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Winter Wonderland of Japan

8 days2 cities
Japan1 country
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 20 Reviews
Private tour to Japan

Embark on the enchanting Winter Wonderland of Japan tour and immerse yourself in a magical world of snow-covered landscapes, where glistening powder blankets iconic sites such as the snow monkeys in Jigokudani Monkey Park and the serene temples of Kyoto. 

8 days2 cities
Japan1 country
From
 $4,862 
Tokyo, Japan
3
days
Japan

Being one of the most graceful and charming Asian cities, Tokio will steal your heart for sure. Always changing and full of surprises, the city attracts millions of tourists from all over the world who immediately become its passionate admirers.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival

Welcome to Tokyo - the ultramodern and the traditional at the same time capital of Japan! An English-speaking assistant meets you at the arrivals hall and takes you to your private driver for the transfer to your hotel.

Upon arrival at the hotel, you check in and have the rest of the day at leisure to relax after your trip or start exploring the vibrant city on your own.

2
day
Highlights of Tokyo

In the morning, after breakfast, you meet your private guide and start your first full-day tour of Tokyo (6 hours). During the tour, you use the convenient Tokyo public train transportation to travel around the city.

First, you visit the incredible Imperial Palace to get a taste of Japanese culture. and glance at the precious interior of the building. Notably, The Imperial Palace has served as the residential place of the successive Emperors since 1868. It contains the Imperial Residence and the Imperial Palace Complex, where His Majesty the Emperor undertakes official duties. Moreover, various ceremonies and public activities are held there too.
After relishing this marvelous Palace, you will walk through the Nihonbashi district which is a business district that grew up around the bridge of the same name, which has linked two sides of the Nihonbashi River at this site since the 17th century. After enjoying the atmosphere of the Nihonbashi district, you will have lunch.

Then you have a visit to the Tokyo Sky Tree by metro, a television broadcasting tower, and the tallest structure in Japan. Its observation decks offering spectacular views over Tokyo are the highlights of the tower. You visit the deck located at the height of 350 meters (1148 feet), so make sure to have your camera and phone charged!

After that, you will visit Asakusa Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo, and learn the legend of how this temple was built. The temple is known to bring good luck in almost anything, so make sure to make a wish! Here you can feel the traditional Japanese culture the moment you step onto the temple grounds. A shopping street called Nakamise leads from the outer gate to the temple's second gate; here, you can find a great selection of souvenirs as well as local confectionaries that the locals admire so much.

Afterward, you'll take a train to Akihabara, a bustling shopping district known for its electronic retailers, ranging from stalls to Yodobashi Multimedia Akiba. Manga, anime, and video game exhibits are available at the Tokyo Anime Center, along with toys, trading cards, and collectibles at Radio Kaikan. The staff of local cafes serve tea and desserts dressed as maids and butlers.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

3
day
Day trip to Snow Monkey Park (Jigokudani Monkey Park)

After your breakfast in the hotel, you take a train from Tokyo to Nagano, and meet your private guide at the Nagano station. Together you are heading to the most famous attraction of Nagano City-The Snow Monkey Park.

This Park, also known as Jigokudani Yaen Koen, is a famous wildlife park located in the mountains of Nagano, Japan. The park is home to a group of Japanese macaques, commonly referred to as snow monkeys, who are known for their unique behavior of bathing in the park's natural hot springs during the winter months. Visitors can observe the snow monkeys up close in their natural habitat, as they relax and play in the steaming hot springs surrounded by snow-covered trees. The park also offers several hiking trails, which provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. The Snow Monkey Park is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and animal lovers visiting Japan, and it offers a memorable and unique experience that is not to be missed.

After this amazing tour, the driver will return you to the train station and you take a train back to Tokyo.

Note: Please be aware that the tour might take up to 12 hours and can be physically demanding.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Hotel The Celestine Ginza

Hotel The Celestine Ginza offers a luxurious and sophisticated stay in the heart of Tokyo's vibrant Ginza district, combining modern elegance, exceptional service, and a prime location for exploring the city's renowned shopping, dining, and cultural attractions.

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Tokyo
Sapporo

Embark on an unforgettable train journey from Tokyo to Sapporo, traversing the captivating landscapes of Japan, from bustling cityscapes to serene countryside, as you venture from the vibrant capital to the winter wonderland of Sapporo.

Sapporo view
5
days
Japan

Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido in Japan, captivates visitors with its blend of modern amenities, stunning natural beauty, and renowned winter festivals, making it a captivating destination throughout the year.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Arrival

Welcome to Sapporo, the northernmost hub of the Country of Sunrise! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the centrally located hotel. 

After check-in, you have the rest of the day free. Just discover beautiful surroundings, dine in a local restaurant or try amazing street food. 

5
day
Exploring Sapporo Highlights

After breakfast at the hotel, your private guide meets you at the lobby and takes you to discover the most interesting locations of the city.

Since Sapporo is an excellent blend of urban life and nature, this tour will be perfect to enjoy Sapporo. During the tour you visit Hokkaido Shrine, Odori and downtown, Sheep Hill, Sapporo Beer Garden and enjoy shopping. We will also visit Odori Park, The Clock Tower, former Hokkaidio government Building. The highlight of our tour is Okurayama Jump Hill, a scenic point where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Sapporo City, and Ishiya Chocolate Factory Shiroi Koibito Park. The last spot is famous Sapporo Beer Museum and Beer Garden restaurant.

We recommend to try out some of the tastiest crab dishes, which are the best to eat in winter time. Sapporo offers the finest crab restaurants, such as Sapporo Kanihonke or Katsukani No Hanasaki.

6
day
Day Trip to Ice Village

Meet your private driver after lunch and embark on a mesmerizing journey from Sapporo to Hoshino Resort Tomamu Ice Village. 

Witness the enchanting beauty of intricately carved ice structures, illuminated pathways, and captivating ice sculptures. Engage in thrilling ice activities, relax in cozy ice domes, and capture stunning photographs in this winter wonderland. 

After the experience your driver takes you back to your hotel in Sapporo.

7
day
Day at leisure

Enjoy a day at your leisure. We recommend engaging in thrilling snow activities or indulging in peaceful relaxation. 

8
day
Departure

After breakfast and check-out, your private driver takes you to the airport or train station depending on where you travel next.
 

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Sapporo

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Sapporo provides a comfortable and convenient stay in the heart of Sapporo, offering modern accommodations, warm hospitality, and easy access to the city's popular attractions, shopping districts, and delicious culinary experiences.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, local city taxes and all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Day trip to Snow Monkey Park (Jigokudani Monkey Park)
  • Exploring Sapporo Highlights
  • Day Trip to Ice Village
  • Highlights of Tokyo

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