1-Day Abashiri Sightseeing Bus Tour with Aurora Icebreaker Cruise and Lunch (Round-trip from Abashiri)
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Hokkaido 1-Day Bus Tour
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1. Participants are sure to be satisfied with this 1-day bus tour's range of popular sightseeing attractions which include a cruise on the Aurora Icebreaker ship and visits to Abashiri Prison Museum, Okhotsk Ryu-hyo (Drift Ice) Museum, and Cape Notoro.
2. The tour includes a ride on the Ryuhyo Monogatari (Drift Ice Story) sightseeing train, which is only in operation for a limited time.
3. This tour is a bargain with admission fees to each facility and lunch charges included.
08:50- Board and Depart from Abashiri Station Stop 1 Please refer to [Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location] in the Remarks field.
09:00- Board and Depart from Abashiri Bus Terminal Stop 4 Please refer to [Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location] in the Remarks field.
09:10-10:45 95(min) Arrive at Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri Roadside Station, Board the Aurora Icebreaker Ship (9:30 dep., about 60 min) Take a ride on the Aurora icebreaker cruise ship and witness Abashiri's most popular winter sightseeing attraction, the mysterious drift ice of the Sea of Okhotsk. This large icebreaker ship is equipped with a range of onboard facilities, and offers a safe and steady ride.
If the Aurora Icebreaker Ship operation is suspended, participants will be given a gift card for JPY 2,400. *This can be used at facilities in Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri Roadside Station only.
11:00-12:10 70(min) Abashiri Prison Museum (free time to walk around) Structures from Abashiri Prison which were used since the Meiji period (1868-1912) have been preserved and are open to the public at this open-air history museum.
12:15-13:00 45(min) Okhotsk Drift Ice Museum (free time to walk around) This facility features the drift ice and marine life found in the Sea of Okhotsk.
When the weather is clear, visitors can enjoy expansive, picturesque views of the Sea of Okhotsk, Lake Abashiri, Lake Notoro, Lake Tofutsu, Lake Mokoto, and the Shiretoko mountain range from the lookout point.
After entering, customers are free to explore on their own.
13:10-14:05 55(min) Lunch at Okhotsk Bazaar Please refer to [Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals] in the Remarks field.
After lunch, enjoy some shopping!
14:20- Arrive at Kitahama Station, Board the JR Ryuhyo Monogatari Train (14:34 dep./14:46 arr.) Take a ride on the Ryuhyo Monogatari (Drift Ice Story) sightseeing train and enjoy drift ice sightseeing in winter!
14:55- Disembark JR Train & Board Bus at Abashiri Station
15:20-15:35 15(min) Cape Notoro (free time to walk around) The sight of drift ice spread out below the cape is truly stunning! This site is said to be a picturesque spot for drift ice. Enjoy free time to walk around.
-16:00 Arrive at Abashiri Station, Tour Ends Connections can be made to JR lines.
-16:05 Arrive at Abashiri Bus Terminal, Tour Ends
-16:10 Arrive at Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri Roadside Station, Tour Ends