in Sapporo, Japan

Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!

Sapporo, Japan

72.72 USD

1 - 15

12 hrs

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  • ・Explore Hokkaido’s signature spots in winter and spend a cheerful day with different activities. Considerately late departure and less morning rush to start a laid-back day trip.
    ・Go for Japan's one of most popular zoos Asahiyama Zoo, home to various animals! "Penguin's Parade" is the symbolic gesture in winter. It has drawn many visitors for the admirable scene of strolling penguins!
    ・The can't-miss alluring Blue Pond (Aoi Ike) in Biei of Hokkaido! The pond light up only in winter just creates a dreamlike mysterious wonderland!
    ・Another illumination sightseeing spot will be Shirohige Falls. There will be time for stop-by and taking photos.
    ・During February and March, visit to local dessert souvenir shop and Japanese sake museum will be included.
    ・Hotel pick-up from three locations are available, and drop-off locations are also selectable. English speaking tour guide will accompany this tour.

  • Around:
    • Sapporo, Japan
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    Our tour guide will meet up travelers at hotel lobby (listed three hotels ONLY) and collect all members by calling names. Pick up location needs to be confirmed while booking. Location change is possible after booking but not recommended.

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  • Duration: 12 hrs

  • Price per person: $72.72
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

  • All activities.
    Air-conditioned vehicle.
    All Fees and Taxes.
    Entry/Admission - Asahiyama Zoo

  • Lunch - Please spend time in Asahiyama Zoo having your own lunch.

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!

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Stop At: Asahiyama Zoo, Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa 078-8205 Hokkaido

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 be found here as that in a natural environment; in “Seal Hall”, the movement of seal swimming in a glass pipe called “Marine Way” can also be clearly watched.
※Please note that 2.5 hours will be allocated for this stop during March. "Penguin's Parade" will not be seen during March.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Blue Pond, Matsukami, Fukaura-machi, Nishitsugaru-gun 038-2206 Aomori Prefecture

Biei is renowned for its gentle flower slopes, as well as its painting-like Blue Pond. The waterfall gushes with aluminum merges into Biei River, a colloid is produced and clashes with sunlight, therefore the lake presents the unique blue color. Moreover the withered Japanese birch and larch standing in the lake bring about a still yet gasping beauty.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shirahige Falls, Shirogane, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun 071-0235 Hokkaido

Another illumination sightseeing spot will be Shirohige Falls. Shirahige Falls is a waterfall at about 600 m above sea level in Shirogane Onsen in Biei town of Hokkaido, and was named after splashes of the falls like the white mustache. Its winter light up brings a magical harmony between pure nature and amazing electronic lights.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, 7-1 Nagayama2jyo, Asahikawa 079-8412 Hokkaido

Otokoyama Sake Brewery has had a history of over 350 years, and its Museum introduces Japan's sake brewing culture that had emerged with the development of Japanese traditional brewery industry. Visitors can see valuable materials, document and sake drinking vessels from Edo period. Part of sake brewing process may also be seen during visit.
※ Please note that this place of attraction will only be visited for March schedule.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Wheelchair accessible.
Lunch is at your own expense in the zoo..
Staying time at each sightseeing spot is subject to change depending on realtime traffic condition..
There is a possibility that arrival is delayed due to traffic conditions. When meeting with stormy weather, the tour may be unavoidably canceled. Please kindly be noted..
Admission fee for Asahiyama Zoo is included. Please kindly be noted that guide will not accompany to enter the zoo..
3-15 years old will be regarded as children price. For kids under 2 years old to join this tour, please make the booking through phone but not online. The tour fee is JPY500 per person..
Joining this tour on your last day in Hokkaido is not recommended. As there is a possibility of traffic congestion or other delay during the tour. In this case, no compensation will be made..
Schedules including places to visit and time in this tour differentiate during different departure months. Please kindly be noted the detailed contents in the tour voucher file sent upon reservation..
Please be noted that in case of any reasons that the expressway is being closed, the tour will be proceeded with public road and other available expressway. And the resting stop will change to Michi-no-Eki as well..
Return to Sapporo will be one our earlier between November and January..
Stroller accessible.
Near public transportation.
Infants must sit on laps.
Transportation is wheelchair accessible.
Please choose departure location while booking. Departure time at each hotel is slightly different, and is 30 minutes late for all departures in March. Please kindly be noted the detailed contents in the tour voucher file sent upon reservation..
Visit to local sweet souvenir shop is included in February and March schedule, and Japanese sake museum is included in March..
Most travelers can participate.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers


3.0 stars, based on 1 reviews
Romina B
Romina B

The overall trip was ok. The tour guide however was not very informative as expected. We were left alone most of the time.

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