8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
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Hakodate
— 3 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sapporo Beer Museum as well as Shiroi Koibito Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho), Otaru (Otaru Canal & Asakusa Bridge) and Noboribetsu (Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, Jigokudani, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip builder app.

San Francisco, USA to Sapporo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Sapporo are little chillier (58°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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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.
Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Nanae-cho (Onuma Park Walking Path & Onuma Lake). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, and wander the streets of Motomachi.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate trip website.

You can fly from Sapporo to Hakodate in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nanae-cho
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

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