Hokkaido has an extensive network of intercity bus routes, especially from and to Sapporo. Most buses are slightly slower than trains, however prices are cheaper. There are also many local buses in all towns. Bus travel is easy, reliable and safety, so you can create perfect travel all over Hokkaido.
BUS ROUTE 01
Sapporo to Toyako Onsen on Route 230
The shortest road between Sapporo and Hakodate, Route 230 is one of Hokkaido’s most popular driving routes pass through Jozankei Onsen.
BUS ROUTE 02
Otaru to Iwanai on the Shakotan Peninsula Ocean Road
Best known for both dramatic cliffs and cobalt blue ocean, the Shakotan Peninsula juts out into the Sea of Japan on the northeast of Shiribeshi Region.
BUS ROUTE 03
Rumoi to Wakkanai on the Ororon Line
This scenic coastal road shows off the pleasant sandy beaches, fishing towns, ocean-view campsites and onsen – along with touching sunset over the sea.
BUS ROUTE 04
Monbetsu to Wakkanai on the Okhotsk Line
The Okhotsk Line (Route 238) is a long coastal byway dotted with outstanding natural landscapes, such as brackish lakes, hidden marshes, wildflower gardens, rocky capes and seaside farms.
BUS ROUTE 05
Tomakomai to Hiroo on the Thoroughbred Road Hidaka
Hemmed in by the Hidaka Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this sun-kissed route follows Japan’s top racehorse breeding ground with countless stables, passes through the dramatic windy cape Erimo-misaki.
BUS ROUTE 06
Obihiro to Hiroo on Route 236
Southern Tokachi’s agricultural flatlands and views of the Hidaka Mountains feel the grandeur of Hokkaido. Route 236 from Obihiro running south towards the Pacific Ocean, passes through the rural villages.
BUS ROUTE 07
Obihiro to Sounkyo Onsen on Route 273
Extending from the Tokachi Plain in the south to Daisetsuzan National Park to the north, Route 273 offers majestic farms, wonderful views of the mountains, excellent onsen and a variety of outdoor activities.
BUS ROUTE 08
Nemuro to Shiretoko
From the Nemuro Peninsula to the Shiretoko Peninsula across the vast Konsen Plateau, this scenic route offers a rewarding road trip.
BUS ROUTE 09
Sapporo to Rumoi on Route 275
Head northeast from Sapporo along the west bank of Ishikari-gawa, Route 275 is an idyllic alternative road to Northern Hokkaido across the rich rice fields in Sorachi Region.
BUS ROUTE 10
Hakodate to Esashi on the Oiwake Soran Line
The spectacular coastal Oiwake Soran Line is the home of Hokkaido’s Japanese tradition and historical heritages dating back to the feudal period.
BUS ROUTE 11
Hakodate to Onuma Park on the Kameda Peninsula
The Kameda Peninsula, juts into the Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Hakodate, is an unknown jewel to most international tourists.