13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Osaka
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Rebun-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rishirifuji-cho, Rishiri-to
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Furano
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
6
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Biei-cho
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5​h 15​min
End: Osaka

1
night
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Kussharo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Teshikaga-cho day trip app .

Osaka to Teshikaga-cho is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Osaka in May, expect Teshikaga-cho to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bihoro-cho, Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park
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Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park ©
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory ©
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Shiretoko Misaki, then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then cruise along Road to Heaven. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Highway, take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho itinerary planner.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Shiretoko Highway
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Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Highway ©
Shiretoko Highway

1
day
Rebun-cho

Rebun-cho
On the 20th (Mon), head off the coast to Rebun Island, then make a trip to Sky cape, then look for gifts at Shima no Hito Rebun Island Honten, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sukoton Cape.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rebun-cho planner .

Getting from Shari-cho to Rebun-cho by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rishirifuji-cho.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sky cape
Sky cape
Sukoton Cape ©
Sukoton Cape
Rebun Island ©
Rebun Island

2
nights
Rishirifuji-cho, Rishiri-to

Rishirifuji-cho ©
On the 21st (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Pon, don't miss a visit to Rishirito Natural Recreation Forest Hokuroku Camp Site, then make a trip to Longevity Fountain, then step off the mainland to explore Rishiri Island, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kanro Spring Water. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Himenuma Observatory, enjoy breathtaking views from Peshi Misaki Observatory, then don't miss a visit to Kamui Kaigan Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rishiri.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rishirifuji-cho online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rebun-cho to Rishirifuji-cho in 2 hours. In May in Rishirifuji-cho, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Furano.

Things to do in Rishirifuji-cho

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rishiri-cho
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Rishiri Island ©
Rishiri Island
Mount Rishiri ©
Mount Rishiri

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Choei Lavender Farm and Saika no sato. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Furano: Kamifurano-cho (Flower Land Kamifurano, Goto Sumio Art Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita Lavender East, take a memorable drive along Roller Coaster Road, hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, and stop by Campana Rokkatei.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Furano vacation site .

Explore your travel options from Rishirifuji-cho to Furano with the Route module. Traveling from Rishirifuji-cho in May, you will find days in Furano are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kamifurano-cho, Nakafurano-cho
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Farm Tomita Lavender East ©
Farm Tomita Lavender East
Glass Forest in FURANO ©
Glass Forest in FURANO

1
night
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Ueno Farm, take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, then stroll around Hoppo Yasoen, then take an in-depth tour of Asahikawashi Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kibana no Mori.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Asahikawa tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Furano to Asahikawa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Furano in May, expect nights in Asahikawa to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahikawashi Museum ©
Asahikawashi Museum
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum
Kibana no Mori ©
Kibana no Mori

2
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Kanno Firm, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biei Shrine, and finally take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Okanomachi Koryukan Bi.Yell, then walk around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisetsuzan.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Biei-cho tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Biei-cho takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Asahikawa in May, Biei-cho is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kanno Firm, Daisetsuzan
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen ©
Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen
Biei Shrine ©
Biei Shrine

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