23 days in Hokkaido & Hidaka Itinerary

23 days in Hokkaido & Hidaka Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
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Hakodate
— Few hours
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Esashi-cho
— 1 night
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Otaru
— 2 nights
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Takikawa
— 1 night
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
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Rumoi
— 1 night
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Wakkanai
— 2 nights
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Monbetsu
— Few hours
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Abashiri
— 1 night
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Kitami
— 1 night
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Hidaka
— 3 nights
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Furano
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 1 night

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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.
Sapporo is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Odori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo travel route planner.

Seattle, USA to Sapporo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu route builder.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Noboribetsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Noboribetsu, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Esashi-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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Esashi-cho

Esashi-cho
On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Nakamura Residence, then make a trip to Inishie Way, and then get engrossed in the history at Kaiyomaru.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Esashi-cho online trip maker.

Getting from Hakodate to Esashi-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Esashi-cho, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Otaru.

Things to do in Esashi-cho

Museums · Historic Sites

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Otaru

Otaru ©

Town of Hills

The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hit the slopes at Kiroro Snow World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Tengu, then stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Otaru Aquarium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Otaru trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Esashi-cho to Otaru in 4.5 hours. May in Otaru sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Takikawa.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Otaru  Aquarium ©
Otaru Aquarium
Mt.Tengu ©
Mt.Tengu
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building

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Takikawa

Takikawa ©
Takikawa is a city located in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.Takikawa City is located in the central area of Hokkaido, it is conveniently located between the cities of Sapporo (biggest city) and Asahikawa (second biggest city). Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): engage your brain at Takigawa City Children's Museum of Science, let little ones run wild at Hokkaido Kodomo no Kuni, then browse the different shops at Sunagawa Highway Oasis, and finally look for gifts at Somes saddle Sunagawa Factory and Showroom.

Start your trip to Takikawa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Otaru to Takikawa takes 2 hours. While traveling from Otaru, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Takikawa, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Takikawa

Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sunagawa Highway Oasis ©
Sunagawa Highway Oasis
Hokkaido Kodomo no Kuni ©
Hokkaido Kodomo no Kuni
Somes saddle Sunagawa Factory and Showroom ©

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Ueno Farm and then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Asahikawa holiday builder app.

You can drive from Takikawa to Asahikawa in an hour. When traveling from Takikawa in May, plan for slightly colder days in Asahikawa, with highs around 59°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rumoi.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Ueno Farm ©
Ueno Farm

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Rumoi

Rumoi ©
Rumoi is a city located in Rumoi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rumoi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Rumoi in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rumoi are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Rumoi

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kunimare Brewery ©
Kunimare Brewery
Mashike Station ©
Mashike Station

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Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©

Wind Town

The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
On the 20th (Sun), make a trip to Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome, get curious at Wakkanai Youth Science Museum, then make a trip to Cape Noshappu, and finally stroll around Wakkanai Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Former Seto House, appreciate the history behind Sakhalin Dog Memorial Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House), then look for all kinds of wild species at Onuma Bird House, and finally don't miss a visit to Soya Misaki.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wakkanai online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Rumoi to Wakkanai takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wakkanai when traveling from Rumoi in May, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Monbetsu.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wakkanai Park ©
Wakkanai Park
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome ©
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome
Cape Noshappu ©
Cape Noshappu

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Monbetsu

Monbetsu ©
Famed for the drift ice passing just off its coastline, Monbetsu makes for a perfect winter destination.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Okhotsk Tokkari Center.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monbetsu online route planner.

You can drive from Wakkanai to Monbetsu in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Monbetsu are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Monbetsu

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Okhotsk Tokkari Center ©
Okhotsk Tokkari Center

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Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Koshimizu Primeval Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Abashiri route maker site.

Traveling by car from Monbetsu to Abashiri takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Abashiri are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kitami.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Koshimizu Primeval Garden ©
Koshimizu Primeval Garden
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum ©
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum

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Kitami

Kitami ©
Kitami is a city in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kitami route planning website.

Getting from Abashiri to Kitami by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hidaka.

Things to do in Kitami

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kitami Mint Memorial Museum ©
Kitami Mint Memorial Museum
Kitami Shrine ©
Kitami Shrine

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Hidaka

Hidaka ©
Hidaka is a city located in southern Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 56,454 and a population density of 1190 persons per km². On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kashiya Yokocho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasu Shrine, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Mitake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hidaka trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kitami to Hidaka. In May, Hidaka is a bit warmer than Kitami - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Furano.

Things to do in Hidaka

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mt. Mitake ©
Mt. Mitake
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Kashiya Yokocho ©
Kashiya Yokocho

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls and then don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace. Keep things going the next day: visit Goro's Stone House, hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Furano trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hidaka to Furano. Traveling from Hidaka in May, things will get a bit cooler in Furano: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Nijo Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Platform, then buy something for everyone on your list at Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, and finally examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test the waters at a local thermal spa and then stroll around Maruyama Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo online trip planner.

You can drive from Furano to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Furano in May, you will find days in Sapporo are little chillier (58°F), and nights are a bit warmer (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Shopping · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Maruyama Park ©
Maruyama Park
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World
Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Platform ©
Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Platform

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