4 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

4 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 1 day
2
Biei-cho
— 1 night
3
Shari-cho
— 2 nights

1
day
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, try your luck at Sapporo Racecourse, then fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, then steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, and finally stroll around Odori Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sapporo. In August in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Casinos
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Sapporo Racecourse ©
Sapporo Racecourse

1
night
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 18th (Tue): make a trip to Patchwork no Michi, go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka, take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at Shirogane Onsen Public Center.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Biei-cho travel planner.

You can drive from Sapporo to Biei-cho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Biei-cho when traveling from Sapporo in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi

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 19th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, get outside with Shiretoko Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Road to Heaven, surround yourself with nature on Shiretoko Tourist, then cruise along Ippon no Michi, and finally test the waters at Kawakita Onsen.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shari-cho holiday planner.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Shari-cho in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Biei-cho in August: highs in Shari-cho hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kiyosato-cho, Kawakita Onsen, Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Tourist ©
Shiretoko Tourist

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