After breakfast, we will head to Mount Usu Ropeway. Mount Usu (Usuzan) is a volcano which has erupted four times in the past 100 years. Its most recent eruption occurred in the year 2000.
The Usuzan Ropeway brings you close to the volcano's summit. The upper station's observation deck offers panoramic views of Lake Toya and neighboring Showa Shinzan. From a second observation deck a short walk away, there are views of the ocean and Mount Usu's largest crater, which was formed in an eruption in 1977.
We will then make our way to Date Jidaimura. Date Masamune, known as the One-eyed Dragon, many buildings connected to his feudal domain in Sendai are recreated within the village. Step inside, and you’ll be transported back to the Edo period. Merchant shops lining the ancient road, majestic samurai residences, and ninja houses filled with clever mechanisms. This townscape, melding seamlessly into Hokkaido’s grand natural scenery, is filled with samurai, ninja, oiran and townspeople, and serves as backdrop to fierce action shows, as well as elegant oiran performances, making it home to truly breathtaking entertainment. Come step away from everyday life, and enjoy a trip through time!
Off we go to Sapporo’s entertainment district “susukimo”. Susukino is Japan's largest entertainment district north of Tokyo. It is packed with stores, bars, restaurants, karaoke shops, pachinko parlors and red light establishments. Of special interest to noodle lovers is the Ramen Yokocho, a narrow lane lined with shops serving Sapporo's famous ramen.
Once you have enjoyed this vibrant district, we will meet the guide and coach driver and make our way back to the hotel where we will enjoy dinner and the evening will be free for your leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner