Y Autumn Lake Shikotsu, Romantic Tour (Lake Shikotsu Marukoma Hot Spring and Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium Tour) (Excluding Multilingual Audio System)

Operation Period
October 7 - November 20, 2019
Distance
161km
Departure and Arrival Times
Dep. 9:10 Arr. 18:00 (8 hours and 50 min )
Nov. 5- 20 / Dep. 9:10 Arr. 17:35(8 hours and 25 min)
Price
Adult 5,700yen Child 2,700yen
Jr.High and High school students 5,350yen
*With Lunch / Adult 6,800yen  Child 3,800yen
Jr.High and High school student 6,450yen

※Course including bath fee at Marukoma Hot Springs and admission to the Chitose Salmon Aquarium.
※Please note that we may not be able to visit the Hakusen Waterfalls due to snowpack.


Date   Course  

Must see sights!

A trip to fantastic Lake Shikotsu, where the water is beautiful. This course allows you to enjoy a bath at the Marukoma Hot Springs, a hidden secret hot spring, and a tour of the largest freshwater fish aquarium in Japan.


秋の支笏湖ロマンcourse(支笏湖・丸駒温泉とサケのふるさと千歳水族館course)

This tour first takes you to the Northernmost ice-free lake “Lake Shikotsu”, Marukoma Hot Spring and a registered game reserve.
“Lake Shikotsu” is well known for the clarity of its water and the second deepest lake after Lake Tazawa. Further, the Lake Shikotsu Sightseeing Cruise, which offers a view of the area from the lake, is also an option (separate pay). We have a rest area prepared at Marukoma Hot Springs for our passengers to relax and enjoy meals and bathing (separate pay). After we leave Lake Shikotsu, we will head for the Chitose Salmon Aquarium. The aquarium boasts the largest freshwater tanks in Japan, where visitors can view salmon and other freshwater fish of the northern region. There is also an “underwater observatory,” the first of its kind in Japan, where you can view the underwater condition of the Chitose River, and the ecosystem which changes with each season.
As this tour includes stopovers at New Chitose Airport and Minami Chitose Station (near the Chitose Outlet Mall Rera) on the way back to Sapporo Station Bus Terminal, it is convenient for tourist to arrange the time schedule for connecting flights. (Apart from JR, a free shuttle bus service is provided from Rera to New Chitose Airport)


Itinerary
Oct 7 - Nov 4
departures 9:10 Sapporo Bus Station Terminal
Sapporo Minami IC
  9:55~10:10 Wattsu Service Area (rest) [15min.]
Eniwa IC
  10:45~11:05 ※①Hakusen Falls (free tour) [20 min.]
  11:35~13:40 ※②Marukoma Hot Springs (bathing and free time for dining) [115 min.]
  14:00~15:00 ※③Lake Shikotsu (exploring *Cruise ship tours(optional)) [60 min]
  15:35~16:25 ※④Chitose Salmon Aquarium [50 min]
arrivals 16:30 JR Minami Chitose Station (Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, disembarkation possible)
arrivals 16:35 New Chitose Airport (disembarkation possible)
arrivals 16:37 New Chitose Airport International Terminal (disembarkation possible)
Chitose IC
  17:00~17:15 Wattsu Rest Area (rest)【15min】
Sapporo Minami IC
Route 12
arrivals 17:50 Sapporo Factory (disembarkation possible)
arrivals 17:55 Sapporo Clock Tower(disembarkation possible )
arrivals 18:00 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Nov 5 - Nov 20
departures 9:10 Sapporo Bus Station Terminal
Sapporo Minami IC
  9:55~10:10 Wattsu Service Area (rest) [15min.]
Eniwa IC
  10:45~11:05 ※①Hakusen Falls (free tour) [20 min.]
  11:35~13:35 ※②Marukoma Hot Springs (bathing and free time for dining) [120 min.]
  13:55~14:25 ※③Exploring Lake Shikotsu [30 min]
  15:00~16:00 ※④Chitose Salmon Aquarium [60 min]
arrivals 16:05 JR Minami Chitose Station (Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, disembarkation possible)
arrivals 16:10 New Chitose Airport (disembarkation possible)
arrivals 16:12 New Chitose Airport International Terminal (disembarkation possible)
Chitose IC
  16:35~16:50 Wattsu Rest Area (rest)【15min】
Sapporo Minami IC
Route 12
arrivals 17:25 Sapporo Factory (disembarkation possible)
arrivals 17:30 Sapporo Clock Tower(disembarkation possible )
arrivals 17:35 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
※①In the event that there is a lot of snow fall, we may not be able to sightsee. If we are unable to reach Hakusen Falls due to heavy snowpack, we will not sightsee there. (In such case the itinerary following will be 20 minutes earlier)
※②A rest area will be prepared. Lunch will be paid individually. (Show your bus ticket stub and receive 10% off.) Comes with face towel. (Bath towels are not provided, but can be rented on site.)
※③The Lake Shikotsu Glass Bottom Boat ride(Oct 7 - Nov 4) at Lake Shikotsu is optional. The boat leaves at 14:10 and takes about 30 min.
Discount available with your bus ticket stub(adults ¥1,200, children ¥600). 10% discount available at [memere] (restaurant and souvenir shop).
※④Free time to explore.

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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