hi mabel... i have tried wearing sports shoes in winter (in south korea) and i really regret doing so... it was really cold.. so when i went hokkaido, i brought the boots, really make a difference. coz if you feet are cold, the whole body will feel cold as well.
I made arrangement with a bridal studio in hakkaido. Estimated length of stay there will preferbably be abt 10 days. Once reach hakkaido, will rush to bridal studio to select the gown. 2nd day will go F&E. Its will allow time for the studio to do alteration to my gown. 3rd day will have to go for fitting again. 4th or 5th day will have the photoshoot. After that, give allowance of 1-2 days for them to prepare the photos for view n selections.
I will only be doing outdoor shots coz i think the scenery there should be beautiful. Hopefully it will be snowing that day. Whats PM and how do i do it or is there any software that i ve to download??
I have a 2 person Chan Brothers holiday package East Hokkiado Romance for 2008 6th Feb to 12th Feb travelling by ANA morning flight.
It has been paid with deposit of 1.6k Each pax is paying $2425, inclusive of airport taxes, package & flight. No other costs to be added. Anyone interested in this package, please do drop me a msg here and I will get bk to u on the details. As my bf & I had some communication breakdown, I cannot bear to see the deposit forfeited for nothing.
So, anyone considering your honey moon in Hokkaido 2008, it will be snowing. Pls do consider.
Hi Jeslin70, I aso considered this 8days Hokkaido wonderland package...when are u tinking of flying.. I believe you can go to other agencies like Jetabout holidays, Airrelated etc which carries ANA packages.
hey moniji, u gg in July too...I already booked my package w CTC..not gg for the ANA 8days wonderland cos same reason. Too rush... hopefully e CTC one is less rush cos i plan to shop around if there is chance and time..
Hi May, yup...I am also going to Hokkaido in July. Which package from CTC did you book? How much does it cost? I decided to go free & easy because they don't have a package that goes to every place that I want to. I bought JAL air tickets and 5 days JR Hokkaido pass.
I encounter problems when planning for the hokkaido trip because its difficult to find travel agency that offers free and easy package to hokkaido, especially when I want to choose the hotels that I want to stay. It takes a lot of effort to do the planning because have to book my own hotels, check the train and bus timings etc. But at least I have control over my time at every place.
Hi May, I went to take a look at the 7days Wondrous Hokkaido package that you booked. It is better than the ANA 8days wonderland...seems not that rush. I like your Day 2 stay at Lake Toya, can see the fireworks. Think the 2.5k+ doesn't include admission fee to those attractions. so you may have to note that Noboribetsu Date Jidai Mura got admission fee of Â¥2,900, ishiya chocolate factory got admission fee of Â¥600 etc
I am going there for 9 days...spent 1.2k on the JAL air tickets and 5 days JR pass. For hotels, I book directly via the hotel website because cheaper. I book those that are near the JR station for convenience...should cost around $900 per person.
Just came back from Hokkaido for my honeymoon. Went with ANA. Cost me about $2.5k/pax. The $2.5k includes everything... airport tax, admission to all attractions e.g bear ranch, ishiya factory..etc. Stay at Lake Toya. The fireworks is open to public, they fire off near the lake, so u can stay in hotel room and get a nice view. And the trip includes all meals. Breakfast + lunch + dinner. Even at ramen village, each of us are given cash / vouchers for our ramen lunch.
Last of all, the tour leader who is with us is great n helpful
Hi andylyf, how many days is your trip? $2.5k that includes everything seems very worth it. Can share on the places you went to and which hotels you stay in? All meals at restaurants? Sorry for the many qns because i am interested to break down the costs...
thanks. i think some of the places i will be going are not in those tour packages...such as i will be spending 2 days in hakodate, 1 day in a hot spring resort in noboribetsu that costs Â¥42,000 per night for 2 persons.
Â¥42,000! Wow... Did you get one of those with in-room onsen tub? Which hotel is it? Sekisuitei? Manseikaku? Noboribetsu is a must-go. Since you're staying the night you can take your time to explore the place and soak your money's worth at night.
hi rara, its not those with in-room onsen tub. how i wish i can have that..hehe...
i was considering mahoroba and dai-ichi takimotokan. in the end, i chose dai-ichi...i want to have the in-room dining like what we usually see in japan hour. that's why its so expensive. haha...
anyway, i only splurge on 1 night. the rest of the trip will stay in cheap hotels. some hotels offer as much as 50% discount if you book early. e.g. i book a hotel in sapporo near the station at Â¥4,500 per person per night, usually its Â¥9,000
hmm... i see. they always serve a spread when you dine in-room! I went on a JTB day package to Lake Toya for just Â¥5900 including JR tickets from Sapporo to Toya + onsen (open-air overlooking Lake Toya) and in-room lunch at the hotel. Damn shiok. just look at the meat in the crab.
Hi Momiji, hmm thanks for highlighting that to me, i will go check out if admission tickets are inclusive. I suppose it is cos they didnt mention tat we need to pay for those. But still check in case...
Hi Andylyf...is SA gd in terms of hotels/food? I was comparing btw SA/ANA and CTC then..
Hi Rara..u seem veri familiar with the places..e food looks so tasty. I was also hoping to get a room with inroom Onsen tub but my agency told me that they dun hv ...
Hi winwin, it is Hotel Crest Sapporo. When I first check out the hotel, there wasn't any promotion. It happened to start the promotion when I was trying to book the hotel last month. The 50% discount is only applicable if you stay in the hotel during Apr to Sep 08.
Hi May, think its always good to be certain.
I welcome more information too, esp from those who have been there! Any nice restaurants or nice places to go?
wow. 9 days you can cover so many places?
Can share how you are doing it?
We decided not to travel all the way to Hakodate.
We giving Asahikawa a miss too cos too tight, although I would love to visit it.
Ya, I may be going to Biei too if time permits.
Hi winwin, I don't know your itinerary but I think you might have time to go to Asahikawa. For me, I will go to Asahikawa for 1 day and stay there for 1 night. The next morning, I will travel from Asahikawa to Biei (46 min by JR) and Furano. Biei and Furano is very near (16 min by JR), so I think you can go there too.
Hi Nattie, it is the onsen etiquette to be totally naked. You have to clean yourself first before going into the water. If you have long hair, better tie it up and not let it touch the water. You can bring a small towel to enhance your privacy while outside of the water. Once you enter the water, keep the towel out of the water.