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Asahiyama Zoo with Blue Pond & Shirahige Falls Light-up Tour From Sapporo Instant Confirmation

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The man-made Blue Pond looks magical at night.

Say hello to the cute animals of Asahiyama Zoo before heading to see the astonishing Blue Pond in Biei lit up and covered in a white blanket of snow. See the waters of Shirahige Falls against the snowy cliffs during the limited time light-up event.

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Take a comfortable bus ride out of Sapporo to the famous Asahiyama Zoo, Japan's northernmost zoo. See the cute penguins, polar bears and other cold climate animals enjoying the colder winter days of Hokkaido as they play in the snow.

Shop around the Sun Kurodo sweets shop (only in March) before heading out to see the famous Blue Pond and Shirahige Falls lit up after dark. Marvel at the dreamy scenery which you can only experience in Hokkaido for a limited time.

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For tours departing between March 1-31, 2019, you will be stopping by Sun Kurodo for shopping. Please note that the tour will be extended an hour on those dates.
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Adult (Age 16 & over)
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Child (Age 3-15)
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USD 4.70
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  • Duration: 12 - 14 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Admission / Bus fare / Japanese-speaking guide
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off
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  • 09:20 Pick-up at Designated Hotels in Sapporo
  • 09:30 Depart
  • Sunagawa Rest Stop
  • 12:30 Asahiyama Zoo (3 hours)
    penguin See the animals of Asahiyama Zoo! Walk with the cute penguins and see the variety of winter animals.

    Note: The zoo's famed penguin walk, which runs from late December to February at 11:00 and 14:30 and at 11:00 in March (until mid-month only), is subject to change and cancellation.
  • The Sun Kurodo (Only from March 1 to March 31)
    Take a break and indulge in a soft and creamy treat in the flagship store of this dessert shop. Choose among the various tasty sweets and pastries and purchase some to take home.
  • 17:00 Biei Blue Pond (30 minutes)
    Hokkaido_Biei_Blue_Pond_Frozen_shutterstock Enjoy the mystical views of the Blue Pond in the winter season as it is covered in a blanket of white snow and lit up, giving it an incandescent bluish glow. Take as many photos as you can as a keepsake of this fantasy-like scenery.
  • 17:30 Biei Shirahige Waterfalls (20 minutes)
    Hokkaido_Shirahige_Falls_Winter_shutterstock Marvel at the beautiful falls as the frozen waters glisten in the evening lights. See the massive icicles and snowy cliffs that can only be seen for a limited time in the colder months!
  • Sapporo Station (Drop-off Point)
  • Odori Park (Drop-off Point)
  • Susukino (Drop-off Point)
  • Tour Ends at Nakajima Park (Drop-off Point)
  • 21:30-23:00 Drop-off at Designated Areas
Notes
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • As it will get cold during the tour, please wear clothes appropriate for the winter weather (hat, gloves, earmuffs, slip-resistant shoes).
Additional Note(s)
    • In case highways are blocked, the bus will take local roads and service areas may just be short rest stops.
    • The sightseeing time may vary due to traffic conditions. Please understand that participants may not be able to join in some events.
    • Please understand that there may be delays due to traffic conditions.
    • Lunch can be taken during your stay at Asahiyama Zoo. Please note that lunch is not included in the tour fare.
    • For tours departing between March 1-31, you will be stopping by Sun Kurodo for shopping. Please note that the tour will be extended an hour on those dates.
    • Pick-up and drop-off points cannot be customized, but you may leave the tour at non-drop-off points.
      Please note that a refund for the tour will not be issued for the remainder of the tour that is not unattended. If you wish to leave the tour at a certain point, please make sure to inform the tour conductor on the day.
    • Seats on the bus cannot be designated in advance. Please understand that you may be seated away from your group.
    • This tour is operated in Japanese only.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • If you are travelling from Sapporo, please refrain from taking part on this tour on the last day of your trip. Delays on the bus are expected and drop-off time cannot be guaranteed.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 11 business days to 17:00 local time, 8 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 8 business days to 17:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 2 business days to 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • - Any changes made between 17:00 local time, 11 business days to 17:00 local time, 8 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
    - Any changes made between 17:00 local time, 8 business days to 17:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
    - Any changes made between 17:00 local time, 2 business days to 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
    - Any changes made after 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 12 - 14 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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Asahiyama Zoo with Blue Pond & Shirahige Falls Light-up Tour From Sapporo