16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Teshikaga-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Nemuro
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old British Consulate of Hakodate and Motomachi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Motomachi Catholic Church and The Ruins of Katsuyamadate Guidance Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakodate: Matsumae Castle (in Matsumae-cho), Onuma Park Walking Path (in Nanae-cho) and Old Nakamura Residence (in Esashi-cho). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate trip itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hakodate is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hakodate is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Hakodate at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hiyama-gun, Matsumae Castle, Onuma Park Walking Path
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Old British Consulate of Hakodate ©

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kurodake and Blue Pond. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hokuchin Memorial Museum and Akai Yane no Koya. Venture out of the city with trips to Asahiyama Zoo (in Asahikawa) and Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake & Asahidake Natural Hiking Route). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Biei Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hakodate to Biei-cho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October, Biei-cho is little chillier than Hakodate - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Asahikawa, Kurodake
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

2
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the activities along Kaminoko Pond, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mashu Third Observatory, then explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, and finally examine the collection at Kawayu Eco Museum Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Teshikaga-cho road trip website .

You can drive from Biei-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Biei-cho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Teshikaga-cho, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kaminoko Pond
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Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shiretoko Beach and Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. Explore hidden gems such as Shiretoko Nature Center and Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center. Step out of Shari-cho to go to Abashiri and see Abashiri Prison Museum, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls.

Plan trip to Shari-cho with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Nemuro.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Abashiri Prison Museum
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Nature Center ©
Shiretoko Nature Center

2
nights
Nemuro

Nemuro ©
Nemuro is a city and port located in Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. On the 12th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from AuroraTower, then see the interesting displays at Northern Pavilion Bokyono Ie, then don't miss a visit to Ochiishi Cape, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nemuro Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): hike along Ochiishi Cape Foot Path, then identify plant and animal life at Northern Natural Flower Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Cape Nosappu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotohira Shrine.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nemuro online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Nemuro takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nemuro can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nemuro

Parks Museums Trails
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Northern Natural Flower Garden ©
Northern Natural Flower Garden
Nemurokotohira Shrine ©
Nemurokotohira Shrine
Northern Pavilion Bokyono Ie ©
Northern Pavilion Bokyono Ie

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