10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Kutchan-cho
— 4 nights
3
Furano
— 1 night
4
Tsurui-mura
— 1 night
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Rausu-cho
— 2 nights

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

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 19th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Esan, get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, then bet on a winner at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate trip planner.

Tokyo to Hakodate is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, Hakodate is little chillier than Tokyo - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Spas · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Hakodate Horse Racetrack ©
Hakodate Horse Racetrack
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

4
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Get in touch with nature at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and White Isle Niseko. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hokkaido Backcountry Club and Shimamu Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kutchan-cho: Spas (in Noboribetsu), Cape Kamui (in Shakotan-cho) and Shinsennuma (in Kyowa-cho). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort, get outside with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Mt. Yotei Spring Water, and make a trip to Ukimido Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kutchan-cho trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Hakodate in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kutchan-cho: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma

1
night
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): head outdoors with Furano Ski Resort, experience rural life at Saika no sato, then admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, then make a trip to Ningle Terrace, and finally learn about winemaking at Furano Budogaoka Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Furano road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Furano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -13°C in Furano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tsurui-mura.

Things to do in Furano

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace

1
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Tsurui-mura

Tsurui-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stop by Tsurui Dosanko Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Onnenai Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Otowa Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, and finally make a trip to Tsurumidai.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tsurui-mura online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Furano to Tsurui-mura in 4 hours. While traveling from Furano, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tsurui-mura, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Tsurui-mura

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tsurumidai ©
Tsurumidai
Tsurui Dosanko Farm ©
Tsurui Dosanko Farm

2
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Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Road to Heaven, kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then cruise along Shiretoko Highway, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rausu-cho trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tsurui-mura to Rausu-cho in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rausu-cho are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park

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