And yes, we are indeed heading to Hokkaido, for those who already figured it out from this post. We’ve booked a self-drive escorted holiday with Prime Travel after it was recommended by my colleague who used them for her Hokkaido self-drive family holiday. So far, my tour coordinator – let’s call him L – has been nothing but excellent. He follows up with a phone call, replies to my emails, answers all my queries promptly, etc.
Excellent service! I like 🙂
I didn’t even have to go down to their office! Everything was done online and through the phone. After telling L our requirements, i.e. travelling date, length of travel, what type of holiday we are looking at, etc, he recommend us the a self-drive holiday called the “8D7N Fly & Drive East Hokkaido Floral Fairytales II” departing on 4 June 2010. You can view the full itinerary, including price list, inclusions, etc here.
This would be our very first self-drive holiday (woohoo!) and L recommended that we book the new Toyota Prius. Even though it costs more upfront, it’s a hybrid car which means that apparently, fuel consumption is very good.
OMG. I just read that apparently, it has a “hands-free reverse parking aid”. REALLY??!! *excited*
Anyway, we’re eagerly awaiting the trip. I just did a quick check on the weather for Hokkaido in June:
High of 21 degrees? Oh wow. VERY VERY NICE! Time to pull out all my jackets, cardigans, scarves, etc. 😉 Yes, I’m quite afraid of the cold and I don’t want to catch a cold when I’m there. Also, it’s the perfect excuse to dress up. Heh.
PS. This is also our wedding 1-year anniversary celebration-cum-delayed-honeymoon! Lalalalalala….
Credit to this site. Such lovely lavender flowers! Don’t think we’d get to see them in June though…