• Hachimantai National Park Hike to Oirase Keiryu Falls

  • Otaru  Walk Along the Picturesque Canal

  • Morioka Enjoy mystic Lake Tazawa-Ko

  • Jigokuadiani See Natural Gases Rise from the Earth

Hokkaido & Tohoku- 9 Days

 Land Only from US $3099- $3199

Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate, Aomori, Morioka, Kakunodate, Hiraizumi, Matsushima

Departs 5/23, 10/10, 10/24

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Highlights

    Featured Arrangements

    • We design our itineraries with care and leave out the tourist traps.
    • Hokkaido:
      • Stroll Otaru's beautiful canal and browse handicrafts in quaint local shops. 
      • Take in the natural wonder of Jigokuadiani or "Hell Valley."
      • See Hokkaido’s geological treasures: Lake Toya, Onuma National Park, and Mt. Showa Shinzan.
      • Ride a cable car to see the "Million Dollar" night view of Hakodate.
    • Tohoku:
      • Travel on the Seikan Underwater Train. 
      • Hike Hachimantai National Park to Oirase Keiryu Falls. 
      • Explore Morioka Handicraft Village and see the traditions of Tohoku.
      • Visit the Bukeyashiki Samurai residences.
      • Appreciate Masushima Bay by car, boat, and on foot.  

    Luxury Accommodations

    • SapporoRenaissance Sapporo Hotel – Located in the heart of Sapporo, near shops and restaurants.  
    • NoboribetsuNoboribetsu Grand Hotel – Hot spring hotel in traditional Japanese style.
    • HokadateYunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei –  Oceanfront hotel with private spa in all rooms.
    • Lake TowadaHotel Towadaso – Lakeside hot spring hotel set in majestic natural setting.
    • Tsunagi: Shion Hotel – Secluded hot spring hotel overlooking vast scenery.
    • Matsushima: Hotel Taikanso – Located on the shores of Matsushima Bay with bay views from each room.

    Culinary Experiences  

    • Arranging great culinary experiences is a specialty we are very proud of. Our development team samples each meal before presenting them to our guests. On this trip, you will have a chance to taste Hokkaido delicacies including shabu shabu, crab feast, Koshetei kaiskei banquet and more famous seafood.  

    Super Value Standard

    • Local, friendly, and knowledgeable, our exceptional tour guide is your friend in Japan.
    • A comprehensive travel insurance plan for you to travel with a peace of mind. Details  
    • High quality headset to enjoy the tour guide presentation clearly.
    • Porterage service is provided (a few hotels may not be able to accommodate this request due to lack of manpower).

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Itinerary

Day 1

 Departure 

  • Depart from your home airport, have a great flight!

Day 2

Arrive in Sapporo

  • Yokoso" or "Welcome" to Japan! A Super Value Tours Representative will meet you at the arrivals gate and escort you to the hotel. Take today to rest up or explore the city of Sapporo on your own before official plans begin. 
  • If your arrival is after 8:00pm, we will present you with 2,000 JPY per person to cover the cost of dinner.

Dinner  
Hotel Buffet
Hotel  
Sapporo Prince Hotel
Day 3

Otaru  Sapporo 

  • Sakaimachi: Explore Otaru's local specialties. Visit one of the largest museum shops at the Music Box Museum and the famous glass blowing factory, Kitaichi Garasukan. 
  • Otaru: Walk along the charming Otaru Canal, the symbol of the city.
  • Sapporo City Tour: Explore Hokkaido’s largest city including Hokkaido University, Old City Hall, Tokeidai, and Odori Park.
  • Tanukikoji: Stroll through one of Sapporo's oldest shopping districts dating back from the late 1800s for local delicacies and souvenirs. 

  • Otaru Canal

  • Sapporo Old City Hall

  • Odori Park

Breakfast  
Western & Japanese Buffet
Lunch  
Seafood BBQ
Dinner  
Crab Feast
Hotel  
Sapporo Prince Hotel
Day 4

Sapporo  Nagano  Shiraoi 

  • Hokkaido Shrine: Known as one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots. 
  • Okurayama: Explore the site of the 1972 Olympics including the Sapporo Winter Sports Museum. Ride the chairlift to the top of the Okurayama Observatory for a spectacular view of Sapporo. 
  • Asahi Brewery: Tour the Hokkaido Asahi Beer Factory and taste the crisp Japanese beer. 
  • Noboribetsu Ryokan: Enjoy a complete Hot Spring cultural experience. Relax with a soak in the baths, delicious dinner and traditional tatami-floored guest rooms.

  • Hokkaido Shrine

  • Okurayama

  • Noboribetsu Onsen

Breakfast  
Western & Japanese Buffet
Lunch  
Shabu Shabu (Hot Pot)
Dinner  
Hotel Buffet
Hotel  
Noboribetsu Grand Onsen (Mountain Views)
Day 5

Noboribetsu  Lake Toya  Hakodate  

  • Jigokudani "Hell Valley": See the sulfuric smoke rising out of the natural earth.
  • Lake Toya Sights: Cruise along the stunning lake setting before riding the Usuzan Cable Car for impressive lake views. 
  • Mount Usu, Mt. Showa Shinzan, and Onuma National Park: See Hokkaido’s geological treasures. 
  • Hakodate Cable Car: Take in aerial views of Hakodate’s unique nightscape.
  • Yunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei: Our oceanfront hotel features breathtaking views of Hakodate City and Tsugaru Strait as well as in room Japanese spas.  

  • Jigokudani

  • Onuma National Park

  • Hakodate Nightscape

Breakfast  
Western & Japanese Buffet
Lunch  
Hamburger Lunch Set
Dinner  
Seaffod Buffet
Hotel  
Yonokawa Prince Hotel: Nagisatei (Oceanfront rooms)
Day 6

Hakodate  Seikan Underwater Train  Aomori 

  • Hakodate Morning Market: Browse fresh produce and chat with friendly shopkeepers. 
  • Seikan Underwater Train: Board the Seikan Underwater train and whiz through Tsugaru Strait in one of the most impressive engineering feats of the 20th century.
  • Towada-Hachimantai National Park: Hike through this famous national park and explore Jogakura Bridge and breathtaking Oirase Keiryu Falls.

  • Towada-Hachimantai National Park

  • Jogakura Bridge

  • Oirase Keiry Falls

Breakfast  
Western & Japanese Buffet
Lunch  
Receive 2,000JPY for Lunch at a Local Eatery of Your Choice (Recommendations Provided)
Dinner  
Kaiseki Banquet Dinner
Hotel  
Hotel Towadaso Onsen (Lakefront Rooms)
Day 7

Towada Onsen  Morioka  Lake Tazawa-ko  Tsunagi Onsen 

  • Lake Towada Onsen: Soak in the mineral rich waters.
  • Morioka Handicraft Village: Explore traditional Tohoku handicrafts.
  • Lake Tazawa-ko: Take in the splendor of the sapphire blue waters of Japan’s deepest lake.
  • Kakunodate Town: Relive the lives of the Samurai at the Bukeyashiki Samurai residence

  • Morioka Handicraft Village

  • Lake Tazawa

  • Bukeyashiki Residence

Breakfast  
Western & Japanese Buffet
Lunch  
Japanese-Style Western Lunch Set
Dinner  
Kaiseki Banquet Dinner
Hotel  
Shion Hotel
Day 8

Morioka  Hiraizumi  Matsushima Bay

  • Chuson-ji Temple: Explore Hiaizumi history and the Golden Hall of this scenic temple. 
  • Matsushima Bay: Feed seagulls while you cruise the famous Matsushima Bay.
  • Matsushima: Freely explore Matsushima attractions such as the Godaido Hall, seafood market, and Zuigan-ji Temple. Visit the Kanrantei style Tea House and try various tea at your leisure.
  • Hotel Taikanso: Our bay front hotel provides impressive rooms with views of Matsushima Bay, famously ranked as one of Japan’s three best views for centuries. 

  • Chuson-ji Temple

  • Godaido Hall

  • Matsushima Bay

Breakfast  
Western & Japanese Buffet
Lunch  
Tofu Pot & Grilled Teppanyaki Set
Dinner  
Buffet with Performance
Hotel  
Hotel Taikanso (Overlooking Matsushima Bay)
Day 9
 

Matsushima  Sendai   Tokyo  Narita (NRT)  Board Flight After 4:30PM to Your Next Destination  (Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Board the Shinkansen Bullet Train from Sendai to Tokyo Station. 
  • Tokyo: Tour ends in Tokyo for guests with post-tour extensions.
  • Transfer from Tokyo to Narita Airport 
  • "Sayonara!" or "Goodbye!" Our journey has come to an end.

 *Airport send off available from 4:30am-8:30pm (NRT).

Breakfast  
Western & Japanese Buffet
Lunch  
Chinese Cuisine
Otaru

Otaru is a charming town just outside of Sapporo. In the late 1800s, the port town thrived as a major fishing and trade port. Many old western style buildings add character to the town which is now known for its seafood, historical buildings, canal way and shops.

Otaru Canal

During the first half of the 20th century, the canal was a chief part of the city’s port. Large ships unloaded goods into smaller ships which then delivered the goods to local shops along the canal. Today the canal is one of the most well known areas in Otaru and invites visitors to stroll along its walkway. 

Sakaimachi

Just a short walk from Otaru’s canal area, Sakaimachi Street is a well preserved street in downtown Otaru. The street is lined with 19th century buildings that have been converted to museums, cafes,  and shops.

Otaru Music Box

Located at the south end of Sakaimachi Street, the music box museum actually spans several buildings. The largest and most distinct building houses vast collection of creative and unique music boxes. 

Sapporo

The city of Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido and the fifth largest city in Japan. Sapporo is also one of Japan’s youngest major cities as is seen by its western style grid layout. The city is known for ramen, beer and hosting the Snow Festival each February. 

Odori Park

The central park of Sapporo, Odori Park separates the city into north and south.  The park stretches over 12 city blocks and allows for a pleasant nature setting in the middle of the city. 

Mount Okura (Okurayama) Ski Jump Arena

Constructed in 1931, the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium has been a host to a many winter sport events including the 1972 Winter Olympics.  

Sapporo Winter Sports Museum

Relive the history of the 1972 Winter Olympics and partake in the simulation games including ski jump, speed skating and hockey. 

Old Shiraoi Ainu Village

This open air, village like museums is one of the best representations of life for the indigenous Ainu people. The village consists of five thatched houses near Lake Poroto. Each house showcases different aspects of the Ainu lifestyle, offering unique glimpses into the vanishing Ainu culture. 

Noboribetsu Onsen

This resort is one of Hokkaido’s best known hot spring resorts surrounded by forests. The onsen offers nine different water types, each offering a high quality and unique minerals. 

Noboribetsu Hell Valley (Jigokudani)

The most impressive feature of Shikotsu-Toya National Park is Jigokudani or “Hell Valley.” Yellow and gray volcanic gases seep from the surface of the rocks, making the air smell strongly of sulfur. This is a true natural wonder and must see for anyone visiting Hokkaido. 

Lake Toya (Toyako)

Also belonging to the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Lake Toya sits at the base of Mount Usu. Due to the active volcanic status of the area; the lake never freezes, offering picturesque beauty all year long. 

Mount Usu and Mount Showa Shinzan

Mount Usu is an active volcano sitting at the south end of Lake Toya. Meaning “Showa new mountain,” Mount Showa Shinzan is a volcanic lava dome that was created between 1944 and 1945. The Mount Usu Ropeway takes visitors to the top of Mount Usu in six minutes and provides panoramic views of the area.

Onuma National Park

Just minutes outside Hakodate, Onuma Park is best known for its  island dotted lakes and magnificent dormant volcano, Mount Komagatake. The great walking trails allow visitors to easily explore the park entirely on foot. 

Hakodate

Hakodate is the third largest city in Hokkaido located at the southern tip of the island. Hakodate is known for its fresh, mouth watering seafood and for incredible views from Mount Hakodate. 

Yunokawa Onsen

Located at the mouth of the Matsukura-gawa River flowing into the Tsugaru Strait, the Yunokawa-onsen Hot Spring is a popular destination near Hakodate. 

Hakodate Morning Market

The morning market is an exciting place to meet and talk with local people. This authentic experience also allows visitors to browse fresh seafood, locally grown vegetables and handmade crafts.  

Seikan Underwater Tunnel

The Seikan Underwater Train takes you through the longest underwater tunnel in the world. The tunnel is a major engineering feat as it is completely submerged under the Tsungai strait, connecting Hakodate and Honshu. 

Towada Hachimantai National Park

 Located in mountainous region of Tohoku, this national park is home to an abundance of natural forests, hiking trails and hot springs. The most popular highlights include Jogakura Bridge, mighty Oirase Keiryu Falls and Lake Towada. 

Lake Tazawa-ko

This sapphire blue lake is the deepest lake in Japan, evoking a mysterious atmosphere. The lake waters change from jade green to dark blue, depending on the season. A statue of the mythical princess Tatsuko sits on the western shore of the lake. According to the legend, the princess was turned into a dragon after wishing for eternal beauty. A red torii gate and Goza-no-ishi Shrine sit on the northern shore, further adding to the lake’s ambiance. 

Kakunodate

Known for its refined and graceful atmosphere, the small town of Kakunodate has been coined the “Little Kyoto of Michinoku.” Kakunodate is also very well known for its many samurai houses, making the town a great example of a Japanese castle town. 

Buke Yashiki Samurai Residences

The Buke Yashiki was the main residence of the region’s highest ranked samurai along with his family, employees and servants. The compound is quite large and includes gardens, guest rooms, a tea house and rice mill. Mannequins are also placed throughout the rooms depicting daily life and historical events. 

Hiraizumi

A city that once rivaled Kyoto, Hiraizumi has now been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site for its untouched land and many idyllic temples including Chuson-ji Temple and its renowned Golden Hall. 

Matsushima Bay

Famously ranked as one of Japan’s Three Great Views, Matsushima Bay, the bay is dotted with over 200 pine tree covered islands. 

Godaido Hall

Built in 807 on a small island next to the pier, Godaido Hall has become a symbol of Matsushima Bay.  The hall’s observation deck provides excellent views of the bay.  

Kanrantei Teahouse

This Momoyama style tea house’s name “Kanrantei” means “"place to view ripples on water." The tea house houses stunning artwork and also includes a museum. The views of Matsushima Bay offer a tranquil atmosphere while sipping tea.  

Sapporo: Renaissance Sapporo Hotel

Centrally-located in the City of Sapporo, within walking distance from great shopping and restaurants.


Noboribetsu: Noboribetsu Grand Hotel

Decorated in customary Japanese style, this is a luxurious hot spring hotel with traditional rooms surrounded by the magnificent natural beauty of Hokkaido.


Hakodate: Yunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei

This oceanfront hotel features the best view overlooking Hakodate City and Tsugaru Strait. Unwind with a private Japanese spa available in your own room.


Lake Towada: Hotel Towadaso

Hotel Tawadaso is Lake Towada’s premier hot spring hotel.  With our lakeside arrangements, the beautiful scenery can be appreciated directly from your Japanese style rooms of this ryokan.


Tsunagi: Shion Hotel

The Shion hotel is a relaxing and rewarding getaway where we can enjoy quiet and relaxing hot springs.


Matsushima: Hotel Taikanso

This hotel’s quiet location is remarkable for its stunning scenery of the famous Matsushima Bay. Enjoy the best sights of the famous bay from the comfort of your own room.


Hokkaido Grilled Seafood
Shabu shabu (Japanese hotpot)
Japanese Style Curry Set
Tofu Pot & Grilled Teppanyaki Set
Koshutei Kaiseki Banquet Cuisine
Shion - Kaiseki Banquet
Hokkaido Crab Feast
Seafood Buffet
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