5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 1 day
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
3
Asahikawa
— 1 night
4
Shari-cho
— 1 night

1
day
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 21st (Mon): visit Motomachi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate travel itinerary planner.

Tokyo to Hakodate is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, Hakodate is little chillier than Tokyo - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Hakodate Orthodox Church ©
Hakodate Orthodox Church

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, then walk around Odori Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, head outdoors with Asobeach Ishikari, examine the collection at Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tomioka Catholic Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip builder.

You can fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Otaru, Asobeach Ishikari
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Thermal Spas
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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night
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.
On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at Ayako Miura Literature Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Morinoyu Hanakagura.

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You can drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Spas · Baths · Parks

Side Trip

Morinoyu Hanakagura
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Yuhidai, kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Utoro Onsen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shari-cho day trip planning tool.

Getting from Asahikawa to Shari-cho by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Shari-cho are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Utoro Onsen
Utoro Onsen
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake

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