16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Denpasar, Bali
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Asahikawa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hakodate
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Denpasar, Bali

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Asakusa Bridge & Otaru Canal). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Odori Park, make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and get great views at Sapporo TV Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sapporo itinerary planner .

Denpasar, Indonesia to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denpasar to Sapporo. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Denpasar in January: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around -3°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Shirogane Blue Pond (in Biei-cho), Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan & Mt. Midori) and Higashikawa-cho (Chubetsu Dam & Asahi-dake). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, walk around Hoppo Yasoen, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and head outdoors with Mt.Tokachi.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa vacation planner.

Take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sapporo in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from -6°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamikawa-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Furano, Hokkaido, Roller Coaster Road
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

3
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Get out of town with these interesting Kutchan-cho side-trips: Yoichi-cho (Asadaen Farm, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, & more) and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, get outside with Niseko Hanazono Resort, explore the activities along Mt. Yotei Spring Water, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Asahikawa to Kutchan-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Kutchan-cho sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yoichi-cho, Mt. Yotei Spring Water, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

4
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.
When in Hakodate, make a side trip to see Hakodate Nanae Snow Park in Nanae-cho, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and ride a horse along Dosanko Farm Hakodate.

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Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Hakodate are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hakodate Nanae Snow Park, Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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