Majestic Landscape of Hokkaido

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Tour code : 001001S

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This trip takes in some of Japan’s Northern Island’s splendid scenery. Highlights include the head of a Great Buddha Statue peeping over the edge of a lavender covered hill.

Trip HighLights

  • All taxi fares with English speaking driver
  • Local Specialty Lunch

Quick Itinerary

10:00 Sapporo Station Meet driver at Sapporo Station.

10:45  Hill of The Buddha  A Great Buddha Statue hidden in a hill. Designed by Mr. Ando Tadao.

12:45  Lunch at the Old Aoyama Villa  Specialty Seafood Lunch.

15:00  Yoichi Distillery  Favorite spot for fans of Japanese whisky.

16:00 Otaru Station Tour ends at Otaru Station.

Included in this Tour: Lunch ☑

Please see My Page after completing booking for a more detailed itinerary.

Access Information

Tour Start Point JR Sapporo Station
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point By train:
About one hour on the JR Line from New Chitose Airport Station.
Tour End Point Otaru Station
Tour End Point Map
  • Trip Locations & Experiences

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Hill of The Buddha

Hill of The Buddha

Part of the extensive grounds of the Makomanai Takino Cemetery is devoted to different kinds of statues. The highlight of these is definitely the Great Buddha designed by architect Tadao Ando. The Hill of the Buddha was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the gardens here.

Ando designed the statue in such a way that from a distance, one can only see the top of the Buddha’s head. In fact, it is known as Atama Daibutsu, atama meaning head and Daibutsu being the word for large Buddha statues.

The way this Hill of the Buddha fits into the surrounding landscape make it a must see attraction, especially for those interested in design and architecture.

Visitors can explore the path leading to the statue’s plinth to get a better idea of what is built into the hill of lavender.

Lunch at the Old Aoyama Villa

Lunch at the Old Aoyama Villa

Located in Otaru City, this former merchant’s residence gives visitors a taste of the prosperity enjoyed during the boom times of herring fishing in Hokkaido.

Enjoying the local specialty seafood lunch while gazing at the splendid gardens will be a memorable experience.

The villa is a stately and beautifully designed structure and is a protected building.

Yoichi Distillery

Yoichi Distillery

Japan’s whisky continues to achieve success around the world.

Masataka Taketsuru is called the Father of Japanese Whisky. He chose this location as he considered it to be the best location in Japan for a distillery. It resembled the climate and humidity of Scotland where he spent years learning the craft of distillery.

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.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・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.

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