General

OVERVIEW

8 days in Tohoku and Hokkaido from Tokyo! Mix of nature and great for people loves animals. Starting to visit Tashiro Island (Cats island), after that Matsuhisma one of Japan’s three most scenic views. Visit Hachi (Akita inu) town and same night have dinner at local Izakaya with Shamisen music live. You can see real Bear at Noboribetsu Bear Park and visit the follow cities in Hokkaido, Sapporo city, Hakodate city and before going back Tokyo visit Fox village in Shiraishi Zao.

DESCRIPTION

The tour start from Tokyo early morning on the way to Ishinomaki where you will take ferry from Ishinomaki port for visit Tashirojima Cat island at Nitoda Port (Tashiro Island) many wild cats will be around you during the walking at the island it is really fun and you can also give food to them. You will going back to Ishinomaki Port and reach Matsuhisma whose bay is dotted by pine clad islets and is known for one of Japan’s three most scenic views like Itsushima Shrine (Miyajima) and Amanohashidate Sandbar.

After visiting Matsushima you will reach Hirosaki in Aomori, Hirosaki a city developed around its castle, Hirosaki Castle. Hirosaki is famous for the very taste apple pie, we suggest to go in one of the shop and enjoy delicious apple pie to finish the day in a beautiful way, you will stay in a traditional Ryokan in Hirosaki where you can enjoy traditional dinner.

After eat the breakfast at Hirosaki Ryokan you will go straight to visit Hachi (Akita Inu) town! Where you can see Hachi (Akita Inu) and stay together and coddle the dog at the Odate station. This night we do not include dinner at your Japanese Inn because you can experience Dinner at local Izakaya with Shamisen music live a traditional Japanese fret less instrument with 3 string. Your night will be memorable and very special!

Today you will go to Hokkaido! And first stop it will be Noboribetsu and experience at Noboribetsu Bear Park. On the follow day you will reach Hokkaido capital city Sapporo well known for its ramen, beer, and the annual snow festival held in February. You will have free time in the city on the first day and second day trip to Otaru, this small town is well know for the delicious fresh seafood meals and town atmosphere.

On the last two days from Sapporo you will go to Hakodate, by get on cable car to Mt. Hakodate you can see the great view of the city specially at night. You can also enjoy in day time to use local trams transportation you will find it interesting!

At last day before come back to Tokyo you will be stop in Shiraishi Zao where you have chance to be close to wild fox at Fox Village. They are really friendly and you can take picture very close by.

Day 1 Tokyo – Matsushima

Experience: Cats island
Visit: Tashiro Island and Matsushima city
Stay in: Matsushima
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Matsushima – Hirosaki

Stay in: Hirosaki
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 Hirosaki

Experience: Enjoy Hachi (Akita inu) town, see Hachi (Akita dog) and coddle the dog at the Odate station, Enjoy
Dinner Local Izakaya with Shamisen music live
Stay in: Hirosaki
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Hirosaki – Noboribetsu Onsen

Visit: Noboribetsu Bear Park
Stay in: Noboribetsu Onsen
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 Noboribetsu Onsen – Sapporo

Experience: sightseeing in Sapporo
Stay in: Sapporo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Sapporo

Experience: sightseeing in Otaru city
Stay in: Sapporo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Sapporo – Hakodate

Experience: sightseeing in Hakodate
Stay in: Hakodate
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Hakodate – Shiraishi Zao – Tokyo

Experience: Fox village
Meals: Breakfast

TOUR POINT

  • Tashiro Island (Cats island)
  • Matsuhisma (one of Japan’s three most scenic views)
  • Hachi (Akita dog) town
  • Local Izakaya with Shamisen music live
  • Noboribetsu Bear Park
  • Visit Hokkaido
  • Fox village in Shiraishi Zao

WHATS INCLUDE

  • Tour leader for orientation at Tokyo on the first day
  • 4 Nights Japanese Style
  • 3 Night Western Style
  • JR Pass 14 days ordinary
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Fox Village admission fee
  • Noboribetsu Bear Park admission fee

NOT INCLUDE

  • Accommodation in Tokyo
  • International Air fee
  • Food and drinks unless are specified
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Taxi fee from Ishinamaki station to Ishinamaki port both way
  • Taxi fee from Shiraishi Zao to Fox village both way
  • It is a Self-Guide tour so no guides are includes

NOTES

If you have meals request or allergy must request before booking.
If you plan to stay extra night please let us know
Tour schedule and price are subject to change without notice.
If you already have JR rail pass let us know as price will change.
Single customer, travel with family are welcome and we can make customize for them, please let us know.

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Tokyo

TokyoTokyo Along with Osaka, Tokyo serves as Japan’s major gateway for overseas visitors. It also serves as the nation’s transportation hub, with easy connections via plane, train and bus to the rest of the country. As the nation’s capital and center for administration, education and finance, Tokyo is a highly developed metropolis, with modern high Read more

Hirosaki

HirosakiHirosaki is in Aomori Prefecture at the western base to Lake Towada, Hirosaki history stretching back 400 years as a castle town. It is also base of Samurai district where you can visit the Hirosaki Castle, where on the site of the old castle, is famous for the cherry trees and still contains several historic Read more

Hakodate

HakodateHakodate is located at the southernmost tip of Hokkaido, Hakodate is the third largest city on the northern island. It rejoices in breathtaking views, delicious fresh seafood and a magnificent natural environment.Read more

Sapporo

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Tohoku

TohokuThe Tohoku Region is located at North East Region and consists of six prefectures, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Yamagata. Tohoku is well known for its countryside, mountains, lakes, hot springs, high quality rice and rough winters.Read more

Hokkaido

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