28 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

28 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Biei-cho
— 3 nights
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Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
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Rausu-cho
— 3 nights
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Shari-cho
— 4 nights
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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Shakotan-cho
— 3 nights
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Hakodate
— 4 nights

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Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen. Explore Biei-cho's surroundings by going to Kamifurano-cho (Onsen Resorts, Hinode Park, &more), Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsu Kogen Swamp & Daisetsuzan) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahidake Ropeway, Asahi-dake, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Biei-cho is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Biei-cho, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Baths · Shopping

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Mountain
Asahi-dake
4.7
Historic Walking Area
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
4.8
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Mountain
Kurodake
4.8

4
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Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kaminoko Pond and Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory. Explore Teshikaga-cho's surroundings by going to Ashoro-cho (Lake Onneto & Nonaka Onsen Honkan), Nakashibetsu-cho (Kaiyodai Observatory & Yoroushi Onsen) and Shigechan Land (in Tsubetsu-cho). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Akan-Mashu National Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Bihorotoge Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, don't miss a visit to Michi-no-Eki Gurutto Panorama Bihorotoge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September in Teshikaga-cho, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Water Body
Kaminoko Pond
4.6
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Water Body
Lake Onneto
4.5
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Observation Deck
Kaiyodai Observatory
4.4

3
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Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shiretoko National Park and Mt. Rausu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rausu-cho: Betsukai-cho (Notsuke Penninsula Nature Center & Notsuke Peninsula). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, enjoy breathtaking views from Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck, test the waters at Kuma no Yu, and don't miss a visit to Shiretoko Pass.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rausu-cho trip planning app.

Getting from Teshikaga-cho to Rausu-cho by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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National Park
Shiretoko National Park
4.7
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Mountain
Mt. Rausu
4.6
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World heritage site
Shiretoko Peninsula
4.5

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Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shiretoko Misaki and Road to Heaven. Venture out of the city with trips to Milk Road (in Nakashibetsu-cho) and Shibetsu-cho (Shibetsu Salmon Park & Kawakita Onsen). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Shiretoko Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock, admire the sheer force of Furepe Waterfall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Yuhidai.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shari-cho trip tool.

You can drive from Rausu-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Water Body
Shiretoko Misaki
4.6

5
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Toya and Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan. Venture out of the city with trips to Hokkaido Chitose Ham (in Chitose), Otaru (Sumiyoshi Shrine, Tomioka Catholic Church, &more) and Noboribetsu (Oyunuma, Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, and contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Shari-cho to Sapporo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sapporo are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Must see
Odori Park
4.1
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Water Body
Otaru Canal
3.7
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Water Body
Lake Toya
4.3

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Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Kamui and Sakotandake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shakotan-cho: Yoichi-cho (Yoichi Smoked Foods Shop NAMPO, Ebisuiwa Daikokuiwa, &more) and Cape Kabuto (in Tomari-mura). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, enjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach, don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ogon Misaki.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho day trip planner.

You can drive from Sapporo to Shakotan-cho in 2 hours. In October in Shakotan-cho, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Cape Kamui
4.6
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Geologic Formation
Shakotan Peninsula
4.7

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Motomachi and Onuma Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Hakodate side-trips: Nanae-cho (Hokkaido Country Club Onuma Course, Shirotai Farm, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and take an in-depth tour of Hakodate Seikan Renrakusen Memorial Museum Mashumaru.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Hakodate takes 4.5 hours. In October in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Motomachi
4.4
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Water Body
Onuma Lake
4.4
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Observation Deck
Mt. Hakodate Observatory
4.4

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