6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Sapporo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Seattle

3
days
Sapporo

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Odori Park, make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, fly down the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, and take a stroll through Susukino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sapporo holiday planner.

Seattle, USA to Sapporo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Seattle to Sapporo. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in Sapporo reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Odori Park
Otaru Canal

2
days
Asahikawa

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 6th (Wed), savor the flavors at Kibana no Mori, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamikawa Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Pond, then stroll through Farm Tomita, and finally make a trip to Asahikawa Station Building.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa online itinerary creator.

Take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Asahikawa sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Pond, Farm Tomita
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Asahiyama Zoo
Blue Pond
Farm Tomita

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