17 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Sapporo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Furano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biei-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive to Nakashibetsu Airport, Fly to Hakodate
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Hakodate
— 1 day
Drive
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Niseko-cho
— 1 night
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
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Sapporo — 4 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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Taishougarasu Museum, Otaru Canal, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, with highs in Sapporo at -1°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Furano.
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Furano — 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Furano Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Furano Onsen Shisainoyu, head outdoors with Furano Ski Resort, then don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, and finally see the interesting displays at Furabi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, take in nature's colorful creations at Choei Lavender Farm, examine the collection at Goto Sumio Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kita no Kunikara Museum, and finally look for gifts at Furano Marche.

Before you visit Furano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Sapporo to Furano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sapporo in February since evenings lows in Furano dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Biei-cho.
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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.
On the 19th (Sun), indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Shirogane Onsen Public Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, then admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, and finally visit Asahidake Ropeway. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Patchwork no Michi, head outdoors with Mild Seven no Oka, get outside with Ken & Mary Tree, then stop by Seven Stars Tree, and finally make a trip to Christmas Tree no Ki.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Biei-cho online visit planner.

You can drive from Furano to Biei-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Biei-cho can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Asahikawa.
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Asahikawa — 2 nights

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, then get outside with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, and finally get outside with Canmore Ski Village. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Tokiwa Park, explore the world behind art at Snow Crystal Museum, get outside with Santa Present Park, get outside with Inosawa Ski Resort, then don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, and finally browse the different shops at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Asahikawa route maker.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Asahikawa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Biei-cho in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Asahikawa, with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rausu-cho.
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Rausu-cho — 2 nights

Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, test the waters at Kuma no Yu, then take a memorable drive along Road to Heaven, and finally explore the striking landscape at Godzilla Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Shiretoko Beach, admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Furepe Waterfall, then get great views at Puyuni Misaki, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rausu-cho road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Asahikawa to Rausu-cho. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hakodate.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Goryokaku Park, take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rausu-cho to Hakodate. In February, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Niseko-cho.
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Niseko-cho — 1 night

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Niseko Hanazono Resort and then hit the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Niseko-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Hakodate to Niseko-cho in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Niseko-cho can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive 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 27th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Noboribetsu road trip planner.

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Noboribetsu in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Hokkaido travel guide

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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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