36 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

36 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
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Shari-cho
— 4 nights
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Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
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Kamikawa-cho
— 4 nights
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Asahikawa
— 5 nights
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
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Yoichi-cho
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
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Hakodate
— 5 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Betsukai-cho (Narawara, Notsuke Peninsula, &more). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Shiretoko National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, test the waters at Kuma no Yu, cruise along Shiretoko Pass, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rausu-cho trip itinerary builder website.

Tokyo to Rausu-cho is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tokyo in August, things will get a bit cooler in Rausu-cho: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Kiyosato-cho (Uchu Observation Tower, Ippon no Michi, &more) and Shibetsu Salmon Park (in Shibetsu-cho). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shari, admire the sheer force of Kashuni Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip planner.

Getting from Rausu-cho to Shari-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Shari-cho, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki

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Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abashiri (Abashiri Prison Museum & Abashiri Lakeside), Kiyosato-cho (Kaminoko Pond & Sakura Falls) and Bihorotoge Lookout (in Bihoro-cho). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Akan-Mashu National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, take some stellar pictures from Tawadaira, and take in panoramic vistas at Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Teshikaga-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Nature · Parks · Spas · Baths

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Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond

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Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
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.
Explore Kamikawa-cho's surroundings by going to Kamishihoro-cho (Mikuni Pass Observation Deck & Naitai Kogen Farm), Shikaoi-cho (Shikanoyu & Mt Hakuun) and Sugatami no Ike Lake (in Higashikawa-cho). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan, contemplate the waterfront views at Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, get outside with Mt.Tokachi, and stop by Mikuni Pass.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kamikawa-cho road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Kamikawa-cho takes 3.5 hours. August in Kamikawa-cho sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Mt.Tokachi
Mt.Tokachi

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Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Biei-cho (Patchwork no Michi, Shikisai no Oka, &more), Asahidake Natural Hiking Route (in Higashikawa-cho) and Nakafurano-cho (Saika no sato, Farm Tomita, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, get outside with Himawari no Sato, relax in the rural setting at Ohashi Cherry Farm, and hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip builder website.

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in August, Asahikawa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Winter Sports

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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

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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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Otaru Canal, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and take in nature's colorful creations at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Sapporo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

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Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Keiyu Nishimura Museum of Art, relax in the rural setting at Apple House, then sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and finally experience rural life at Asadaen Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Yoichi Fisheries Museum, explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sakotandake, then explore the activities along Shimamu Beach, then don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan, and finally don't miss a visit to Candle Rock.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Yoichi-cho road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Yoichi-cho takes 1.5 hours. In September in Yoichi-cho, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Nature · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Explore Noboribetsu's surroundings by going to Sobetsu-cho (Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, Usuzan Ropeway, &more) and Muroran (Muroran Hachimangu Shrine, Cape Chikyu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Noboribetsu online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yoichi-cho to Noboribetsu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Hakodate: Nanae-cho (Shirotai Farm, Onuma Park Walking Path, &more) and Hokuto (Houkiji Temple & Kijihiki Highland Panoramic Lookout). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hakodate online vacation planner.

Drive from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

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