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Winter Special ! Ski Japan ! Club Med All Inclusive Ski Holiday !
   
Tour Code: STS-JP-001 Price per person from: From RMB
Departure Date: Daily Click for Price Details
   
 
Summary:

Closer to home, Club Med Sahoro, Japan, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, offers exceptional powder skiing across several mountain chains and clear winter weather with high sunshine. With the most all-inclusive ski package available, Club Med Ski resorts allow you to relax and enjoy your ski holiday without worrying about the accumulating costs! Japan, the alternative winter sports world. Sahoro is a place of refinement, in full Japanese style. The microclimate that reigns over the island of Hokkaido, which has less rainfall and is cooler than the rest of Japan, ensures optimal snow cover for an intense skiing experience. And after all that skiing, revival is guaranteed, with the choice between Ofuro, traditional Japanese hot baths, and for the more adventurous, Canadian outdoor baths... Indoors you will find a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and saunas. Sahoro is the epitome of comfort at the foot of the slopes. For shopaholics, the city of Shintoku is just 15 kilometres away.

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Winter Special ! Ski Japan ! Club Med All Inclusive Ski Holiday !
8days/7nights
Departure date: Daily

Flight schedule- fly with Air China
Date  Flight No.  Dep. City/ Time   Arrival City / Time     Duration
Day01  CA169   Beijing / 0805        Sapporo / 1250     3 hr 45 mins
Day08
  CA170   Sapporo/ 1350      Beijing / 1730            4 hr 40 mins

Itinerary Outline-
Day 1 : Beijing/Shanghai – Sapporo - Sahoro
Morning flight from Beijing/Shanghai to Sapporo
Upon arrival, pick up the train ticket from the staff of Club Med, and take the train from Chitose airport to Shintoku via Minami-Chitose, which will cost 15mintues. Coach
Ÿtransfer from Shintoku railway station to the Club Med  

Day2- Day7 Sahoro
Free at leisure, enjoy the snow world in Japan.
Overnight in Club Med Sahoro Ski Resort.

Day8 Sahoro – Sapporo – Beijing
Time at leisure.
Coach transfer from Club Med to Shintoku railway station,take the train from Shintoku to Chitose airport via Minami-Chitose. Take the flight back to Beijing.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RESORT
Village in the heart of nature, near a lake and nature reserve Flying trapeze, bungee trampoline, Circus school (for children) Golf (practice with net), tennis (6 hard courts) Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, massage* Rooms designed in local architectural style and with local bedding (futon)
● Snowboard as of age 12, and ski as of age 4, jacuzzi, swimming pool
● Discover the japanese life style.
● Ski in ski out
● Refined comfort in the 750 square foot Suite


Club Med has thought about everything you might need during your ski holiday. Enjoy our hassle-free, all-inclusive skiing package.
more exclusive, more inclusive

Full Board
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
Amazing gourmet food from out of this world. Discover varied and creative dishes prepared by our teams. Enjoy the finest local products daily at our speciality restaurants.



Bar and Snacks Included
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
At any time of the day, enjoy a drink and sweet or savoury treats. Be carefree with the Open Bar and Snacks included in your Package (during bar opening hours).


 


Snow Sports
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
Carefree skiing: the ski-lift package (6 days or 5 days depending on the Village) and lessons given by teaching professionals are included in the Club Med Package. You will make swift progress in small groups of around 12 people trained by specialised instructors.


Baby Welcome Club Med
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
The Club Med Baby Welcome offers childcare equipment and specially-prepared food. Leave with peace of mind and lighter suitcases.
You can entrust your child aged 4 to 23 months to Baby Club Med* where teams of attentive G.Os will look after them in accordance with their own biological clock.


Activities for Kids and Teens
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE

Let your children enjoy Mini Club Med over the school holidays. Skiing is for all ages! Intensive ski courses over 5 days with, amongst other things, a freeride programme and Snow park practice, supervised by specialised GOs. Downhill skiing from age 4 upwards in Family Villages. Downhill skiing lessons at all levels from first time to competition.
Club Med Password is a lively place for meeting others where teens feel at home with creative workshops (video, sounds, jewellery, etc) and fun activities (African dance lessons, hip-hop, drama, songs etc.), and have parties. With G.Os, at their side who listen to what they want to do or if they don't feel like doing anything at all. Only at Peisey-Vallandry, Arcs Extreme and Sestriere.


Chill-Out and Non-Skier Activities
Fir trees, authentic Savoyard chalets, waterfalls, chamois and more. Far from the hustle and bustle of the ski slopes, explore a natural environment which is still preserved. On foot, wearing snowshoes, the other side of the mountains reveals its most beautiful secrets to you.



Organized Activities
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
Because Club Med is synonymous above all with relaxation and pleasure, come and express your creativity in dance, video or cooking lessons, depending on the Village. Or simply enjoy dances or a hot chocolate by the fire.



Practical Services: The Ski Service*
OPTIONAL EXTRAS*

Use the Ski Service*: a rental store at the heart of each Village. Equipment to suit all levels of experience which is regularly replenished and selected from among the best products on the market. You can hire or we can look after your own equipment. The wonderful powder snow is all yours
Discover our other services* available on site: the Boutique*, the Baby Sitting Club Med * in some Villages, internet points*, the Club Med Spa* and more. A wide range of readily-available services which you can pay for so that your stay goes perfectly well.

Package rate: RMB 16,280 per person ( child discount available)

Your Club Med all-inclusive Ski package includes:
- Round trip economy class air ticket
- Air tax
- Round trip transportation between airport and Club Med Ski Resort
- World Class Ski Resorts with ski in/ski out in stunning locations
- Membership inclusive of travel insurance
- 7 nights accommodation according to the level of comfort you choose.
- 3 gourmet Buffet meal per day, inc. wine, beer and soft drinks
- Open Bar and Snacking service
- Ski pass (from 4 years old)
- Small group ski and snowboarding lessons for all levels
- Full or Half day ski school with highly qualified ski instructors
- Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Cross-country Skiing6
- Fully supervised Kids Clubs with ski school
- Luxurious Spa treatment at our Club Med Spa*
- Nightly Entertainment for the best "Après-Ski" experience
- The warmest, friendliest team of professionals to ensure your ski holiday experience is exceptional

* at extra cost

 

  Price Inclusions and Exclusions

 

Sapporo

Get around

Most unusually for a Japanese city, Sapporo is logically organized thanks to its strict grid system. The main thoroughfare, the leafy Ō-Dōri (大通り、 lit. "Big Street"), runs east-west across the city and divides the city into North and South, while Sōsei-Gawa (創成川、 lit. "Creation River") divides the city into West and East, running under the main street Eki-Mae-Dōri (駅前道リ、lit. "In Front of the Train Station Road"). The address of every block in the center is thus of the type "North X West Y" (prominently signposted at all intersections), making navigation a snap. However, most businesses etc. will still provide maps to their location, building names or landmarks, because the address "North X West Y" or the like simply means that the place you are trying to find will be somewhere in the block, and blocks in the centre of the city can be quite large!

By JR train

The JR above-ground trains are reasonably priced and a good option for traveling in Sapporo and surroundings. The trains arrive and depart at specific times. You'll most likely want to take a JR train to and from New Chitose (also known as Shin-Chitose) airport.

By subway

Sapporo has three subway lines, all converging at Ōdōri station at the center of the grid. The Namboku Line ("North-South") runs north-south, the Tōzai Line ("East-West") runs along Odori west-east, and only the Tōhō Line breaks the mould by running in a C-shaped curve from northeast to southeast. Single fares cost ¥200 and up, with a choice between subway-only tickets or subway-transfer (bus and streetcar) tickets, or you can buy the oddly named With You stored value card (lowest denomination ¥1000). On weekends and public holidays, the Donichika-Kippu (ドニチカキップ, lit. "Saturday, Sunday, Holidays Ticket") allows you to travel all day, anywhere on the subway network for a bargain ¥500. On weekdays the "One-Day Card" allows the same, but costs ¥800. The "One-Day Card" isn't limited to weekends, but why pay ¥800 when a ¥500 card does the trick? That said, for ¥1000 you can buy a Bus & Subway transfer "One-Day Card" which allows travel on the entire suburban bus, subway and streetcar network, all day. For all of the above, Child tickets are usually about half of the adult fare.

By streetcar

A streetcar of relatively little utility to most visitors trundles around the southwestern side of Sapporo, connecting to the subway at Susukino. Its most important stops are probably the Chuo Library (Main Public Library in Sapporo) and the Mt. Moiwa Ropeway. It's most useful in winter, when walking the icy footpaths to get to the library or otherwise less-accessible south-western areas of the city becomes quite treacherous. Single-trip tickets are ¥170. They also sell a "Do-san-ko Pass" on weekends and holidays which allows you to ride all you want for a day for ¥300. Since this is less than the cost of 2 normal trips, it is usually advisable to buy this if you are going to make a round trip on an eligible day.

Cigarette Smoking in the Downtown Area

Just a warning for those of you that are smokers, Downtown Sapporo is a smoke free area - public streets and public facilities. There are designated areas where you can smoke on the streets, and you will risk fines if you smoke outside these areas. There are still smoking areas in most cafes etc. Cigarette vending machines now require an age-identification card.

See

Clock Tower (時計台 Tokeidai), close to Odori station. This rather diminutive building has become a symbol of Sapporo, mostly by being the oldest building still standing. It was constructed in 1878 for the Sapporo Agricultural College (now the Hokkaido University) and would not look out of place in "Smalltown U.S.A." ¥200 for entry, the inside has a small retrospective of its history. However, visitor beware, this is for some reason a mecca for Japanese tourists coming to Sapporo who feel that no trip to Sapporo would be complete without a photo in front of the Tokeidai, but was actually recently rated as Japan's third "most disappointing" tourist attraction!

Ishiya Chocolate FactoryA 15-20 minute subway ride away from Odori park, the chocolate factory has an incredibly corny, but fun, tour building up to a view of the actual chocolate making floor, and ending with a random toy museum. Also there are two restaurants, a souvenir store, and an hourly robot show complete with annoying music. Famous for its white chocolate, which is sold under the brand "White Lovers" (白い恋人 shiroi koibito), and is only available in Hokkaido.

Odori Park Sapporo's most famous park, it is in the center of town and is considered to be a symbol of Sapporo. Although quite narrow (one might argue that it is a nice boulevard), the park is quite long, stretching over fifteen blocks across downtown Sapporo. Filled with (during the summer) numerous flowers, trees, and fountains, Odori Park provides a welcome respite from the maddening crowds of the surrounding city.

*  Sapporo TV Tower, the eastern end of Odori, A tourist trap carbon copy of the Eiffel Tower with an observation deck at 90m (entry ¥700).

*  Sapporo Beer Museum, North 7, East 9, next to the Ario shopping center, tel. 01-1731-4368,. Run by the Sapporo Brewing Company, offers free guided tours covering the history of beer in Japan and the process of brewing. The museum is not very big and the printed descriptions on the displays are not in English. Despite this it makes an interesting diversion for an hour or so, and anyway admission is free. At the end of the tour you can "taste" all the different beers for a small fee (¥200 for a mid sized glass, or a sample of three for ¥400). Finish off the tour with more brews at the Beer Garden next door. 9AM-6PM, get there on the Loop 88 Factory bus line from the Odori subway station, or by walking from JR Naebo station (ask a ticket office attendant there for a map).

*  Pioneer Village, A large historical village on the outskirts of Sapporo, offers a snapshot of Japan in the newly-industrialised age. The front gate (an old railway station) opens up into a series of opens alleys and buildings of the style pre-20th century. Also a variety of different gardens and shrines. Don't expect costumed performers however - everything is self guided (so a Japanese host would be advisable). Just down the road there is the 100th anniversary Memorial Park (Hyakunen Kinentou), the site of a giant (and somewhat imposing) tower which can be climbed, providing a good vantage point of Sapporo (though quite some distance from the city centre) and surrounding mountains. Admission is free, but expect to compete with school groups.

*  Moiwayama, or Moiwa Mountain, overlooks the city and is especially worthwhile at night to observe the city-lights. Can be reached by cable car, or with a car, the summit (and tourist centre) can be reached directly. To reach drive there by car, a small entrance fee is required, but the lookout has free entry.

*  Asahiyama Koen, (admission free) beautiful flower garden and natural parklands that overlooks the city centre. Noted for being a good place for romance, and is particularly good for cherry blossoms in spring and autumn colours, and local wildlife such as squirrels and foxes (somewhat of a feral pest around Sapporo).

*  Hokkaido Shrine, (admission free).

*  Jozankei, on the southern outskirts of Sapporo (but still nominally in the city), approximately 40-60 minute drive. This area is famous for both its onsen (due perhaps to proximity to Sapporo) and the very beautiful autumn colours (especially around the Houhaikyou Dam).

*  JR Tower. The newly redeveloped building near JR Sapporo Station marks the center of the city. It is higher than the TV tower observatory is. Affording panoramic views. As a bonus for men, the observation level has a men's room with a view!  

*  Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art,. Located in a small park, this modern art museum offers a collection that includes both Japanese and Western art, as well as as temporary exhibits.  

*  Sapporo Art Park,. Containing over 74 modern and contemporary sculptures, this art park makes for a great day trip.

*  Moerenuma Park,. A popular excursion for Japanese families, this park offers several acres of carefully manicured grass and monumental landscape installations. Highlights include a 5-story glass pyramid and a man-made mountain, from which one can see all of Sapporo. free.  

*  Hokkaido University Botanic Garden (北海道大学植物園 Hokkaido Daigaku Shokubutsuen), T060-0003 Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku N3 W8 (From JR Sapporo train station, go south 3 blocks and west 5 blocks), 011-221-0066,. 9AM-4PM. A large botanical garden. There are two rock gardens, a rose garden, a lilac display, a greenhouse, and various other gardens. There's a small museum in the garden with artifacts from Hokkaido, some dating back to the Meiji period (no extra cost). In the winter, only the greenhouse and museum are of interest. ¥400.

Sapporo modern museum(札幌近代美術館) address 060-0001 Sapporo-shi chuo-ku N1 W17 directions From Tozai-line's Nishi18-choume station 5minutes on foot. Sapporo moden museun is famous museum in Sapporo.There are many nature and people in the museum.This was built in 1977.Then,there are education and information service in the museum.Many people goes there,and they enjoy many arts,pictures and events.

Do

*  Sapporo Snow Festival (雪祭り Yuki Matsuri),. Held on the first week of February, this is Sapporo's largest event. The festival is best known for the ice sculpture competition attracting artists from around the world, competing to create the largest and most elaborate artworks from ice and snow. The festival is focused on Odori Koen, in the centre of Sapporo. It consists of a combination of large-scale replicas and artistic sculptures; children-aimed attractions; and a separate section for world-wide competitors (where you can see a wide range of smaller artistic sculptures). The festival should be enjoyed both in the day -- but particularly at night when the sculptures (especially the larger ones) are lit up. When the weather is warmer and there's a bit of melting, the smaller sculptures are literally remade every night to ensure that they are in perfect condition the next day. Book accommodation early, because Sapporo gets booked out during the festival.

*  Mt. Teine (手稲山 Teineyama). A ski mountain within easy drive from most of Sapporo. This ski mountain featured in the 1972 Winter Olympics. Offers a good mix of beginner and experienced slopes (in two distinct parks; Highlands and Olympia which have recently been connected). You can purchase a Skip (スキップ sukippu, ski + trip) ticket at any JR ticket office for roughly ¥4500 (depending on which station you start from) that includes roundtrip train tickets to JR Teine station, roundtrip bus tickets from Teine station to the ski area, and a four-hour lift ticket. At Teine station, make sure to exit at South gate #3 to find the correct bus.  

*  Skiing. As befits a former Winter Olympics site, Sapporo is famous for its ski resorts, which are easily accessible by bus. Niseko, arguably Japan's top destination for powder, is two hours away by bus.

Catching kuwanomi(桑の実)  Kuwanomi is popular nut in Souen. This nut is red or black color and sweet. Especially, black nut is very sweet. Moth's larva likes them. We must wash them , because moth’s hairs adheres them. However, the kuwanomi is preserved, it is very delicious The jam is traditional food and very popular. In my elementary school , students make the jam every year. This event is traditional things in souen.

Buy

For those living in Japan who have an omiyage (souvenir) obligation to fill in your Japanese office when you return from your Hokkaido holiday, the best omiyage to buy in Sapporo is the ubiquitous Shiroi Koibito (白い恋人, "White Lovers"). It is a chocolate slice sandwiched in two wafers of sweet biscuit, individually wrapped and available boxed in a range of different quantities — tasty enough, but rather bland, and few Westerners would associate the taste with Japan. The original flavour is white chocolate sandwiched in plain sweet biscuit, but there is also a dark chocolate version. It's available in every souvenir store in the city (try the Sapporo JR area or Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade when shopping for souvenirs), and also most souvenir stores around the island.

Being a wintery kind of place for a good part of each year, Sapporo also has many stores selling all manner of snow goods. At the beginning and end of each season, many good deals on the previous year's gear can be found, often at discounts of up to 60% off, sometimes more! Also, there are several sports recycle stores in the city and suburbs where good deals on barely-used gear can be found, thanks to the Japanese fondness for having new gear every season. Ask Tourist Information to help you locate sports recycle and snow-goods stores.

*  Nijō Ichiba (二条市場), South 2-3, East 1-2 (5 min from Odori Stn). 7 AM-6 PM. Sapporo's equivalent to Tokyo's famed Tsukiji Fish Market, this is where the best of Hokkaido's catch is traded — and like its Tokyo counterpart, there are many restaurants here offering top-quality, cut-price sushi and sashimi. Popular with locals and tourists alike.

Eat

Sapporo is famous for hairy crab (毛蟹 kegani), an expensive treat available at any seafood restaurant, and miso ramen (味噌ラーメン), a more affordable local variation of the ubiquitous noodle dish with miso paste added to the stock. The ramen in particular will warm you up nicely on a chilly winter day. Sapporo soup curry (just what it sounds like) is also increasingly famous.

As elsewhere in Hokkaido, you can also enjoy dairy products (milk, cheese, butter, chocolate and ice cream), seafood (especially as sushi), fruits (honeydew melon, strawberries) and meat (sausages, ham, bacon and beef).

*  Aji No Tokeidai (味の時計台), The best-known ramen noodle chain in Sapporo, now franchised around the country. Many famous people have eaten here including former Japanese prime minister, Tomiichi Murayama. Miso ramen (¥630) is the most popular dish, but if you want something special, order the bata-kon ramen, an Hokkaido specialty made with a hearty broth of corn and butter.

*  Ramen Yokochō (ラーメン横丁), just east of Susukino Station. Also known as Ramen Gai, this alley is chock full of ramen shops of all varieties. Get butter corn ramen, crab ramen, and even scallop ramen. It's touristy but fun, and locals come here as well.

*  Sapporo Beer Garden. At the same location as the Beer Museum is the Beer Garden, an incredibly popular Genghis Khan (mutton barbeque) restaurant. Even though the dining rooms span three large buildings, come early and expect to wait. The restaurant offers 100-minute all-you-can-eat and all you can drink plans, as well as à la carte food and drink if you'd prefer. Warning: you should not plan to wear your best clothes, as the atmosphere is incredibly heavy with the scents of cooking meat (plastic coats are provided - seriously)

*  Romantei One of the most popular sweets shops. Famous for its Chocolate Mont Blanc, a delicious concoction of sponge cake, whipped cream and ganache. Other delectables include cream puffs, apple pie, and strawberry bavarian. Located at Moiwa Mountain.

*  Hiraku. Specializes in Hokkaido oysters served both Japanese and Western style, although there are other options on the menu as well. Reasonable prices, friendly atmosphere, popular.

*  Goemon (五右衛門) A famous and popular udon (thick Japanese noodles) restaurant that has a long history. Their udon is indeed very good and they offer a wide variety of meals. Address: Sapporo-shi, chuo-ku, miyanomori4-7-2-32

Drink

The drink of choice when in Sapporo is obviously Sapporo beer, and the cheapest way to get really snookered is the factory tour. Also, according to Aki Tsukioka, Sapporo Beer is said to slightly lighten the effects of Hay Fever.

Susukino (すすきの), to the south of the center, is one of Japan's largest nightlife (and red-light) districts. It has a somewhat unsavory reputation due to heavy yakuza involvement in the business, but is generally safe for travelers not actively looking for trouble. Get there on the subway Namboku line, Susukino station.

*  O'Neills Irish pub, Sapporo station. An escape from Japan while you wait for your train: here you can watch baseball on the big screen, listen to U2 and eat fish and chips from photocopied(!) newspaper.

*  Leibspeise - Otaru Beer (Local Brewery, German style beers), Chuo-Ku South 2-Jo West 3-Chome Parade Building 3F (Behind the PARCO Department Store), 011-252-5807, M-F 5PM-midnight, Sa Su noon-midnight. A local Brewery offering real German style beers on the third floor of the Parade Building located just behind the PARCO Department Store. Great All-You-Can Drink Beer Specials, ¥1,800 for 2 hours! Rotisserie grill and great range of food in addition to excellent beer, Otaru Beer's Pilsner, Dunkel, Weiss, Otaru Beer's Non-Alcohol and Super Seasonal Beers. Free WiFi on Request. Friday Evenings: All-You-Can-Drink Specials! cheap.

*  TK6 Bar and Grill (International people Pub), South 2 West 6 (Tanuki-kouji arcade), 011 272 6665,. 4PM-2AM. Since opening in 2006 it has become the most popular pub between foreigners living in Sapporo, Australian and Japanese bi-lingual staff will welcome anybody. Worldwide beers available at cheap prices. Food * Tex Mex, Fish & chips, and beautiful home made beef burgers. Free WIFI Hotspot. Open from Midday on Weekends. cheap.  

*  Paul's Cafe, North 5 West 5 (just next door from JR railway station in Century Royal Hotel Building). 11AM-10PM. Belgium beer and rotisserie grill chicken. Waiting for your train Paul will delight you with his wonderful beer selection. Chep prices and good service.  

*  Wine Bar Giulio Vierci (Hokkaido Food - Real Italian Style), Chuo-Ku South 3 West 4 (Silver Bldg 2F), 011-271-5923,. M-Sa noon-2:30PM 5PM-midnight L.O. 11PM. One of the only places to get authentic Italian wine and food in Sapporo. Stop by for real Italian snacks, or multi-course meals to enjoy along with wine by the glass or by the bottle. Giulio has many well-known Italian wines priced for those on a budget as well as those who would like to splurge. Wine Bar Giulio Vierci is the place to go for those who wish to have a wonderful evening in Italy while in Sapporo!

 

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