24 days in Hokkaido & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

24 days in Hokkaido & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose, Train to Asahikawa
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Biratori-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 9 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, Shirogane Blue Pond, Farm Tomita, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hachijo Starffin Street, then get great views at Kamuikotan, and finally don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Heiwa Street Shopping Park. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, admire the sheer force of Fudo no Taki Waterfal, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally walk around Shinei no Oka Tenbo Koen.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa day trip app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Asahikawa is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for cooler days in Asahikawa, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Sapporo.
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Sapporo — 6 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jigokudani, National Ainu Museum Upopoy, Odori Park, and other attractions. Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Sapporo Clock Tower and Toyohira Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Kagaminuma (in Kutchan-cho), Oku no Yu (in Noboribetsu) and Nishiki Onuma Park (in Tomakomai). There's lots more to do: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, see the interesting displays at Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, and admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Miyanomori Art Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sapporo: highs are around 15°C and lows about 11°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Biratori-cho.
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Biratori-cho — 2 nights

Nibutani Kogeikan has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Nibutani Ainu Museum and then steep yourself in history at Old Munro House. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Nibutani Kogeikan, then take an in-depth tour of Shigeru Kayano Nibutani Ainu Museum, and then boost your wellbeing at Jukai Onsen Hakua.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Biratori-cho trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Biratori-cho takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sapporo in October, Biratori-cho is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Hakodate.
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Hakodate — 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Goryokaku Tower, then stroll around Yanagawa Kotsu Park, and then make a trip to Hachimanzaka.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hakodate attractions app.

Getting from Biratori-cho to Hakodate by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Biratori-cho in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Hakodate. You will leave for Tokyo on the 11th (Tue).
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Tokyo — 9 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Takarazuka Theater as well as Muscle Bar Akasaka. Get a sense of the local culture at Ginza and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Enoshima Island and Shinobazu Pond. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple Scenic Walkway, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, visit Akihabara, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Hakodate to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in October, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) 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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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.
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