10 days in Sapporo, Otaru & Asahikawa Itinerary

10 days in Sapporo, Otaru & Asahikawa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 5 nights
2
Otaru
— 1 night
3
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
4
Sapporo
— 1 night

5
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.
You've now added Sapporo White Illumination to your itinerary. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Noboribetsu (Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, stroll around Odori Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip app.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are New Chitose Airport, Asahikawa Airport and Hakodate Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Noboribetsu
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout
Odori Park ©
Odori Park

1
night
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Otaru Aquarium, contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, get in on the family fun at Otaru Denuki Koji, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Tengu, then look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, and finally contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Otaru trip planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Otaru by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Otaru can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Mt.Tengu ©
Mt.Tengu
Otaru  Aquarium ©
Otaru Aquarium

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Higashikawa-cho (Asahi-dake & Sugatami no Ike Lake), Furano (Hokkaido Central Mark & Furano Ski Resort) and Biei-cho (Shikisai no Oka, Shirahige Falls, &more). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, experience rural life at Ueno Farm, and get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa road trip planner.

You can drive from Otaru to Asahikawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Furano
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

1
night
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
Sapporo White Illumination has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo tour planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums · Events
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Sapporo Beer Museum ©
Sapporo Beer Museum
Sapporo White Illumination ©
Sapporo White Illumination

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