13 days in Yokohama, Hakodate & Niseko-cho Itinerary

13 days in Yokohama, Hakodate & Niseko-cho Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
Drive:  30 min
1
Yokohama
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Niseko-cho
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Tokyo

6
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yokohama: Susukino (in Sapporo), Hakone-machi (Hakone Shrine, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), &more) and Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Oishi Park, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Sankeien Gardens, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, contemplate the long history of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal.

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Tokyo to Yokohama is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Yokohama

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Fujiyoshida, Enoshima Island
Find places to stay May 12 — 18:
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): wander the streets of Motomachi, don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Dozo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, examine the collection at Old British Consulate of Hakodate, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakodate Orthodox Church, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Yokohama to Hakodate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yokohama in May; daily highs in Hakodate reach 18°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

3
nights
Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho ©
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Change things up with these side-trips from Niseko-cho: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (JR Otaru Station, Otaru Canal, &more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Kanrosui, hit the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, head outdoors with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niseko-cho attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hakodate to Niseko-cho takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otaru, Kutchan-cho, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Niseko Annupuri
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

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