Silversea Expedition Cruises A Hokkaidō (Otaru)

Hokkaidō (Otaru)

Otaru is a small harbor city west of Sapporo. Famous for its many hills and a nearby ski resort, the town has been an important trade and herring fishing center. A wide canal that led from the port to the old town’s warehouses has been maintained for touristic purposes and the old stone or brick-built warehouses have been beautifully converted to restaurants and boutiques.

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Programas em terra em Hokkaidō (Otaru)

3NT PRE-CRUISE: LAKE AKAN & THE CRANES OF KUSHIRO

Immerse yourself in the great natural sites of Hokkaido. Trek in Kushiro Marshland National Park. Two thousand spectacular varieties of animals and plants thrive here in Japan's largest marshland, which supports the only population of endangered Japanese cranes in Japan. Designated as a Special Natural Living Treasure, the endangered, red-crested cranes known as "Tancho-zuru" roam freely in a beautiful Reserve dedicated to their preservation.


Please note: guests should schedule flights into Tokyo's Narita Airport to begin this program.


Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Japan. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain the appropriate visas before your cruise.


DAY 1 - ARRIVE TOKYO

Arriving at Tokyo's Narita Airport, you are met and transferred to the magnificent Imperial Hotel, where royalty and celebrities have been welcomed for over 100 years. If your flight arrives significantly earlier than 1:00pm, you might consider adding an additional night to your program to insure that you can check in immediately upon arrival. The balance of the day, including dinner this evening, is at your leisure.


Overnight at the Imperial Hotel - Tokyo


DAY 2 - TOKYO / LAKE AKAN

An early check-out starts you on your way to Haneda airport for the flight to Kushiro where your Hokkaido tour starts. Once in Kushiro, transfer to the Kushiro Marshland, the largest marshland in the country. Embrace the spectacular natural beauty of the Marshland during an approximate 5 hour walking tour on the Onnenai Boardwalk. This wooden walkway stretches through the swamp. The Marshland is also home to about 600 plant species, and offers habitats for the Japanese crane and other migratory birds. During your walking tour led by a local nature guide, see flowers from the Ice Age found only in eastern Hokkaido, a variety of alpine plants and northern animals, and the distinctive seasonal changes of the region.


As part of your walking tour, stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on to visit the Japanese Crane Reserve. Nearly extinct during the Meiji Era due to over-hunting and environmental changes, the species rebounded when approximately 10 surviving cranes were discovered in the Kushiro-Marshland area about 70 years ago. Farmers fed them in the winter months when food was scarce, and the numbers of Japanese cranes have proliferated ever since. This Crane Reserve is also a shelter for injured Japanese Crane.


Leaving the Reserve, drive along Lake Akan toward your hotel. As the panoramic views of Lake Akan and Mt.Oakandake unfold right in front of your eyes, relax as you take a moment to gaze at the lush natural surroundings. Enjoy a buffet style dinner and Japanese Onsen (hot springs) at the hotel to soak away your fatigue.


Overnight at the Tsuruga Wings Hotel - Lake Akan


DAY 3 - LAKE AKAN / SAPPORO

Enjoy breakfast before checking out and departing the hotel for the scenic drive to Lake Mashu. The world's most transparent lake, Mashu features beautiful, emerald-coloured surfaces that change from moment-to-moment and are always covered by mist. The Ainu people have revered this lake as the 'Lake of the Gods' since ancient times. Although a visit to the lakeshore is not permitted, splendid views are available from the observatories.


Continue to Iouzan, an active volcano on Mount Iou, or 'Sulphur Mountain'. Upon arrival, you can stroll around the steaming and smoking area, where yellow, sulphurous vents can be viewed from up close. A few walking trails here are ideal for a pleasant stroll around the mountain. Eggs, cooked by the natural heat of the volcano, are usually on sale near the vents. A short drive takes you to the local restaurant where a Japanese style lunch is waiting for you.


After lunch, transfer to Memambetsu Airport and take a flight to Sapporo where you will spend the last night before getting onboard ship. Enjoy the evening and dinner on your own in Hokkaido's capital city, Sapporo.


Overnight at JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo - Sapporo


DAY 4 - SAPPORO / OTARU / EMBARKATION

Following breakfast this morning, check-out of the hotel and begin your transfer to Otaru. Stop by several popular sightseeing spots along the way. One of your first visits is either the former Aoyama Villa or the Nishin Goten (Herring Mansion). During the Meiji and Taisho eras, herring fisheries prospered, making many owners quite successful. The villa was the home of an Otaru herring fishery boss and was constructed in 1922 over the course of six years. The miyadaiku (carpenters specializing in shrines and temples) worked painstakingly to create this lavish two-story wooden structure. Step inside and admire the finely lacquered floors, the gleaming whitewashed walls, and zelkova (an Asian tree) corridors. Note the intricacy of the sliding doors, which are adorned with the works of the premiere painters and calligraphers of the day.


Then drive to Otaru canal and shopping area, a historic mile-long canal that provides both a nostalgic look at the Otaru of yesteryear as well as a unique shopping and dining experience. Once the capital of Hokkaido in Japan's Meiji Period, Otaru was known as the "Sakhalin of Japan" for its busy maritime trade with Russia. The canal was created by a sea reclamation project started in 1914, and the store warehouses that you see were built during this period. They have been beautifully preserved and are an iconic and much photographed landmark in the city. Along the canal, you will find a gaslight-lined promenade brimming with fancy shops, boutiques and restaurants.


Enjoy lunch on your own in this unique setting before embarkation. Bon voyage!



For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Please note: It is recommended to pack and bring necessary items in a small carry-on bag due to the limited luggage storage enroute. Large suitcases are to be sent from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to JR Tower Hotel in Sapporo by luggage truck. This is very active tour including 5 hours of trekking and early morning departures. Therefore, it is not suitable for the guests with walking difficulty, wheel chair users and health concerns. Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes, clothes and rainwear are necessary to bring on your trek.


Program Inclusions:

One night at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo - Superior Room

One night at the Tsuruga Wings Hotel, Kushiro - Japanese/Western Room

One night at the JR Tower Hotel Nikko, Sapporo - Standard Room

Included Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Economy-class flights: Haneda / Kushiro and Memambetsu / New Chitose (Sapporo)


Luggage Information:

Please pack one small bag to take with you to Lake Akan. Weight restrictions are very strict on domestic Japanese flights. The remainder of your luggage is transported via truck from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to JR Tower Hotel in Sapporo.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Japan. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain the appropriate visas before your cruise.


Accessibility:

This is very active tour including 5 hours of trekking and early morning departures. Therefore, it is not suitable for the guests with walking difficulty, wheel chair users and health concerns.


Please note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Hotéis em Hokkaidō (Otaru)

POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: JR TOWER NIKKO SAPPORO

Silversea is proud to include this property as part of our Grande Hotel program. Accommodations, breakfast, taxes, one private transfer (between hotel & airport) and a small group transfer (between hotel and pier) are included.


This landmark luxury hotel occupies the upper floors of JR Tower, a building complex at the south entrance of Sapporo Station. As an urban resort, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo offers travelers relaxation in attractive hotel accommodations, such as the View Spa with its natural hot spring and the Japanese and Sky J restaurants on the 35th floor. The hotel rooms focus on comfort, and the topmost floors offer attractive views.

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: JR TOWER NIKKO SAPPORO

Silversea is proud to include this property as part of our Grande Hotel program. Accommodations, breakfast, taxes, one private transfer (between hotel & airport) and a small group transfer (between hotel and pier) are included.


This landmark luxury hotel occupies the upper floors of JR Tower, a building complex at the south entrance of Sapporo Station. As an urban resort, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo offers travelers relaxation in attractive hotel accommodations, such as the View Spa with its natural hot spring and the Japanese and Sky J restaurants on the 35th floor. The hotel rooms focus on comfort, and the topmost floors offer attractive views.

POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: HOTEL NORD

Located along the picturesque Otaru Canal, Hotel Nord offers comfortable accommodation and panoramic mountain views. The hotel features a French restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: HOTEL NORD

Located along the picturesque Otaru Canal, Hotel Nord offers comfortable accommodation and panoramic mountain views. The hotel features a French restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

OTARU SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.