Northern Japan Tours and Trips 2020/2021

Northern Japan tours cover a large, mostly unspoiled area that is home to diverse, vibrant scenery and wild nature ripe for exploring. With stunning vistas to enjoy as you ski down the mountains and local sake to warm you when you’ve finished, northern Japan is an excellent place to visit in the winter, though spring and summer will bring you some of the best cherry blossoms in the country. If you want to get off the beaten track then a northern Japan holiday is for you.

2 Trips in Northern Japan

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Japan Expedition: Hokkaido Winter Adventure

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10 day adventure tour through Sapporo, Otaru, Lake Shikaribetsu and 6 other destinations in Japan. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 hour ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Adventure & Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Boat, Train, Bus & Private Vehicle
Tour with flexible booking policy. If plans change or COVID-19 hinders travel, it is gratis to select a new departure date or tour.
days10 From US$ 4,190
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  • Dec 20 Only 9 seats left
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Hokkaido Winter Discovery

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10 day city sightseeing tour through Tokyo, Hakodate, Sapporo and 3 other destinations in Japan. Read More
days10 From US$ 5,450
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  • Dec 15 10+ seats left
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Northern Japan — Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Northern Japan Tour Highlights

  • Drink sake in Akita and take a tour of one of the many breweries to see how they make this iconic Japanese drink using traditional methods. Just exercise caution, this rice wine is strong stuff!
  • Explore Aomori, one of Japan’s most pleasant regions, famous for its winter skiing, apple orchards and sakura in the springtime.
  • Visit the Nebuta festival in Aomori. The parade of massive lantern floats and taiko drumming will be a major highlight of any Northern Japan tour.
  • Head to Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido. It has the largest entertainment district outside of Tokyo and is famous for its ski resorts, beer, and winter festival with giant ice sculptures.
  • Experience the stunning views from Mount Hakodate and then visit the town for some of the country’s freshest seafood treats.

Northern Japan Travel Tips

  • Plan your visit for the spring to see northern Japan’s cherry blossoms - some of the most beautiful in the whole country!
  • A northern Japan tour will take you to some of the most rustic areas. Remember to bow when meeting locals, they will be very happy that you respect their customs.
  • Use the Shinkansen bullet trains and you will find your travel times reduce greatly.
  • Even in cold weather don’t blow your nose in public, locals consider it very rude! You can sniff as much as you want though.
  • Don’t tip. Not only will this save you money but it’s not part of Japanese culture and it will embarrass them to refuse it.