6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Chitose
Drive:  1​h
1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Chitose

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and finally explore the activities along Otaru Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, then examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, then walk around Odori Park, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online vacation planner .

Chitose to Sapporo is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chitose in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sapporo, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Spas

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 12th (Thu), walk around Fukidashi Park, play a few rounds at Rusutsu Resort, and then hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): get outside with Niseko Village Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort, and then examine the collection at Shu Ogawara Museum of Art.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kutchan-cho travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Sapporo to Kutchan-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Fukidashi Park, Niseko Village Ski Resort, Rusutsu Resort
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort

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 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, wander the streets of Motomachi, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and finally examine the collection at Hakodate Magistrate's Office.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip maker app .

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 December in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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