60 days in Sapporo & Nagoya Itinerary

60 days in Sapporo & Nagoya Itinerary

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60 days in Sapporo & Nagoya Itinerary

Start: Sapporo
1
Sapporo
— 56 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Nagoya
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sapporo

56
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Tomakomai (Mount Tarumae, Tarumaesan Shrine, & more), Noboribetsu (Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, Jigokudani, & more) and Kutchan-cho (Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Niseko Hanazono Resort, & more). On the 22nd (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are New Chitose Airport, Asahikawa Airport and Hakodate Airport. In December, daytime highs in Sapporo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otaru, Kutchan-cho, Noboribetsu, Chitose, Niseko-cho
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nagoya TV Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosho-in (Osu Kannon).

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sapporo to Nagoya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in January, expect Nagoya to be a bit warmer, temps between 7°C and 1°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ise, Inuyama Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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