7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kushiro
— 1 night
Drive
2
Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rausu-cho
— 1 night
Drive
4
Abashiri
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kamikawa-cho
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kushiro
— 1 night
Fly

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Kushiro

— 1 night
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
You've added Tancho Crane Observation Center, Kushiro River, Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kushiro River and then examine the collection at Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kushiro travel route planner.

Tokyo to Kushiro is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in December; daily highs in Kushiro reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Kushiro

Museums · Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Teshikaga-cho

— 1 night
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
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Traveling by car from Kushiro to Teshikaga-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Rausu-cho

— 1 night
Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rausu-cho trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Rausu-cho in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rausu-cho are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Abashiri.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Abashiri

— 1 night
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Abashiri online trip maker.

You can drive from Rausu-cho to Abashiri in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Kamikawa-cho

— 1 night
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kamikawa-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Abashiri to Kamikawa-cho by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kamikawa-cho can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kushiro.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Kushiro

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kushiro Itsukushima Shrine as well as The Kushiro City Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kushiro trip planner.

Drive from Kamikawa-cho to Kushiro in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kamikawa-cho in December: highs in Kushiro hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -6°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kushiro

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.