Hokkaido By Rail Independent Package


Hokkaido by rail mapAre you looking to experience a different part of Japan? Want to have the freedom to explore the best of Hokkaido on your own? Look no further!

Discover the beauty of the Hokkaido region by travelling around using a Japan Rail Pass. Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido and your gateway to the wilderness and beauty that this island has to offer. This independent package will take you to some of the most scenic places, beautiful landscapes and hot spring towns.  

We book all of your arrangements and you make your own way to each destination.

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New Chitose Airport – Sapporo
Arrive at Sapporo Chitose Airport and use your rail pass to travel to Sapporo City. It takes around 30 minutes to travel from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo city and there are frequent trains. Stay 2 nights at Sapporo Gracery Hotel. 


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Today join a coach tour of Sapporo city. 
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Sapporo – Lake Toya
Today, transfer to Lake Toya by courtesy shuttle bus. Spend 2 nights in a Japanese style room at Kohantei in Lake Toya. Dinner and breakfast is included. 
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Lake Toya
Free at leisure in the Lake Toya area. Lake Toya is part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. Around this area you can enjoy fishing, hiking and many other outdoor activities. Lake Toya hot spring, which stretches out along the lake, is one of the best spa resorts in Hokkaido.
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Lake Toya – Kushiro
Transfer by JR train to Lake Toya hot spring, which stretches out along the lake, is one of the best spa resorts in Hokkaido. Spend 2 nights at Kushiro Prince Hotel. 
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Today join a coach tour of Kushiro. The area of Kushiro plays a leading role in the politics, economics and culture of eastern Hokkaido. Please be advised that this is a Japanese guided tour only. Visit Japanese Crain Park, Kushiro Marsh Observatory and toride Norokko Train. 
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Kushiro – Kawayu Onsen
Transfer by JR train to Kawayu Onsen. Spend 2 nights in a Japanese style room, including dinner and breakfast
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Kawayu Onsen
Free at leisure in the Kawayu Onsen area – a geological thermal wonder located on the Oto River. In Kawayu Onsen, hot spring water bubbles to the serface of the crystal clear river.
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Kawayu Onsen – Shiretoko – Utoro
Transfer by JR train and local bus to Utoro. Spend 2 nights at Shiretoko Prince Hotel. Dinner and breakfast is included. 
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Discover the beauty of Mt Io by cruise. 
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Utoro – Sounkyu
Transfer by bus and train to Sounkyo Gorge. Situated at the foot of Mt. Kurodake, the giant gorge, bordered by 100m high cliffs stretches for 24km and forms the centre of Daisetsuzan National Park. This area boasts magnificent scenery. Spend 1 night in a Japanese style room at Choyotei. Dinner and breakfast is included.
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Sounkyu – Furano – Sapporo 
Transfer by bus and train to Sapporo via Furano. Spend 1 night at Hotel Gracery Sapporo.
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Sapporo – New Chitose Airport
Free at leisure until departure. 
Package Inclusions:* 12 nights accommodation
* Daily breakfast
* Itinerary related train passes  
Price: From $2,352 per person Twin 
Remarks:* This is a suggested itinerary package. This package is flexible and JTB can add on or change the itinerary to suite your requirements. For more options, please contact JTB directly.
* All prices are subject to change until confirmed and paid in full. 
* Seasonal surcharges and conditions may apply. 
* This package is a land only package. JTB can also provide prices for special airfares. Please contact JTB directly for more details. 

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