6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 1 night
2
Asahikawa
— 1 night
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights

1
night
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 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally stroll around Goryokaku Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Hakodate is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February; daily highs in Hakodate reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, and finally stroll around Hoppo Yasoen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Asahikawa journey maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hakodate to Asahikawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in February, you will find days in Asahikawa are little chillier (-5°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Winter Sports · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hoppo Yasoen
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church, JR Otaru Station, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Moiwa.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planning site.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sapporo are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Otaru
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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