8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  12​h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 30​min
2
Hakodate
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  15​h 45​min
End: Boracay

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sapporo Clock Tower and Hokkaido Jingu are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Fukuzumi Pioneering Memorial Museum. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, make a trip to Tanukikoji Shopping Street, and take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower.

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Boracay, Philippines to Sapporo is an approximately 12-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to Sapporo is 1 hour. Traveling from Boracay in September, expect Sapporo to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Canal
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

4
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.
Motomachi and Onuma Park Walking Path will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Goryokaku Park and Hakodate Magistrate's Office. When in Hakodate, make a side trip to see Hokkaido Country Club Onuma Course in Nanae-cho, approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market.

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Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trip

Nanae-cho
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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