11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  12 h
End: Johor Bahru

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then take a stroll through Motomachi, and finally take a stroll around Hakodate Community Design Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip itinerary maker tool .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Hakodate is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Johor Bahru in November, things will get colder in Hakodate: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, make a trip to Cape Chikyu, and then contemplate the long history of Former Muroran Station Tourist Information Center. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then meet the residents at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kawakami Natural Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip planning website .

You can drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muroran
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

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Drive from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in November, expect Asahikawa to be slightly colder, temps between 2°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building & Otaru Canal). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park, don't miss a visit to Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo road trip planner .

Getting from Asahikawa to Sapporo by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Asahikawa in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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