10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Chitose
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Chitose
— 1 night
Drive
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Furano
— 1 day
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive
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Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Chitose — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Shikotsu, tee off at Nidom Classic Course, examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally tee off at The North Country Golf Club.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chitose trip planner.

Sakon Nakhon, Thailand to Chitose is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. In January, Chitose is colder than Sakon Nakhon - with highs of -1°C and lows of -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Furano.
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Furano — 1 day

On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Popuri no Sato Herb Garden, play a few rounds at Furano Golf Course, look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei, fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, then make a trip to Ningle Terrace, and finally see the interesting displays at Furabi.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Furano trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Chitose to Furano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Chitose, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Furano, ranging from highs of -5°C to lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.
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Outdoors · Shopping · Winter Sports · Parks
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Asahikawa — 1 night

On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Asahikawa Station, head outdoors with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then hit the slopes at Inosawa Ski Resort, and finally fly down the slopes at Santa Present Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Furano to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Furano in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Asahikawa, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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Noboribetsu — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu visit planning website.

Drive from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Asahikawa in January; daily highs in Noboribetsu reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Sapporo.
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Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Spas
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Sapporo — 4 nights

CIty of Ramen

Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Canal & Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan), Niseko Village Ski Resort (in Niseko-cho) and Kutchan-cho (Spas & Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Moiwa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Noboribetsu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of -3°C to lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.
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