You will first visit Hoheikyo Dam.
As it is located in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, the entry of cars and motorcycles banned for environmental conservation.
So, you will ride the electric bus to the dam for a splendid view.
The electric car runs at the speed of 30km/h passing through the 1km length of Reisui tunnel, and you will see a huge rock “Senjoiwa” on your right and a waterfall “Kudan-no Taki” which forms nine steps waterfall like a silken threads.
The water from the dam with 100m height glow with the colors of rainbow reflecting the sunlight.
You can enjoy the green scenery of Sakhalin fir and the autumn foliage
Move on to Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort via Asari mountain pass, ride on a gondola at the foot of Asari-dake (heights: 1,100m), which takes you to the station at the peak which is located at 2km above the ground.. Enjoy the sky walk for about 10 minutes seeing beautiful colors of trees. You can see Otaru area, Ishikari Gulf and Ishikari Plain from the top. Enjoy the panoramic view which is awash with the color of autumn foliage.
You will have free time to dine where you like for lunch, and if you show your bus ticket stub at Kitano Ryoba Otaru Branch, or Annex, or Otaru No. 5 branch, you can receive a discount. You can discover the beautiful sightseeing spots in the outskirts of Sapporo.
Autumn Hoheikyo, Red Leaves Gondola and Exploring Otaru Tour (Excluding Multilingual Audio System)
|Operation Period||Sep 21 - Oct 14, 2019|
|Duration||8 hours and 35 min
|Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times|
|Sapporo Station Bus Terminal/ Dep 8:00 Arr 16:35
※This includes fare for electric car and gondola at Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort.
Enjoy the air of autumn through this tour. Enjoying autumn foliage of Sapporo, the bus will take you to Kitaichi Glass and Venetian Museum of Otaru.
You will first visit Hoheikyo Dam.
|8:00||Sapporo Station Bus Terminal|
|Right bank of the Toyohira River|
|Mt. Hakkenzan Tunnel|
|9:05～10:20||※①Hoheikyo Dam (visit) 【75min】|
|10:55～11:55||※②Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort (ride on gondola) 【60min】|
|12:35～15:15||※③Otaru Canal Terminal Kitaichi Glass, Venetian Museum and exploring Otaru ( free time /free lunchtime )※④Kitakaro (free time) [160 min.]|
|15:25||Otaru Canal Bus Terminal(drop-off)|
|Sapporo Nishi I・C|
|16:00||Nishimati Kita 20 (drop-off)|
|16:15||Kita 1 Nishi 12|
|16:25||Kita 1 Jo Nishi 4-chome|
|16:30||Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off)|
|16:35||Sapporo Station Bus Terminal|
- ①Free time after the ride of electric car. (It takes 6min from the Reisui tunnel to the dam)
- ②The chair-lift may not be available due to the abnormal weather such as strong wind. In this case, you can get a novelty of the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium. (Time schedule will be partially changed)
- ③Lunch: free time for dining where you like. Passengers will receive a 10% discount ticket usable at Kitano Ryoba Otaru Canal Branch, Otaru 5 Go Branch and Otaru Canal Annex, for purchases of marine and agricultural products and crafts, plus a 5% discount ticket for snacks and sweets. (Excludes Chuo Bus Original donburi, drinks and alcohol, economical sets including shipping, shipping, and cooler cases.)
- ④Show your bus ticket stub at Kitakaro and receive two Hamanasu-no-Koi cookies.
★Otaru Canal Cruise (duration 40 min) Show your bus ticket stub and Adults ¥1,500 -> ¥1,350 , children ¥500->¥450. 1 preschool child (4 - 6), per adult is free. Additional children must pay child's price. Show your bus ticket stub and get a 10% discount on your cruise. Please note that the cruise may be cancelled in strong winds or inclement weather. Passengers must book the cruise. If you wish to take the cruise, please make reservations yourself. Same day reservations are not accepted between Apr 26 - May 6, and July 20 - Sept 30. Please make book your reservation up to one day in advance, or go directly to the pier and check for vacancies. You may not be able to board if it is crowded.
★Otaru Music Box Museum Main Store - Purchase over ¥3,000 and receive a free, original book mark(must show ticket stub)
Show your Regular Sightseeing bus ticket stub and receive 2 Hamanasu-no-koi cookies.
★Nitori Art Base (*free admission for children Jr. High and under)
●Show your Regular Sightseeing Bus ticket stub and pay the following discounted fees. Subject to change.
Adults College students High school students 3-Facility Pass : Nitori Art Museum, Stained Glass Museum,
and Former Mitsui Bank Otaru Branch
￥1800 ￥1350 ￥900 Adults College students High school students Nitori Art Museum ￥1500 ￥1000 ￥700 Stained Glass Musuem ￥700 ￥500 ￥400 Former Mitsui Bank Otaru Branch ￥500 ￥300 ￥200
College and high school students must show their student ID to receive discount. (Foreigners will also receive a discount if they show their ID)
Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation in advance. (If you do not book a reservation 5 days in advance, you will not be eligible for the group discount.)
Please use the audio guidance system inside each facility. (supplies are limited, and guidance is offered in Japanese only. Please ask the staff when you enter the museum)
- ※We will distribute a 10% discount coupon for marine, agricultural and craft products as well as meals, a 5% discount coupon for snacks that can be used at Kitano Ryoba "Otaru Canal Store," Otaru No.5 Store," and " Otaru Canal Annex." (excludes Chuo Bus Original menu, drinks, alcohol, special deals with shipping, shipping, and ice cases)
A special meny (pay on site) has been prepared at Kitano Ryoba for Regular Sightseeing Bus passengers.
●Chuo Bus Original Seafood Donburi: seafood donburi(3 slices of salmon, 10g or salmon roe, one slice of scallop, one pink shrimp, one slice of tuna, cuttlefish, 10g of flying fish roe, and one slice of egg) and miso soup. Price: ¥1,814 (with tax) / ¥1,848(with tax) after tax revision.
●Sea Urchin and Salmon Roe Donburi: ¥3,758 (with tax)(Price is subject to change)
●Kitamae Donburi: ¥3,002 (with tax)(Price is subject to change)
●Show your Regular Sightseeing Bus ticket stub at Otaru Bine(no products) and Otaru Canal Diner(excludes Kuraya inside Otaru Canal Diner) and Hanagokoro Otaru Branch for a discount.
●Stop by Kitakaro while you explore Otaru, and show your ticket stub to receive 2 Hamanasu-no-Koi cookies.
- ※③Passengers will have free time to explore and taste. (Please note that if arrival is delayed, we will not have free time to explore and taste.)
※Colored days are operating days.
※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 a disaster (road closure due to marathon race) etc. Please contact us and check the situation with the tour in the event of abnormal weather.