6 days in Wakkanai & Asahikawa Itinerary

6 days in Wakkanai & Asahikawa Itinerary

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Wakkanai ©
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
Explore Wakkanai's surroundings by going to Toyotomi-cho (Sarobetsu Marsh Center & Sarobetsu Primeval Garden) and Reindeer Ranch (in Horonobe-cho). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Soya Misaki, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Wakkanai City Noshappu Aquarium, stroll around Wakkanai Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from 100th Year Memorial Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wakkanai trip planning app.

Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Toyotomi-cho, Reindeer Ranch
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Wakkanai Park ©
Wakkanai Park
Cape Noshappu ©
Cape Noshappu
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome ©
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome


Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): experience rural life at Tomita Melon House, make a trip to Ningle Terrace, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Asahikawa Station, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, and finally explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Wakkanai to Asahikawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Wakkanai in October, plan for slightly colder days in Asahikawa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Nakafurano-cho, Ningle Terrace
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond