15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Biei-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Kiyosato-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Rebun-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rishiri-cho, Rishiri-to
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Shakotan-cho
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Ljubljana

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): cruise along Roller Coaster Road. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Patchwork no Michi, stop by Asahidake Ropeway, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Asahi-dake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sugatami no Ike Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Biei-cho road trip site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Biei-cho is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Biei-cho, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kiyosato-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Campana Rokkatei, Choei Lavender Farm, Roller Coaster Road
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Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower ©
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi

2
nights
Kiyosato-cho

Kiyosato-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lake Mashu First Observatory, then explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, and finally stroll around Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kaminoko Pond, enjoy breathtaking views from Kaiyodai Observatory, and then admire the sheer force of Sakura Falls.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kiyosato-cho online route planner.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Kiyosato-cho in 5 hours. August in Kiyosato-cho sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kiyosato-cho

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho, Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park, Kaiyodai Observatory
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Kaminoko Pond ©
Kaminoko Pond
Sakura Falls ©
Sakura Falls
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park ©
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park

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.
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiretoko Misaki, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sandan no Taki Fall, and finally cruise along Road to Heaven. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shari-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Kiyosato-cho to Shari-cho in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Shari-cho are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

2
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): cruise along Shiretoko Highway, then cruise along Shiretoko Pass, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rausu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rausu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck, pause for some photo ops at Shiretoko Ryojo Monument, then take in the views from Aidomari Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Shiokaze Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rausu-cho day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Rausu-cho in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hokkaido
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass

1
night
Rebun-cho

Rebun-cho
On the 4th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Rebun Island, then take some stellar pictures from Sukoton Cape, then don't miss a visit to Sky cape, and finally get great views at Kanedano Misaki Cape. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kaigarahama Beach, kick back and relax at Meno Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Momoiwa Observation Deck, then don't miss a visit to Kita no Canaria Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Momodai Nekodai Observatory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rebun-cho sightseeing app.

You can drive from Rausu-cho to Rebun-cho in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rishiri-cho.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sky cape
Sky cape
Momoiwa Observation Deck ©
Momoiwa Observation Deck
Sukoton Cape ©
Sukoton Cape

1
night
Rishiri-cho, Rishiri-to

Rishiri-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rishiri, then make a trip to Longevity Fountain, then head off the coast to Rishiri Island, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Peshi Misaki Observatory.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rishiri-cho trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rebun-cho to Rishiri-cho takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Rishiri-cho

Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, make a trip to Cape Shakotan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shimamu Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Rishiri-cho to Shakotan-cho with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Shakotan-cho are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

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