14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido trip itinerary planner
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive
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Niseko-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hakodate
— 3 nights
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Asahikawa — 2 nights

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 4th (Mon), hit the slopes at Santa Present Park, hit the slopes at Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Asahikawashi Museum, get outside with Canmore Ski Village, then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, and finally find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa day trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Asahikawa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Asahikawa is 2 hours. In March, Asahikawa is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 0°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.
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Sapporo — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, Otaru Canal, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.
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Noboribetsu — 1 night

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): laugh and play at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiushito Wetland, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muroran Hachimangu Shrine.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Noboribetsu itinerary website.

You can drive from Sapporo to Noboribetsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Sapporo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Noboribetsu, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Niseko-cho.
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Niseko-cho — 3 nights

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura), Kiroro Snow World (in Akaigawa-mura) and Yoichi-cho (Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya & Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU, get outside with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, get engrossed in the history at Arishima Memorial Center, and walk around Mt. Yotei Natural Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Niseko-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Niseko-cho takes 1.5 hours. In March in Niseko-cho, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.
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Hakodate — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hakodate Magistrate's Office, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

Plan my day in Hakodate using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Hokkaido travel guide

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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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