12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+3
bus + subway + bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Yoichi-cho
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  12​h
End: Johor Bahru

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.
Head to Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Marketfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Motomachi and Hakodate Orthodox Church. Step out of Hakodate to go to Nanae-cho and see Onuma Park Walking Path, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate trip itinerary maker .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Hakodate is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Johor Bahru to Hakodate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Johor Bahru in November, with highs in Hakodate at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

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nights
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Shimamu Beach, hunt for treasures at Kakizaki Shoten, then sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Yoichi Fisheries Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ebisuiwa Daikokuiwa, and then explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yoichi-cho trip planner .

You can drive from Hakodate to Yoichi-cho in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hakodate in November: highs in Yoichi-cho hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shakotan-cho
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

2
nights
Shari-cho

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shari-cho route builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yoichi-cho to Shari-cho. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hokkaido Jingu and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Noboribetsu (Jigokudani & Katta Shrine). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum, stroll through Okurayama Lookout, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planning app .

Getting from Shari-cho to Sapporo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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