6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

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.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Hokkaido Konbukan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappist Monasteries, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Kyu Soma-tei, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Esan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hakodate online road trip 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 December, Hakodate is a bit cooler than Tokyo - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trappist Monasteries, Hokkaido Konbukan
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kagaminuma, get out on two wheels at White Isle Niseko, and then get outside with Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Asahigaoka Ski Areas, fly down the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort, and then get a new perspective on nature at Kutchan Natural History Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kutchan-cho online trip itinerary planner .

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 December, expect nights in Kutchan-cho to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine, and then hit the slopes at Sapporo Teine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Royce' Chocolate World
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Sapporo Teine ©
Sapporo Teine
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World

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