Winter Experience in Hokkaido Snow Land Rurumap & Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival Tour (Multilingual Audio Tour)

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • Recommendations
  • View the Winter Festivals
  • Winter fun in Hokkaido courses.
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • New courses
Operation Period [In operation everyday] Jan 27 - Feb 19, 2017 *Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather or poor expressway conditions.
Duration 8 hrs and 50 min
Distance 155km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal Dep. 9:30 Arr. 18:20
Weekdays [Adults] ¥6,800
[Children] ¥4,600
Sat, Sun, Holidays [Adults] ¥7,700
[Children] ¥4,700

*Includes Snow Land Rurumappu activities and lunch.
*This course is operated with a multilingual audio guidance system in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean. Japanese guidance is also provided by the audio system. (A tour guide will be on board, but will not provide actual guidance.)

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Experience and Enjoy winter in Hokkaido!


⚫︎Snow Land Rurumappu
The venue, 6 times the size of Tokyo Dome, with a 360 degree panoramic view of the surrounding winter landscape, is where you will experience winter Hokkaido activities and lots of fun in the snow!
Inside the venue, there are banana boats pulled by snow mobiles, sleds, tube sledding, and rubber boat sledding you can enjoy.
There are also lots of igloos set up inside the venue where you can get a feel for Hokkaido’s winter atmosphere. See here for details.

*Lake Shikotsu Hyoto Ice Festival
*A symbolic festival of Hokkaido being held for the 38th time.
The venue is held on the shores of Lake Shikotsu, where the temperature may drop well below minus 5 to 10 degrees Celsius, and sprinklers pump and spray the lake water to create frozen objects of many sizes. During the day, the objects glow a natural blue known as “Shikotsu Blue,” while at night, they are illuminated with various colorful lights, creating a fantastical ambience.
During the festival there are fireworks displays, Hyoto weddings, and many other exciting events held. Numerous vendors also can be found selling original “Hyoto Candy,” as well as warm drinks and food.

*Disembarkation at New Chitose Airport possible, so you can even join the tour on the last day of your visit to Hokkaido.



9:30 Sapporo Bus Terminal
Highway Route12
Sapporo Minami IC
10:15~10:30 Wattsu PA(restroom break)
Wattsu Smart IC
10:55~12:35 *①Snow Land Rurumappu(winter experiences)
12:55~14:00 *②Eatup Buffet (lunch)
14:50~16:10 *③Lake Shikotsu (free time to explore the Hyoto Ice Festival and have lunch)
16:50 Minami Chitose Station (disembarkation possible)
16:55 *④New Chitose Airport (disembarkation possible)
16:57 *④New Chitose Airport International Flight Terminal
Chitose IC
17:20~17:35 Wattsu PA (quick break)
Sapporo Minami IC
Highway Route 12
18:15 Sapporo Clock Tower (disembarkation possible)
18:25 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • *①At Snow Land Rurumappu, each person will be able to ride the banana boat 2 times. (each ride takes about 10 min)
    You can play as much as you want within the allotted time, either tube sledding, sledding in snow shoes, or checking out the igloos(4 - 5 persons per igloo at once please). Comes with one cup of warm corn soup(may change).
  • *There are 4 banana boats at the most, and 5 persons can ride at once.
  • Depending on the snow conditions, you may not be able to experience the snow park. In such case, the tour course will be cancelled.
  • *Toddlers do not pay admission for the Snow Land Rurumappu.
  • *Staff on site will determine whether those who are elderly or toddlers will ride the rafting boat instead of the banana boat.
  • *Because we will be playing in the snow, please take care of your belongings. (If you drop them in the snow, you will not be able to find them)
  • *Because we will be playing outside in the snow, it will be extremely cold. Ordinary shoes will become very wet. Please be sure to wear clothing appropriate for playing outdoors. (There are no rental facilities for snow gear on site.)
  • *The facility takes extreme care in providing a safe environment for visitors. However, accidents may occur if you are not cautious, so please exercise control and caution when playing inside the facility.
  • *Using snow shoes can scratch your shoes. If this occurs, the facility will not be held liable for any damages.
  • *②Lunch will be barbecue and buffet style. Please note that if the lunch venue is crowded, you may have to share a seat with others. Toddlers(children under elementary school are free) The drink bar is paid for separately. (Adults, children and toddlers all pay ¥259 on site.)
    Alcoholic beverages are all paid for separately on site.
    Content and number of dishes served for the buffet meal are different depending on whether it is a week day or the weekend and holiday. (General customers can choose between barbecue and shabu shabu on the weekend. However, Regular Sightseeing Bus customers will have barbecue for lunch.)
  • *③Show your bus ticket stub at Restaurant memere, and receive a complimentary drink(coke, orange juice, Calpis, oolong tea, melon soda, amazake or green tea). All other drinks served at a 10% discount.
  • *The Hyoto Festival venue is very slippery, so please watch your step.
  • *④If there are no passengers getting off at New Chitose Airport, we will not make a stop.
  • *Please note that duration at each tourist attraction may be shortened due to traffic conditions.
  • *This course may be cancelled if the expressway is closed due to inclement weather and/or snow damage.

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Special Notes

*Duration at each tourist attraction may be shortened due to traffic conditions. Also, if there is fear that traffic conditions will worsen on the highway, due to the expressway being closed, the course may be cancelled.
◎If no reservations are made by 18:00 the day before, the tour will be cancelled.
◎Tour time at each facility will depend on traffic that day, the number of passengers and other factors.
◎Arrival time for this course may be earlier depending on whether or not the facility is open or not, or limitations on tours.
◎Please note that the buses may be delayed due to inclement weather or traffic conditions, so please allow ample time for transfers to other means of transportation.
◎The tour may be cancelled due to disasters or other unavoidable circumstances, so please be sure to contact us about whether the tour is in operation during unusual weather.