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Welcome to KUSHIRO

HOKKAIDO

Ride on the steam locomotive "SL Fuyu-no-Shitsugen Train" across the Kushiro Marshlands Availabe only in Winter season!

KUSHIRO

HOKKAIDO

Eastern Hokkaido Winter Wonderland Adventure for 3 days 2 nights with a ride on the steam locomotive "SL Fuyu-no-Shitsugen Train"

【End of January to February only】

Enjoy 3 major activities in the snow world

JPY29,800 per person for all departure dates!!

If you travel in January, you will receive a discount from the Go To Travel Campaign and pay only JPY19,370!

(The price for one person for double occupancy)

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Kushiro Marsh is Japan's largest wetland, stretching inland from the Pacific Ocean to the eastern side of Hokkaido. Countless plants, wild animals, and wild insects live in this magnificent unspoiled nature, and the red-crowned crane which is designated as a special natural monument of the country also migrates here.
You can enjoy such a magnificent nature on the "SL Fuyu-no-Shitsugen Train". On this 3 days tour, you can enjoy 3 different activities in the world of white snow. Forget your daily life in the cold air and pure white snow and play to your heart's content!

3 main activities

 

ACCOMMODATION

THE GEEK

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This guesthouse surrounded by nature is limited to use for a maximum of four groups a day.
The word "geek" means someone who is interested in a subject that they love. It is a place where every kind of nerds gather; with wide ranging interests such as trains, canoeing, horse trekking, camping, fishing, bird watching etc.
It is located on top of a hill overlooking the local station the Toro station. Toro station is where Hokkaido's only SL train runs, and on the other side of the railroad tracks you can see the infinite Kushiro Marshland. THE GEEK is such an irreplaceable place where you can appreciate the great nature.
You could see the magnificent Kushiro Marsh over the local train tracks from your room window. Admire the snowy world from the moment you wake up in the morning.

Dining

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Dinner on the day of arrival and daily breakfast is made by the owner. Enjoy your meals at the shared living room while chatting with the owner as he explains how to enjoy the local activities.
For an additional fee, you can also enjoy a BBQ plan with Japanese Wagyu beef "Shibecha Hoshizora no Kuroushi" which is grown in Shibecha town, and local vegetables to make the most of the eastern part of the Hokkaido island. Be sure to try out the charcoal grilled hamburger steak made from black cattle beef!

Additional charge for the eastern Hokkaido BBQ plan
①Change from the regular menu on the day of arrival 
 Adult: JPY4,000 per person
 Child: JPY2,000 per person (under elementary school age)
②2nd night additional request
 Adult: JPY5,000 per person
 Child: JPY3,000 per person (under elementary school age)
・Reservation is required at least 3 days prior to your stay.
・Price includes one can of beer, one can of chu-hai or one glass of wine per person.
・Winter BBQ is limited to maximum 6 people.
・You will be able to pay with the Go To Travel regional coupons.

Alternatively, you could head to Kushiro city (approximately 30 minutes drive away) and enjoy the Robata Grill which is originated in Kushiro.

Facilities

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The rooms has a simple interior design with a view of the Kushiro Marshes from the window.
The shared living room on the first floor is available for use at any time.

■Room facilities
1 semi-double bed
1 single bed
*Maximum 3 adults can stay in a room (2 adults and 2 children are acceptable).
*Each room is equipped with a wash basin, however the bathroom is shared with other guests.
■Amenities
Bath towel, face towel, shampoo, conditioner
*Please bring your own toothbrush set and nightwear

 

Itinerary

Day 1

From various locations to Kushiro
Move to Toro by yourself.
Access to the site is here>>.

Arrive at Toro THE GEEK. The owner Mr. Tatsukawa and his son will welcome you.

Dinner at THE GEEK
Dinner is prepared by the owner with the menu changing each day. 
Warm food is served in the shared living room.
*An eastern Hokkaido BBQ plan could be requested at an additional fee (up to 6 people).

【 Meals: Breakfast× / Lunch× / Dinner○ 】

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Day 2: Morning activity

 

Have a fun winter in eastern Hokkaido!

Smelt fishing (09:30-11:30, approximately 2 hours), is a winter tradition at Lake Toro.
Drill a hole in the thick, icy lake and try smelt fishing on ice! Guidance will be provided for everyone including beginners.
You can either eat the smelt that you have caught after being fried in the facility or you can take them home with you.
A set of rental equipment is included so you could come empty-handed.
*There are no heating facilities in the tent. Please wear warm clothes for this activity.

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Day 2: Afternoon activity

Ride the steam locomotive "SL Fuyu-no-Shitsugen Train" across the Kushiro Marshland!

SL Fuyu-no Shitsugen Train celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019. It is a sightseeing train operating only in winter season with two train services a day on specific dates from late January to late February each year. This train is very popular not only among railroad fans but also among travelers as it runs in the great nature of Hokkaido.

13:00 Please return to THE GEEK
13:15 Transfer to Shibecha station
13:30 Arrival at Shibecha station
14:00 [Winter only] Ride on

            SL Fuyu-no Shitsugen Train
14:48 Arrive in Toro
*Get off at Kushiro is also possible.

  Please specify at the time of booking.
15:40 Arrive in Kushiro
          Free time

【 Meals: Breakfast○ / Lunch× / Dinner× 】

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Day 3

 

Morning activity: Fantastic snowscape viewing from the river by canoe!  

    

09:00 Departure from THE GEEK
09:30 Departure for winter marsh canoeing tour
*Approximately 2 hours including
pick  up and drop off time.
Arekinai River Round Trip

 (approximately 80 minutes)
*The Arekinai River which connects Lake Toro 
to the Kushiro River flows gently in winter and is a fantastic world. You can sometimes see cranes and other animals.
*A limited number of winter clothes are 
available for rent.
12:00 End of the tour

【 Meals: Breakfast○ / Lunch× / Dinner× 】

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Access

<By car>
It takes approximately 60 minutes from Kushiro Airport and approximately 30 minutes from Kushiro city.
The shortest route from Kushiro Airport: Take the Akan Exit on the Hokkaido Expressway, Route 38 towards Obihiro, Route 391 via Kushiro Outer Ring Road.
・If you can't see "THE GEEK" in your car navigation system, please enter "Toro station" (Touroeki). You will be guided from the station.
・There have been many deer-vehicle collision. Please be careful especially when driving in the morning and evening which is the time when the animals are eating.

<By train>
It is approximately 1 minute or 100m walk from Toro Station. Toro station is approximately 30 minutes from Kushiro station on the JR Senmou Line.
・JR Senmou Line is a local line with infrequent departures. Please check the timetable carefully.

<By flight>
A car rental store is located right in front of Kushiro Airport. It takes approxiately 50 minutes by car from Kushiro Airport.
Take the airport bus to Kushiro station (approximately 90 minutes), then change to the train to Toro station.
・There are only 7 round-trip train services a day, so please be careful to adjust your connecting time.

 

Tour fee

<Adult>
Single occupacy: JPY45,800 per person 
JPY29,770 for January departure with Go To Travel Campaign (receive a discount of JPY16,030 and Go To Travel regional coupons worth JPY7,000)
Twin occupancy (2 persons per room): JPY29,800 per person
JPY19,370 for January departure with Go To Travel Campaign (receive a discount of JPY10,430 and Go To Travel regional coupons worth JPY4,000)
Triple occupancy (3 persons per room): JPY24,800 per person
JPY16,120 for January departure with Go To Travel Campaign (receive a discount of JPY8,680 and Go To Travel regional coupons worth JPY4,000)

 

<Child>
Pre-school student: JPY3,500 if meal arrangements (1 dinner, 2 breakfasts) are required 
JPY2,275 for January departure with Go To Travel Campaign (receive a discount of JPY1,225 and Go To Travel regional coupon worth JPY1,000)
Elementary school student: JPY9,980 per person
JPY6,485 for January departure with Go To Travel Campaign (rceive a discount of JPY1,495 and Go To Travel regional coupon worth JPY1,000)
Junior high school students and above: Same price as adult.
・Pre-school student who need to reserve a seat on the SL Fuyu-no Shitsugen Train will be charged JPY1,200 per person.

The price above does not include transportation to Toro.
It is convenient for you to book a direct flight from Narita/Kansai to Kushiro by Peach Aviation.

<Additional charge for the eastern Hokkaido BBQ plan>
①Change from the regular menu on the day of arrival 
 Adult: JPY4,000 per person
 Child: JPY2,000 per person

   (under elementary school age)
②2nd night additional request
 Adult: JPY5,000 per person
 Child: JPY3,000 per person

   (under elementary school age)
・Reservation is required at least 3 days prior to your stay.
・Price includes one can of beer, one can of chu-hai or one glass of wine per person.
・Winter BBQ is limited to maximum 6 people.
You will be able to pay with the Go To Travel regional coupons.

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Image of the eastern Hokkaido BBQ plan 

<Departure dates>
January: 22 (Fri), 23 (Sat), 29 (Fri), 30 (Sat)
February: 4 (Thu) to 13 (Sat), 18 (Thu) to 22 (Mon), 26 (Fri), 27 (Sat)

 

Reservation

Please read the following before you proceed to the reservation.

<Additional information>
・The rates do not include the transportation fee between the accommodation and your residence.
・Check-in time is at 15:00, and check-out time is at 12:00.
・Dinner service is between 18:00 and 20:00, breakfast service is between 07:00 and 08:00.
・Your booking confirmation will be sent within 1-2 business days.
・We will ask you to complete the payment after the booking has been confirmed.
・You may be asked to present your residence card as proof of identification upon check-in.

・Please be sure to check "the Go to Travel compliance policy" in advance.

<Cancellation policy>
・From 7 to 4 business days prior to the reserved date: 50% of the total amount
・From 3 business days prior to the reserved date : 100% of the total amount

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<Operating Company>

〒105-6905

5F Kamiyacho Trust Tower, 4-1-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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