11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Fly
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Train to Sapporo(Jr), Fly to Hakodate
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Sapporo

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum, and make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sapporo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Sapporo. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Sapporo to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Shari-cho

Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Oshinkosin Observation Deck.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Shari-cho online journey maker.

Getting from Sapporo to Shari-cho by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Shari-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Asahikawa

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Kamifurano-cho (Kanno Firm & Roller Coaster Road), Higashikawa-cho (Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, Asahidake Ropeway, &more) and Biei-cho (Shirogane Blue Pond, Biei Farm, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Asahikawa day trip website.

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Asahikawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shari-cho in August, Asahikawa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hakodate

City of Lights

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 17th (Tue): walk around Goryokaku Park, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Asahikawa to Hakodate in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.