16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
1
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Ikeda-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Furano
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Aomori

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula and then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Shari-cho trip itinerary maker .

Tokyo to Shari-cho is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in August, things will get slightly colder in Shari-cho: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ikeda-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

2
nights
Ikeda-cho

Ikeda-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Tokachi Ranch, examine the collection at Dct Garden Ikeda, then learn about winemaking at Ikeda Wine Castle, and finally make a trip to Chiyoda Entei.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ikeda-cho trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Ikeda-cho takes 4 hours. In August in Ikeda-cho, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Furano.

Things to do in Ikeda-cho

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Tokachi Ranch
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Dct Garden Ikeda ©
Dct Garden Ikeda
Ikeda Wine Castle ©
Ikeda Wine Castle

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 31st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Furano Wine Factory, stroll through Farm Tomita, and then make a trip to Ningle Terrace. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Blue Pond, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Furano route planning website .

You can drive from Ikeda-cho to Furano in 2.5 hours. August in Furano sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Farm Tomita
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls
Furano Wine Factory ©
Furano Wine Factory

3
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Biei-cho (Seven Stars Tree & Patchwork no Michi) and Asahidake Natural Hiking Route (in Higashikawa-cho). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Snow Museum, examine the collection at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, and make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Asahikawa road trip app .

Traveling by car from Furano to Asahikawa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Furano in September, expect nights in Asahikawa to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
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Snow Crystal Museum ©
Snow Crystal Museum
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi
Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Susukino and Sapporo Beer Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner .

Getting from Asahikawa to Sapporo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Noboribetsu on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Sapporo

Neighborhoods Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Susukino ©
Susukino
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Sapporo Beer Museum ©
Sapporo Beer Museum

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Noboribetsu Bear Park, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu online trip planner .

You can drive from Sapporo to Noboribetsu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

3
nights
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 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then see the interesting displays at Old British Consulate of Hakodate, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Kaitaku Hakodate Shicho Shosekiko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, take some stellar pictures from Goryokaku Tower, see the interesting displays at Hakodate Bugyosho, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate vacation builder .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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