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

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • View the Winter Festivals
  • Winter fun in Hokkaido courses.
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • New courses
Operation Period [In operation ] Jan 12 - Jan 25, Feb 19 - Mar 4, 2018 *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. 17:30 (18:20)
*( ) indicates the arrival time during the Shikotsu Blue Festival held between Feb 21 - 25.
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 Rurumap
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. http://www.eniwa-Rurumap.net/snowland-rurumap/

*Lake Shikotsu
Lake Shikotsu is just 30 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport. After you go through what seems like forests that go on forever, the beautiful Lake Shikotsu and its surrounding scenery typical of Hokkaido, come into view. The lake is very deep, and known as one of the many clear and transparent lakes of Japan. Because of its depth, it does not freeze during the winter.

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



We will be visiting the Lake Shikotsu Blue Festival between Feb 21 - 25. Therefore, our time of stay at the lake will change. Changes in time will be indicated inside of the ( ). If the festival is cancelled, the time will remain the same.

9:30 Sapporo Bus Terminal
Highway Route12
Sapporo Minami IC
10:15~10:30 Wattsu PA(restroom break) [15 min]
Wattsu Smart IC
10:55~12:25 *①Snow Land Rurumap(winter experiences)[90 min]
12:45~14:00 *②Eatup Buffet (lunch)[75 min]
14:50~15:20(16:10) *③Lake Shikotsu (free time to explore the lakeside)
16:00(16:50) Minami Chitose Station (D/O possible)
16:05(16:55) *④New Chitose Airport (D/O possible)
16:07(16:57) *④New Chitose Airport International Flight Terminal
Chitose IC
Wattsu PA (quick break)
Sapporo Minami IC
Highway Route 12
17:20(18:10) Sapporo Factory (D/O possible)
17:25(18:15) Sapporo Clock Tower (D/O possible)
17:30(18:20) Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • ※①At Snow Land Rurumappu, each person will be able to ride the banana boat 1 time. (5 minutes per ride )
    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).
  • Engage in a Japanese Sumo wrestling match in a Bubble Ball, on the snow! (one time per person, height and age limit apply)
  • 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 snowshoes 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 weekday 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. Restaurant memere is closed on Wednesdays, so you will not be able to enjoy the drink service, or purchase drinks. (Excludes Feb 21 )
  • It is very slippery at Lake Shikotsu, so please watch your step.
  • The Lake Shikotsu Blue Festival commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Hyoto Festival, will take place between Feb 21 - 25.
    There are no vendors at the Blue Festival venue. Furthermore, the child rink and slide will also be unavailable.
  • Depending on the weather conditions, the festival may be cancelled. You may also be unable to view some of the snow sculptures that people can enter.
  • ※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.