7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Ipoh
+3
train + foot + Fly + train:  16​h
1
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Ipoh

1
night
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and then admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, then make a trip to Asahikawa Station, and finally walk around Hoppo Yasoen.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa road trip planning website .

Ipoh, Malaysia to Asahikawa is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to Asahikawa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ipoh in November, expect Asahikawa to be cooler, temps between 2°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, stroll around Odori Park, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, then stroll through Otaru Canal, and finally take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, then fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, then get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and finally ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo holiday site .

Take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in November, expect nights in Sapporo to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

2
nights
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 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, wander the streets of Motomachi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Sapporo in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hakodate, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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