7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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7 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Hakodate
— 1 day
Train:  3 h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
3
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: London

1
day
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 17th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, then get engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hakodate sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Hakodate is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Hakodate. In June, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 18th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Spas
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Road to Heaven, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Shari-cho trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

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Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

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 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), stroll around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, then admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fukuzumi Pioneering Memorial Museum. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, get engrossed in the history at Karafuto Kankei Museum, then examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planning website .

Getting from Shari-cho to Sapporo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Shari-cho in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sapporo, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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