Day 1 - Arrival in lovely Sapporo
On arrival in Sapporo make your way to the hotel to meet your
Tour Manager and fellow travelers.
Making up more than a fifth of Japan's landmass, this
nature-lover's paradise accounts for just 5% of its population.
More than a third of those people live in Sapporo, a dynamic city
surrounded by beautiful nature that has a thriving food scene,
verdant gardens and lively streets illuminated by neon signs.
Sapporo is a modern city - in 1857, it was home to just seven
people - and became well known in the west after holding the winter
Olympics in 1972. Today, tourists head to Sapporo for its food,
beer, and gorgeous mountainous surroundings.
Our 4-Star hotel is near the university's Botanic Gardens and
the Japan Railways Tower Observatory. After checking in, there is
free time to relax and acclimatize before gathering for dinner
together this evening.