Trip to Hokkaido by campervan rental
Hokkaido is one of the most popular places in Japan for tourists from all over the world.There is so much natural beauty and you will have a lot of attractive spots there.
And you know, Hokkaido is the vastest prefecture in Japan, which means you have to take a long time to move to each place.
If you are interested in traveling to these famous tour spots, I recommend you take a trip by using a campervan rental.
In this article, I give you a suggested itinerary to travel around Hokkaido featuring some popular spots and places of natural beauty by campervan rental.
Start in Sapporo and pick up your campervan rental.
The cost of campervan rentals in Hokkaido can vary depending on the rental company, type of campervan, time of year, and length of rental. However, as a rough estimate, the cost of a basic campervan rental in Hokkaido can range from 10,000 to 20,000 JPY per day, which is approximately 100 to 200 SGD per day.
If you are interested, we would like you to choose us-one of the most popular campervan rental companies:JAPAN ROAD TRIP.
We have some bases in the Capital area of Hokkaido like Shin-Chitose Airport, Sapporo and Eniwa,so that you can choose when and where you rent a campervan.
If you would like to put all your baggage into a campervan at the airport, you are also able to take a base in Shin-Chitose.
the Otaru Music Box Museum
After picking up your camper,head to Otaru, a charming port town with canal-side paths, historic buildings, and a famous music box museum.
At the Otaru Music Box Museum, you can see a wide variety of music boxes and other musical instruments, including antique and modern pieces.
The museum also features a glasswork museum where you can learn about and see examples of the intricate glass work that Hokkaido is known for.
- Location: 4-1 Sumiyoshicho, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0008
- Fee for the main museum :800 JPY (8 SGD) per adult / 600 JPY(6 SGD) per child
- Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last admission at 17:30PM)
Drive to a scenic area known for its rugged coastline, crystal-clear waters, and seafood. Visitors can enjoy hiking along the coastline, swimming in the crystal-clear waters in summer time.
Stop at Cape Kamui for a stunning view of the sea cliffs and the lighthouse.
- Location: located on the western coast of Hokkaido,about a 2 hours drive from the city of Sapporo.
Marine View Auto Campground
Spend the night at a campsite in Shakotan. Marine View Auto Campground is a huge campsite and pets are allowed, they have some athletic area so that little children enjoy playing.And even you can enjoy handy fireworks if you want.
And more, this site is near the town and a hot spring,which means you can spend without any stress.
- Location: 350-8 Nozuka Iwanai-cho Iwanai-gun Hokkaido 〒109-9900
- 1,000 JPY (10 SGD)per person / 500 JPY(5 SGD) per kid (Under 12-year-old)
- Check in time: 1:00PM～5:00PM that day.
- Check out time: 7:00AM～10:30AM the next day.
- Available for reservation anytime
a beautiful caldera lake with hot springs, hiking trails, and views of Mount Usu. Take a cruise on the lake or visit one of the hot spring resorts.
There are several hot spring resorts around Lake Toya that offer day-use admission.
Prices vary depending on the resort and the facilities, but you can generally expect to pay around 1,000-1,500 JPY (10-15 SGD) for a basic admission fee.
Lake Toya Cruise
There are several companies that offer sightseeing cruises on Lake Toya.
Prices vary depending on the length of the cruise and the type of boat, but you can generally expect to pay around 1,000-2,000 JPY (10-20 SGD) per person.
There are many other attractions in Lake Toya like a cable car for watching a volcanic mountain,a nature museum, and Lake Hill Farm.So,please check their website below and find your favorites.
Drive to Noboribetsu, a town famous for its hot springs and geothermal activity.
Explore Jigokudani (“Hell Valley”), a surreal landscape of bubbling mud pools and steaming vents.
Tsudoi no Yakata Camping Grounds
After enjoying many attractions around Noboribetsu, you can stay at a campsite near Noboribetsu.
- Location: 342 Sanai-cho Noboribetsu Hokkaido 〒059-0461
- 1,000 JPY (10 SGD) per person per night
- 24H Open
- Available for reservation anytime,TEL or SMS to 090-3899-0706
Drive to Furano and Biei, a picturesque area known for its lavender fields, rolling hills, and flower gardens.
Visit Farm Tomita, a famous lavender farm, and Shikisai no Oka, a flower garden with colorful blooms in every season.
※Each operation hours depend on each season, please check the details on the each website below.
- Location: Kisen Kita 15-go, Nakafurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido
- Location:Shinsei-Daisan Biei-cho Kawakami-gun Hokkaido 〒071-0473
- URL： https://www.shikisainooka.jp/en/
Drive to Asahikawa, the second-largest city in Hokkaido, and visit Asahiyama Zoo, known for its creative animal exhibits and winter festival.
- Location: Kuranuma Higashi-asahikawa Asahikawa-shi Hokkaido 〒078-8205
- Admission fee:1,000 JPY(10 SGD) per adult / Free for a child (Under 15 year)
- Operating Time: ※It depend on season,check on the website now.
Return the Campervan
Return to Sapporo and drop off your campervan rental.
This itinerary covers some of the most popular spots in Hokkaido, including scenic areas, natural hot springs, and cultural attractions.
Of course, there are many more places to explore in Hokkaido, so feel free to adjust the itinerary based on your interests and time constraints.
If you choose JAPAN ROAD TRIP, we can hear your detailed plan or what you want, and we will suggest the best vehicle and rental plan, and even recommend some courses to travel for you.
Ask us anything, anytime, and please do not hesitate to inquire about your trip with a campervan rental!
(※Exchange rate in this article is the current of April 2023 )