2022.2/8~2/10 A Story About The Intersection of Humanity and Nature
Walking and Nature Watching in Eastern Hokaido 3D2N

3-day tour in Eastern Hokkaido
Activity level:
Easy active
- Snowshowing 3 hours
Level Meter
Level 04
3 Days
from 150,000 JPY [per person]

In the case of participation by 7 people
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3Days / 2 Nights
NEMURO NAKASHIBETSU AIRPORT to TANCHO KUSHIRO AIRPORT

Located in the easternmost of Hokkaido, the Shiretoko-Nemuro and Kushiro areas are home to two national parks, Shiretoko National Park and Kushiroshitsugen National Park.
Get a firsthand look at the wildlife in both areas and discover how local people live in harmony with nature, protecting the environment around them as they endeavor to pass their way of life on to the next generation.
Learning more about how people coexist with the harsh environment is an excellent way to gain an insight into our own daily lives.

Highlights

  • Enjoy The Contrast Between Dynamic and Static in Notsuke Peninsula.
  • Learn About the Under-Ice Fishing and Spend the night at an inn run by a former fisherman.
  • Savor Kushiro’s famous Kattedon.

Program Details

Pricing

Twin basis: 150,000JPY / per person
Single basis: 160,000JPY / per person
※This tour will be held when more than 5 people gather.
MINIMUM:5 / MAXIMUM:7

Key information

・2 nights comfortable hotels
・Visited Places: Nakashibetsu Town, Nemuro Town, Hamanaka Town, Kushiro City

What's included

・Meals( 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
・2 nights accommodation on single occupancy basis
・All the activities(Nature walk)
・All transport as described in the itinerary
・Snacks and refreshments
・English speaking Japanese guides(A licensed and professional local guide
※No tour attendant will be attended.

Items to Bring

Change of clothes (items that are quick-drying and easy to layer), Backpack, Water bottle, Sunscreen, Snacks, Pocket warmers

Other Information

・Airfare is not included in this travel plan.
・ Terms and Conditions

Itinerary

Day
01

・We meet at 9:00 am ta Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport. Once everyone has arrived, we have a briefing session to introduce ourselves and share the upcoming itinerary at local cafe.
・After the sesson, we get a panoramic view of the whole area from a hilltop in anticipation of your upcoming adventures.
Notsuke Peninsula, today’s main destination, is listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention and is the largest sand spit in Japan. In winter, the calm waters of the bay inside the peninsula freeze over, creating a pure white horizon of snow and ice. The contrast between this unbroken white horizon and the blue sky is a unique, mesmerizing sight. The pure white ice is a blank canvas that lets you play with perspective and create photos featuring incredible optical illusions.
After having lunch and some with photography, we will strap on some snowshoes and head out to explore the remains of the peninsula’s iconic withered oak trees . As we walk among the desolate landscape and decaying vegetation, the sight of birds resting in the trees and hordes of deer gathering to feed on wild grass creates a striking contrast between the static and the dynamic.
We enjoy our dinner at a local Izakaya restaurant. Not only traditional meals made with local products, but you can also enjoy interaction with local people tonight!

●Accommodation Information
Hotel Nemuro Kaiyo-tei (Western style room or Japanese room with ensuite)
An Onsen hotel located in Nemuro where the 60% of Japanese wild birds can be seen.

Day
02

After breakfast, we will leave our hotel at 9:00 am.
We will head to a local fishing spot on the frozen surface of Lake Furen
and take a boat to observe upclose the wonder of human activity and nature coming together. The under-ice fishing that takes place here is performed using fixed nets,
a method of fishing that is seldom seen in Japan. We also have a chance to sight the large birds of prey, such as white-tailed eagles and Stellar’s sea eagles, swooping in to grab any leftovers. The impressive sight of these birds flocking to feed on the fish on the ice can only be experienced during the ice fishing season.

Our accomodation is an inn run by a former fisherman.Enjoy interact with the owner and talking about the history and conservation of the vast wetlands in this area.

●Accommodation Information
Pension Porch (B&B Porch / Western style room Shared bathroom)
An inn run by a former fisherman.

Day
03

We leave the pension at 9:30 am. On our last day, we visit a local fish market to try Kushiro’s famous kattedon.To make your own kattedon, simply purchase a bowl of rice, then select some fresh sashimi from the market’s merchants
to create a unique rice bowl with all of your favorite seafood.
After having this farewell lunch, we say goodbye and head to Kushiro Airport.

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL IN HOKKAIDO, JAPAN

Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel is a locally operated travel company based in Sapporo, Japan. We work together with the locals of Hokkaido to create sustainable, authentic, and local travel experiences.
  • ENVIRONMENT

    We do our best to minimize negative impact on the local environment. We educate our staff and partners about the importance of environmentally friendly choices.

  • LOCAL CULTURE

    We respect and take pride in introducing the local culture and lifestyle of Hokkaido in all its diversity. We offer also “off the beaten path” destinations and exclusive activities with the locals.

  • LOCAL INDUSTRY

    We support local businesses and encourage our customers to choose locally made products and services. We want to make sure our tours create employment and income for the local people.

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