12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

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.
On the 20th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, wander the streets of Motomachi, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishizaki Jinushi Kai Shrine, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate tour itinerary builder website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Hakodate is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in November; daily highs in Hakodate reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then make a trip to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenkoji Temple.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, Lake Toya, Zenkoji Temple
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho), Biei-cho (Biei Farm, Shikisai no Oka, & more) and Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, relax in the rural setting at Ueno Farm, don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, and take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Asahikawa online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in November, expect Asahikawa to be slightly colder, temps between 2°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Furano, Farm Tomita, Daisetsuzan
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, and don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Asahikawa in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sapporo, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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