Hokkaido Self-Drive Adventure (19 days)

Tour the wide-open spaces, rugged coastline, and steaming volcanoes of Hokkaido on this self-drive adventure. Armed with a map, GPS, and a mobile Wi-Fi device, which allows you to be online throughout, you will explore the very best of Japan’s northernmost island on this exciting 19-day itinerary. Hokkaido is an easy island to explore by car, but our local team provide 24-hour support if you require assistance at any point. After an initial two days exploring Japan’s capital you will travel by bullet train through northern Honshu to Hakodate at the southern tip of Hokkaido. From here you will begin your self-drive adventure with a pleasant drive to Hokkaido’s capital, Sapporo via an overnight stay in Toya Onsen to enjoy the area’s walking trails or relax in its famed hot spring baths. Continue north through the rolling countryside around Biei and the dramatic mountains of Daisetsuzan National Park to Lake Kussharo and the Akan National Park, the last redoubt of Ainu culture. Finish on Hokkaido’s rugged northern coastline for a cruise along the dramatic western coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula before returning to Tokyo for a final night.

Tour Highlights

  • 13 days self-drive
  • Explore stunning Daisetsuzan National Park
  • Discover Ainu culture in Akan National Park
  • Cruise the Shiretoko Peninsula

Suitable For

  • Return visitors
  • Confident drivers
  • Adventure seekers
  • Nature lovers

Guide Price

From £5,735 per person based on a shared room for departures in May.

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