8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kanazawa
Fly:  2 h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Otaru
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Kanazawa

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ganso Sapporo Ramen Street as well as Susukino Tennen Onsen Tokakyo. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, and walk around Odori Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sapporo online trip builder .

Kanazawa to Sapporo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kanazawa in February: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around -1°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Otaru.

Things to do in Sapporo

Baths Museums Spas
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo TV Tower ©
Sapporo TV Tower

3
nights
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Otaru Sakaimachi Street has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for gifts at Otaru Sakaimachi Street and then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Otaru trip planner.

You can take a train from Sapporo to Otaru in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Otaru

Shopping Parks Nature
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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.
Asahikawa Winter Festival has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), take in some culture at Asahikawa Winter Festival.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Asahikawa itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Otaru to Asahikawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Otaru, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Asahikawa, ranging from highs of -5°C to lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Events
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Asahikawa Winter Festival ©
Asahikawa Winter Festival

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