7 days / 6 nights
Min 3 People
Max 4 People
Private mini bus (12-14 seater)
*2 adults + 2 children
Ski holiday in Furano, Hokkaido, awaits your family! Explore Sapporo & Otaru and enjoy local foods!
Make your family holiday memorable in a snowy northern hemisphere winter environment. Hokkaido, the northernmost island in Japan, is the perfect destination for a winter adventure.
Over three days, enjoy powder snow skiing and fun snow activities. It’s all at the doorstep of your ski-in/ski-out resort hotel. No ski experience or equipment? Don’t worry! The tour caters to complete beginners with ski gear and clothing included, plus a 2-hour private ski lesson by a licensed English-speaking instructor for your whole family.
Hokkaido offers a lot more than world-class skiing conditions. Explore Sapporo and Otaru with our Kintetsu English-speaking escort and enjoy some of the best food in Hokkaido.
First-time skiers? No problem! Before you hit the slopes, take a 2-hour private ski lesson with a licensed English-speaking ski instructor. Here you’ll learn all the basics and tips from a pro as you quickly build your confidence.
Skiing made easy! There’s no need to trudge in the snow to reach the rental shop – it’s right in your hotel. Skis and clothing are included.*
*Ski Clothing hire includes ski jackets, pants and helmets.
Make the most of the snow at the Waku-Waku Family Snow Land.* Here, you can participate in banana boat rides, snow rafting and even ride on a snowmobile. At night, Snow Night Fantasy-Furano Kan Kan Mura* offers even more activities like snow tubing, sledding and an Ice cafè.
*Additional charges apply.Snow Night Fantasy is held from mid-December to late February or early March.
Located at the Furano Ski Resort base, Shin Furano Prince Hotel is situated perfectly for easy access to the ski field. After a long day skiing, choose from various hotel restaurants, from authentic Japanese cuisine, Italian cuisine to even a live-kitchen-style buffet restaurant. Daily gourmet dinner vouchers included.
*Dinner Voucher is JPY5,400 for adult and JPY2,600 for child (7-12 years old)
Discover the way of the ninja in Sapporo. Don a ninja outfit and learn the ninja’s secrets like throwing a shuriken (throwing star), walking like a ninja and even blow a blowpipe! This 90-minute ninja experience is enjoyable for both adults and children.
Sample Hokkaido’s wide variety of food specialties. Enjoy Hokkaido favourites like Genghis Khan (locally-grown lamb BBQ), fresh sushi direct from the local fish market and finding your favourite ramen style at Sapporo Ramen Yokocho (Ramen Alley).
Welcome to Asahikawa, Hokkaido! Upon arrival at Asahikawa Airport, you’ll be greeted by a Kintetsu escort and board the private transfer to Shin Furano Prince Hotel.
You’ll receive your welcome pack on the way to the hotel, including all meal vouchers and ski lift/rental/lesson vouchers. There’ll also be a Q&A session before arriving.
Your 3-day ski/snow experience begins today. A ski field of pristine powder snow awaits!
After breakfast at the hotel, get the family fitted out with ski gear from the rental shop located right in the hotel before starting your adventure.
It starts with a 2-hour private lesson to get up to speed with the basic skiing skills from a licensed English-speaking instructor. After the lesson, and armed with your new skills, it’s time to step out and give it a go on your own!
Enjoy day 2 of all-day skiing! Take the Furano Ropeway to the top and enjoy the beautiful mountain vista. Go at your own pace and stick with the beginner slopes to build your confidence.
Head down to Waku-Waku Family Snow Land* at the ski field base to try out some more snow activities. Ride a snow banana boat, snow rafting or snowmobiling. There are a lot of fun activities for the whole family!
*Charges apply to each activity at Waku-Waku Family Snow Land.
Enjoy a full day of skiing on your final day at Furano. Get the most out of it by trying the slopes and sledding at the snow park. In the evening, visit the winter wonderland of Snow Night Fantasy-Furano Kan Kan Mura.* This is a fantasy snow and ice village that features snow and ice sculptures, a snow tubing slide, drinks at an ice café and even night hot air balloon rides! After three huge days of skiing, why not visit the hotel’s hot spring spa* to relax and heal those tired muscles?
*Charges apply at Snow Night Fantasy and hot spring spa. Snow Night Fantasy is held from mid-December to late February or early March.
After check-out, a Kintets escort will meet you at the hotel, and you’ll head to Sapporo on a 4-hour private transfer. For lunch in Sapporo, you’ll try a Hokkaido favourite, Genghis Khan (lamb BBQ all-youcan-eat).
After lunch, go on a tour of the must-see places in Sapporo. We’ll start at the Sapporo Central Wholesale Outer Market, home to over fifty shops, including fish, meat and veggie shops and restaurants. The displays of fresh crab alone are stunning! From there, visit the historically significant Hokkaido Jingu Shrine that was built over 150 years ago. Cruise by the soaring Sapporo TV Tower and Sapporo Clock Tower from the comfort of the private coach.
From here, you’re free to explore Sapporo for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Try visiting the Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho (Ramen Alley). Warm up with a delicious, steaming bowl of miso ramen using your ramen voucher.
After breakfast, we visit the charming port town of Otaru, known for handcrafted glassware and musical boxes. Here you can explore the wonderfully preserved canal that played a vital role in the town’s port history in the 1950s. We will also visit one of Otaru’s museums to get more of an understanding of the history of Otaru and Hokkaido.
Before returning to Sapporo, we’ll first enjoy sushi for lunch with fish sourced directly from the Otaru fish market.
Back at Sapporo where we visit a ninja studio. Transform yourself into a ninja by learning their secrets. Learn how to wield throwing stars, silent-walk like a ninja and even blow a blowpipe!
You are free to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. A great place to explore is the 1-kilometre-long roofed Tanukikoji Shopping Street lined with over 200 shops, eateries and karaoke bars!
As our tour comes to an end, enjoy your morning before meeting your escort at the hotel lobby for a private transfer back to New Chitose Airport.
We look forward to welcoming you again to Hokkaido. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
2 x twin rooms (28 sqm room each / 2 single beds (110cm x 195cm) )
Shin Furano Prince Hotel is a ski-in/ski-out resort hotel surrounded by the magnificent mountains and nature of central Hokkaido. Your rooms are 2 x twin rooms which have a flat-screen TV, free in-room Wi-Fi, shower over bath, hair dryer, mini fridge, kettle, bath wear, air purifier & humidifier and complimentary amenities. The hotel also features restaurants, bars, café, communal laundries, foreign currency exchange machine, convenience store and the Furano hot spring “Shisai no Yu” (charges apply). A nonsmoking room has been requested for your stay.
Check-in 15:00 / Check-out 11:00
2 x Superior Twin ( 21 sqm room each / 2 single beds (110cm x 206cm))
Located in the centre of the city, Sapporo Prince Hotel is just a 4-minute walk from Odori Park. Your rooms are 2 x standard twin rooms, recently refurbished with a concept of “Urban North Resort” for a more comfortable space. The room has a flat-screen TV, free in-room Wi-Fi, shower over bath, hairdryer, mini-fridge, kettle, room wear, air purifier & humidifier and complimentary amenities. The hotel also features restaurants, bars, café, communal laundries, foreign currency exchange machine, convenience store and a natural hot spring spa (charges apply). All standard twin rooms are non-smoking.
Check-in 15:00 / Check-out 11:00
For 2022 departure
Group size: Min 3 people / Max 4 people
*Price is based on a family including 2 adults and 2 children aged 6–12 years.
*Please contact us for the pricing for children over 12 and for families of a different size such as a family of 6.
*This tour is for travellers aged 6 years old and up.
*Age limits for children’s rate is from 6 to 12 years old.
Please read our General Booking Terms & Conditions
Kintetsu International Express (Oceania) is an ATAS accredited travel agent in Australia, a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. In Australia, we specialise in arranging Corporate and Group Travel for businesses, schools, religious groups and cultural organisations. We have Travel Centres in Sydney and Melbourne serving our Australian customers and offices in Cairns, Gold Coast and Auckland handling Japanese inbound tours. We are also an authorised travel agent to sell Japan Rail Pass and Kintetsu Rail Pass in Australia
Kintetsu International belongs to the travel arm of the Kintetsu Group, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate which operates a major Japanese rail system, bus & freight forwarding companies, department stores, restaurants & hotel chains. We have more than 150 offices in Japan and more than 40 overseas offices worldwide. Utilising our global network, we guide our customers to every location around the globe with quality and dependable services.