Discover why Hokkaido is so loved by by international and local tourists alike, by taking a road trip to see the many cultural and scenic attractions surrounding Shari. Two examples of places within a relatively short distance of Shari are Utoro, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest, and Abashiri, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east.
If the rain clouds roll in, don't panic, Hokkaido offers plenty of indoor history museums, nature museums and indoor markets, that will keep you entertained. Whatever your beliefs, you're sure to be moved at Hokkaido's temples and other places of worship.
There are times when one of the most effective ways to get a feel for a place is by hiring local guides. This region offers a range of guided nature walks, wildlife spotting tours and culinary tours. If you're the type who likes to slow down while on vacation, Shari offers great camping and wildlife watching.
Make sure you take your tastebuds for a tour of Hokkaido's eating establishments. Sea urchin and also squid are common ingredients used in cooking here. Favorite foods include ishikari nabe (salmon and vegetable stew) and ruibe (sliced raw salmon), but naturally there are many other mouthwatering dishes for foodies to try.
As your vacation winds to a close, you'll be sure to bid Shari a sad "Sayōnara"