6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Obihiro
— 1 night
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Teshikaga-cho
— 1 night
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Shari-cho
— 3 nights
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Obihiro

— 1 night
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
On the 11th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Tokachi Farm Observatory and then try to win big at Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Obihiro trip itinerary maker.

Tokyo to Obihiro is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in October, with highs in Obihiro at 13°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Obihiro

Fun & Games · Casinos

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Teshikaga-cho

— 1 night
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kussharo, make a trip to Michi-no-Eki Gurutto Panorama Bihorotoge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bihorotoge Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Lake Kussharo Sand Bath and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Teshikaga-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Obihiro to Teshikaga-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. October in Teshikaga-cho sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

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Shari-cho

— 3 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shiretoko Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Utoro Onsen, take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, get outside with Road to Heaven, and contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Misaki.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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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.