16 days in Hokkaido & Tokyo Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 3 nights
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Biratori-cho
— 2 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Sapporo — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Farm Tomita, Shikisai no Oka and Shirogane Blue Pond. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Visiting Okurayama Lookout and Maruyama Genshirin will get you outdoors. When in Sapporo, make a side trip to see Spas in Chitose, approximately Chitose away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, make a trip to Ganso Sapporo Ramen Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Japan Evangelical Lutheran Sapporo Church, and wander the streets of Susukino.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo day trip planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sapporo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Sapporo is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Sapporo reach 27°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Biratori-cho.
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Biratori-cho — 2 nights

On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of The Saru River, examine the collection at Nibutani Ainu Museum, browse the exhibits of Nibutani Kogeikan, then try to win big at Monbetsu Horse Tracks, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Michi no Eki Mukawa Four Seasons House, and finally contemplate the long history of Mukawa Kawaguchi Bunker. On your second day here, cruise along Sekisho Jukai Road, look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Jukai Road Hidaka, then take in breathtaking views at Akaiwa Seigan Canyon, then admire the verdant scenery at Memu Colony of a Lily of the Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoshitsune Shrine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Biratori-cho route planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Biratori-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sapporo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Biratori-cho, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.
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Noboribetsu — 2 nights

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then examine the collection at Shiraoi Ainu Musuem and Village, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yuzawa Shrine. Keep things going the next day: laugh and play at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Mitara Muroran, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muroran Hachimangu Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Cape Chikyu, and finally get outside with Itanki Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu road trip site.

You can drive from Biratori-cho to Noboribetsu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hakodate.
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Hakodate — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Motomachi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally steep yourself in history at Funadama Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate travel route planner.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Hakodate by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hakodate are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 4 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Kimono Me. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Coco Nut Yokohama - Diving Tours (in Yokohama). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ginza, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, and stop by Asakusa.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

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A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.
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