No.30758

Hot-Air Balloon Flight Adventure! Drift Ice, The World Heritage Shiretoko, and Endless Snowfields from the Birds Eye View

This is a real adventure of free flight in the sky with the winds, without a rope fixed to the ground. Try this special flight by one of the best hot-air balloon pilot Mr. Tsuyoshi Miyahara. The flight time is 30 to 40 minutes, and the height is 500-1,000 meters.

Drift ice on the Okhotsk Sea, Shiretoko National Park as UNESCO World Heritage, endless snowfields... It is spectacular! Only available in drift ice season.
The balloon flies with the buoyancy of warm air in the balloon by burning LPG.
Our flight is not a captive balloon fixed to the ground with the 30 meter-long rope but fly with the winds 500 to 1,000 meters high and 3 to 10 kilometers range. We do not fly over the sea but you can see drift-ice from over land. The winds become layered with height and we catch the wind of the direction we want by making balloon getting up and down and fly. The flight time is about 30 to 40 minutes. With the weather conditions, the flight time would be shorter sometimes.
If you have 2 nights stay in Abashiri, and have 2 days (2 times) for ballooning, flight probability would be over 90 %!
Recommended Programs
* Enjoy a superb view of drift-ice on Sea of Okhotsk and world natural heritage "Shiretoko" from the hot air balloon!
* Watch the Diamond-Dust, Roaming Animals, and Powder Snow!
* Fly with the winds 500 to 1000 meters high and 3 to 10 kilometers range.
The flight time is about 40 to 50 minutes.
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Available time period 10 February to 25 February 2018
* Reservation Deadline: 7 days prior
Participation fee Adult: 24,000 yen per person
[Chartered Hot Air Balloon]
1 group (1 to 6 person): 160,000 yen
Additional 1 person: +25,000 yen
Meeting location Koshimizu-Onsen Fureai Center
(683-1, Aza-Koshimizu, Koshimizu-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido)
[from Abashiri:] You can take public bus "Abashiri Bus"
- Bus lane No.3 (bound for Koshimizu)
- 7:10am JR Abashiri station (網走駅前) DEP
- 8:03am Fureai Center (ふれあいセンター) ARR
- 1,070 yen per adult
[from Utoro, Shiretoko] You can take public bus "Shari Bus"
- 7:11am Michi no Eki Utoro Shirietku (Roadside station) (道の駅ウトロシリエトク) DEP
- 8:00am Shari bus terminal (斜里バスターミナル) ARR
- 1,650 yen per adult
* Guide will pick you up at Shari bus terminal.
* Timetable and price may be subject to change without notice. Please check those on your own.
Pick Up Service [Pick up:]
- Route Inn Grantia Shiretoko Shariekimae
- Hotel Kiyosato
- Shari bus terminal
[Drop off:]
- Koshimizu Fureai Center
- JR Hama-Koshimizu station
Required time 3 hours
- 8:30am Meet at Koshimizu-Onsen Fureai Center
- 8:40am-10:30am Hot Air Balloon Free Flight Adventure by "Mashuukisen"
           We take you to the boarding place by a bus after signing
           agreement.
           Enjoy a superb view of drift-ice and
           world natural heritage "Shiretoko" from the hot air balloon!
           * The flight time is about 30 to 40 minutes.
- Drop-off at the meeting point or JR Hama-Koshimizu station
* Schedule might be changed due to traffic, weather or other conditions. Please make sure to have spare time for transportation.
Requirements for participation Minimum: 2 participants
Maximum: 20 participants *Depending on the total weight
Ages 10 years old and up.
* 1 child (10 to 17 years old) must be accompanied by 1 adult.
**No smoking on this tour from the beginning to the end**
**Please kindly remind that your group must have a person who can
   communicate in Japanese or English. 
   If not, the guide can reject your ride onsite without refund the fee.
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, or any helps to move or medical cares.
- Who has any serious chronic disease.
- Who has heart disease or morbid-fear.
- Pregnant woman
- Drunk 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 C.
- 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
Important notices [Required information:]
- All participants' name (full name), birthday, gender, age, blood type, address, mobile phone number, weights (approximate weights including the clothes to calculate the whole weight)
- Presence or absence of a preliminary date for flight.
- The hotel you stay in the previous night, and What name is it under.
- A mobile phone number that can be contacted on the previous day and the day.
[About cancellation:]
- The exact meeting time will be announced by the evening before the day by telephone-call.
- The flight schedule might be changed drastically due to the wind or other weather condition.
- The flight might be canceled due to more than 3m/s wind, or other weather condition before the tour date, or just at the time of boarding. In that case, 100% fee will be refunded.
- The flight might end earlier due to the wind or other weather condition. Some of fee will be refunded if the flight time is shorter than 20 minutes.
- You can request a preliminary date to make its probability higher when you book. However, the reservation will be confirmed only there are available seats for you on 7 days prior to the tour date.
[Others:]
- We don't fly over the sea for safety, but you can see the drift-ice from over land.
- Please sign "the Application for the Accident Insurance" and "the Agreement for Hot-Air Balloon Flight Adventure" before boarding.
- We take all possible measures to avoid any accidents but we recommend to buy insurance just in case.
- Please change your clothes before you arrive since there is not a place for it.
- You may ride separately into two groups when there are more than 12 participants. In that case, we calculate the weight of participants including clothes and decide how to separate.
- Please manage the valuables in you.
Cancellation Cancellations made by customers will be subject to the following penalty fees:
* 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
Included in this fee - Hot Air Balloon Free Flight Adventure
- 2 or more pilots
- 4 or more grand staffs
- Fuel for flight and vehicle *Vehicle chases the hot-air balloon to pick up participants and pilots at the place it lands.
- Tax
Not included in fees Personal expenses
Payment method - Advance Payment by online credit card.
- Advance Payment by overseas bank transfer.
 (Japanese yen only. Please pay the additional bank transfer fee.)
* Note: Payment is due 7 days before the tour date.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before you apply.

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