22 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

22 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Hakodate
— 4 nights
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Niseko-cho
— 4 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
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Tsurui-mura
— 1 night
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Shari-cho
— 2 nights
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Asahikawa
— 3 nights
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Sapporo
— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Motomachi and Onuma Park Walking Path. Head to Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakodate: Nanae-cho (Hakodate Nanae Snow Park & Nagareyama Camping Site). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motomachi Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, and contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Hakodate is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in February, with highs in Hakodate at 34°F and lows at 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Architectural Building
Goryokaku Park
4.1
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Neighborhood
Motomachi
4.4

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Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Take a break from the city and head to Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Hanazono Resort. Step out of Niseko-cho with an excursion to Rusutsu Resort Ski in Rusutsu-mura--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Niseko Outdoor Center, fly down the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, explore the activities along Mt. Yotei Spring Water, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Niseko-cho day trip site.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Niseko-cho takes 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Niseko-cho can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 12th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then identify plant and animal life at Kiushito Wetland, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muroran Hachimangu Shrine.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu travel planner.

Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Noboribetsu takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tsurui-mura.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani
4.1
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Hot Spring
Oku no Yu
3.9

1
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Tsurui-mura

Tsurui-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Tsurumidai, look for all kinds of wild species at Onnenai Boardwalk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Otowa Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, and finally visit Tsurui Dosanko Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tsurui-mura vacation maker tool.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Tsurui-mura by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Noboribetsu in February since evenings lows in Tsurui-mura dip to 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tsurui-mura

Wildlife · Parks
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Landmark
Tsurumidai
3.7

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get outside with Road to Heaven, see the interesting displays at Shiretoko Museum, then get great views at Kiyosato Yuhi no Oka, then surround yourself with nature on Shiretoko Tourist, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Raiun Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Shiretoko Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Furepe Waterfall, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Yuhidai.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tsurui-mura to Shari-cho takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Shiretoko Beach
5.0
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World heritage site
Shiretoko Peninsula
4.5
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Shiretoko Tourist
5.0

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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 in touch with nature at Shirogane Blue Pond and Daisetsuzan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asahikawa: Biei-cho (Shirakaba Road & Shirahige Falls), Moon Light Ladies Dog Sledding (in Takasu-cho) and Yukomanbetsu Swamp (in Higashikawa-cho). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, hit the slopes at Wassamu Higashiyama Ski Area, and boost your wellbeing at Kurotake No Yu.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Shari-cho to Asahikawa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shari-cho in February, you will find days in Asahikawa are little chillier (24°F), and nights are about the same (20°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Water Body
Shirogane Blue Pond
4.0
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Mountain
Daisetsuzan
4.6
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Wildlife Area
Viva Alpaca Farm
4.6

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

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.
Visit Sapporo Clock Tower and Fushimi Inari Shrine for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town or Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Shikotsuko Kankosen (in Chitose), Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu). There's much more to do: walk around Odori Park, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and do some rugged touring at Wonder Land Sapporo.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planner.

Drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Sapporo sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Side Trips

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Must see
Odori Park
4.1
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Historic Site
Sapporo Clock Tower
2.7

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