World heritage site Shiretoko and eastern Hokkaido
DAY1 Asahikawa AP – Sounkyo
Arrive at Asahikawa airport and head for Asahiyama zoo – one of the most famous zoo in Japan. Then drive to Sounkyo – gorges, stretching for 24 kms along the Ishikari River. See waterfalls called “Ginga-no-Taki” and “Ryusei-no-Taki”. Stay overnight this mountain onsen resort.
Overnight in Sounkyo
DAY2 Sounkyo – Abashiri
After breakfast take a ropeway ride for gorgeous view of Mt. Taisetsu and Sounkyo gorges. Then drive to Abashiri. It takes 2.5 hours drive. At Abashiri experience drift ice at Ohotsk Drift Ice museum and visit Abashiri Prison museum.
Overnight in Abashiri
DAY3 Abashiri – Utoro(Shiretoko)
Drive to the world natural heritage site, Shiretoko, today. Stopover at Oshinkoshin waterfall and arrive at Utoro – the center of Shiretoko. Enjoy the natural wonders especially the Five Lakes and National Park. May be able to see wild bears and deer here from the canopy. And how about taking a cruise boat to catch Shiretoko on the sea?
Overnight in Utoro
DAY4 Utoro(Shiretoko) – Kushiro
After breakfast drive down to Lake Akan today. Sightseeing spots will be the Lake Kussharo, Mt.Iou-zan, Lake Mashu etc. Enjoy great view and scenic drive you have expected in Hokkaido. At lake Akan, sightseeing cruise boat for Marimo Observation Center available. Tonight you stay at Kushiro city
Overnight in Kushiro
DAY5 Kushiro – Sapporo
First visit famous market-Washo market today. Then 3.5 hours drive by express way take you to Sapporo, the biggest city of Hokkaido. Along the way stopover at the Ikeda Wine castle and the Ryugetsu sweets factory. After check in the hotel in Sapporo, visit the famous Ishiya Chocolate factory, the Old Government house of Hokkaido and Odori Park.
Overnight in Sapporo
DAY6 Sapporo – New Chitose AP
Head for New Chitose airport. It takes almost one hour. If you have a time, visiting Sapporo central market is good idea. New Chitose airport is a kind of Hokkaido show case. Do not forget to buy Hokkaido products and souvenirs in last minutes.
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