11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Furano
— 3 nights
2
Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
3
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
4
Shakotan-cho
— 2 nights

3
nights
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido and Mina-Mina Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Furano Ski Resort and Parent & Child Tree (Biei-cho). Change things up with these side-trips from Furano: Biei-cho (Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen, Patchwork no Michi, &more), Shimukappu-mura (Hoshino Resort Tomamu & Hotalu Street) and Karikachitoge (in Minamifurano-cho). There's still lots to do: stop by Furano Marche, experience rural life at Saika no sato, get outside with Roller Coaster Road, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Asahi-dake.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Furano tour itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Furano is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Furano is 14 hours. Traveling from Boston in February, things will get a bit cooler in Furano: highs are around 26°F and lows about 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Shimukappu-mura, Higashikawa-cho, Daisetsuzan, Saika no sato
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido ©
Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko National Park. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rausu-cho trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Furano to Rausu-cho takes 6 hours. Traveling from Furano in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°F in Rausu-cho. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shari-cho, Hokkaido
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll around Fukidashi Park, hit the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski, then explore the activities along Lake Toya, then get answers to all your questions at Toya Mizunoeki, and finally make a trip to Flower Parking. On your second day here, get outside with Niseko Hanazono Resort, fly down the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, then fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and finally explore the ancient world of Soga Hokuei Stone Circle.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kutchan-cho trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rausu-cho to Kutchan-cho. In February, daily temperatures in Kutchan-cho can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Flower Parking, Rusutsu Resort Ski, Fukidashi Park, Toya Mizunoeki
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Sai no Kawara, don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shimamu Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Kamui Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Ogon Misaki, then don't miss a visit to Candle Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Numasaki Landslide.

Before you visit Shakotan-cho, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Shakotan-cho takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Shakotan-cho can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sai no Kawara, Candle Rock
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

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