6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido route maker

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Nakashibetsu Airport, Fly to Hakodate
— 1 night



— 2 nights
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.
Takushinkan and Kita no Kunikara Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Campana Rokkatei and Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamifurano-cho (Farm Tomita Lavender East & Onsen Resorts), Higashikawa-cho (Asahidake Natural Hiking Route & Asahi-dake) and Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, cruise along Shirakaba Road, and contemplate the waterfront views at Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Biei-cho trip builder tool.

Osaka to Biei-cho is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Osaka in July, things will get slightly colder in Biei-cho: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips


— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): soak in some Japanese tradition at Kuma no Yu, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rausu-cho online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Biei-cho to Rausu-cho. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Biei-cho in July: highs in Rausu-cho hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips


— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, then admire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rausu-cho to Hakodate. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature

Hokkaido travel guide

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.