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Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter! provided by Tour&Charter International Ltd.

Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!

Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!
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・Explore Hokkaido’s signature spots in winter and spend a cheerful day with different activities. Considerately late departure and less morning rush to start a laid-back day trip. ・Go for Japan's one of most popular zoos Asahiyama Zoo, home to various animals! "Penguin's Parade" is the symbolic gesture in winter. It has drawn many visitors for the admirable scene of strolling penguins! ・The can't-miss alluring Blue Pond (Aoi Ike) in Biei of Hokkaido! The pond light up only in winter just creates a dreamlike mysterious wonderland! ・Another illumination sightseeing spot will be Shirohige Falls. There will be time for stop-by and taking photos. ・During January and March, visit to local dessert souvenir shop and Japanese sake museum will be included(March only). ・Hotel pick-up from two locations are available, and drop-off locations are also selectable. English speaking tour guide will accompany this tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 90714P63
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Asahiyama Zoo
Exclusions
  • Please spend time in Asahiyama Zoo having your own lunch.
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our tour guide will meet up travelers at hotel lobby (listed two hotels only 「View Hotels Odori Park」「PREMIER HOTEL NAKAJIMA PARK」) and in front of SHIKISAI-KAN at the east exit of JR Sapporo Station. He will collect all members by calling names. Pick up location needs to be confirmed while booking.
  • Ports:
  • Hokkaido Shikisaikan Sapporo Station West Exit, 4 Chome Kita 6 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0806, Japan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Except for Sapporo station,the places to get off are different from the places to ge on.(The places to get off are near the Odori park,Nakajima park)
  • Admission fee for Asahiyama Zoo is included. Please kindly be noted that guide will not accompany to enter the zoo.
  • Staff who can speak English and Japanese will accompany the tour. No detailed tour sightseeing guidance will be provided. Please kindly be noted. ※Currently, there are no foreign participants due to the influence of COVID-19. Please note that there is no English service for that reason.
  • Please choose departure location while booking. Departure time at each hotel is slightly different. Please kindly be noted the detailed contents in the tour voucher file sent upon reservation.
  • Visit to local sweet souvenir shop is included in January to March schedule, and Japanese sake museum is included in March.
  • The hotel pickup and drop off service is the two hotels only. (It is ok the meeting point that is in front of SHIKISAI-KAN at the east exit of JR Sapporo Station)
  • Please wear a mask while participating in the tour.
  • Joining this tour on your last day in Hokkaido is not recommended. As there is a possibility of traffic congestion or other delay during the tour. In this case, no compensation will be made.
  • Staying time at each sightseeing spot is subject to change depending on realtime traffic condition.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • There is a possibility that arrival is delayed due to traffic conditions. When meeting with stormy weather, the tour may be unavoidably canceled. Please kindly be noted.
  • Lunch is at your own expense in the zoo.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Asahiyama Zoo
Exclusions
  • Please spend time in Asahiyama Zoo having your own lunch.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our tour guide will meet up travelers at hotel lobby (listed two hotels only 「View Hotels Odori Park」「PREMIER HOTEL NAKAJIMA PARK」) and in front of SHIKISAI-KAN at the east exit of JR Sapporo Station. He will collect all members by calling names. Pick up location needs to be confirmed while booking.
  • Ports:
  • Hokkaido Shikisaikan Sapporo Station West Exit, 4 Chome Kita 6 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0806, Japan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Except for Sapporo station,the places to get off are different from the places to ge on.(The places to get off are near the Odori park,Nakajima park)
  • Admission fee for Asahiyama Zoo is included. Please kindly be noted that guide will not accompany to enter the zoo.
  • Staff who can speak English and Japanese will accompany the tour. No detailed tour sightseeing guidance will be provided. Please kindly be noted. ※Currently, there are no foreign participants due to the influence of COVID-19. Please note that there is no English service for that reason.
  • Please choose departure location while booking. Departure time at each hotel is slightly different. Please kindly be noted the detailed contents in the tour voucher file sent upon reservation.
  • Visit to local sweet souvenir shop is included in January to March schedule, and Japanese sake museum is included in March.
  • The hotel pickup and drop off service is the two hotels only. (It is ok the meeting point that is in front of SHIKISAI-KAN at the east exit of JR Sapporo Station)
  • Please wear a mask while participating in the tour.
  • Joining this tour on your last day in Hokkaido is not recommended. As there is a possibility of traffic congestion or other delay during the tour. In this case, no compensation will be made.
  • Staying time at each sightseeing spot is subject to change depending on realtime traffic condition.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • There is a possibility that arrival is delayed due to traffic conditions. When meeting with stormy weather, the tour may be unavoidably canceled. Please kindly be noted.
  • Lunch is at your own expense in the zoo.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Asahiyama Zoo
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Blue Pond
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Shirahige Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Deeaennae
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
Much recommended
Jan 2020 • Solo
Guide was informative and cheerful. Timings for shows in the zoo were clearly stated. The illumination was absolutely beautiful but do layer up because the temperatures at the blue pond and shirihage waterfalls are freezing. Definitely easier to get to the places using a tour bus.
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tourjapan43
Hi, thank you for the comment! We are glad you joined this tour and had a good time hopefully! It could be fun to spend such a day in winter's Hokkaido, and to see it in a silver world. Yes weather at the moment can be cold around -5℃ to -10℃, so it is recommended to prepare winter gears for traveling in Hokkaido. Many thanks again for your feedback!
Written 20 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HakkyT
Tokyo, Japan15 contributions
Fun day out at the zoo and beautiful Aoi Ike
Dec 2019
The charter was on time, and had sufficient rest stops along the way (it's a long trip there and back). There is a dinner meal option available on the bus if you want.

I made friends on the bus, and the zoo was quite fun as there were alot of close encounters available with the animals. The tour staff speak some English if you require, but the locations speak for themselves.

Aoi-Ike is just like the pictures show. Shirohige Falls is a short stop, as you can view it from a bridge. Make sure you're wearing snowshoes for winter as everywhere will be covered in snow and ice.
Written 3 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tourjapan43
Hi, thank you for the comment, and lots of aspects of this tour are covered! We hope you had good fun with the tour and made a wonderful day in Hokkaido. The stops in the tour are really the iconic spots in Hokkaido, and are signified with snow view especially in winter. Yes like you said the road can be difficult during cold weather, and many thanks for your advice to other travelers! We wish you a happy winter and best luck of future trips!
Written 20 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David S
40 contributions
Fascinating visit during winter
Dec 2019 • Family
We visited the Asahiysma zoo. Our first time in a winter place and did not expect to see so many animals outdoor. A nicely designed zoo, worth the visit. We drove quite a distance finally reached the destination to see the Aoi-Ike Light up. The blue light for the pond was very nice but it wad too cold for us in the night. We reached there around 7.30pm.
Written 31 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tourjapan43
Hi, thank you for the comment! We are glad to know this tour turned out to be fascinating for you, and hope you enjoyed it even though during cold weather. Temperature of Aoi-Ike area can be around -5℃ to -10℃ when it gets really cold! Please let us know if you need other information for the trip in the future. Asahiyama Zoo may not be as huge as you have imagined (we have got feedback from other travelers), but it is definitely a lovely place to make close encounter with animals, and be cheered up by their adorable gestures. Thank you for joining us and best wishes for future trips!
Written 20 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Tour&Charter International Ltd.
ramadurair2016
ramadurair2016
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Good your
Good tour and takes a solid 10+ hours. Covers Furano and Blue Pond but Asahiyama zoo is something one can skip. Eve
dianawN8133UL
dianawN8133UL
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Quite comprehensive although a tad rushed
The itinerary was as exactly what I had expected out of the tour - efficient conduct and punctual to the core. The
bmanutd
bmanutd
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Return transportation with Japanese guide
This is a return transportation with a Japanese guide from The Hokkaido Chuo Bus located at Esta building right nex
jettwin
jettwin
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Not multilingual
If you don’t mind the tour guide speaking 98%Japanese the whole trip and only saying 30words in English during the
B-212
B-212
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Tour not available in English
This tour was ok if you’re just looking for transportation to the lake for the winter festival. What they don’t men
Deeaennae
Deeaennae
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Beautiful views and experience
I would rate it 10 if there’s such option. There is just so many things right about this tour. The multilingual aud
cykiiw
cykiiw
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Chilly but a lovely trip all the same
This was a day well spent. The tour was well organized and on time. The guide translated in English which was good.
575lorik
575lorik
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My. Fuji with grape picking
We found the pick up location, but the guide couldn’t find our names. Another guide has to look up the reservations
Francisco S
Francisco S
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Okinawa in Autumn
We stayed ar the GrandMer Hotel in Okinawa. One couldn’t walk around the place to go to different restaurants or ma
P2178VPkimm
P2178VPkimm
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First time to Sapporo-Shi
This tour displayed some beautiful sites, however oversight of mine was not realising it was not English speaking �
R00L80
R00L80
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Great tour
Overall it was great. Unfortunately the commentary was only in Japanese but I knew it would be. Time spent at each
ACHS68
ACHS68
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Absolute Irresponsible Company.... Please avoid!!!
This company cancelled on me 2 days before my trip. i only have a 3 day visit to Sapporo and called up to tell me t
marianormar
marianormar
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Pleasure
Fantastic tour. Mr Nakayama was a caring, knowledgeable, and pleasant guide. We were very happy with him. Mr Sa
Lena K
Lena K
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Nice place!
The flowers were so beautiful! We tried the Lavendar ice cream - a different taste from the usual milk ice cream i
Vince L
Vince L
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Tour for Japanese
Great tour guide except she did not speak English. I am sure it is a great tour for the locals and those who unders
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