9 days in Sapporo, Hakodate & Akita Itinerary

9 days in Sapporo, Hakodate & Akita Itinerary

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Sapporo
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Hakodate
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Akita
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Asahiyama Kinen Koen and Statue of Pioneer Mother. When in Sapporo, make a side trip to see Otaru Canal in Otaru, approximately Otaru away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take a stroll through Susukino, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and admire the landmark architecture of Former Entomology Lab.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sapporo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in April, things will get colder in Sapporo: highs are around 9°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Odori Park
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Historic Site
Sapporo Clock Tower
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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

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.
On the 12th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, admire the landmark architecture of Kyu Soma-tei, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip builder tool.

You can fly from Sapporo to Hakodate in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akita.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Mount Hakodate
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Observation Deck
Goryokaku Tower
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Architectural Building
Kyu Soma-tei
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Akita

Akita ©
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
On the 14th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Our Lady of Akita, then admire the natural beauty at Senshu Park, then stop by Akita Kensanhin Plaza, and finally see the interesting displays at Akita city Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Akita road trip planning website.

Getting from Hakodate to Akita by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Akita are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akita

Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Senshu Park
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Monument
Our Lady of Akita
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