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$70.29 Day Trips & Excursions

Asahiyama Zoo, Aoi-Ike, Shirohige Falls Light Shows Tour

The bus departs from ANA Hotel Sapporo at 10am. Gather at the hotel lobby at around 9:50am until you meet the tour guide and lead you to ride on the bus for the tour. It is a long way from Sapporo to Asahikawa; you will take a first break at the Sunagawa Highway Oasis Service Area for around 15 minutes. At around 1pm, you will reach the first destination Asahiyama Zoo. Enjoy sightseeing here with various animals and events. Many rare animals can be seen here, including polar bear, arctic fox, red panda and sika deer etc. One of the most popular type are the penguins. Do not forget to watch the "Penguin Parade" show, which is an annual Winter event here. You can see the penguins jump out from the cave and walk closely in front of you, which is definitively fun and enjoyed by parents and children! You will stay in the zoo for around 3 hours. Buy your own lunch here, until heading to the next station, the Aoi-Ike (Blue Pond) in Biei. Aoi-Ike is a popular blue pond in Biei. The blue color actually comes from the aluminum in the water from the nearby hot springs which reflects the color of the blue sky. The sulfur and lime have turned the pond bed into white, which further the made the water appears to be even blue. Do not miss the light up event here which is only available in Winter. Hold your camera, keep yourself warm against the cold weather and enjoy the nature and beauty of lights. It is also highly recommended for pictures. After sightseeing here for around 30 minutes, you will be going to the last stop, Shirohige Falls. Enjoy 20 minutes sightseeing time here with the elegant Shirohige Falls being lighten up in beautiful colors! The scenery is extremely powerful and beautiful with the falls being frozen into ice. Watch the contrast of the colors between the falls and the lights, and of course, do not forget to take some photos in this fantastic world. Finally the tour bus will take you back to Sapporo Station at around 9:30pm which round up the full-day trip.

$97.32 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Asahiyama Zoo & Biei Blue Pond

Price Includes Tour GuideAll transportationEntrance Fee of Asahiyama Zoolunch Price Excludes Any Private Expenses What to Expect This will be one of your best memories of winter Hokkaido!If you are an animal lover, you can’t miss this! Asahiyama Zoo is famous for a variety of enclosures. It shows you different angles of the animals through the glass tunnels, pipes, or bridges to help us observe them in various ways. In the penguin parade, you can observe the adorable way of penguin-walking, a very close distance from the animals (but of course not touching them!) and this definitely makes your day!After having fun with animals , we will drive down to Biei area to see the famous Blue Pond, and beautiful area of Shirahige waterfall. It’s a stunning region of Hokkaido, and traveling by charter bus is the easiest way to see this much of the region in one day. 10:00 : Depart from Sapporo12:30~13:20 : Ramen Village for lunch13:30~15:30 : Asahiyama Zoo16:30~17:30 : Biei Blue Pond & Shirahige WaterFalls20:00 : Back to Sapporo

$644.51 Day Trips & Excursions

10-hour Private Chartered Taxi Plan to Furano and Biei from Sapporo

Begin your day with a Sapporo hotel pick-up between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Your private driver will take you to the Sorachi District of Hokkaido. It will take around 2 hours to reach the first travel spot where the famous lavender fields "Farm Tomita" in Furano is located. Once there, you will have around 2 hours to relax at the large and beautiful lavender field and enjoy the calming aroma. Stroll around the field, take some memorable photos, or shop at the local stores. You can also stop by the cafe at the farm and enjoy some snacks or soft-serve ice cream with unique local flavors, such as lavender, melon, or a mix.Afterwards, head to Kamifurano to have lunch individually for about 1 hour. Consult with your driver regarding your preferred meals to select the restaurant. After the lunch break, you will be heading to Shikisai-no-oka hills located in Biei, where you will be given around 50 minutes to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the colorful flower carpets and the freshest air in the suburban area of Japan.Feeling refreshed by the colorful flowers, you will be driven back to your Sapporo hotel between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. depending on your chosen pickup time.

$726 Day Trips & Excursions

5-day Hokkaido Tour from Tokyo

Day 1: Fly from Haneda Airport to Hokkaido between 12:00~14:00, where the land of fabulous natural landmarks awaits. Take a photo of the postcard-like view of Tokachi Plain from Tokachigaoka Observatory. End your day with a soak in Tokachigawa Onsen Hotel’s moor hot spring, an extremely rare hot spring whose water is heated by ancient vegetation buried deep underground which resurfaces spewing out organic plant matter.Day 2: Start your second day by enjoying shopping at Roadside Station Akan Tancho no Sato, before strolling along the Onnenai boardwalk to the Kushiro Mark Observatory to experience tremendous natural views in Kushiro Marshland park. Board a train to the hidden land of the expansive Kushiro marsh to discover the wildlife as well as the natural scenery. Be amazed by the vast green carpet of grass in 900 Prairie, where the blue sky and grass fields meet at the horizon (approx. 15 minutes.) Head to Lake Mashu to explore the “clearest lake in the world” and take a photo of the sky perfectly reflecting on the lake surface. Your day will end at Kawayu Onsen Hotel.Day 3: The tour will take you for an 80 minute drive along "the road to Heaven" then climb up the spectacular Oshikoshi Falls, one of Japan’s best 100 waterfalls. Get on a boat cruise to travel along the rugged Western coast of Shiretoko peninsula. Experience the impressive coastline with its tall cliffs and waterfalls and observe the seashore wildlife during the journey. You then go through Shiretoko Pass at the top of Shiretoko Highway before reaching Shiretoko First Lake. Take a peaceful stroll along the wooden path to enjoy quietly the stunning sights of the mirror-like pond, green forests and rocky mountain all in one. You then visit Cape Puyuni to watch an amazing sunset over the sea before staying the night at Onneyu Onsen.Day 4: Start your day with an overwhelming view of Ryusei Falls and Ginga Falls, which are known as “male waterfall” and “female waterfall” for their contrasting appearances. The view of the waterfalls falling from high cliffs against the background of the azure sky creates a picturesque scene that you do not want to miss during your journey. You then visit Asahiyama Zoo to explore a diverse range of species from Hokkaido, rest of Japan and from across the world. Take a short stop at the tree of Ken and Mary and enjoy the surroundings' peaceful views before heading to panoramic flower gardens Shikisai no Oka and the blue pond in Biei. See the vast field with colorful flowers and the unique blue pond in Biei as well. Immerse yourself in breathtaking surroundings and enjoy colors and fragrance of several dozen different flowers in Farm Tomita to complete your day Day 5: Enjoy free time by strolling around Sapporo city, experiencing culture or going shopping for local souvenirs. Get back to Tokyo in the afternoon.

$61.28 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Joyful Winter Tour in Hokkaido! Visit Asahiyama Zoo, Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls!

There will be three meeting-up locations for departure, and please choose your preferable one while booking the tour. We will depart from ANA Crowne Plaza at 10 A.M. and first head to Asahiyama Zoo by taking Hokkaido Expressway. A short break will be taken at Sunagawa Highway Oasis; we will arrive at the zoo around 1P.M..Asahiyama Zoo, in the northernmost part of Japan, is the landmark sightseeing spot of Hokkaido, and visited by huge number of visitors. This zoon has been designed to see not only animals’ appearance, also their behaviors through daily life display. In “Hippopotamus Hall”, ostrich and warthog could also be found here as that in a natural environment. The scene of furry polar bear strolling is a can’t-miss! In “Seal Hall”, the movement of seal swimming in a glass pipe called “Marine Way” can be clearly watched. “Penguin's Parade” is one of the most popular events here, and it is just so hard not to get heart-melt when seeing them! Please prepare and have your own lunch in the zoo.Afterwards we depart from the zoo at 4 P.M. and go to Blue Pond (Aoi Ike) in Biei in about one hour. There will be 30 minutes for watching the light up while strolling and taking some photos of fantasy as you like! Next it will be Shirohige Falls for another half an hour journey of surrounding by the overwhelming light up.We will return to Sapporo via Hokkaido Expressway, with a break at Sunagawa Highway Oasis. It will be a trip with late arrival, and guests can choose preferable location to get off, which includes Sapporo Station, Odori Park, Susukino and Nakajima Park.

$87.53 Cultural & Theme Tours

Furano and Biei Taxi Day Tour (8-Hours)

Our licensed drivers have extensive experience in guiding tours in Hokkaido and they can share with you the local secrets that Furano and Biei have to offer. Our licensed drivers speak English (subject to availability) and/or Japanese, however, our Japanese drivers will be able to communicate effectively in other languages via a voice translation app.  Clients' favourite itinerary (customisable at request): Pick up by licensed taxi at your hotel Furano Cheese Factory/ Furano Wine Factory Lunch at Furano Wine Restaurant  Farm Tomita/ Tomita Melon House (Beautiful lavender fields and world-renowned Hokkaido rock melons! Available during Summer and Autumn only) Biei Shikisai-no-oka garden where you can ride tractors and feed alpacas Return to hotel Book now and embark on your journey to the amazing Furano and Biei!