YOKOSO - Hokkaido Winter Activity: Monbetsu Garinko II Drift Ice Cruise

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Highlights: Monbetsu Icebreaking ship Garinko II Winter Popular Tour

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Day 1

Sapporo  (Lunch Box)

Sapporo North Exit Kane no Hiroba (Meet 6:50) 
- Kita-no-Mori Garden, Kamikawa (20 mins. *One dorayaki pancake snack each.)   
- Dezuka Suisan, Monbetsu (Kamaboko shop popular with locals/20mins. One kamaboko souvenir each)   
- Monbetsu Port (Board the Garinko II icebreaker ship/Approx. 1 hr) 
- Marukaichi Suisan, Monbetsu (Shop for seafood products/20 mins)   
- Kita-no-Mori Garden, Kamikawa (Rest/20 mins)   
- Sapporo North Exit (Schedule 20:00)

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Departures & Prices

Departure & Prices
Departure Place Departure Date Tour Price Per Person

Jan. 25, 26

Mar. 01, 02

12 or Older

JPY 11,990

Sapporo North Exit Kane No Hiroba Child
6 to 11

JPY 10,640

3 to 5

JPY 3,000



Feb. 01, 02, 05, 08, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 25, 27


12 or Older

JPY 13,990

6 to 11

JPY 12,640

3 to 5

JPY 3,000

Booking Period: 25 Oct’19~14 Mar’20 (minimum 2 adults to go)
Travel Period: 16 Dec’19~28 Mar’’20

Tour Highlight:

A very popular tour so spaces run out fast!

Experience drift ice on the Sea of Okhotsk, a must-do activity in the winter! Get on board the Monbetsu Icebreaking ship Garinko II (60 mins) and see the drift ice from inside the ship or from the outside observation deck.


Drift ice season (source: Monbetsu Tourism Exchange Promotion Office)

2018: February 1 (first day), February 5 (first day approaching shore) and March 28 (last day)

2019 January 26 (first day), February 12 (first day approaching shore) and March 5 (last day)

※Information: Garinko


◆Get 1 famous "Kani Mayo Ball" at Dezuka Suisan, a long-established kamaboko (deep-fried fish cake) shop in Monbetsu city.

◆Visit Marukaichi Suisan in Monbetsu to shop for crabs and other seafood products.

◆Enjoy shopping at Kitano Mori Garden in Kamikawa town and receive "Kita-dora", a famous local pancake filled with sweet bean paste, one per person.


Dinner Bento Option Crab Rice Bento (no tea): JPY1,200

*If interested, please mention so in the 'Additional Information' box when booking or fill in the inquiry form at least 7 business days before departure.

*Please pay a member of staff on the day in cash.




  • The cruise lasts for around an hour, but this is subject to change depending on ice conditions on the day.
  • If there is no drift ice on the route, then it will become a sightseeing cruise instead.
  • Since drift ice is a naturally occurring phenomenon, you are not guaranteed to see them on the tour day especially if the tide or wind is strong. Please note that the operation of the icebreaker ship is not dependent on the presence or absence of the drift ice. Furthermore, the ship will be suspended if there is inclement weather or sea conditions are deemed dangerous. In that case, the tour conductor will refund the group boarding fare.
  • Please wear warm clothing and walking shoes.


  • Although this tour is set to leave at 6:50am, the registration process of passengers will take place 10-15 minutes before boarding the bus, so please arrive at the meeting place by then.
  • Depending on road conditions, the scheduled return time to Sapporo Station North Exit may be later than stated.


Tour Code: 22900 (Similar Tour 22901)

Departure & Prices
Duration: 1 Days
  • English
  • Chinese


(For the actual tour language of your preferred departure day, please look at the booking form. If you make a booking within 7 days to the departure, we may not be able to arrange your preferred language support. In such case, you will be guided by Japanese speaking tour director with an itinerary in your preferred language.)

The Scope of Language Support: A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.


Peak season and public holiday surcharge may apply for certain dates.

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