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Hokkaido Sparkling Snow Tour 2025

World-famous Sapporo Snow Festival plus so much more! Explore Hokkaido’s glittering white landscapes

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 – LeaLea Airport Lounge at Honolulu Airport (HIS Exclusive!) – Unique activities & experiences – and much more!

Price

Full Package $4,890 (Adult) / Land Package $3,790 (Adult)

Tour Details

9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS IN JAPAN

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: https://hishawaii.home.blog/2022/06/23/spotlight-on-hokkaido-sparkling-snow-tour-2023/

For a day-by-day breakdown, please download the schedule here: Hokkaido Sparkling Snow Tour 2025 Itinerary

Or see the short summary below!

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
DayDate Grp 1/Grp 2Description
130-JAN/01-FEBHNL Airport departure
231-JAN/02-FEBArrive in Hokkaido via Haneda, bento box dinner, rest at hotel, enjoy hot springs!
301-FEB/03-FEBSnowmobiling & snow activities at Wonderland Sapporo, free time for shopping and sightseeing in Otaru at your own pace
402-FEB/04-FEBSunagawa Highway Oasis shopping, Asahiyama Zoo Penguin Walk, artisan handicraft shopping at Asahikawa Craft-kan, Otokoyama Sake brewery, Sounkyo Onsen Ice Waterfall Festival, enjoy hot springs!
503-FEB/05-FEBGinga and Ryusei Waterfalls photo stop, Kitami Great Northern Aquarium, drift ice museum, ice-breaker boat cruise through drift ice, enjoy hot springs!
604-FEB/06-FEBIce fishing & smelt tempura on Lake Abashiri, Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, Lake Tofutsu Waterfowl Center, Okhotsk onion dyeing hands-on experience, enjoy hot springs!
705-FEB/07-FEBLake Mashu sightseeing, Red-crowned Crane sanctuary, Ainu dance & digital art performance at Lake Akan, winter fireworks, enjoy hot springs!
806-FEB/08-FEBLake Shikaribetsu Ice Village, Ryugetsu Confectionary shopping, Sairinka “Ice Flower” festival, enjoy hot springs!
907-FEB/09-FEBNingle Terrace sightseeing, Furano Cheese Factory shopping, special farewell dinner in Sapporo
1008-FEB/10-FEBFull free day to explore the world-famous Sapporo Snow Festival!
1109-FEB/11-FEBFree morning, depart Hokkaido for HNL via Haneda in the evening

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