10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
2
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
3
Shimukappu-mura
— 1 night
4
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
5
Hakodate
— 2 nights

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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.
Bring the kids along to Otaru Canal and Shiroi Koibito Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Otaru Denuki Koji, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo day trip website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sapporo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Sapporo, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get much colder in Sapporo: highs are around 0°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, fly down the slopes at Canmore Ski Village, then identify plant and animal life at Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura and then get outside with Pippu Ski Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Asahikawa sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimukappu-mura.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Canmore Ski Village, Pippu Ski Area
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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Shimukappu-mura

Shimukappu-mura ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Hotalu Street, play a few rounds at Hoshino Resort Tomamu, then hit the slopes at Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido, and finally cool off at Mina-Mina Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Shimukappu-mura day trip planning website.

Drive from Asahikawa to Shimukappu-mura in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Shimukappu-mura

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido ©
Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido
Mina-Mina Beach ©
Mina-Mina Beach

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): meet the residents at Noboribetsu Bear Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then try out the rides at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Noboribetsu travel planner.

Traveling by car from Shimukappu-mura to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Traveling from Shimukappu-mura in December, expect nights in Noboribetsu to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park

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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 31st (Thu): make a trip to Hachimanzaka, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, take a memorable drive along Gokoku Shrine Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate online trip builder.

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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