Furano Lavender field & garden flower sightseeing day tour

Hokkaido Furano lavender private sightseeing charter day tour

 

Enjoy a private tour in Furano with your family or friends !

 

Visit the most famous spots in Furano! From the lavender field in the Tomita farm to the  flower garden field of Shikisai no Oka, during a 9 hours private day tour.

Taste the suprisingly good lavender ice cream, the sweet Furano melon and enjoy souvenirs shops with lavender made product as the lavender oil, lavender pillow, and more

With our 9 hours Van charter plan visit Furano in Hokkaido at your rythm and adjust your itinerary at your conveniences,

  • Furano Private charter  Van or Alphard, 8 hours tour from 50 000 JPY (toll not included) 
  • Furano Private charter  Van or Alphard, 10 hours tour from 60 000 JPY (toll not included)
  • Payment on spot available by cash or credit card , (* 5 to 10% deposit condition apply to pre-confirm the booking)

 

Furano farm Tomita sightseeing tour

Craft your own Furano tour itinerary

Craft your own itinerary and send it to us by email, we will provide you quote! Contact us !

 

Draft itinerary sample of 10 hours tour in Fruano and Biei :

7:30am Sapporo Hotel Pick up
10:10-11:00 Furano Farm Tomita (Free & easy, 40mins),
12:00-13:00 Lunch (Soba, Donburi, Ramen, near Furano Marche’)
13:30-14:10 Biei Shikisai no Oka, (40mins) 
14:35-15:00 Biei Blue Pond (25mins), 
17:30 Back to Sapporo

 

A video of Shikisai no Oka in Furano and Biei

 

May you need further Information please feel free to contact us !

Terry

Hokkaidotaxi.com

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Hokkaido Sakura season started today!

Spring is now well in place and the Sakura are blooming soon!

As you may guess, the geographical location of Hokkaido make the land the last place in Japan to see the Sakura,

That s mean that if you missed the season in Tokyo , here between the begin and middle of May you will be able to enjoy  still the Sakura blooming.

 

Where to see the Sakura in Hokkaido ?

There is numerous great spot to enjoy the Sakura s magic feeling, here our Sakura view spot recommendations :

1) the Odori park
the odori park is located in the center of Sapporo city and offer an almost 2 kilometer long park.
Sakura there is the most enjoyable as there is numerous shop and thing to do all around.

2) the Maruyama park and Hokkaido Shrine
If you are looking for an astonish Sakura experience, this is the spot to enjoy
the path beetween the Mon gate to the Shrine will drop you back to a meiji period feeling

3) Furano
Yes Furano is not only know for its magnificient lavender field and fantastic scenery and terroir,
but also its sakura view spot^^

4) Hakodate
The last selection but the best , imagine a park of more than 300 Sakura, all around a rest of an ancient fortress in a shape of a star, the Goryokaku is the SPOT to be in Hokkaido if you wish to enjoy something unique !

Thats all for now,
if you wish more details or a quote for a day hire (Van for 8pax 50 000 JPY)
please contact us here

Hokkaido Taxi Cab new design !

Dear Followers,

For repeater customer and new comers this year, you will have the chance to maybe ride the new Japanese Taxi released recently by Toyota,

An smooth urban compact design for 4 pax and luggages, for a comfortable ride.

Here the release note by Toyota :

An all-new taxi that will alter the Japanese landscape

On the heels of its storied history as a symbolic taxi in Japan, a brand new taxi will appear on the road of the next era. Its name is JPN Taxi (Japan Taxi).
With its exterior body dressed in the symbolic, traditional Japanese color koiai – a color known outside of Japan as Japanese indigo, which has long decorated the lives of the Japanese people – the JPN Taxi is designed to complement both cityscapes and historical landscapes. With detailed functions adapted with thoughtful and attentive consideration, alongside outstanding eco-functions expected from a model that represents the future, the JPN Taxi will vividly “repaint” Japanese scenic imagery familiar to people the world over.

 

 

Koiai

Koiai. It’s a color born from the hearts of the Japanese, a deep indigo blue that stands the test of time. “Ai” has been a beloved color in Japan since ancient times. It is also a color representative of the country Japan – known as Japanese indigo outside of Japan. Long a symbol of Japan, this traditional color evokes Japanese hospitality. The color koiai will stand by you, and give you a sense of security, dignity, and formality. It’s the new standard color of taxis in Japan that allows for flexible use in a wide range of scenarios, from daily use to formal occasions and business.

 

A universal design that delivers comfort and peace of mind to a wide range of people

Imagine being out and about in your wheelchair. Going shopping with small children. A busy executive enjoying some down time. Or visitors to Japan asking to ride the JPN Taxi again and again. From the far north to the southern climes, from the city center to scenic spots, this taxi will play an active role in your life. It’s a taxi with a people-friendly, universal design that delivers comfort and peace of mind to a diverse range of people, suitable for a variety of occasions. The JPN Taxi embodies the spirit of Japanese hospitality, born out of numerous improvements and without compromise, as seen in such features as the convenient grab handles and the overall structure of the vehicle.

 

A design pursued by customers, drivers, and business owners.

The vehicle features a power rear sliding door and a low, flat floor. Large windows allow customers to enjoy a view of the landscape. The cabin features a high ceiling, and the driver has an optimal range of vision due to the position of the pillars and rear windshield wipers. Headlights and fenders are divided into separate parts, contributing to lower repair costs. We have taken into consideration the comfort of customers, the convenience of drivers, and the priorities of business owners and managers. The road that stretches beyond our aim contains the happiness of everyone who shares time with the JPN Taxi.

 

360 view :

https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/pages/jpntaxi/common/html/lib/pannellum.html?panorama=/pages/jpntaxi/overview/images/012.jpg&autoLoad=true

 

Gallery :

https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/jpntaxi/gallery/

For a complete details :  https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/19173376AC

 

Thank you Toyota !

Around Hakodate City

The spectacular night view of Hakodate is deemed to be one of the top three in the world, alongside Hong Kong and Naples.

There are numerous scenic spots around Hakodate City, which is located at the tip of the Oshima Peninsula in the southern part of Hokkaido. Mt. Hakodate, situated to the southwest of Hakodate, facing the Tsugaru Strait, is also known as Mt. gagyu-san because its shape resembles that of a cow lying down (ga meaning “lying down” and gyu meaning “cow”). A cable car travels for 835 meters to the summit, located 332 meters above sea level. From the all-weather observatory overlooking the port of Hakodate and the city, visitors can enjoy magnificent views in all directions, including views of the Shimokita and Tsugaru peninsulas to the south. In particular, the night view of Hakodate, counted among the world’s three best night views along with those of Hong Kong and Naples, is even more memorable when accompanied by the lights of the squid boats floating out at sea in summer.

Trappistine Convent, located 30 minutes by bus from Hakodate Station, was founded by eight nuns sent from France in 1898, and has statues of the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc in its front courtyard.

The Yunokawa Hot Spring, at the mouth of the Matsukura River flowing into the Tsugaru Strait, is a popular swimming spot in summer. It is also known for the beauty of its view of the squid boat lights during summer and autumn nights. The hot spring is popular among people of Hakodate for leisure activities and relaxation because of its convenient location, only five kilometers from the center of Hakodate.

 

Discover our transfer and day hire services in Hokkaido:

– Hakodate to Niseko private transfer,
– Hakodate to Noboribetsu private transfers,
– Sapporo to Furano private transfers,
– Niseko to Sapporo private transfers,
– Niseko to Airport private transfers,
– Hakodate private transfers,
– and more on demand here

Our fleet is composed of  :  taxis and  vans

 

Hokkaido Snow festival 2018

Welcome to the 69th edition the SNow Festival in Hokkaido!

As evey year the event is help in Sapporo, here the detail of the events :

 

ODORI PARK SNOW FESTIVAL!

Odori park; Nishi 1 chome~ Nishi 12 chome
You can visit Od?ri site at any time.
(Illuminations turned on at sunset, and turned off at 22:00.)

Odori Park, stretching east to west over 1.5km through the heart of downtown Sapporo, will be transformed into a fantasy of snow and ice. All the works of art, sculpted with pure white snow and sparkling clear ice, will certainly impart something of the artist’s passion to the guests viewing them. The exquisite state-of-art snow and ice sculptures of such scale are the biggest attraction of Sapporo Snow Festival.

Odori site 1 – 12 chome

 

Susukino Site (SUSUKINO ICE WORLD)

Ekimae-dori (Station Avenue); Minami 4 jo ~ Minami 7 jo
You can visit Susukino site at any time.
( Illuminations turned off at 23:00. *On the last day, illuminations turned off at 22:00. )

Under the theme of ‘Enjoy the Ice’, this site offers a fantastic ice sculpture show and the Ice Sculpture Contest. You can also visit the plaza, ‘Fureai Hiroba’ to touch or ride on the ice sculptures, take photos in the Illumination Street, or have hot drinks at the Ice Bar.

Events at Susukino site

Date and Time Venue
Opening Ceremony February 5 (Mon), 2018 Begins at 18:00 p.m.? In front of the main ice sculpture (Minami 4, Nishi 4; In front of the Susukino Lafiler)
Photo Session of the Ice Queen Photo Session of the Ice Queen takes place at Susukino site during the festival
Ice Sculpture Contest   ?
Award Ceremony
Each team starts working on their ice sculpture from 14:30 p.m. on February 5 (Mon), 2018 and finishes before 10:30 a.m. the following morning. D-block
Award Ceremony of the Ice Sculpture Contest takes place at 11:00 a.m. on February 6 (Tue), 2018 In front of the main ice sculpture
Ice Statue Popularity Vote You can vote for the best ice statue. The ballot boxes will be installed at the Susukino site.
Closing Ceremony? February 12 (Mon / Sub. Holiday), 2018
Begins at 21:45 p.m.
In front of the main ice sculpture

Niseko Access Transfer by Taxi cab from the New Chitose Airport

How to access to Niseko,

There are numerous way to access Niseko,
However here our main recommendations :

What type of vehicle should i take :

The best way to Niseko from the airport is to take a private van if you are travelling with friends or family, a private van to niseko is averagely around 36 000 Jpy. Which is not too bad when you know that it can fit between 8 to 9 passengers and that it comes with a driver to welcome and assist you at the airport, also the cost can be divided by 8 so 4500 JPY. Of course there is other options depending on the number of peoples in your party. Here the average price per vehicle categorie to Niseko :

CTS to NISEKO :

      – Alphard taxi cab charter  is  35 000 JPY

      – Hiace Van taxi cab charter  is 36 000JPY

 

What is the travelling time from niseko

Depending on the weather condition :
it take around 2h30.
However 2h30 to 3h00 in winter,

This is why we recommend for people taking a domestic fligth to leave Niseko 4h00 before fligth time
and for international fligth 5h before, to ensure no delay. . as you will need
3 hours ride and 2h advance check in

What to do in Niseko in winter ?

That’s a funny question ^^, Ski and ski and ski again of course !

What to do in summer ?

Hum. . . numerous activities as :
Rafting, Mountain bike, Trekking, etc. .

May you need further Information please feel free to contact us !

Terry

Hokkaidotaxi.com

 

Hokkaido Private Transfers to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Airport

Hokkaido Private Charter Transfer to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Airport

The Best taxi-cab-van price guidance in a web jungle !

Hi! My dear friends,

Yes, Winter is finally here and I guess that your are already preparing your family holiday trip to Hokkaido^^

As every year, I guess that your are still wondering how to get from A to B without stress and getting exhausted dont you ? Maybe you tried google with : #Hokkaido Private Charter & Transfer to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Chitose Airport… without success?

Of course there is the train which does all the main city in Hokkaido, or the bus which take forever to reach the destination…. but depending on how many people in your party, sometime the public transportation network may not end so cheap…nor convenient at all for some destination like Niseko or Furano..!

The best solution in Hokkaido is a Private Charter & Transfer service.  

A taxi to Niseko ? a Van to Furano? a Bus to Kiroro? so many price, so many website… at what cost?

Well,  to help you,  here a table for a clear picture to find the best rate in Hokkaido for a Private Charter & Transfer to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Chitose Airport and more  :

1) Average price for a private transfer in Hokkaido (please note that the price may vary to 5000 to 10 000 JPY up depending on each company)

Area Small Taxi Hiace/ Jumbo Commuter Micro Bus Medium Coach Large Coach
Direct Service Niseko Area ⇔ Sapporo/ Chitose 26,000 35,000 55,000 99,000
(all prices for Niseko Area ⇔ Furano Area 55,000 65,000 90,000 130,000
one way) Niseko Area ⇔ Hakodate Area 68,000 85,000 93,000 150,000
Niseko Area ⇔ Otaru Area 25,000 35,000 46,000 99,000
Rusutsu Area ⇔ Sapporo/ Chitose 25,000 36,000 45,000 99,000
Otaru Area ⇔ Sapporo Area 16,000 25,000 38,000 99,000
Otaru Area ⇔ Chitose 27,000 37,000 45,000 99,000
Sapporo Area ⇔ Chitose 16,000 25,000 38,000 99,000
Kiroro ⇔ Chitose 30,000 40,000 43,000 99,000
Kiroro ⇔ Sapporo 26,000 35,000 40,000 99,000
Charter Service
8 hrs Niseko→(Otaru/Sapporo/ Niseko) 50,000 55,000 72,000 128,000
 Tour Attendant English /Other  15,000  15,000  15,000  30,000

2) On the top of it some company may include or not the toll fee in the Transfer :

*Toll fee is included for the direct transfer services. / Toll fee is not included for the charter services.
Charter services are available for to/ from Niseko, Sapporo, Otaru, Chitose, Rusutsu and Kiroro, other contact us

3) Also beware the vehicle capacity ! It is really important that you choose the correct vehicle :

**Passengers(excl. driver)
Small Taxi – 3 Pax without luggage, or 2 Pax with luggage
Hiace/ Jumbo Taxi – 9 Pax without luggage, or 7 Pax with luggage
Micro bus – 15 Pax without luggage, or 10 Pax with luggage ( No cargo room equipped)
Medium Coach – 26 Pax without luggage, or 15 Pax with luggage ( cargo room equipped)
Large Coach – 45 Pax without luggage, or 30 Pax with luggage (cargo room equipped)

That s it for now!

Hope that will help! Please leave a comment or send me an email if you got better price^^

One more thing, if you wish to book a private transfer in Hokkaido to Niseko or Sapporo at the best price or cheaper (if it is not too late ) here the link : http://hokkaidotaxi.com

Terry

The concierge Team

# Hokkaido Private Transfers to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Airport