9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Otaru
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, contemplate the long history of Natazukuri Kannon, then take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muroran Hachimangu Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Kiushito Wetland, then take a pleasant ride with Lake Toya Ranch, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Temple.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip planning tool .

Manila, Philippines to Noboribetsu is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Noboribetsu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in October, expect Noboribetsu to be colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muroran Hachimangu Shrine, Zenkoji Temple, Lake Toya Ranch
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Zenkoji Temple ©
Zenkoji Temple

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari Shrine and Former Gatehouse of Sapporo Agricultural College are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Sapporo Art Museum and Former Ishiyama Post Office (Pozutokan). Step out of Sapporo with an excursion to Mount Tarumae in Tomakomai--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and don't miss a visit to The Site of Kairakuen Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo planner .

Take a train from Noboribetsu to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Sapporo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Tarumae
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Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort ©
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Mount Tarumae ©
Mount Tarumae

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, then make a trip to JR Otaru Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church, and finally look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): do a tasting at Otaru Wine Gallery and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Otaru trip planner .

You can take a train from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October in Otaru, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Otaru

Shopping Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Sankaku Market ©
Sankaku Market
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

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