13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

13 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, test the waters at a local thermal spa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Onuma Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, thentake in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally make a trip to Hachimanzaka.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hakodate is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Hakodate reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nanae-cho
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): head outdoors with Niseko Hanazono Resort and then explore the activities along Lake Toya. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Mt. Yotei Spring Water, thenget outside with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and then fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kutchan-cho trip app.

You can drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Hakodate in December, plan for little chillier days in Kutchan-cho, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Toya, Mt. Yotei Spring Water, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
On the 19th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sakotandake, make a trip to Cape Kamui, thenget outside with Shimamu Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shakotan-cho trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Shakotan-cho takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Beaches
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Furano Ski Resort and Patchwork no Michi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asahikawa: Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho), Campana Rokkatei (in Furano) and Biei-cho (Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower & Shirogane Blue Pond). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, relax in the rural setting at Ueno Farm, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Asahikawa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Asahikawa takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Kamikawa-cho, Furano, Kurodake
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath and Hello Kitty Happy Flight. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Jigokudani (in Noboribetsu) and Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park (in Chitose). There's lots more to do: walk around Odori Park, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, and see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Chitose, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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