6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Sapporo
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Otaru
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

1
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 28th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo sightseeing app .

Vancouver, Canada to Sapporo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Sapporo. Traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sapporo, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine

3
nights
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the striking features of Otaru City Meeting Hall, then see the interesting displays at The Glass Studio in Otaru, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya and then do some two-wheel cruising with White Isle Niseko.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Otaru trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Otaru, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Otaru

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya
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Sumiyoshi Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Shrine
Sankaku Market ©
Sankaku Market
Otaru City Meeting Hall ©
Otaru City Meeting Hall

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