6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Fly
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Sapporo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Furano
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hakodate
— 1 night
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Fly to Osaka Itami, Bus to Shin-Osaka, Train to Hiroshima

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then shop like a local with Tanukikoji Shopping Street, and finally stroll around Odori Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort and then examine the collection at Minapa.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sapporo online trip maker.

Hiroshima to Sapporo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Hiroshima in January, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Furano.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), tee off at Furano Golf Course, examine the collection at Furabi, get outside with Furano Ski Resort, then don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, and finally stop by Campana Rokkatei.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Furano planner.

Drive from Sapporo to Furano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Furano, with lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 24th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski and then head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kutchan-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Furano to Kutchan-cho in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Furano in January since evenings lows in Kutchan-cho dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): test the waters at a local thermal spa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.