12 days in Tokyo & Hokkaido Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Asahikawa
— 1 day
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Sapporo
— 1 night
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Otaru
— 1 day
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Sapporo
— 1 night
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Tokyo — 2 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, stroll around Yoyogi Park, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then browse the range of quality goods at Isetan Shinjuku Store, and finally wander the streets of Ueno District. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, with highs in Tokyo at 12°C and lows at 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Sapporo.
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Sapporo — 2 nights

CIty of Ramen

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 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Minapa.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo attractions website.

Fly from Tokyo to Sapporo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in February, plan for cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around -1°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -5°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Asahikawa.
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Asahikawa — 1 day

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Asahiyama Park, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, then buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae, and finally don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

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Getting from Sapporo to Asahikawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Sapporo in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.
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Sapporo — 1 night

CIty of Ramen

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sapporo holiday builder site.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Otaru on the 1st (Wed).
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Otaru — 1 day

Town of Hills

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 1st (Wed), take a stroll around Otaru City Meeting Hall, don't miss a visit to JR Otaru Station, hunt for treasures at Sankaku Market, contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and finally stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Otaru online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Otaru sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Sapporo.
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Sapporo — 1 night

CIty of Ramen

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip planner.

You can drive from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Hakodate on the 2nd (Thu).
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Hakodate — 2 nights

City of Lights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then take a stroll through Motomachi, and finally go for a walk through Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Takeda Ayasaburo Sensei, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate day trip app.

Fly from Sapporo to Hakodate in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in March, expect nights in Hakodate to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Sea Life Park as well as Senso-ji Temple. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): wander the streets of Akihabara and then stroll around Ueno Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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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