7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Memanbetsu Airport, Drive to Teshikaga-cho
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Teshikaga-cho
— 1 day
Drive
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Fly
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Wakkanai
Drive
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Rebun-cho
— 1 night
Drive to Rishiri Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Teshikaga-cho

— 1 day
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
On the 10th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kussharo.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho road trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Teshikaga-cho is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Teshikaga-cho. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, you will find days in Teshikaga-cho are colder (22°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature
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Shari-cho

— 3 nights
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.
On the 11th (Tue), get your bearings at Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then explore the activities along Shiretoko Misaki. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rausu, then cruise along Shiretoko Pass, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Furepe Waterfall.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Shari-cho online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Shari-cho sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Wakkanai

Wind Town

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House) and then make a trip to Cape Noshappu.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wakkanai trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Shari-cho to Wakkanai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Wakkanai are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rebun-cho.
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Highlights from your trip

Rebun-cho

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Sukoton Cape, don't miss a visit to Sky cape, head off the coast to Rebun Island, then don't miss a visit to Kita no Canaria Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Momoiwa Observation Deck.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rebun-cho road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Wakkanai to Rebun-cho takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks · Nature
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Hokkaido travel guide

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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.