10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly + Train:  11​h
1
Asahikawa
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

4
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asahikawa: Biei-cho (Shirogane Blue Pond, Shikisai no Oka, & more), Higashikawa-cho (Sugatami no Ike Lake & Asahi-dake) and Furano Ski Resort (in Furano). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Takuboku Ishikawa Statue and Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip maker app .

Shanghai, China to Asahikawa is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Shanghai in December, plan for much colder days in Asahikawa, with highs around -2°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Daisetsuzan, Farm Tomita, Furano Ski Resort
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, and get outside with Okurayama Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sapporo online tour planner .

You can take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Hachimanzaka, wander the streets of Motomachi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, look for gifts at Goryokaku Tower Shop, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Park.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Hakodate sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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