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JAPAN offers a wide choice of winter attractions during the Australian summer.
Take a steam train ride, cruise on an icebreaker, see spectacular bird life, snow monkeys and visit five Japanese winter festivals, all in 15 days.
Australia based small group tour operator Toursgallery has an all inclusive, escorted tour including all these attraction in February 2019.
“For the past 17 years we have been taking our guests beyond Sapporo Snow Festival, to some of the most unusual and photogenic winter attractions in Japan.” said Ken Osetroff, director of Toursgallery.
“Each destination has been chosen so that our guests will see the biggest variety of winter scenes.
“On Japan`s northern island of Hokkaido our tours include five different Snow and Ice Sculpture Festivals.”
An ice breaker cruise amongst the drift ice along Shiretoko Peninsula, one of Japan’s World Heritage Listed sites, is just one more highlight of this tour.
Here visitors see numerous Whitetailed Eagles, Northern Fur Seals and Steller’s Sea Eagles on the floating bergs of pack ice drifting down from the Arctic into the Sea of Okhotsk.
This is a perfect opportunity to take some great photos that nobody else back home will have.
See real ice igloos illuminated from inside at night, frozen lakes, beautiful forests, mountains and marshlands covered in snow.
A steam train ride across the snow covered fields of Kushiro Marsh is also included.
February is also the best month for bird watchers to take close up photos of Japanese Red-crowned Cranes.
Deluxe accommodation in hot spa resorts, gourmet dinners, a private charter coach and an English speaking Japanese guide, make this tour ideal for the discerning traveller looking for an exotic but very comfortable adventure.
Priced at $9,988 Toursgallery’s 15 day Winter Festivals and Snow Monkeys Tour commences on 2 February, 2019.
A photo gallery of winter scenes in Japan can be found on the internet at www.toursgallery.com
Phone 1300 307 317 for details about escorted tours to Japan or send an email to [email protected]gallery.com
Ice sculptures area feature of the many Ice and Snow Festivals found on the island of Hokkaido in Japan during winter.
Ice cravings and sculptures come to life when illuminated at one of Japan's Ice festivals. Below: Enjoy a cold, cold drink and some hot food at an ice bar in Hokkaido.