Hokkaido Ski Safari

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Rupert Hatfield

"An unforgettable, unique experience! Well worth the time and money as Japan has to be on every skier's list. Loved the food and loved the people - can't wait to go back!"

Safari Details

Resorts & Cities

Driving Times

Niseko Sapporo Chitose Airport - Niseko 1.5 hrs
Rusutsu Niseko - Rusutsu 1/2 hr
Furano Rusutsu - Furano 5 hrs
Tokyo Furano - Tokyo 5 hrs

The second largest and most northern prefecture in Japan, Hokkaido provides endless rolling mountains and is known for receiving particularly dry powder in vast quantities. The unspoilt landscapes and minimal population make this a true adventure. Our Hokkaido Safari combines three resorts: Niseko, Rusutsu and Furano, followed by two nights in Tokyo. The recommended itinerary below provides a guide on how to best combine the resorts and city, but this can be changed depending on how much skiing, travelling and sightseeing you want to do.

Sample 14-night itinerary

Days 1-6 – Fly overnight from London to Tokyo and catch a connecting flight up to Sapporo. It is then a 2.5-3 hour transfer to Niseko where you will stay at the slopeside 4* Green Leaf Hotel. Spend 4 days skiing Niseko and relax in the hotel onsen (hot spring) or visit a local noodle bar in the evenings

Days 7-9 – Check-out of your Niseko hotel and catch a private transfer across to Rusutsu. As it is only a short 45 minute drive, you should get almost a full day of skiing on day 7, and day 8 will allow you to ski the resort for a full day. After the second night you catch a transfer to Sapporo, where you change buses to get to Furano with a total travel time of approximately 5 hours. Check in at the New Furano Prince Hotel.

Days 10-12 – Ski Furano for 3 days and enjoy the more traditional and local village atmosphere. The excellent grooming in resort is renowned, and the snow quality is exceptional for powder – just be ready to play a bit of cat and mouse with the ski patrol, as off-piste skiing/boarding is technically not allowed in resort.

Days 13-15 – Transfer back to Sapporo for a flight to Tokyo Haneda, from which it is only 30 minutes to the 3* Hotel Shiba Park in the city centre. You will have a full day of sightseeing before heading back to the airport on the last day for your flight back to the UK.

Price Guide

For a trip such as the one above, you can expect to pay from £2,279 per person including flights, transfers and B&B accommodation.

All prices are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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