9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Kutchan-cho
— 1 night
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 4 nights

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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 4th (Wed): make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then take a stroll through Motomachi, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, then explore by horseback at Dosanko Farm Hakodate, then hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

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Chitose to Hakodate is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hakodate when traveling from Chitose in March, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 6th (Fri), head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club, fly down the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, and then hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho trip site.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakodate in March, expect nights in Kutchan-cho to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Niseko-cho
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Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Hokkaido Backcountry Club ©
Hokkaido Backcountry Club

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Asahikawa Station, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, then admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, and finally head outdoors with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kutchan-cho to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village
Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Denuki Koji, Otaru Canal, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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