J-2 Scenic Cape Shakotan Tour (Excluding Multilingual Audio System)

Operation Period
May 15 - September 30, 2019
 
Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Sta. Bus Terminal / Dep. 8:30 Arr. 18:50(10 hours 20 min)
Otaru Sta. Bus Terminal / Dep. 9:20 Arr. 17:40(10 hours 20 min)
Distance
217km
Price
Adult 8,000yen Child 5,550yen

※lunch included

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Must see sights!

This course allows passengers to enjoy the Shakotan Peninsula area in summer


Scenic Cape Shakotan Tour

This tour takes you to Cape Kamui which is a headland in Shakotan Peninsula. Drive rout 229 and see spectacular view of cliff as well as strange and rough rocks. Visit “Shimamui Coast” and “Cape Kamui”, which are the highlights of Shakotan Peninsula. The view from the Shimamui Coast, which is listed among the best 100 coasts of Japan, is said to be the greatest one in Shakotan Peninsula. You will walk through the 30-meter tunnel to access the view point, which is an open-cut tunnel built by hand for herring transport in the 28th years of the Meiji Period (1895). Local legend has it that any ship, which has women on board, will sink if it tries to sail past the Cape Kamui, which prohibited the presence of women in early times. This is also the subject of Yoshitsune’s lost love story. Take the 770 meter walking path from the parking lot to the top of Cape Kamui. We will have a lunch at “Rinkou-Sou” which serves local dishes, and visit Nikka Whisky Yoichi on the way back to Sapporo. This tour includes pickup and drop off from Sapporo Station Bus Terminal and Otaru Station Bus Terminal, so is this convenient for those who stay in Otaru.


  
Itinerary
departures 8:30 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Sapporo Kita IC
Otaru IC
departures 9:20 ①Otaru Station Bus Terminal
  10:00~10:45 ②Yoichi Nikka Whisky Distillery (tasting/shopping) 【45 min.】
Shimamui Coast【25min】
③Irika Rinkou-Sou (lunch)【45min】
Cape Kamui (walk) 【70min】
④Shakotan Underwater Glass Bottom Boat【65min】
Yoichi Road Station 【20 min.】
arrivals 17:40 Otaru Station Bus Terminal
Otaru IC
Sapporo Nishi IC
arrivals 18:15 Nishimachi Kita 20 and Miyanosawa Station
arrivals 18:30 Kita 1 Nishi 12
arrivals 18:45 Sapporo Clock Tower
arrivals 18:50 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
※①Board from Platform 6 at Otaru Station Bus Terminal.
※②You will have free time to explore and dine at each destination. *Distillery tour not available. The tour guide will hand out tasting tickets for those who wish to sample the alcohol. Please be sure to hand the staff your ticket when you order a drink to sample. If you wish to sample juice, you do not need a ticket.
※Between Jun. 1 - late Aug. the Shakotan famous "raw sea urchin" will be available only if the sea urchin are caught. Sea urchin is (100g) per plate and will be charged market rate. (Extra fees incur if you have it shipped.)
※④The Shakotan Glass-bottom Boat ride is optional. (takes 45 min., adults ¥1,100, children ¥550, payment on site) The boat leaves at 15:25. (If we are delayed and unable to board the 15:25, we will not board the glass-bottom boat.) The boat ride is optional, so if you do not board the boat, you will have free time to explore Bikuni, and Cape Ogon. The Shakotan Underwater Glass-bottom Boat ride may be cancelled in high winds or other weather conditions. In such case the itinerary will change to the following. 13:25- 14:35 Cape Kamui (exploring) ->15:45 - 16:15 Yoichi Road Station ->16:45 Otaru Sta. Bus Terminal -> Otaru IC -> Sapporo Nishi IC -> 17:20 Nishimachi Kita 20 Chome Miyanosawa Subway Sta. -> 17:35 Kita I Jo Nishi 12 Chome -> 17:45 Kita I Jo Nishi 4 Chome -> 17:50 Sapporo Clock Tower -> 17:55 Sapporo Sta. Bus Terminal

Special Notes
  • Tour will be cancelled when there is no reservation by 18:00 the day before.
  • Duration of sightseeing may be changed due to the traffic and the number of passengers
  • Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the holiday break or the restriction condition of the facility.
  • Please allow enough time for transfer to the other modes of transport, because buses may be delayed due to the traffic jams or adverse weather conditions.
  • Tours may be cancelled due to the snow disaster. Please contact us to reconfirm the operation in the event of abnormal weather.

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