Drift Ice Walk® at World Heritage Shiretoko (13:00 Departure) [SHINRA]

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Hokkaido Experience Plan

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Price(Lowest) :

¥5,800 ~

Overview :

1. Experience a winter activity like no other in World Heritage Shiretoko.
2. Put on a special dry suit and head out to explore the Okhotsk Sea, which is teeming with drift ice.
3. Enjoy this mysterious world created by Mother Nature. Don't miss this extraordinary experience!
4. Normally priced at JPY 6,000 per adult/child, this tour is available here for the discounted price of JPY 5,800.



-12:40 Meet at Specified Location in the Utoro District There is a free shuttle service operated by the conducting company from specified locations in the Utoro district to the Drift Ice Walk location.
Please refer to [Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location] in the Remarks field.
13:00-14:00 60(min) Drift Ice Walk® Experience Walk on top of the drift ice, a wide ocean of dazzling white ice, while wearing a dry suit and accompanied by a Japanese-speaking nature guide.
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] & [Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring] in the Remarks field.
-14:30 Shuttle service to Utoro District (Same Meeting Location) After the tour ends, participants will be dropped off at their hotel or other meeting location in the Utoro district.


Remarks:Conducting Company:
Shinra (Shiretoko Nature Guide Tour Inc.)
Address: 187 Utoro Nishi, Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
- Conditions to participate are as follows. Height and weight information are required to prepare the dry suits in advance.
 - Height: 130 cm - 190 cm (4'3" - 6'2")
 - Age: 7 to 74 years old
 - Weight: Less than 110 kg (242.5 lb)
*Dry suits, which are required for participation, are for customers 130 cm (4'3") and taller, so customers shorter than 130 cm cannot participate on this plan.
Children's height may be measured before starting the activity on the day. If a customer is found to be under 130 cm, they will not be able to participate on this plan, and a 100% cancellation fee will be charged on the day.
*At the time of booking, please make sure to correctly enter the height, weight, age, and gender information for all participants. If the conditions are not met, customers may be asked to cancel their booking.
Furthermore, if a customer was not able to wear the dry suit on the day due to an error in the information entered when booking, they will not be able to participate on this plan, and a 100% cancellation fee will be charged on the day.
Those who have consumed alcohol and those who are pregnant cannot join this tour.
Please make a notification in advance in case any customer has an injury or illness.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
The tour may be operated under special conditions or canceled depending on drift ice proximity to the shore and conditions of sea waves.
Please make sure to check the operation status on the conducting company's website after 19:00 the day prior to the tour. (Conducting Company Website:
Depending on weather conditions, etc., the decision whether or not to push through with tour operation may be made right before the tour starts.
If operation is to be decided right before starting, customers will be notified at the location.
As drift ice movement is a natural phenomenon, cancellation of operation may have to be determined at a later time.
Please note that the tour may be canceled beforehand, or cut short midway through at the guide's discretion if it is deemed unsafe.
If canceled on the day, the activity will be changed to playing in the sea.
In case even the playing in the playing in the sea activity is canceled, please contact the agent that handled your tour booking within 7 days of the planned tour date. A full refund will be issued at a later date.
However, please note that if a customer is unable to attend the tour due to their own circumstances no refunds will be issued.
Even in case of cancellation due to weather conditions, note that refunds for transportation expenses to the meeting location, accommodation charges, etc. will not be issued. Thank you for your understanding.
If cancellation of operation was determined by one day before the tour, customers will be notified by the conducting company via e-mail by evening of the day prior to the tour.
Please make sure to check the e-mail address you specified at the time of booking by the evening of the day prior to the tour departure date.
There is no toilet at the location. Please finish all necessary activities at the accommodation facility, etc. before departure.
Depending on operational circumstances, certain tour dates may be canceled, or tour operation may cease entirely.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
This is an unguided plan, so please go to the meeting location on your own.
There is a free shuttle service from hotels in the Utoro area operated by the conducting company. As public transportation to the location is not available, please use the free shuttle service.
Please be sure to select a meeting location in the Utoro district. The meeting location must be the same as the hotel accommodation to book this tour.
If staying somewhere other than the listed hotels, please choose Utoro Shirietoku Roadside Station or Utoro Onsen Bus Terminal.
If your meeting location changes at a later date, please make sure to change the information entered during booking (change of meeting location and prior night hotel accommodation).
On the day, if traveling from another location to the Utoro district, please make sure to check the travel time from your previous night's accommodation.
As the roads are frozen, customers who will be arriving by car are advised to leave plenty of time to reach the location.
Please note that refunds cannot be issued in the event that a customer did not make it on time due to their own circumstances.
Please make sure to be at the lobby of the hotel (meeting location) selected at the time of booking by 15 minutes before the departure time.
(At least 5 minutes in advance for Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort, Hotel Kifuu Club Shiretoko, Kokumin Shukusha Katsurada; At least 20 minutes in advance for Iruka Hotel)
*The meeting time may vary by about 5-10 minutes depending on the arrival of other customers. Please note that pick-up will not be available at hotels for which there are no requests to board.
On the day, if customers do not arrive at the meeting location on time, they will have their bookings canceled.
*Customers that are not prepared by the meeting time cannot join the tour. Additionally, the full cancellation fee will apply.
E.g. Insufficient clothing, customers are not at the meeting location, group members are eating, etc.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Guide/Tour Conductor]
The activity requires body movement. For safety reasons, if the guide deems it unsafe, customers may be prevented from participating.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Accommodation Information]
For participants of this tour, please select the Shiretoko Utoro area for your prior night's accommodation.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
The dry suit is worn over participants' normal clothing and has attached boots. Wearing warm clothing that is easy to move in as well as hat and socks underneath is recommended.
Long pants, a sweater, and fleece jacket are recommended. The dry suit cannot be worn with a skirt, coat or outer jacket, jumper, etc.
Clothing under the dry suit will stay dry if the guide's instructions are followed, but the cuffs of clothing may get wet. Please use a knit cap to protect your head in case of a fall.
Please refrain from using cell phones while walking.
Customers will be held responsible if bringing their cameras and cellphones. For those who do not want their belongings to be damaged or to become wet, please do not bring them with you.
Customers who wish to bring their cameras and cellphones are advised to use waterproofing measures.
Wristwatches, earrings, necklaces, and other accessories may be lost or may cause injury when putting on or taking off the dry suit or during the tour. Please remove them before participating.