8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido visit planner

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Toyoura-cho
— 1 day
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Asahikawa
— 2 nights
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Biei-cho
— 2 nights
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Toyoura-cho

— 1 day
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Indian Water Wheel Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Toyoura-cho day trip planning tool.

Sapporo to Toyoura-cho is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapporo.

Sapporo

— 2 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, take a stroll through Susukino, walk around Odori Park, then don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Sapporo TV Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Toyoura-cho to Sapporo by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Toyoura-cho in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Asahikawa

— 2 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the views from Asahi Bridge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and then get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Asahikawa vacation planner.

Drive from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Biei-cho

— 2 nights
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Panorama Road and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho road trip app.

Getting from Asahikawa to Biei-cho by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in December, Biei-cho is little chillier at night with lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.