11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
2
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
3
Furano
— 3 nights
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights

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 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Hakodate Magistrate's Office, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, then steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo, then take a stroll through Motomachi, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then examine the collection at Old British Consulate of Hakodate, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate trip itinerary maker.

Hong Kong, China to Hakodate is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in December: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the activities along Ogon Misaki, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui, then kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, and finally make a trip to Cape Shakotan.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Shakotan-cho visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Hakodate, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Shakotan-cho, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Furano.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Ogon Misaki ©
Ogon Misaki

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Asahiyama Zoo and Furano Ski Resort. Do some cultural sightseeing at Furabi and Snow Crystal Museum. Explore Furano's surroundings by going to Hoshino Resort Tomamu (in Shimukappu-mura), Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum (in Asahikawa) and Shirogane Blue Pond (in Biei-cho). There's lots more to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, explore the world behind art at Arte Piazza Bibai, make a trip to Ningle Terrace, and look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Furano trip maker app.

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Furano in 4 hours. Traveling from Shakotan-cho in December, Furano is little chillier at night with lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Asahikawa, Onsen Resorts, Hoshino Resort Tomamu, Shirogane Blue Pond, Arte Piazza Bibai
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Arte Piazza Bibai ©
Arte Piazza Bibai

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Karafuto Kankei Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Venture out of the city with trips to Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu), Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park (in Rusutsu-mura) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Shrine Tongu.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo driving holiday tool.

Drive from Furano to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Furano in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sapporo, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jigokudani, Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park, Otaru Canal
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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