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Beauty & Mystery of Shiretoko (3 Nights including JR Fares)

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125,000 JPY - 169,000 JPY

*Charge per one Adult

Tour Code : 0068H
From US$1136

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Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum There is an incredible display of real life drift ice in a special room. The temperature is kept at a fifteen degrees below zero (5℉). Don’t miss your chance to do an experiment with a wet towel. It will be frozen solid instantly! You can see unusual marine life up close like the clione. These peculiar creatures are nicknamed sea angels. There are 360 degree panoramic views from the observation deck. Why not take some pictures with the majestic scenery in the background? The view is said to be so beautiful that it makes you feel like you’re in a city in the heavens.
Image couresy of Abashiri City Tourist Association

Abashiri Prison Museum There are not many prison museums in the world and Abashiri Prison Museum is the only one in Japan. The daily life of the inmates from long ago is reproduced using mannequins. The five wings of the prison are one story buildings built in a pattern like the spokes of a wheel. This is the only building of its kind in Japan and is thought to be the oldest wooden prison building in the world.

Tour of the Five Lakes of Shiretoko The five mysterious lakes of Shiretoko are nestled away in virgin forest. It is a Natural Site on the World Heritage List. You get a real feeling of the rich, natural wonder of the area - from the claw marks prints left by brown bear paws to the holes dug out by black woodpecker beaks. Perhaps if you are lucky, you will come across one of the many wild animals who inhabit the Five Lakes. Hike through parts of Hidden Shiretoko that are not normally accessible to the public with our English-speaking guide. Are you ready to see the untouched natural beauty of Shiretoko?

Shiretoko Sightseeing Cruise on board the Aurora Welcome aboard the Aurora. Here on the open sea, you can see more of the primeval frontier of Shiretoko than you can back on land. Take in all the marvelous natural beauty of Shiretoko. From on board the Aurora, you can see two hundred meter high sheer cliffs. Gaze at the strange shapes of the sea caves and many beautiful waterfalls as they empty out into the Sea of Okhotsk. If you are lucky, you might come across a brown bear out fishing for some salmon or an Ezo red fox. You might even meet a Hokkaido deer or a dolphin!

Break Time at Lake Mashū Lake Mashū is so beautiful that it is considered nature’s last safe haven on Earth. It boasts some of the clearest waters in the world. It is also famously known as Misty Lake Mashū because it is often covered in thick fog. Whether it’s a beautiful blue on a bright, sunny day or murky and mysterious in the fog, you will love seeing Lake Mashū. Please try the local specialty, the super nutritious Ushi no Oppai Milk. The name Ushi no Oppai means cow’s udders.

Ainu Folk Dance Experience The indigenous Ainu people have lived in Hokkaido since ancient times. They expressed their emotions through song and dance. Their dances mimicked the movement of animals. People danced and sang at special times like when friends gathered together and celebrated. Today, there are very few ways to see a traditional Ainu dance. We know that you will truly appreciate all the different forms of the Ainu dance on our tour. And you will get a real feel of Ainu culture through their dancing.

Views of Lake Akan Admire the contrast where the blue of Lake Akan and the green peaks of the Akan-dake Volcanoes meet. Enjoy the wide variety of flowers when all of nature is in full bloom from spring to early summer. There are brown bears near the observation point so please be careful. You can enjoy views of the lake from the car park too.

Accommodation You will spend three nights in hot spring hotels. Day 1 - 9:00pm – 11:30pm : free soba noodles. Day 2 – Sixty dishes are available for breakfast such as hodate no aburiyaki (seared scallops). Dinner is a buffet of fresh Hokkaido seafood with over eighty dishes to choose from. Hokkaido’s superb seafood is its specialty. Day 3 – The hotel lobby art gallery is well worth seeing and ties in nicely to the theme of Ainu culture.

Available period Throughout the year

Fees(Adult)
125,000 JPY - 169,000 JPY
Tour date
May 1st - October 31st
Minimum number of participants
1 Persons
Departure point
Memanbetsu Airport

* Price for one Adult
(prices as seen on our booking sites. If you book through other services, the price may vary)

*Included in the tour price
・Transportation (private taxi/train fare (depending on the plan))
・3 or 4 nights accommodation
・Breakfast (x 3) and Dinner (x 2) (For the 3 Nights and 4 Days tour)
・Breakfast (x 4) and Dinner (x 2) (For the 4 Nights and 5 Days tour)
・Admission to Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum including real drift ice experience
and Abashiri Prison Museum
・Trek of Shiretoko Five Lakes Experience (including English speaking or Japanese speaking guide)
・Shiretoko Sightseeing Cruise
・Ainu Folk Dance Experience
・Free soba noodles on first night : 9:00p.m. – 11:30p.m.
・Entry to hot springs (all accommodation)
・Includes a luxurious Hokkaido Seafood dinner buffet
・Express ticket for JR train from Kushiro to Sapporo

Reservation deadline
10 days before the tour starts
Cancelation charge
Company name
RIELA

* Depending on weather and road conditions changes to the tour without prior notice can be possible.

Assembly Point
Memanbetsu Airport
access
[Flights to Memanbetsu Airport] ・About 1 hour, 45 minutes from [Tokyo Haneda Airport]
・About 1 hour, 45 minutes from [Tokyo Narita Airport]
・Aboout 45 minutes from [New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido]
Assembling time
15:30
Ending place
JR Sapporo Station
Time required
3 Nights, 4 Days

Schedule

Private Tour Plan
Shared-Ride Plan


Private Tour Plan

Day 1
15:30 Meet Driver at Memanbetsu Airport A taxi driver holding a white Authentrip flag will be waiting for you in the arrivals lobby of the airport.
16:00 Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum A once in a lifetime chance to see real Drift Ice up close. Learn about the mysteries of the icy waters of the Okhotsk Sea and its wildlife.
17:45 Check in to Dormy Inn Abashiri A new hotel with a natural hot spring, convenienty located near where the Abashiri River meets the sea.
Day 2
09:00 Check out of Dormy Inn Abashiri Please enjoy your breakfast and then check out at 9:00am. It's time to set out for a day of fun!
09:15 Abashiri Prison Museum The only prison museum in all of Japan. Learn about the lives of the inmates from long ago.
14:10 The Five Lakes of Shiretoko A Natural Site on the World Heritage List. You will have exclusive access to special areas with our extremely knowledgeable guide.
17:30 Check in to the Shiretoko Dai-ichi Hotel Wonderful views of the Okhotsk Sea and fabulous Hokkaido cuisine for dinner. Have a relaxing evening.
Day 3
09:40 Check out of Shiretoko Dai-ichi Hotel Have a delicious breakfast and then set off for another day of spectacular nature.
10:00 Sightseeing Cruise The boat is called the Aurora. You can see the incredible natural beauty of Shiretoko from the open sea!
16:45 Break time at Lake Mashu It is known as Misty Lake Mashu because it is sometimes covered in fog. But the waters in the lake are famously clear. Please take a bereak and admire its beauty.
18:15 Check in to Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings Hotel A stylish and conteporary hotel. Please have a rest after your busy day.
20:00 Ainu Folk Dance Experience A special opportunity to see a real Ainu dance. Hokkaido's indigenous people are very proud of their culture and this dance is an expression of their rich history.
Day 4
09:00 Check out of Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings Hotel Enjoy your breakast and then set off our last day of the tour.
09:20 Lake Akan Admire the tall peaks, blue water and nature of this treasured location.
13:30 Express Train from Kushiro A JR train will take you back to Sapporo. The trains run like clockwork!
18:00 Train arrives at Sapporo Station Our tour ends at JR Sapporo Station.
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Shared-Ride Plan

Day 1
15:30 Meet Driver at Memanbetsu Airport A taxi driver holding a white Authentrip flag will be waiting for you in the arrivals lobby of the airport.
16:00 Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum A once in a lifetime chance to see real Drift Ice up close. Learn about the mysteries of the icy waters of the Okhotsk Sea and its wildlife.
17:45 Check in to Dormy Inn Abashiri A new hotel with a natural hot spring, convenienty located near where the Abashiri River meets the sea.
Day 2
9:00 Check out of Dormy Inn Abashiri Please enjoy your breakfast and then check out at 9:00am. It's time to set out for a day of fun!
9:15 Abashiri Prison Museum The only prison museum in all of Japan. Learn about the lives of the inmates from long ago.
14:10 The Five Lakes of Shiretoko A Natural Site on the World Heritage List. You will have exclusive access to special areas with our extremely knowledgeable guide.
17:30 Check in to the Shiretoko Dai-ichi Hotel Wonderful views of the Okhotsk Sea and fabulous Hokkaido cuisine for dinner. Have a relaxing evening.
Day 3
9:40 Check out of Shiretoko Dai-ichi Hotel Have a delicious breakfast and then set off for another day of spectacular nature.
10:00 Sightseeing Cruise The boat is called the Aurora. You can see the incredible natural beauty of Shiretoko from the open sea!
16:45 Break time at Lake Mashu It is known as Misty Lake Mashu because it is sometimes covered in fog. But the waters in the lake are famously clear. Please take a bereak and admire its beauty.
18:15 Check in to Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings Hotel A stylish and conteporary hotel. Please have a rest after your busy day.
20:00 Ainu Folk Dance Experience A special opportunity to see a real Ainu dance. Hokkaido's indigenous people are very proud of their culture and this dance is an expression of their rich history.
Day 4
9:00 Check out of Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings Hotel Enjoy your breakast and then set off our last day of the tour.
9:20 Lake Akan Admire the tall peaks, blue water and nature of this treasured location.
13:30 Express Train from Kushiro A JR train will take you back to Sapporo. The trains run like clockwork!
18:00 Train arrives at Sapporo Station Our tour ends at JR Sapporo Station.
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Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.
■Cancellation period [1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure] Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)
[3 days before departure] Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee
[the day before departure 1 day before departure] Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee
[On the departure day On the day] Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee
[After departure or in case of no-show] Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee
About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.
Itinerary Changes
・Customers may make changes to their tour itineraries, such as length of stay, etc. if they so wish.
・Please note that any extensions to the length of stay will incur additional charges.
・Additional charges are generally paid on the day, in cash, to the taxi driver.
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.
Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

2018-08-09 14:26:52
Sights that I will always remember

The Five Lakes and the cruise on the Aurora boat make me want to be a nature photographer. It really was a sight to behold. The area seems like its barely touched by human hands. I thought the Ainu folk music was really haunting. I feel lucky to have seen it.

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