9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Noboribetsu
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rausu-cho
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Shakotan-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Noboribetsu travel route planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Noboribetsu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June, with highs in Noboribetsu at 20°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Spas
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Godzilla Rock, explore the activities along Shiretoko Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Godzilla Rock ©
Godzilla Rock

1
night
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck, take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, and finally cruise along Shiretoko Highway.

To plan Rausu-cho vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Rausu-cho in 1.5 hours. July in Rausu-cho sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hokkaido
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Highway ©
Shiretoko Highway

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 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shimamu Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Shakotan-cho trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rausu-cho to Shakotan-cho. Traveling from Rausu-cho in July, Shakotan-cho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

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

3
nights
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 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), don't miss a visit to Tanukikoji Shopping Street, then get in on the family fun at Otaru Denuki Koji, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and finally walk around Odori Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Moiwa, then contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner .

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sapporo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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