8 days from £ 965 p/person
This extension trip takes you to the northern island of Hokkaido and areas of stunning natural beauty such as Daisetsuzan National Park, the remote Shiretoko-Hanto peninsula, Kushiro Marshland – the home of red-crowned cranes – and Shikotsu-Toya National Park with its volcanoes and lakes. There are also a lot of hot springs with the opportunity to relax and enjoy bathing Japanese-style. Explore by yourself – supported by an English speaking in-car Satnav – the most beautiful areas that are difficult to reach by public transport.

  • Explore the northern island of Hokkaido by car
  • Visit Daizetsu National Park and the Shiretoko Peninsula
  • Kushiro National Park

Day 1 : Arrive Sapporo

Arrive Sapporo Chitose Airport and make your way to your city centre hotel.

Stay 2 nights.

Day 2 : Sapporo

Full day free to explore Sapporo.

 

Day 3 : Sapporo - Sounkyo

Drive to Sounkyo (approx 3 hours).

Stay 2 nights.

Day 4 : Sounkyo - Daizetsu National Park

Drive to Daizetsu National Park.

Day 5 : Sounkyo - Shiretoko

Drive to Shiretoko (Approx 4 hours). On this isolated peninsula, the Shiretoko National Park is one of Japan’s most beautiful and unspoiled national parks, home to a variety of wildlife including brown bears, deer and foxes.

Stay 2 nights.

Day 6 : Shiretoko

Full day free to explore the Shiretoko area, by car or on foot.

Day 7 : Shiretoko - Kushiro

Drive to Kushiro (approx. 3 hours). The Kushiro Marsh is home to deer, sea eagles and Japanese cranes. A circular trail runs through the marsh from the Kushiro Marsh Observatory.

Stay  1 night.

Day 8 : Depart Kushiro

On your final day, return the hire car at Kushiro Airport and take onward flight.

from £ 965

per person sharing twin room.

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation including breakfast
  • Hire car (Toyota Corolla or similar) 7 days, starting Sapporo ending Kushiro
  • detailed itinerary and extra information

Not included

  • flights
  • tours and excursions
  • travel insurance
  • any other meals and personal expenses