Winter Wonders, a sparkling journey through Japan's winter wonderland
Japan is famous for the beauty of its four distinct seasons, and winter is perhaps the most sublime. Winter is also arguably the best time of the year to visit Japan for culinary travelers. Join us on a sparkling journey through Japan's winter wonderland!
The highlight of the Winter Wonders Tour is the spectacular Sapporo Snow Festival, one of Japan's largest winter events. Every winter about 2 million people visit Sapporo to see the large number of splendid snow and ice sculptures on display. During the festival Sapporo is transformed into a winter dreamland of crystal-like ice and white snow.
The relaxed itinerary of this tour means that you will have plenty of time to enjoy Japan's winter wonderland in your own way. Hit the slopes in Nagano and Hokkaido, explore the winter sights, or simply spend your time relaxing in a soothing hot spring. It's up to you!
・Enjoy majestic winter scenery throughout northern Japan
・Experience the wonder of the Sapporo Snow Festival
・See the snow monkeys bathing in mountain hot springs
・Visit the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
・Enjoy a relaxing night in a traditional hot spring inn
・Have ample time to hit the slopes in Nagano and Hokkaido
・Enjoy a relaxing cruise around beautiful Matsushima Bay
・View Tokyo and Mt. Fuji from the Tokyo Sky Tree (350 m)
Airport-hotel transfers in Japan
Transport and entry to all places described in the itinerary
11 nights accommodation in carefully selected hotels/inns
3 dinners (welcome, farewell, and ryokan dinner)
The services of Craig Campbell (tour guide/driver/interpreter)
*Please note that tour prices do not include airfares to and from Japan