10 days in Hokkaido, Semboku & Chiba Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido, Semboku & Chiba Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido, Semboku & Chiba Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Chitose
— Few hours
2
Obihiro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Furano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Asahikawa
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 30​min
6
Hakodate
— 1 night
train:  5​h
7
Semboku
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
8
Chiba
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Bangkok

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitose Shrine, examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World, and then examine the collection at Sky Museum, New Chitose Airport.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chitose planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Chitose is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Chitose. Traveling from Bangkok in August, expect Chitose to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Obihiro.

Things to do in Chitose

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Chitose Shrine ©
Chitose Shrine

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Obihiro

Obihiro ©
Arranged in a user-friendly grid system, Obihiro makes a convenient--if unremarkable--gateway for regional explorations.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokachi Gokoku Shrine and then contemplate the long history of Obihiro Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Obihiro journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Chitose to Obihiro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Obihiro

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Onsen Resorts, Nakasatsunai Museum
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Banei Tokachi Obihiro Horse Race Track ©
Obihiro Shrine ©
Obihiro Shrine

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Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Furabi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokoji Temple, then do a tasting at Furano Budogaoka Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Watanabe Clinic.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Furano trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Obihiro to Furano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Furano

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Watanabe Clinic ©
Watanabe Clinic

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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 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa journey planner.

You can take a train from Furano to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Asahikawa when traveling from Furano in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Sapporo.
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Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, then steep yourself in history at Former Gatehouse of Sapporo Agricultural College, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, then contemplate the long history of Soma Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and then contemplate the long history of Kyu Soma-tei.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Hakodate are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Semboku.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Museums
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Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©

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Semboku

Semboku ©
Established in 2005 by the merging of several towns and villages, Semboku boasts an Old Japan atmosphere, punctuated by traditional onsen resorts, old samurai houses, and weeping cherry trees.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gozanoishi Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Matagi Shiryokan, then see the interesting displays at Katakurikan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tennei-ji Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Samurai District. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ando Jozo Brewery Honten, get engrossed in the history at Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ishiguro Samurai House, then identify plant and animal life at Sashimaki Shitsugen Mizubasho Gunseichi, and finally contemplate the long history of Omoide no Katabunko.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Semboku trip tool .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Semboku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakodate in August: highs in Semboku hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oga.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Matagi Shiryokan
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Gozanoishi Shrine ©
Gozanoishi Shrine
Ishiguro Samurai House ©
Ishiguro Samurai House
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

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Chiba

Chiba ©
Developing quickly with new homes and shopping malls cropping up each year, the city of Chiba no doubt benefits from its proximity to the capital--many even consider it a Tokyo suburb.
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Towatari Shrine and then explore the world behind art at Sanyo Media Flower Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chiba trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Semboku to Chiba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chiba when traveling from Semboku in August, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiba

Museums Historic Sites
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Towatari Shrine ©
Towatari Shrine

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