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Hokkaido Sparkling Snow Tour 2024

Stupendous snow! Explore your way all across glittering Hokkaido!

Dive into the heart of winter, from the twinkling lights of Sapporo to the glistening sea ice of Okhotsk

Sparkling lights of Sapporo’s winter illumination

Ready for a real change from Hawaii’s heat? Try a refreshing trip to snow-covered Hokkaido this winter!

Our winter tour takes you to spots of pure natural beauty, including an ice-breaking cruise off the coast of remote Abashiri and a journey past the snow-covered plains of Furano. Admire the fantastic creations of Sapporo’s famous Snow Festival, experience the chilly wonder of Sounkyo’s Ice Waterfall Festival, then watch winter fireworks burst in the skies above Lake Akan. You can even wander into snow houses in Shikaribetsu’s Ice Village and view a dazzling combination of illumination and music at Obihiro’s Sairinka Ice Flower Festival.

Filled with enjoyable, easy-to-learn activities like ice fishing for smelt and decorating your own fabric item using specialty local dyes, you’ll even get to zoom through the forest on a snowmobile at Wonderland Sapporo. Dine on delicious regional cuisine recommended by local experts, warm yourself in a relaxing hot spring bath, and experience all the fun of a white winter with HIS Hawaii!

Destination Highlights

Otaru – Asahikawa – Sounkyo Onsen – Abashiri – Lake Mashu – Lake Akan – Lake Shikaribetsu – Obihiro – Furano – Sapporo – and more!

Tour Includes

9 nights superb accommodations – 24 tasty meals – Onsen (Hot Springs) – FREE WiFi router – EXCLUSIVE LeaLea Airport Lounge at Honolulu Airport – Unique activities & experiences – and much more!


Full Package $4,690 (Adult) / Land Package $3,590 (Adult)

Tour Details


For an in-depth look at the many activities and destinations you’ll visit, you can read an overview of a past version of the tour on our blog:

For a day-by-day breakdown, please download the schedule here: Hokkaido Sparkling Snow Tour 2024 Itinerary

Or see the short summary below!

SECOND GROUP ADDED! Departs February 1, returning February 11. All of the fun activities and fantastic destinations remain the same, but everything is shifted two days later. Please use the schedule below as a reference and just add two days to the date!

Second group itinerary: Hokkaido Sparkling Snow Tour 2024 – Group 2 Itinerary

THIRD GROUP JUST RELEASED! Departs February 9, returning February 19. All of the fun activities and fantastic destinations remain the same, but the itinerary will run in a slightly different order. Please see this schedule for details:

Third group itinerary: Hokkaido Sparkling Snow Tour 2024 – Group 3 Itinerary

Special note: Hawaiian Airlines has cancelled their direct flight to Hokkaido through the end of March 2024, so all Snow Tours will use Japan Airlines and fly through Tokyo. 

Itinerary Summary

Snowmobiling through the tranquil forest at Wonderland Sapporo
Gourmet kaiseki dinner in Abashiri
Winter fireworks show lighting up Lake Akan
Japanese Red-crowned cranes dancing in the Tsurui-Ito Crane Sanctuary
130-JANHNL Airport departure
231-JANArrive in Hokkaido, dinner, rest at hotel
301-FEBSnowmobiling & snow activities at Wonderland Sapporo, free time to see Otaru at your own pace
402-FEBOtokoyama Sake brewery, local handicraft shopping at Asahikawa Craft-kan, Asahiyama Zoo & penguin walk, Sounkyo Onsen Ice Waterfall Festival
503-FEBKitami Great Northern Aquarium, drift ice museum, ice-breaker boat cruise through drift ice
604-FEBIce fishing & smelt tempura, Museum of Northern Peoples, Lake Tofutsu Waterfowl Center, Okhotsk onion dyeing hands-on experience
705-FEBLake Mashu sightseeing, Red-crowned Crane sanctuary, Ainu dance & digital art performance at Lake Akan, winter fireworks
806-FEBLake Shikaribetsu Ice Village, Ryugetsu confectionary, Sairinka “Ice Flower” festival
907-FEBNingle Terrace sightseeing, Furano Cheese Factory shopping, special farewell dinner in Sapporo
1008-FEBFree day to explore the Sapporo Snow Festival!
1109-FEBFree morning, depart Hokkaido for HNL in the evening

Download Tour Flyer (PDF)

Download Tour Itinerary (PDF)

Download Tour Flyer (PDF) – Group 2

Download Tour Itinerary (PDF) – Group 2

Download Tour Flyer (PDF) – Group 3

Download Tour Itinerary (PDF) – Group 3