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[機器翻譯頁] 【The First Program in Japan】Hokkaido Hot Air Balloon Free Flight Adventure ~6D5N Trip to Challenge Mashu Flight~

  • Program
    fee
    1 room for 1 people:420,000 yen
    1 room for 2-3 people:390,000 yen
    1 room for 4 people:350,000 yen
    Available
    time period
    1st trip: 28 February ~ 5 March 2017
    2nd trip: 5 March ~ 10 March 2017
    Required
    time
    6 Days 5 Nights


The first program in Japan to offer a view of the "Mashu blue" of mysterious Lake Mashu from the sky! The flight altitude is 2,000–3,000m! The hot air balloon free flight experience which fly higher than the flight area of birds.

View one of Japan's most majestic sights – a bucket list favorite – from a hot air balloon floating through the sky ♪
There is no better place than East Hokkaido for hot air ballooning in winter!
Experience up to three hot air balloon free flights in any of the three different areas during your 6-day, 5-night trip!
This truly is the ultimate hot air balloon tour!
"Free flight" – where the hot air balloon drifts with the wind – is unlike "tethered flight" – where the balloon is anchored by ropes.
Controlling the balloon during free flight is difficult, as its direction is influenced directly by the wind, and it can be experienced at just a handful of locations throughout Hokkaido.
We take this genuine hot air balloon free flight experience further, embarking on a long-distance, high-difficulty Mashu Adventure Flight at towering altitudes of 2,000–3,000m – even higher than the flight area of birds!
The prominent Japanese ultra-veteran pilot of the Mashu Kisen, Takeshi Miyahara, guides you on this difficult flight, which cannot be made if weather conditions such as wind speed and direction are not favorable.

This is a 6-day, 5-night trip that takes advantage of this rare flight opportunity to provide magnificent 360-degree views as far as the eye can see, an impressive experience that can only be enjoyed with a genuine hot air balloon free flight.
In the event that the Mashu Adventure Flight is not possible, you will be taken on the Okhotsk Free Flight or Pastoral Free Flight.
As the weather is stable in East Hokkaido at the end of March, Takeshi Miyahara forecasts that there is a 70% probability of being able to fly!
You are sure to be able to enjoy a hot air balloon free flight in one of the three areas!

<Mashu Adventure Flight>
Mashu Area – Mysterious Lake Mashu sparkles in Mashu blue
Flight altitude 2,000–3,000m. Flight distance 30–50km. Flight time 60–90 minutes.

<Okhotsk Free Flight>
Okhotsk Area – The drift-ice-covered Okhotsk Sea and world natural heritage site, Shiretoko.
Flight altitude 500–1,000m. Flight distance 1–10km. Flight time 40–50 minutes.

<Pastoral Free Flight>
Dairy Pasture Area – An unending expanse of pastures comprising Japan's largest dairy farming region
Flight altitude 500–1,000m. Flight distance 1–20km. Flight time 40–50 minutes.

Following your hot air balloon free flight experience, we will guide you to popular izakaya (Japanese-style bars) as well as to East Hokkaido's winter tourist attractions, such as: the largest wetland in Japan, Kushiro Marsh; observation of red-crowned cranes, a special natural monument of Japan; a drift ice and birdwatching cruise where you can enjoy the drift ice of the Okhotsk Sea, plus Steller's sea eagles and white-tailed eagles.
As we have an extended stay at Kawayu Hot Spring – which utilizes 100% hot spring source water – you can relax and refresh your body and mind.
  • The first program in Japan to offer aerial views of the iridescent "Mashu blue" colors of mysterious Lake Mashu!

  • Highly-experienced veteran pilot, Takeshi Miyahara, guides participants on a trip of the skies with safety as his first priority!

  • Experience up to three hot air balloon free flights in one of three different areas of East Hokkaido!

Program details
Program 【The First Program in Japan】Hokkaido Hot Air Balloon Free Flight Adventure ~6D5N Trip to Challenge Mashu Flight~
Program fee

1 room for 1 people:420,000 yen
1 room for 2-3 people:390,000 yen
1 room for 4 people:350,000 yen

Available time period

2017-02-28 - 2017-03-10

Available time period Detail 1st trip: 28 February ~ 5 March 2017
2nd trip: 5 March ~ 10 March 2017
Required time 6 Days 5 Nights
Schedule 【Day 1】
◆1:30pm Depart from JR Kushiro Station
◆2:30pm Depart from Kushiro Airport
◆4:00pm Arrival at Kawayu Kanko Hotel
◆Night  Dinner at Kawayu Kanko Hotel
      Stay at Kawayu Kanko Hotel

【Day 2 to Day 5】
Days 2–5 follow one of the itineraries from pattern (1)–(4).
The itinerary for each day will be determined on the previous evening, after checking the weather and wind conditions. The tour conductor will inform tour participants of any changes or substitutions made to the planned itinerary.

Pattern (1) <Mashu Adventure Flight>
◆5:30am Depart from Kawayu Kanko Hotel (Breakfast Box)
◆6:00am Arrival at Flight Spot (Teshikaga-cho)
      <Mashu Adventure Flight>
◆10:00am Flight End
◆11:00am Lunch in Teshikaga-cho (personal expense)
◆Afternoon Sightseeing in Kushiro Marsh and Tsurui-mura
      ~Marsh, Japanese Crane Observation, Cage etc.
◆Evening Arrival at Kawayu Kanko Hotel
◆Night  Dinner at a Izakaya in Kawayu Onsen Street
      Stay at Kawayu Kanko Hotel

Pattern (2) <Okhotsk Free Flight>
◆7:30am Depart from Kawayu Kanko Hotel (Breakfast Box)
◆8:30am Arrival at Flight Spot (Koshimizu-cho)
      <Okhotsk Free Flight>
◆11:00am Flight End
◆12:00pm Lunch in Koshimizu-cho (personal expense)
◆Afternoon Sightseeing in Abashiri
      ~Abashiri Prison Museum etc.
◆Evening Arrival at Kawayu Kanko Hotel
◆Night  Dinner at Kawayu Kanko Hotel
      Stay at Kawayu Kanko Hotel

Pattern (3) <Pastoral Free Flight>
◆4:30am Depart from Kawayu Kanko Hotel (Breakfast Box)
◆6:00am Arrival at Flight Spot (Nakashibetsu-cho)
      <Pastoral Free Flight>
◆10:00am Flight End
◆11:30am Lunch in Rausu-cho (personal expense)
◆1:00pm Sightseeing in Shiretoko
      ~Drift Ice & Birdwatching Cruise etc.
◆Evening Arrival at Kawayu Kanko Hotel
◆Night  Dinner at a Restaurant in Kawayu Onsen Street
      Stay at Kawayu Kanko Hotel

Pattern (4) <Free Day>
In the event that the three flights in three areas have been completed, or the flights have been canceled indefinitely, participants will be free to arrange their own activities for the remainder of that day.
How about venturing to Kushiro to take a stroll around a Hokkaido port town? Participants are also free to arrange their own evening meal.
 Stay at Kawayu Kanko Hotel

【Day 6】
◆Morning
In the event that the three flights in three areas are not yet complete, the group will embark on a flight in one of the areas. In the event that the flight is canceled, participants will be free to arrange their own activities for the morning.
◆1:00pm Depart from Kawayu Kanko Hotel
◆2:30pm Arrival at Kushiro Airport
◆3:30pm Arrival at JR Kushiro Station

* Schedule might be changed due to traffic, weather or other conditions.
Requirements for participation Minimum: 4 participants
Maximum: 16 participants = 2 balloons structure

Ages 18 years old and up.

The persons who cannot join our flight are:
(The reason why for this is that when we are forced to land on the snowfield of 20-80cms depth you have to walk by yourself.)
- Who needs a wheelchair, walking stick, any helps to move or medical cares.
 Who has any serious chronic disease.
 Heart disease or morbid-fear.
- A pregnant woman.
- Who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Pet.
Things to bring / required items - Warm winter clothes (like a ski suit)
- Winter shoes with the warm socks
- Warm Cap, Gloves and Muffler
- A mask for covering the face or a pair of sunglasses would be much more help.
* Please be dressed in the suitable clothes because it may happen sometimes that your clothes are torn or become dirty. The temperature above would be nearly -20 degrees.
- You can take a camera on but take care of its warming. The battery is run down shortly at the low temperature.

* The things you cannot take in the balloon are:
- Selfie stick
- Tripod
- Food (candy and chocolate are OK)
- Big luggage
- Cutlery
- Lighter
Included in this fee Hot Air Balloon Free Flight Adventure (maximum 3 times in 3 areas)
Hot Air Balloon standby expense for 5 days
 (machinery and materials, delivery vehicle, fuel, staff)
Mini van or taxi of traveling
Kawayu Kanko Hotel 5 nights accommodation
 (Japanese style or Western style with bath and toilet)
Meal: 5 Breakfast, 4 Dinner (Lunch is personal expense)
The Sightseeing Fee (Drift Ice & Birdwatching Cruise)
Tour Conductor
Tax
Not included in fees Lunch
Personal expenses
Meeting location ①JR Kushiro Station (in front of the ticket gate)
②Kushiro Airport (arrival the reception area)
③Kawayu Kanko Hotel (Tel: 0154-83-2121)

* Please let us know your request meeting location.
Address of meeting location Kawayu Kanko Hotel: 2-30, 1-chome, Kawayu Onsen,Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido


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Pick Up Service Please choose from ①JR Kushiro Station, ②Kushiro Airport and ③Kawayu Kanko Hotel.
Payment method - Advance Payment by online credit card.
- Advance Payment by overseas bank transfer.
 (Japanese yen only. Please burden bank transfer fee by your expense.)
* Note: Payment is due 14 days before the tour date.
Language Japanese,English

Attention:

【Note】
- Please notify all participants' name (full name), gender, age, blood type, weights (approximate weights including the clothes to calculate the whole weight) and emergency contact details except the participant.
- Please notify presence or absence of preliminary date.
- Please let us know the name of hotel for previous night, the name of the reservation person for the hotel and your mobile phone number that can be contacted on the previous day and the day. When we make the judgment of cancellation, we surely inform you by telephone-call.

【Important notice】
- Please sign "the Application for the Accident Insurance" and "the Agreement for Hot-Air Balloon Flight Adventure" before boarding.
- We don't fly over the sea, but you can see the drift-ice from over land!
- There is not a place to change your clothes.
 So, please change the clothes by yourself beforehand.
- Please manage the valuables in you.
- Share the bus and the balloon together with other customers.
- The flight would be cancelled with a snow-fall, a blizzard or the strong wind. It is sometimes happened that we are forced to cancel just at the time of boarding or make the flight-time shorter for the bad weather.
- Depending on weather conditions, might be big schedule change.

Travel conditions, etc.:

This program belongs to Hokkaido Takarajima Travel.
Please read our Terms & Conditions before you apply.

http://takarajima-travel.com/en/pdf_en/conditions_en_zh-tw.pdf

Cancellation:

Cancellations made by customers will be subject to the following penalty fees:
* 8-20 days before the tour: 30% of the tour fee
* 2-7 days before the tour: 30% of the tour fee
* 1 day before the tour: 40% of the tour fee
* On the day of the tour: 50% of the tour fee
* No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee

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Operator Information
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    Hiroshi Yamato

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    Comments

    Over 1,000 flight hours! The super veteran pilot of the "Mashu Kisen" Mr.Takeshi Miyahara, will guide you on this Mashu Adventure Flight. You are sure to be impressed by Lake Mashu which can only be viewed from a hot air balloon! Blend into the sky and become one with the wind as you enjoy a midair stroll♪

    Company information

    Company:Hokkaido Takarajima Travel
    Address:9F Daito Building 8-1 Minami 2-jo Higashi 2-chomeChuo-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido

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