Tour code:22827

Ryuhyo Drift Ice Cruise
―Hokkaido Exciting Winter Experience

Travel w/ Drift Ice Breaker "Garinko″
(the tour inc. a ticket for the ship which strictly requires advanced bookings)
  • Ryuhyo (drift ice) cruise
    Ryuhyo (drift ice) cruise
  • Ice breaker Garinko
    Ice breaker Garinko

(1) Enjoy Ryuhyo drift ice cruise: Ryuhyo is ice in the Sea of Okhotsk drifted from Amur River. The Ryuhyo reaches near the northeast coast of Hokkaido and fills the area. The ice breaker Garinko takes you to the middle of the ice by breaking it and moving forward. Enjoy the exciting and thrilling experience!
(2) Have a boxed lunch consisted of crabs, salmon roes and rice.
(3) Have a deep-fried crab meat ball flavoured with mayonnaise.
(4) Have other refreshments served in the coach.
(5) On 19, 27 February, the tour goes with a coach equipped with a lavatory.

Day 1

Sapporo(Meet: 6:50)busKitanomori Garden, Kamikawa(Rest: 20min)busMombetsu Kamaboko factory(Visit the factory and taste and purchase Kamaboko steamed fish cake: 30min)busMombetsu Port(Take a Ryuhyo drift ice cruise with an ice breaker Garinko: 60min)busMarine product shop, Mombetsu(Enjoy shopping: 20min)busKamikawa(Rest: 20min)busSapporo(Arrive: around 19:30-20:30)
※Optional supper/snack
Boxed meals and hamburgers are served on request. They are served in the coach bus on the way back to Sapporo. Give us requests at the time that you make a reservation for the tour. Requests on the day of the tour may not be accepted.
①Scallop hamburger @350JPY ②squid hamburger @ 300JPY ③Salmon hamburger @ 300JPY
【Meal Supper】
④Makunouchi Banto: a boxed meal consisted of rice and a variety of Japanese dishes @ 600JPY(without tea)

Breakfast :0
Lunch :1(box)
Dinner :0
Departures & Prices
Departure Date
Jan. 30
Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, 19, 24, 26, 27
Mar. 2, 3
Jan. 30
Feb. 2, 3, 16, 17, 24, 26
Mar. 2, 3
Adult (12 or older) :
9,980 JPY
Child (6 to 11) :
8,630 JPY
Infant (3 to 5) :
3,000 JPY
Feb. 19, 27
Adult (12 or older) :
10,980 JPY
Child (6 to 11) :
9,630 JPY
Infant (3 to 5) :
3,000 JPY
Hokkaido Prefecture
1 day
English or Mandarin Chinese
*Request your preferred language when booking.
This is a local tour participated mainly by the Japanese.
A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Sightseeing brochures in your preferred language also be provided.
Minimum number of
participants for operation
25 persons
*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).
Minimum number of
participants for booking
1 person
Breakfast 0 / Lunch 1(box) / Dinner 0
Items included
Expenses for transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes.
* None of the expenses will be refunded even though the items concerned are not used by a participant for personal reasons.
Items not included
Expenses for transportation, meal(s), admission fee(s) not specified in the itinerary, personal expenses during the tour (telephone, laundry or beverages etc.) and optional tour fees.
Items included in "Infant price″
A bus seat
There are cases that no drift ice is seen on the route as it is natural phenomenon.
In case there is no drift ice on the route, time for travelling with an ice breaker might be shortened(about 45min).
In case ice breaker services are cancelled, visiting Okhotsk Tower will replace it. ※Refund for the difference will be made in this case.
Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended.
Visiting spots might be very cold. Bringing thick winter clothes is strongly recommended.
According to traffic conditions etc, the order of the itinerary may have to be changed.
We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond our control.
How to Reserve
Check the "Tour Conditions″on the link below first and then tick "Agree″and click "Start Booking″button for booking.
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*Reservations will be accepted by 7 days prior to each departure date.
(However, they might be accepted in some cases even after this day. )
*Payment can only be made via credit card.
*Inquiry and application should be accepted by internet only