Update 2 Dec 2018 - Group Oct 2016 experienced & enjoyed snow falls and autumn during the trip. We received many enquiries on this trip and we use rented vehicle and mixed with public transport from town to town. Trip is limited to max 16 pax only. Airfares is not included in trip cost. Current fares for 2 flights sector as per today is a reasonable approximately Rm1105 all in. Trip will end at Sapporo and you can do own extension if you like. Let's quickly form the group, so that everyone can purchase air ticket immediately. Kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration/confirmation.
This is meant to be a "free and easy" adventure trip. Participants should be relatively fit, with a good sense of humour, and above all, have the right attitude for close travel with others through possibly some trying times. Most definitely, this is not a trip for prudes, whiners, fuss-pots, and other similiarly assorted types! We had a couple of those before and it wasn't pleasant for us or them. Although every effort will be made to stick to the given itinerary, ground conditions may change and cause some disruption and/or deviation from the norm. Otherwise, have fun.
This trip is a backpack experience using public buses/trains/taxis/metros from town to town. It is essential that participants pack light and preferably use backpacks or cabin size luggage with wheels. STRICTLY NO BIG luggage. If in doubt about the packing/luggage, please contact us.
Sunflowers still bloosom end Sept 2014
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Flight Details (Air Asia) as below
6 OCT 2019 SUN D7 550 KLIA 2 (KUL) to Sapporo Shin Chitose(CTS) 2335 0825 (Arrived 7 Oct 2019)
20 OCT 2019 SUN D7 551 Sapporo Shin Chitose (CTS) to KLIA2 0935 1635
NOTE : If you like to fly in earlier or out later to take advantage of lower fares, please do so and forward your E-ticket copy for reference. Flight to Sapporo available every Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun only while return to KL every Mon, wed, Fri, Sun.
Hokkaido is the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan's 4 main islands. With its unspoiled nature, Hokkaido attracts many outdoor lovers from June to September. Less population, Hokkaido has what the rest of Japan doesn't space. So it's best bet for avoiding the crowds that plague Japan's more well known playgrounds during peak travel season.
Day 1 KLIA2/Plane: Meet at KLIA 2 Airport at for flight D7 550 KLIA 2 (KUL) to Sapporo Shin Chitose(CTS) 2335. (ON) Plane.
Day 2 Sapporo: Reached 0825am. Free & Easy walk around nearby local market. Overnight (ON) Sapporo.
Local Market / Difference type of Beer
Day 3 Biei : After breakfast heading to Biei. Aoiike Blue Pond, the Ningle Terrace, highland Furano, Shikisai no Oka, Kanno Farm etc. O/N Furano.
Day 4 Furano : Visit Cheese Factory, Milk Factory, Winery house, Farm etc. O/N Furano.
Day 5 Mt Asahidake, Daisetsuzan National Park: Asahidake is the 1st place in Japan to see autumn colors every mid September. Mt Asahidake (2290m)is highest mountain in Hokkaido, place to exploring Daisetsuzan National Park too. Daisetsuzan NP is largest national park in Hokkaido. We will go for 30-60 mins circular trail around the ropeways upper station, which passes some ponds and sulfurous vents, indicating that Daisetsuzan mountain range is of volcanic origin. ON Asahidake. (Note : Ropeway is not covered)
Day 6 Sounkyo Onsen, Daisetsuzan NP: One the most popular base of exploring Daisetsuzan NP is Sounkyo Onsen. This hot spring resort is located in a beautiful valley by nearby waterfalls and a ropeway to Mount Kurodake. O/N Kitami (Note : Ropeway is not covered)
Famous Ramen in Asahikawa /Experience Japanese Local 'hawker" stall/ homemade bread/ Prison museum in Abashiri
Day 7 Abashiri Utoro: Abashiri is city located at eastern coast of Hokkaido. The main attraction is Prison Museum and nearby Shiretoko & Akan National Parks. We then move on to Utoro. O/N Utoro.
Day 8 Shiretoko NP : Shiretoko NP is one of Japan most beautiful unspoiled national park, addeded to UNESCO in 2005. We travel 40 mins to get there and then visit Shiretoko Five lakes via an 800meters wooden elevated boardwalk (800m long) to 1st Lake. About 3km of nature trails will lead around the picturesque 5 lakes (take about 1.5hrs by foot) (Note : entrance fees is covered). After lunch, option for a short Auroro Cruise. O/N Utoro.
Shiretoko National Park
Day 9 Asahikawa :. Heading to Asahikawa. Asahikawa is well known for its zoo, Asahiyama Zoo, one of the best Zoo in Japan. After lunch, visit Brewery. It also famous for its Asahikawa Ramen. O/N Asahikawa.
Day 10 Noboribetsu : Drive to Noboribetsu 245km (apprx 2h50min). Afternoon visit Jigokudani Hell Valley where you can see every steep cliffs and the steam coming off the springs in everywhere. ON Noboribetsu
Day 11 Lake Toya : Explore more by doing some trek at Noboribetsu before heading to Lake Toya. ON Lake Toya.
Day 12 Lake Toya : Morning to foot of Mt Yotei. Mt. Yotei is an active volcano, and the last eruption was 2500 years ago. This picturesque volcano is listed as one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan. Enjoy the amazing view over the lake from the peak of Mt.Usu, an active volcano. ON Lake Toya.
Night scene Otaru
Day 13 Sapporo Otaru : Otaru is small beautiful old town more than 80 years old. Many old warehouses & former office buildings by shipping and trade companies give Otaru's city center a special character reminiscent of past decades. We walk around the canal area and Sakaimachi street where member can purchase souveniour from Music Box Musuem, Glass workshops, Chocholate etc. Back to Sapporo. O/N Sapporo.
Day 14 Sapporo : Free & Easy and final shopping by Own. O/N Sapporo.
Day 15 Fly Home : We transfer to airport for morning flight D7 551 Sapporo Shin Chitose to KLIA2 (KUL) 0920 1700.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Cost cover accommodation, meals if stated in itinerary, rented car, train & transport cost to hostel as mentioned above.
- Accommodation will be in local budget motels/hotel/pension. Note : No twin sharing for certain places, be prepare for sharing 3- 4 persons and communal shared toilet/shower. Most shower places is open concept and please bring your own towel (small towel as well).
- Not covered are Flights tickets(KL-Sapporo-KL) (as at 23 Oct 2016 approximately Rm1200), meals (estimate Rm60-80 per day), entrance fees to theme parks, museums, luggage storage, onsen (hot spring bath), travel insurance (Rm78), ropeway/cable car etc. (Note : Entrance fees is reasonable in Japan estimation Rm450).
- Not covered are the additional train/bus/taxi rides which not included e.g in-town taxis/buses, Auroro Cruise, subway, ropeway/gondola/chair lift are also not covered.
- Cost is subject to change depending on fluctuations in exchange rates.
- A deposit of Rm1500 will be payable to confirm your place. If you wish us to purchase the Air flight tickets, please deposit another Rm1300. The excess will be sort out at final collection.
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