8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido travel route planner

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Fly
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Hakodate
— 1 day
Drive
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Rebun-cho
— 1 day
Drive
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Biei-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
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Hakodate

— 1 day

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 28th (Sun), walk around Goryokaku Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Hakodate is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Hakodate. Traveling from Bangkok in July, things will get slightly colder in Hakodate: highs are around 26°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rebun-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Rebun-cho

— 1 day
On the 29th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Rebun Island, then make a trip to Sky cape, and then get great views at Sukoton Cape.

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Traveling by car from Hakodate to Rebun-cho takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Rebun-cho, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Rebun-cho

Nature · Parks
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Biei-cho

— 2 nights
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Patchwork no Michi and Shirahige Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Roller Coaster Road (in Kamifurano-cho), Asahidake Natural Hiking Route (in Higashikawa-cho) and Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Panorama Road, admire the engineering at Chubetsu Dam, admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, and contemplate the waterfront views at Shirogane Blue Pond.

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Drive from Rebun-cho to Biei-cho in 7.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rebun-cho in July: highs in Biei-cho hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Sapporo

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, then stroll around Odori Park, and then ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

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You can drive from Biei-cho to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sapporo when traveling from Biei-cho in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.