15 days in Biei-cho, Sapporo & Hakodate Itinerary

15 days in Biei-cho, Sapporo & Hakodate Itinerary

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15 days in Biei-cho, Sapporo & Hakodate Itinerary

Start: Sapporo
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Biei-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 9 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Sapporo

2
nights
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine, then go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka, then view the masterpieces at Takushinkan, and finally head outdoors with Ken & Mary Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, then explore the activities along Blue Pond, and then take a memorable drive along Patchwork no Michi.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Biei-cho online trip itinerary maker .

Sapporo to Biei-cho is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Biei-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Takushinkan ©
Takushinkan
Biei Shrine ©
Biei Shrine

9
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Head to Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Streetfor some retail therapy. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu), Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Biei-cho in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Sapporo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Canal, Jigokudani
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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 (Tue), stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, see the interesting displays at Hakodate Magistrate's Office, then contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Motomachi, see the interesting displays at Old British Consulate of Hakodate, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate trip website .

Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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