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Day tours

Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Explore Lake Shikotsu, Toya & Mount Usu

Starting at$108

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Food & Drink

Enjoy a Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Local in Her Residential Sapporo Home

Starting at$60

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch

Starting at$82

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

One Day Highlights Tour of Sapporo

Starting at$120

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Lake Shikotsu Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Explore Otaru & Yoichi

Starting at$108

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Hokkaido Highlights of Flower Blossom, Asahiyama Zoo& Blue pond「Aoi-ike」!

Starting at$75

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Snowshoe Hike Tour from Sapporo

Starting at$153

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