Japan: Snow Monkeys and Winter Cranes

Wildlife and Cultural Adventure in a Wintery World

Lodging

Listed below are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

Courtyard Marriott Ginza Hotel

Courtyard Marriott Ginza Hotel

Tokyo, Japan
Day 1 (1 night)

The location of this hotel is its best selling point—it's within walking distance of all the Ginza shops and cafes as well as the Imperial ...

Yudanaka Onsen Yoroduya

Yudanaka Onsen Yoroduya

Nagano, Japan
Days 2 to 3 (2 nights)

This stylish, traditional ryokan is conveniently located in the center of Yudanaka, just a short distance from where the snow monkeys have taken up ...

Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo

Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo

Sapporo, Japan
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)

Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo looks like a piece of Vienna in Japan. The name Edelhof means "Manor House" in German, and the hotel does a fine job ...

Kushiro Prince Hotel

Kushiro Prince Hotel

Kushiro, Japan
Days 6 to 7 (2 nights)

With a convenient location near the Kushiro Marsh, this hotel is perfect for exploring the area. The hotel’s top-floor lounge has panoramic ...

Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings

Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings

Kushiro, Japan
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights)

Set right near Lake Akan, this onsen hotel offers Western and Japanese style rooms. The main attraction of Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings are the two ...

Hotel Nord Otaru

Hotel Nord Otaru

Otaru, Japan
Day 10 (1 night)

Inspired by Italian design and situated next to a canal in the shopping district of Otaru, Hotel Nord is a peaceful hotel with clean rooms and nice ...