6 days / 5 nights
Max 8 People
Private mini bus (12-14 seater) + Ski Shuttle Bus
A ski experience with mates in Sapporo, Hokkaido! Perfect for beginners. Explore Sapporo & Otaru and enjoy local foods.
Combine skiing and sightseeing over five days in Hokkaido in northern Japan. On this tour, designed for couples or a group of friends, you’ll see the best Hokkaido has to offer – on the slopes and on the ground. Japan is world-famous for spectacular skiing, and this ski adventure has everything you need to get going. Lift passes, skis and clothing hire, return transfers between the hotel and ski resort are included. And to make it even easier for first-timers, there’s a 4-hour private lesson with an English speaking instructor. After the ski tour, our Kintetsu English-speaking tour guide will take you on a tour to see the highlights of Sapporo and Otaru. You’ll also get to try some of the incredible food Hokkaido has to offer. On this tour, you’re based in Sapporo. Having fun skiing and sightseeing during the day while exploring Sapporo city at your leisure in the evening. We’re sure you’ll want to add a trip to Japan to your calendar for every ski season after this tour!
First-time skiers? No problem! Before you hit the slopes, take a 4-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.
Our tour provides your ski gear and clothing hire. That includes skis, ski boots, ski clothing, helmet, gloves and goggles. Keep your trip simple and pack light!
Discover the history of Sapporo Beer dating back to 1876 at this red-brick historical building. The 50-minute Premium Tour includes a tasting a recreation of an original brew from the company’s founding days.
Visit Sapporo, Japan’s fifth-largest city, and the beautiful harbour city of Otaru. On our private bus with an English-speaking tour guide we’ll visit the local markets, the historical Hokkaido Jingu shrine, Otaru’s picturesque canal and more!
With one base you can focus on the fun instead of packing, unpacking and moving hotels. Your hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Sapporo with easy access to the nightlife of Susukino or shopping at Tanukikoji shopping street. Even in this city location, you can still enjoy a natural hot spring spa at the hotel.
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 Sapporo, Hokkaido! Upon arrival at New Chitose Airport, you’ll be greeted by a Kintetsu tour escort and board the private transfer to HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park.
On the way to the hotel, you’ll receive your welcome pack including all meal vouchers and ski lift/rental/lesson vouchers. We’ll also have a Q&A session before arriving.
After breakfast at the hotel, the ski shuttle bus will take you to the ski resort (approx. 90 minutes).
Upon arrival, get fitted for your rental ski gear and clothing. Then it’s time for the 2-day ski adventure to begin! You’ll start things off right with a 4-hour private lesson to get up to speed with the basic skiing skills from a licensed English-speaking instructor. Then it’s time to step out and put your new skills to the test!
After a day on the slopes, it’s time to return to the hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure. Check out the Susukino nightlife area or some retail therapy at Tanukikoji shopping street. Or if you’re worn out from your first day of skiing, relaxing at the hotel’s natural hot spring spa is a great choice too!
We start the day by returning to the ski resort for your second day of skiing. Grab your rental gear and head back out there!
Reach the top of Mount Teine for a spectacular view of the Ishikari Plain and Ishikari Bay. On a clear day, you can even see as far as Sapporo and the Daisetsu Mountain ranges.
Start with the beginner-friendly 6km-long slope that leads you from the top of the mountain to the bottom. When you feel comfortable, try the challenges of the other slopes at your own pace.
After returning to the hotel, try visiting the Ganso Sapporo Yokocho (Ramen Alley). Warm up with a delicious, steaming bowl of miso ramen using your ramen voucher to celebrate your new skills.
This morning, go on a tour of the must-see places in Sapporo with your Kintetsu tour guide. 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.
Before lunch, visit Sapporo Beer Museum and take a Premium Tour and learn the history of Sapporo Beer. Here you’ll also have the opportunity to sample both old and new beers directly delivered from their plants.
For lunch, you’ll try a Hokkaido favourite, Genghis Khan (all-you-can-eat lamb BBQ), including all-you-can-drink! Cook up a storm at your table in this beer hall setting while enjoying freshly-brewed Sapporo Beer.
We’ll then return to the hotel, where you’re free to continue exploring Sapporo at your leisure for the rest of the afternoon and evening.
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 the hotel, we’ll first enjoy sushi for lunch with fish sourced directly from the Otaru fish market.
You are free to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. We recommend checking out the glittering winter night illumination around the city.
As our tour comes to an end, enjoy your morning before meeting your tour 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!
Standard Twin (27 sqm / 2 x 105cm wide single beds)
The hotel is conveniently located in Sapporo, just a 10-minute walk from the Susukino nightlife area and 15 minutes from Tanukikoji Shopping Street and Sapporo Odori Park. Your standard twin room features two 105cm wide single beds, free in-room Wi-Fi and shower over bath. Flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, kettle, nightwear and complimentary amenities are also included. Enjoy a stunning night view of Sapporo city and the Toyohira River right from your room. The hotel also offers restaurants, a gift shop, a relaxation massage room and a natural hot spring spa including a jet bath and sauna. Non-smoking rooms are requested for your stay. Check-in 15:00 / Check-out 11:00
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Group size: Min 3 people / Max 8 people
*Please contact us for our single rates and triple-share rates.
*This tour is for travellers aged 15 years old and up.
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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.