12 days in Tokyo, Hakodate & Sapporo Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo, Hakodate & Sapporo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Hakodate
— 1 night
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo visit planner.

Honolulu, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 19 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in April: highs in Tokyo hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
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 29th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and then steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakodate by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo in April, things will get slightly colder in Hakodate: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mount Hakodate
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

3
nights
Sapporo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Tomioka Catholic Church, Otaru Canal, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, don't miss a visit to Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, and steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sapporo vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hakodate in April, plan for little chillier days in Sapporo, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Otaru
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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