Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!

・Explore Hokkaido’s signature spots in winter and spend a cheerful day with different activities. Considerately late departure and less morning rush to start a laid-back day trip.
・Go for Japan’s one of most popular zoos Asahiyama Zoo, home to various animals! “Penguin’s Parade” is the symbolic gesture in winter. It has drawn many visitors for the admirable scene of strolling penguins!
・The can’t-miss alluring Blue Pond (Aoi Ike) in Biei of Hokkaido! The pond light up only in winter just creates a dreamlike mysterious wonderland!
・Another illumination sightseeing spot will be Shirohige Falls. There will be time for stop-by and taking photos.
・During January and March, visit to local dessert souvenir shop and Japanese sake museum will be included(March only).
・Hotel pick-up from two locations are available, and drop-off locations are also selectable. English speaking tour guide will accompany this tour.
* Duration: 12 hours
* Starts: Sapporo, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Nature & Wildlife




・Explore Hokkaido’s signature spots in winter and spend a cheerful day with different activities. Considerately late departure and less morning rush to start a laid-back day trip.
・Go for Japan’s one of most popular zoos Asahiyama Zoo, home to various animals! “Penguin’s Parade” is the symbolic gesture in winter. It has drawn many visitors for the admirable scene of strolling penguins!
・The can’t-miss alluring Blue Pond (Aoi Ike) in Biei of Hokkaido! The pond light up only in winter just creates a dreamlike mysterious wonderland!
・Another illumination sightseeing spot will be Shirohige Falls. There will be time for stop-by and taking photos.
・During January and March, visit to local dessert souvenir shop and Japanese sake museum will be included(March only).
・Hotel pick-up from two locations are available, and drop-off locations are also selectable. English speaking tour guide will accompany this tour.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Asahiyama Zoo, Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa 078-8205 Hokkaido

Asahiyama Zoo, in the northernmost part of Japan, is the landmark sightseeing spot of Hokkaido, and visited by huge number of visitors. This zoon has been designed to see not only animals’ appearance, also their behaviors through daily life display. In “Hippopotamus Hall”, ostrich and warthog could be found here as that in a natural environment; in “Seal Hall”, the movement of seal swimming in a glass pipe called “Marine Way” can also be clearly watched.
※Please note that 2.5 hours will be allocated for this stop during March. “Penguin’s Parade” will not be seen during March.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Blue Pond, Matsukami, Fukaura-machi, Nishitsugaru-gun 038-2206 Aomori Prefecture

Biei is renowned for its gentle flower slopes, as well as its painting-like Blue Pond. The waterfall gushes with aluminum merges into Biei River, a colloid is produced and clashes with sunlight, therefore the lake presents the unique blue color. Moreover the withered Japanese birch and larch standing in the lake bring about a still yet gasping beauty.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shirahige Falls, Shirogane, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun 071-0235 Hokkaido

Another illumination sightseeing spot will be Shirohige Falls. Shirahige Falls is a waterfall at about 600 m above sea level in Shirogane Onsen in Biei town of Hokkaido, and was named after splashes of the falls like the white mustache. Its winter light up brings a magical harmony between pure nature and amazing electronic lights.

Duration: 20 minutes