• Asahikawa
  • Furano
  • Sapporo
  • Otaru
  • Sapporo
  • Chitose

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

TOUR TYPE

Family Package
Min 3 People
Max 4 People

TRANSPORTATION

Private mini bus (12-14 seater)

PRICE (Per Family*)

$21,550AUD

*2 adults + 2 children
(6-12 yo)

Overview

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.

  • Perfect for families who wish to try skiing for the first time in a beginner-friendly environment
  • Ski-in/Ski-out: accommodation situated right at the ski field
  • 2-hour private ski lesson by a licensed English-speaking instructor included
  • 3-day ski lift pass/ski gear and clothing included
  • Daily dinner voucher at Shin Furano Prince Hotel included (Adult JPY5,400 / Child (6-12 years old) JPY2,600)
  • Local culinary experiences including lamb BBQ (Genghis Khan), sushi and ramen
  • Sapporo ramen Yokocho voucher included (JPY1,000 per person)
  • Ninja experience
  • Independent holiday packages
  • English-speaking guided sightseeing tours in Sapporo & Otaru
  • Local transport included

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Highlights


Itinerary

© Asahikawa Airport
DAY 1Asahikawa > Furano

Asahikawa (Hokkaido) arrival and Stay in Furano

  • Meals: Dinner Voucher
  • Stay: Shin Furano Prince Hotel (2 x Standard Twin)

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.


© Shin Furano Prince Hotel
DAY 2Furano

Ski Day 1 – Powder snow and learn to ski

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Voucher
  • Stay: Shin Furano Prince Hotel (2 x Standard Twin)

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!

© Shin Furano Prince Hotel
DAY 3Furano

Ski Day 2 – Explore the slopes and have fun at the snow park

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Voucher
  • Stay: Shin Furano Prince Hotel (2 x Standard Twin)

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.

 
DAY 4Furano

Ski Day 3 – Enjoy a soft powder snow the fullest!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Voucher
  • Stay: Shin Furano Prince Hotel (2 x Standard Twin)

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.

 
DAY 5Furano > Sapporo

Discover Sapporo city and enjoy Hokkaido’s favorite lamb BBQ

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Stay: Sapporo Prince Hotel (2 x Superior Twin)

After check-out, a Kintets guide 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.

 
DAY 6Sapporo > Otaru > Sapporo

Half day trip to Otaru

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Stay: Sapporo Prince Hotel (2 x Superior Twin)

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!

 
DAY 7Sapporo > Chitose

Return to New Chitose Airport

  • Meals: Breakfast

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!


Accommodation

© Shin Furano Prince Hotel
Furano

Shin Furano Prince Hotel

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

© Sapporo Prince Hotel
Sapporo

Sapporo Prince Hotel

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

Inclusions

  • 6 nights accommodation: 4 nights in Furano and 2 nights in Sapporo
  • Daily breakfast, 2 x lunch, 4 x dinner vouchers, 1 x ramen voucher
  • Local transportation
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Admission fees and activity fees detailed in the itinerary
  • Local English escort fee (Sapporo & Otaru tours)
  • Skiing: Rental gear (skis, ski poles and ski boots or snowboard and snowboard boots) and clothing (snow jacket, pants and helmets). Ask us about gear and clothing size limits.
  • A 2-hour private ski lesson by a licensed English-speaking instructor
  • Meet & greet at the Asahikawa Airport by a Kintetsu escort

Exclusions

  • Return international flights not included
  • Transfers outside the tour itinerary
  • Hotel incidental charges
  • Drinks during meals
  • Entrance fees to places of personal interest or other attractions not detailed in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, shopping
  • Snow gear/accessories not outlined in the inclusions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa not included if required (note: Visa to enter Japan is not required for Australian citizens for trips less than 90 days)

Dates & Prices

For 2023 departure

Start Date – End Date
09 January – 15 January

(TOUR CODE: SAD09013S)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$24,580

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

Start Date – End Date
15 January – 21 January

(TOUR CODE: SAD15013S)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$24,580

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

Start Date – End Date
29 January – 04 February

(TOUR CODE: SAD29013N)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$24,580

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

Start Date – End Date
12 February – 18 February

(TOUR CODE: SAD12023S)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$23,880

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

Start Date – End Date
19 February – 25 February

(TOUR CODE: SAD19023S)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$23,880

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

Start Date – End Date
26 February – 04 March

(TOUR CODE: SAD26023N)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$23,880

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

Start Date – End Date
05 March – 11 March

(TOUR CODE: SAD05033S)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$21,550

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

Start Date – End Date
12 March – 18 March

(TOUR CODE: SAD12033S)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$21,550

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

Start Date – End Date
19 March – 25 March

(TOUR CODE: SAD19033S)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$21,550

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

Start Date – End Date
26 March – 01 April

(TOUR CODE: SAD26033N)
Accommodation
2 x Twin Rooms
Price per family*

$21,550

(Standard Price)

Availability

Available

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.

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Important Information

  • Fitness level: A moderate fitness level is required for leisurely-paced day trips and light activities
  • What to bring for activities: What to bring for activities: gloves, goggles and other ski/snow accessories. If your shoe size is larger than 31cm, please bring suitable footwear for Snow activities (Ski or Snow Boarding).
  • Activities may be cancelled or changed with short notice due to severe weather and snow conditions.
  • We highly recommend you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover yourself for any unforeseen event.
  • After booking, you will be required to complete a form for ski lesson.
  • Due to the physical requirements of the activities, unfortunately we are unable welcome pregnant guests on this tour.
  • Please kindly note that, due to COVID-19, the schedule is subject to change.
  • Travel restrictions are constantly changing. Please check the latest travel advice before you book and before you travel.

Terms & Conditions

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