15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Biei-cho
— 2 nights
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Kamikawa-cho
— 1 night
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Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, examine the collection at Hakodate Magistrate's Office, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hakodate is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hakodate. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September; daily highs in Hakodate reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Sakuranboyama Kanko Firm (in Niki-cho), Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (JR Otaru Station, Otaru Canal, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Moerenuma Park, contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and stroll through Okurayama Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner.

Fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Biei-cho.
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Biei-cho — 2 nights

Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
On the 13th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Biei Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, stroll around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui, get to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, then stop by Seven Stars Tree, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Shirogane Onsen Public Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Biei-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Biei-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Biei-cho when traveling from Sapporo in September, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kamikawa-cho.
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Kamikawa-cho — 1 night

Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
On the 15th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Akadake Ginsendai, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, contemplate the waterfront views at Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, hike along Susoaidaira, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sugatami no Ike Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kamikawa-cho trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Kamikawa-cho in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kamikawa-cho are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rausu-cho.
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Rausu-cho — 2 nights

Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu, look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, and then take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, admire the sheer force of Furepe Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kamikawa-cho to Rausu-cho. In September, daily temperatures in Rausu-cho can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Noboribetsu.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Noboribetsu — 3 nights

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Toya, stop by Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, get impressive views of Mt. Usu, then get impressive views of Showashinzan, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Rausu-cho to Noboribetsu with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

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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