8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights
4
Asahikawa
— 1 night

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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 3rd (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noboribetsu trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Noboribetsu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Noboribetsu. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Noboribetsu, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), stroll through Goryokaku Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then take in the pleasant sights at Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip planner.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Hakodate by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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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.
Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sapporo sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, and then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Asahikawa attractions planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Asahikawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Biei-cho
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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