47 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

47 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 5 nights
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Kushiro
— 5 nights
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Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
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Shari-cho
— 5 nights
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Kamikawa-cho
— 3 nights
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Asahikawa
— 5 nights
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Furano
— 4 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 4 nights
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Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
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Hakodate
— 6 nights

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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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station) and Lake Shikotsu (in Chitose). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and make a trip to Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo visit planner.

Denpasar, Indonesia to Sapporo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denpasar to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Denpasar in December; daily highs in Sapporo reach 0°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kushiro.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Lake Shikotsu
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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Kushiro

Kushiro ©
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Explore Kushiro's surroundings by going to Akkeshi-cho (Akke Mikaku Terminal Conchiglie & Akkeshi Boyodai), Hamanaka-cho (North Pacific Ocean Seaside Line & Kiritappu Cape) and Hosooka Observation (in Kushiro-cho). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Akan Lake, examine the collection at Kushiro Marsh Wildlife Conservation Center, take in panoramic vistas at Sarurun Observation Deck, and take in the views from Nusamai Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kushiro trip maker website.

You can drive from Sapporo to Kushiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -6°C in Kushiro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Kushiro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akkeshi-cho, Hamanaka-cho, Shibecha-cho, Hokkaido, Hosooka Observation
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Akan Lake ©
Akan Lake
Akan International Crane Centre ©
Akan International Crane Centre
Meakan-dake ©
Meakan-dake

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Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Teshikaga-cho: Bihorotoge Lookout (in Bihoro-cho), Yoroushi Onsen (in Nakashibetsu-cho) and Lake Onneto (in Ashoro-cho). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, let little ones run wild at Aurora Farm Village, examine the collection at Kawayu Eco Museum Center, and see the sky in a new way at Ginga no Mori Astronomical Observatory.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Teshikaga-cho day trip planning app.

Getting from Kushiro to Teshikaga-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Shibecha-cho, Ginga no Mori Astronomical Observatory, Bihorotoge Lookout, Yoroushi Onsen, Kaminoko Pond
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Lake Onneto ©
Lake Onneto

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Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Uchu Observation Tower (in Kiyosato-cho), Abashiri (Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, Abashiri Prison Museum, &more) and Rausu-cho (Shiretoko Highway & Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, don't miss a visit to Oshinkosin Observation Deck, identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, and admire the masterpieces at Kita no Alp Art Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Shari-cho day trip planning site.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Abashiri, Hokkaido, Rausu-cho, Old Shibetsu Line, Nemuro Shibestu Station Turntable, Notsuke Peninsula
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Mt. Io
Mt. Io

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Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kamikawa-cho: Teshiodake (in Shibetsu), Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center (in Engaru-cho) and Shikanoyu (in Shikaoi-cho). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, visit Mikuni Pass, and take in the natural beauty of Nakadake Onsen.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kamikawa-cho trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Kamikawa-cho in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Teshiodake, Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center, Kurodake, Shikanoyu, Mikuni Pass
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Akadake Ginsendai ©
Akadake Ginsendai

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Biei-cho (Patchwork no Michi & Shiki no To), Moeru Tenpoku Ororon Route (in Rumoi) and Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, hit the slopes at Inosawa Ski Resort, head outdoors with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, and take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Asahikawa road trip planner.

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Asahikawa, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Arte Piazza Bibai, Wassamu Higashiyama Ski Area, Hoppo Yasoen, Moeru Tenpoku Ororon Route
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Wassamu Higashiyama Ski Area ©
Wassamu Higashiyama Ski Area
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort ©
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort

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Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Get out of town with these interesting Furano side-trips: Biei-cho (Shikisai no Oka, Shirogane Blue Pond, &more), Kamifurano-cho (Onsen Resorts & Mt. Furano) and Naitai Kogen Farm (in Kamishihoro-cho). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Hakuun.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Furano trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Furano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in January, Furano is slightly colder at night with lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Furano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Kamifurano-cho, Yubaridake, Naitai Kogen Farm, Mt.Tokachi
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Silo Viewing Platform (in Toyako-cho), Cape Chikyu (in Muroran) and Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden (in Sobetsu-cho). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, explore the activities along Lake Toya, take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, and engage your brain at Tomakomai City Science Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu road trip tool.

Getting from Furano to Noboribetsu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Furano in January, expect Noboribetsu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tomakomai, Silo Viewing Platform, Monbetsu Horse Tracks, Cape Chikyu, Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

5
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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Explore Kutchan-cho's surroundings by going to Cape Kamui (in Shakotan-cho), Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, hit the slopes at Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Yotei, and explore the activities along Mt. Yotei Spring Water.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kutchan-cho trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Kutchan-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Noboribetsu in January, plan for slightly colder days in Kutchan-cho, with highs around -3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Kiroro Snow World, Cape Kamui, Mt. Yotei Spring Water, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hakodate side-trips: Houkiji Temple (in Hokuto) and Nanae-cho (Hakodate Nanae Snow Park & Onuma Quasi-National Park). There's much more to do: stroll through Dosanko Farm Hakodate, test the waters at a local thermal spa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hakodate online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokuto, Nanae-cho
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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