10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 4 nights
Train to New Chitose, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Sapporo

— 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Kids will enjoy Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus and Susukino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal & Musicbox Hall Kaimeiro Ironai). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Platform, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sapporo online attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. In November, Sapporo is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 6°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Asahikawa

— 4 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Kids will enjoy Asahiyama Zoo and Asahikawa Station. Explore Asahikawa's surroundings by going to Tsuchino Yakata (in Kamifurano-cho), Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho) and Biei-cho (Shirogane Blue Pond, Patchwork no Michi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Snow Crystal Museum, hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, look for gifts at Furano Marche, and get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Asahikawa road trip planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Asahikawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sapporo in November, with highs in Asahikawa at 2°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.