10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kamikawa-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Rausu-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Teshikaga-cho
— 2 nights
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Sapporo

— 3 nights

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A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Visiting Okurayama Lookout and Otaru Canal will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, head outdoors with Maruyama Genshirin, wander the streets of Susukino, and steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary planner.

Tokyo to Sapporo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in August, with highs in Sapporo at 27°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Asahikawa

— 2 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
On the 9th (Mon), experience rural life at Ueno Farm, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Asahikawa trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kamikawa-cho

— 1 night
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Midori, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kamikawa-cho road trip planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Kamikawa-cho in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Asahikawa in August since evenings lows in Kamikawa-cho dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rausu-cho

— 1 night
Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and then stroll through Shiretoko Peninsula.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rausu-cho trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Kamikawa-cho to Rausu-cho with the Route module. When traveling from Kamikawa-cho in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rausu-cho: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho

— 2 nights
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Akan-Mashu National Park. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, then trek along Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sakura Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Teshikaga-cho day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rausu-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes 2 hours. In August in Teshikaga-cho, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.