Hokkaido
Day Trips

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Our most recommended Hokkaido Day Trips

Shizuoka: Private Guided Tour

1. Shizuoka: Private Guided Tour

Explore Shizuoka and Shimizu with a private nationally licensed guide. Choose a 6 or 4-hour tour depending on your schedule and preferences. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. Discover the city of Shizuoka which is home to amazing cuisine, history, culture, and natural beauty. Follow in the footsteps of ancient travelers along the Old Tokaido Road while taking in the majestic views of Mt. Fuji and other natural attractions. Sample 6-hour Itinerary Meet up with your guide at your hotel at 9:00 AM. First visit Nihondaira, a scenic viewpoint where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Mt.Fuji, the town of Shimizu, Shimizu Port, and the Izu Peninsula. Make your way to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine. Explore the complex with its many bright red buildings decorated with gold accents, colorful carvings, and paintings. Afterward, enjoy a traditional lunch at Shimizu Fish Market. After lunch, head to Miho Beach with its picture-perfect views of Mt. Fuji alongside the pine-tree-lined sandy beach. Alternatively, head to the Sunpu Castle, built in the 1600s. End the tour in the middle of the afternoon.

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Furano: Furano and Biei Private Guided Tour by Taxi

2. Furano: Furano and Biei Private Guided Tour by Taxi

Explore Furano and Biei in a more efficient way. Take a private taxi and choose a 6 or 4-hour option to fit your schedule. Let the driver-guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. Drive through scenic spots Biei Panorama Road and travel to the Biei area to visit the beautiful Blue Pond. See Shikisai no Oka, also known as the hill of 4 seasons, and enjoy the seasonal flower fields. Take photos of unforgettable scenery. Or head to Farm Tomita (Furano Flower Field), famous for its lavender. In the summer months, see the beautiful lavender in bloom, and in the colder months, take pleasure in the other flowers in the lower gardens. Furano and Biei are beautiful in summer and winter. In the summer the hills are covered with flower gardens and in the winter these same hills are covered in snow. Art enthusiasts can drive to Takushinkan Photo Gallery, a famous photo gallery that exhibits the work of Shinzo Maeda and his son Akira. Biei used to be just a small agricultural town but Shinzo Maeda’s photographs made the beautiful land widely popular throughout the nation. Lastly, enjoy delicious lunch surrounded by the great outdoors.

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From Sapporo: Private Day Trip to Otaru

3. From Sapporo: Private Day Trip to Otaru

Explore the old port town of Otaru on your own personalized private tour, leaving from nearby Sapporo with your knowledgeable guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Hop on a train to Otaru, 30 minutes northwest of Sapporo, where you’ll see a side to Japanese history vastly different from the temples and shrines you’d expect. Discover Japanese colonial architecture, old port markets, and steam clocks. The small harbor city of Otaru seems like a relic from a bygone era, you’ll get to explore this fascinating pocket of Japanese history. See the perfectly preserved western-style buildings of Sakaimachi-dōri, an old merchant street harking back to Otaru’s late 19th-century history as a powerful port city. Swivel your head between elegant buildings on Nichigin-dōri, the old “Wall Street of the North”, just around the corner. Stroll along the cobbled pathways of the pretty canal along Ishikari Bay, an old-world promenade illuminated by the golden glow of oil lamps in the early evening. See how it's lined with old warehouses converted into antique stores and cafes, or hop on a canal cruise for a different vantage point. Discover the city’s famous glass-blowing industry and shop for intricate souvenirs, or see the Otaru Music Box Museum’s collection of 25,000 music boxes (or customize your own brand-new one). If you are brave enough, try the squid ink ice-cream and grab a bite to eat. You could enjoy freshly brewed draft beer at the Bavarian-style Otaru Brewery beer hall or sample sake at the Tanaka Sake Brewery before heading back to Sapporo.

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Noboribetsu: Private Transfer to/from New Chitose Airport

4. Noboribetsu: Private Transfer to/from New Chitose Airport

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer with a 24-hour service between New Chitose Airport and your accommodation in Noboribetsu city center.  Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

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