- 14 Day Hokkaido & Honshu Roadtrip - 


Can't decide between a trip to Hokkaido or a trip to Honshu? Do both. On this 14-day itinerary you will pick up your vehicle in Tokyo or Sapporo. From there, explore the mountains of Honshu or Hokkaido, and then take an overnight ferry skirting the west coast of Honshu. After a nice, long night of sleep, you'll be ready to enjoy another week on the opposite island.


  • 14 day van/RV/car one-way rental

  • Overnight ferry tickets w/ bed

  • Unlimited Japan Expressway Pass

  • Printed itinerary booklet

  • Digital beta package

    • GPS backcountry maps​

    • Annotated resort maps

    • Onsen map

    • Parking map

    • Ski resort map

  • Unlimited LTE Mobile Wi-Fi

  • Carbon offset credits

  • Travel booking

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off

  • In-country customer assistance


  • Airfare costs

  • Gasoline costs 

  • Food and drink costs ($15-50/day)

  • Lift tickets ($20-70/day)

  • Ski/snowboard/avalanche gear


  • Private film/photo session

  • Video edit package

  • One-way vehicle shuttle

  • Cat-skiing 


This is a trip no one else offers. If you want the legendary snow of Hokkaido as well as the steeps of Honshu, this is your trip. Being on the road is the only logistically feasible option if you want to visit both islands with a limited amount of time.

Start your journey on Hokkaido or Honshu; it's up to you. Your ports of call in Hokkaido are either Otaru or Tomakomai, both conveniently located so you can explore all of the mainstays. You will sail to or from the city of Niigata which is centrally located on the west coast of Honshu. From Niigata you are free to explore the mountains of northern or southern Japan. Expressways in Japan are notoriously expensive, but with the included unlimited expressway pass, you don't have to worry about tolls. With a one way rental, you can return your vehicle in Sapporo or Tokyo and avoid a lengthy round trip.

Due to travel times between Hokkaido and Honshu I recommend at least 14 days, or if you have time, 3-4 weeks.


Day 1​​

Arrive in Sapporo (CTS) or Tokyo (NRT/HND) and collect van/RV/car.

Day 2-13 

Explore the mountains of Hokkaido/Honshu. The ferry only sails on certain days. We will determine an exact itinerary based on the dates of your trip.

Day 14

Return rental and depart from Sapporo or Tokyo.


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