9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Salt Lake City

1
day
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Kussharo and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io.

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

Salt Lake City, USA to Teshikaga-cho is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Teshikaga-cho. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Teshikaga-cho, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Nature Parks
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Mt. Io ©
Mt. Io
Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo

3
nights
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 outdoors at Shiretoko Peninsula and Shiretoko Nature Center. Explore hidden gems such as Shiretoko Beach and Furepe Waterfall. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and cruise along Road to Heaven.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shari-cho holiday planner .

Getting from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Nature Center ©
Shiretoko Nature Center

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 24th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Noboribetsu Bear Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train from Shari-cho to Noboribetsu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
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.
On the 25th (Mon), snap pictures at Shichizai Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Motomachi Catholic Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hakodate itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Motomachi Catholic Church ©
Motomachi Catholic Church
Hakodate Orthodox Church ©
Hakodate Orthodox Church

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