Best of Sapporo (Guided in English)

QRN-100 | Sapporo (Muroran), Japan | See Special Notes

from $169.00*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Sapporo Historical Village Sapporo Historical Village
  • Odori Park Odori Park
You will see:

Moderate Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 8.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 40

Tour Overview

Departing from Muroran, you'll board your comfortable motorcoach for a scenic journey passing dense forests, rolling countryside, and the city of Tomakomai, famed for paper production. It's a journey back in time as you head to the Historical Village.

Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido and the fifth largest city in Japan in terms of population. The city is best known as host of the 1972 Olympic Winter Games and the city's name is synonymous with the Sapporo Beer brand. The city's name is derived from language of the Ainu, the indigeneous people of Hokkaido. Possible derivatives include "Sari-Poro-Pet" (River lined with large reed bed) or "Sat-Poro-Pet" (Large dried-up river). The city was established in 1922.

The Historical Village is a large outdoor museum with about 53 old wooden and stone buildings from the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods. The buildings were painstakingly dismantled and relocated into 4 different zones within the village: "Town", "Fishing Village", "Farm Village" and "Mountain Village." Inside each building are displays showing how Hokkaido residents of the period lived in each of these different areas. You'll have time to explore the various zones.

Your travels will take you to the heart of the city. You'll stop at Odori Park, truly the city's "central park" that divides it into North and South. Originally designated as the main street, it eventually became a park spanning 13 blocks. Explore its underground shopping town, or stroll within its lush terrestrial beautiful park. Throughout the year, many events and ceremonies are held here, such as the Sapporo Lilac Festival and the Sapporo Snow Festival that attracts millions of visitors each year. Going up the TV tower located at the East end for some spectacular city views from its observation deck is one of good options for the free time.

Your day of adventure comes to an end as you re-board your motorcoach for the scenic ride back through the city to Muroran and your ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship for a Historic Village

Details:
Travel time: 02:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:01:20 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):1200
Total number of steps:20
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):20 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:JPY Credit cards accepted: No

Depart from ship for a Historic Village

Details:
Travel time: 02:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:01:30 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):1200
Total number of steps:20
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):20 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:JPY Credit cards accepted: No

Visit Odori Park and have lunch on your own

Details:
Travel time: 00:40 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:02:00 Inside Visit :No
Total number of steps:10
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):80 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:JPY Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Lunch at the local restaurant or Hotel

Details:
Travel time: 00:40 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:01:00
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes

Visit Odori Park

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Time at site:01:20 Inside Visit :No
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):80
Currency accepted:JPY

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 02:10 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 02:10 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

The drive between Muroran and the Historic Village is approximately two hours. This tour involves stair going up and is not recommended for passengers with limited mobility.
Wear comfortable, low-heeled walking shoes.

A minimum of 40 passengers is required for this tour to operate.

Excursion Length:

Duration may vary due to time in port

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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