5 days in Hakodate & Sapporo Itinerary

5 days in Hakodate & Sapporo Itinerary

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5 days in Hakodate & Sapporo Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Tokyo

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Hachimanzaka and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate vacation site .

Tokyo to Hakodate is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in August, expect Hakodate to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Maruyama Zoo. Get in touch with nature at Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm and Mt. Okura Observatory. Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), stroll around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower, and take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online road trip planner .

Getting from Hakodate to Sapporo by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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