10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then wander the streets of Motomachi, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, ride a horse along Dosanko Farm Hakodate, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Hakodate. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in May: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 18°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal, Asakusa Bridge, & more), Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Oku no Yu). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Sapporo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Otaru, Noboribetsu, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

3
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, then make a trip to Ningle Terrace, and finally stroll around Furano Budogaoka Park.

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Drive from Sapporo to Biei-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Sapporo in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Biei-cho: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Furano, Farm Tomita, Asahiyama Zoo, Daisetsuzan
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

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