Japan winter Landscapes and culture

After the wildlife winter photo tour with Art Wolfe we are planing to do an extension tour to the amazing winter landscapes of Northern Japan

11 Days Landscape and culture photography– Feb 19th to Mar 1st, 2023

Price: 6550.00 USD. / Single supplement additional 460.00 USD

Day 1 – 2/19 Tokyo

Arrive at any time. There are no plans until the evening welcome meeting, so spend

some time exploring. Meet your local guide who will assist you during your stay.

After briefing with the guide in the hotel lobby, go for a welcome dinner together

to get to know your fellow travelers.

Overnight at Tokyo | Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 2/20 Tokyo – Kushiro

Fly to Hokkaido in the morning from Haneda Airport. Take a private car to Kushiro Shitsugen National Park to photograph landscapes through the  sunset.

Overnight at Tsurui | Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 2/21 Akan Mashu

Early in the morning will drive to Akan Mashu National Park – Lake Mashu with breath taking view of the many volcanoes and birch forest in the snow.

Overnight at Tsurui | Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 2/22 Tsurui Rausu

In the morning after breakfast we will head to Rausu, Shiretoko National park to Photograph, There is a chance that will see some wildlife to in this area.

Overnight at Rausu | Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 2/23 Lake Furen

In the morning, The sun will rise from the Kunashiri Island side and it is great for Landscape photography. in the afternoon through the evening will  head to the Notsuke Peninsula. Beside landscapes we can see and photograph some herds of the Ezo Sika deer in the snow fields.

Overnight at Rausu | Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 2/24 Lake Furen to Akan

After breakfast will continue our journey to a small village near lake Kussharo. On the way we will stop

at lake Mashu for landscape photography. We will also stop for any other wildlife

on the roadsides that will see.

Overnight at Akan | Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 2/25 Akan Abashiri

After breakfast, we will head to Abashiri. On the way, we will take you

to breathtaking scenic spots of winter including Bihoro pass.

Overnight at Abashiri | Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 2/26 Abashiri Asahikawa

In the morning, we will try to photograph the Ezo Momonga (Russian Flying

Squirrels) at some park in Abashiri. Later, board a train to Asahikawa (4-hour trip).

After arrival in Asahikawa, head to hotel and relax.

Overnight at Asahikawa | Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 2/27 Asahikawa (Furano/Biei)

Explore the Biei, Tokachidake and Asahidake area for the day with the aim of

getting minimalist and dramatic mountain landscape images. On this day will we

also visit the famous and spectacular frozen Shirahige Falls. At night, visit the Biei

Blue Ponds at night to see the colorful light show over the frozen water.

Overnight at Asahikawa | Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10 2/28 Asahikawa – Tokyo

After breakfast, head to Asahikawa airport. With free time in the evening in Tokyo,

opt to explore more of Tokyo’s diverse districts on your own.

Overnight at Tokyo | Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11 3/1 Tokyo

Head to the airport by public transportation according to your flight time. The tour

concludes after arrival at the airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Includes

Accommodation based on sharing twin rooms

All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

Private vehicle

Local tour leader (English)

Domestic flight (Round-trip: Haneda-Nakashibetsu)

Baggage allowance: Economy class baggage allowance for domestic flights is 20 kg. Additional Charge will be

applied for baggage that does not fall within the free baggage allowance. However, you must contact us in advance

if a piece of baggage exceeds 32 kg or 203 cm in total linear dimensions.

Carry-on Baggage: Total weight of 10 kg

Public Transportation (Day2 to 10)

Excludes:

Transportation to/from Japan

Travel & Medical Insurance (Mandatory)

Daily Lunches & Additional Snacks

Personal Expenses (Souvenirs and Alcoholic Beverages, etc.)

Airport transfer on arrival and departure

Any expenses incurred beyond our control due to natural disaster, weather conditions, etc.

Notes:

Lunch during the tour is NOT included. You can buy food from the local convenience stores or eat at the local

restaurants. Each person should prepare to pay for these individually, prepare to have some cash on hand , some small restaurants in remote areas will not accept credit cards.

Some hotels only offer futon style bedding, where people will sleep on a mattress laid out on the floor, the traditional Japanese style.