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Choose your own road.

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Your adventure. Your way.

Make unforgettable memories.

Have the adventure of a lifetime.

Personalised travel in every season.

Your Adventure.
Your Way.

Social Bus is a charter bus company with a personal touch.

We offer private, door-to-door transportation throughout Hokkaido. Our specialty is providing flexible, reasonably-priced and comfortable transport for groups of families, friends or travelers.

You can hire our buses for hourly, daily or multi-day periods. We will work with you to make travel plans and we are happy to make recommendations about where to go and what to do.

If you are looking for safe, affordable, fun and convenient transport, then you’ve found the right place.

We would love to help you plan your next journey, event, tour or adventure.
Contact us today at, connect with us on Facebook, or call us at 011-557-2926.

Our team can provide native support in both Japanese and English.

Daily Bus Hire

1 Day / Groups of up to 24 possible!

Sapporo area / Hokkaido rates available!

Multi-Day Bus Hire

2+ Days / Groups of up to 24 possible!

Make the most of your Hokkaido adventure!

Airport Transfer

Discounted price of 52,000JPY when booking both pick-up and drop-off together.

Check out our Hokkaido adventures and local travel tips on our blog!

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Travel at your leisure.

Door-to-door, flexible travel plans designed with your group in mind.

Travel affordably.

Reasonably priced hourly, daily or multi-day rates.

Travel with local, passionate drivers.

Our drivers love Hokkaido and are committed to your safety in every season.


The best trip I’ve ever had!
Full of laughter! Everyone was having fun, and we could make incredible memories!
Cozy bus full of great people on the way to a beautiful place! The definition of “best time”! I haven’t laughed this much in a long time.
Thanks to Social Bus I could visit places I’ve never been to! A very good choice of places!
Thanks Social Bus ! Thanks everyone!
It was an unforgettable trip!

Assi, Japan

We had the most beautiful day trip to Lake Shikotsu, Mount Usu and Lake Toya with Peta and Ochan of Social Bus… We did a full-day hire of their micro-bus, and the booking process was quick and easy thanks to Peta’s helpful and timely responses. It was also nice not having to deal with any language barrier given that Peta is English…. The radiant sun, the clear blue skies, the beauty of Hokkaido in winter – it was all absolutely breathtaking! Even the views during the drive were amazing! We had a great time with Social Bus. Peta and Ochan are such warm and lovely people, and we’ll definitely be in touch if we find ourselves visiting Hokkaido again.

Stef, Philippines

A wonderful trip to Asahikawa & Furano on a cold and frosty day… thanks to our experienced driver Daichi, we managed to have a safe and wonderful journey. Coming from a very hot country, this was perhaps the pinnacle of enjoyment of Winter Wonderland with beautiful memories of a lifetime for the Asahikawa Ice Festival and at Ningle Terrace, Furano. The whole trip was well organised through Peta and team. Keep up the good work and thanks for the wonderful trip.

AASJ, Malaysia