6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
3
Otaru
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Niseko-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station and then walk around Hoppo Yasoen. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then explore the activities along Blue Pond, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa attractions app .

Tokyo to Asahikawa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Asahikawa, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo holiday website .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Sapporo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©

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Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, then look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Otaru Kihinkan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Otaru sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Otaru takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Nature Shopping
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©

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Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niseko-cho travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Otaru to Niseko-cho takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Otaru in August, Niseko-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

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You can drive from Niseko-cho to Hakodate in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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