5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Niseko-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): experience rural life at Ueno Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, take in the pleasant sights at Shikisai no Oka, and then explore the activities along Blue Pond.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Asahikawa online visit planner .

Tokyo to Asahikawa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Biei-cho
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), stroll around Odori Park, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, then take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

Plan my day in Sapporo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sapporo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©

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Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hit the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort and then head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Niseko-cho trip maker .

Drive from Sapporo to Niseko-cho in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Niseko-cho when traveling from Sapporo in July, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Hokkaido Backcountry Club ©
Hokkaido Backcountry Club
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort

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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 25th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakodate travel planner.

Traveling by car from Niseko-cho to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

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