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 drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani
4.1
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Hot Spring
Oku no Yu
3.9

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©

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 4th (Tue), stroll through Goryokaku Park, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally make a trip to Hachimanzaka.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hakodate day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hakodate are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Must see
Mount Hakodate
4.4
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Observation Deck
Goryokaku Tower
4.2
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Architectural Building
Goryokaku Park
4.1

3
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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

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.
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 · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Must see
Odori Park
4.1
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Water Body
Otaru Canal
3.7
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Historic Site
Sapporo Clock Tower
2.7

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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 · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
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Water Body
Shirogane Blue Pond
4.0

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