Hokkaido: Land of Fire and Ice

15 days tour from £5100


Introduction - Hokkaido: Land of Fire and Ice

This itinerary is the only one on our books that’s self-driven, for the simple reason that public transport connections to and from Hokkaido’s national parks (which hold the most spectacular scenery) are infrequent, even in summer.

Driving on Japan’s northernmost island, however, is a dream. The roads are quiet, the landscape spectacular from start to finish, and, of course, the Japanese drive on the left. Our route scythes through magnificent mountain uplands, taking in breathtakingly beautiful caldera lakes, includes an ascent of the island’s loftiest peak (Mt Asahi) and culminates with two full days exploring Japan’s last area of true wilderness, where whales, dolphins and eagles are everyday sights.

What's included:

  • International flights from the UK

  • 13 nights accommodation

  • All internal transportation and transfers

  • English speaking guides

  • Breakfast daily, lunch on day 3

  • Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary
 Hokkaido: Land of Fire and Ice 


Travel Arrangements

You travel independently on a departure date of your choice. Internal travel is by self-driven air-conditioned car and plane.