Arranged with Futon in Japanese Room
        Japanese modern & Western-style room    
        8 tatami mats
        100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
        N/A
        Arranged with Japanese Modern style room +extra Futon (100 x 200cm)
        Arranged with Futon in Japanese Room
        Japanese Modern style room or Japanese modern & Western-style room     
        8 tatami mats
        100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
        N/A
        Arranged with Japanese Modern style room +extra Futon (100 x 200cm)
        Arranged with Futon in Japanese Room
        Joseph D.
        (10/14/2019) Joseph D.

        We have enjoyed our trip to Hokkaido last year. Super Value Tours has done a great job! Thank you. (guest email)

        Stephen B.
        (08/02/2019) Stephen B.

        I just wanted to let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed our Hokkaido trip.  We had perfect weather, and the tour covered a wide range of destinations including several national parks.  The hotels were clearly the best from the start, and got even better as the tour progressed.  The meals were also a good mixture of western and local cuisine. ....Our tour director Hui Liang was a delight.  She was super-attentive and courteous. ...(guest email)

        Linda R.
        (06/01/2018) Linda R.

        I didn’t expect this tour to be this spectacular. The scenery was awesome. Our tour guide Junko was an experienced & well-mannered guide. Also, she has a very good singing voice, the hotels & food were just perfect!!!

        Selena S.
        (08/20/2017) Selena S.

        The trip was fantastic!  I can understand why several of our companions had been on numerous trips with your company before.  Once we arrived in Japan, we felt welcomed and pampered right up to our departure home.  The selection of hotels, restaurants, and activities proved delightful; and Colin and Jo were very attentive. (guest email)