8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Asahikawa
— 1 night
2
Biei-cho
— Few hours
3
Furano
— 1 night
4
Noboribetsu
— Few hours
5
Sobetsu-cho
— 1 night
6
Sapporo
— 1 night
7
Otaru
— 1 day
8
Sapporo
— 3 nights

1
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 21st (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, explore the world behind art at Snow Crystal Museum, then make a trip to Ice Pavilion, and finally make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa travel planner.

Chitose to Asahikawa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Chitose in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Ice Pavilion, Tomita Melon House
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Snow Crystal Museum ©
Snow Crystal Museum
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Panorama Road, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, then get outside with Patchwork no Michi, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Biei-cho online vacation planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Biei-cho in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Biei-cho when traveling from Asahikawa in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Panorama Road ©
Panorama Road

1
night
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita and then don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Furano day trip planning app.

Getting from Biei-cho to Furano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Furano can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Furano

Parks

Side Trip

Farm Tomita
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Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace

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hours
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

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Getting from Furano to Noboribetsu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Furano in September, Noboribetsu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sobetsu-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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night
Sobetsu-cho

Sobetsu-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Kinoko Oukoku, Kitayuzawa.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sobetsu-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Sobetsu-cho in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Sobetsu-cho are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Sapporo.

Things to do in Sobetsu-cho

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kinoko Oukoku, Kitayuzawa
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Yokozuna Kitanoumi Memorial Hall ©
Yokozuna Kitanoumi Memorial Hall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo visit planning website.

You can drive from Sobetsu-cho to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. September in Sapporo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites
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Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

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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 25th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Tengu, then steep yourself in history at Former Motosaburo Kaneko Store, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and finally steep yourself in history at The Site of Temiya Line.

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You can drive from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Otaru are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Mt.Tengu ©
Mt.Tengu
The Site of Temiya Line ©
The Site of Temiya Line

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nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Jozankei Dam, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, then stop by Nijo Market, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Okurayama Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and then stop by Shugakuso, Hokudai.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Otaru to Sapporo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Jozankei Dam ©
Jozankei Dam
Mt. Moiwa ©
Mt. Moiwa
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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