5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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5 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Hakodate
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Niseko-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Furano
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Tokyo

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate and then admire the landmark architecture of Kyu Soma-tei.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate online holiday planner .

Tokyo to Hakodate is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect Hakodate to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

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night
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Soga Hokuei Stone Circle, then hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and then get engrossed in the history at Arishima Memorial Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Niseko-cho journey planning website .

You can drive from Hakodate to Niseko-cho in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Soga Hokuei Stone Circle ©
Soga Hokuei Stone Circle

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night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula, then explore the activities along Shimamu Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shakotan-cho tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Niseko-cho to Shakotan-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Niseko-cho in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Shakotan-cho, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Furano.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, then stroll through Furano Ski Resort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokoji Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Furano holiday planning site .

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Furano in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Furano can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Farm Tomita
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Soma Shrine.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner .

Drive from Furano to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Furano in July, you will find days in Sapporo are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites Museums
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum

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