8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Train to New Chitose, Fly to Jeddah

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Sapporo

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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.
Family-friendly places like Odori Park and Otaru Canal will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Asakusa Bridge & Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Jingu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sapporo St. Michael's Church.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sapporo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in July, you will find days in Sapporo are cooler (26°C), and nights are little chillier (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Asahikawa

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Bring the kids along to Asahiyama Zoo and Asahiyama Miura Garden. Explore Asahikawa's surroundings by going to Higashikawa-cho (Sugatami no Ike Lake & Asahi-dake), Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more) and Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, take in the pleasant sights at Asahiyama Park, experience rural life at Saika no sato, and cruise along Roller Coaster Road.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Asahikawa sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido travel guide

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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.