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Hokkaido AJET Announcement: Snow Tour

October 22, 2012

Best winter ever. Hokkaido was damn cool” Nic Bunce, Wakayama ken

One of the best investments I made all year, wouldn`t have missed it

for anything…” Dalton Polyvas, Embetsu cho, Hokkaido

Greetings from Hokkaido AJET`s Social Coordinator, Mikaly. With winter

fast approaching, I’m delighted to announce details for HAJET`s

biggest, most thrilling event…

The HAJET Snow Tour.

Every year ALTs from all over Japan participate in HAJET`s Snow Tour

to experience the swish world class ski resort of Niseko. Whether you

are in Okinawa, Wakayama, Fukui or Fukushima, this is YOUR chance to

join us for 2013!

Date: Saturday, February 2nd – Tuesday, February 5th

(Please note that nenkyu [annual leave] for Monday and Tuesday will be required)

Cost: 30,000 yen (due by December 12th)

This price includes accommodation, three breakfasts, two dinners and

buses to/from Sapporo.

Please note that a deposit of 10,000 Yen is required to confirm your

booking for the tour as soon as possible. This is both due by and

refundable until November 30th, though places are likely to be filled

by then. The entire cost of 30,000 Yen can be paid up front as well.

Itinerary (accurate as of September 21st):

Saturday, February 2nd

After arrival into Sapporo`s New Chitose Airport on Saturday morning

(for those wishing to arrive on Friday, this is not a problem, however

please note that accommodation for Friday evening is not included),

HAJET members will take tour participants for an afternoon of walking

around the world famous Sapporo Yuki Matsuri snow and ice sculptures.

That night, after a popular Hokkaido Jingisukan dinner, a bus will

take the group to the Freedom Inn, a boutique hotel situated right

next to the slopes of Niseko.

Sunday, February 3rd / Monday, February 4th

Participants are free to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, snowmobile or enjoy

a whole range of other outdoor activities around the mountain. (Note

that equipment, lift tickets and bookings can and should be arranged

beforehand. Contact me for details when expressing interest.) If you`d

prefer a slower pace, then a day trip into the towns of Niseko,

Kutchan, Otaru, or just some chill time in some suave onsens are also


On Sunday evening we will have a group dinner in the neighboring town

of Kutchan, and the following night you can choose to have a buffet

dinner at the Freedom Inn (paid for separately) or head out and

explore the restaurants and night life of Niseko`s ski resorts!

Tuesday, February 5th

Everyone wakes up and says goodbye to the Freedom Inn, taking the bus

back to Sapporo. This is where the trip officially ends, but it

doesn`t have to for everyone. You may choose to stay an extra night

and experience more of what Sapporo and the Yuki Matsuri have to

offer. (Please note that plans and accommodation on Tuesday night are

not prepared for you). For those leaving from Sapporo New Chitose

Airport, trains run to the airport from Sapporo station roughly every

15 minutes.

Spots will disappear very quickly so get in touch with me and make

your deposits early to avoid disappointment.

Our furikomi information is:

銀行名: ゆうちょ銀行 [Yuucho Ginko] (Bank Name)

支店名: 九◯八 (キュウゼロハチ) [908] (Branch Name)

口座番号: 1604791 (Account Number)

名前: エージェットカイホッカイドウシブ [AJET Kai Hokkaido Shibu] (Name on Account)

Please send an email to me at social once you send funds,

stating your full name(s), date of transfer and the amount

transferred. (eg. Three people putting down 10,000 deposit each

instead of me mistakenly thinking one person is paying 30,000 up

front, etc.)

Several places on the tour will need to be filled by Hokkaido JETs who

are able to help with showing the other participants around.

Experience traveling/skiing/snowboarding around the Niseko area is

preferable but not required.

All questions and inquiries can come to me at: social

These details are also available at

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