8 days in Sapporo & Asahikawa Itinerary

8 days in Sapporo & Asahikawa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sapporo
1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: Sapporo

4
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.
Visiting Jigokudani and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Shiroi Koibito Park and Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Denuki Koji & Otaru Canal). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, and contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo journey planner.

In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Noboribetsu, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

3
nights
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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, then get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and finally make a trip to Asahikawa Station. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Hokkaido Central Mark, then get outside with Furano Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Ningle Terrace.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip planner.

You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Furano, Shirahige Falls
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls

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