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Hokkaido early September a good idea? 2018/5/17 07:29
Hi,

My girlfriend and I have previously spent 4 weeks in Japan and visited lots of Honshu and Okinawa (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kinosake Onsen, Himeji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Ishihaki, Miyakojima etc.) and would like to return this September.
We have 14-17 days (first few weeks in September) and were considering Hokkaido, we'd love to enjoy the great nature, hiking and amazing food.
However, I'm aware that we are after the flower bloom season and just before the Autumn colours so I'm concerned that we're missing Hokkaido at it's best.
I don't think my girlfriend can change her holidays but maybe we can come a few weeks later.
If we do, we'd see the autumn colours but it would be cooler.

Thanks for your advice.
by Denis C  

Re: Hokkaido early September a good idea? 2018/5/17 17:11
However, I'm aware that we are after the flower bloom season and just before the Autumn colours so I'm concerned that we're missing Hokkaido at it's best.

September is not so bad for Hokkaido trip. Not so many crowds, mild weather, and you can see autumn foliage in Daisetsuzan area.

If you have about 15 days, then you can allocate 5 days each for three most beautiful areas :Rishiri and Rebun, Daisetsuzan and Shiretoko. I would fly into Wakkanai (there is direct flight from Haneda, Tokyo) and fly out from Kushiro (to Haneda and then Europe).
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Hokkaido early September a good idea? 2018/5/17 23:17
September is a great time to visit Hokkaido. I kind of consider it the same as October for Honshu. Not too hot, not too cold but just right......

The only main bugbear is it's too early for the best of fall colours and a bit late for the best of the flowers.
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