10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kamikawa-cho
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Chitose
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otaru Canal, and finally get in on the family fun at Otaru Denuki Koji.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around -3°C and lows are around -6°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Otaru
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Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate online holiday planner .

Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. January in Hakodate sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Lake Toya has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

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Traveling by train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Toya
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Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, and then get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Asahikawa trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Noboribetsu in January; daily highs in Asahikawa reach -6°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Abashiri.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

few
hours
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sounkyo Hot Spring Ice Fall Festival. On the 3rd (Mon), get a dose of culture at Sounkyo Hot Spring Ice Fall Festival.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kamikawa-cho itinerary planning site .

Getting from Abashiri to Kamikawa-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Chitose.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Events
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2
nights
Chitose

Chitose ©
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): meet the residents at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, enjoy some diversion at Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park, then get your game on at Hello Kitty Happy Flight, then see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chitose road trip website .

You can fly from Abashiri to Chitose in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium ©
Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium
Lake Shikotsu ©
Lake Shikotsu
Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park ©
Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park

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