8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take a stroll through Motomachi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Hakodate is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Hakodate is 2 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in October, things will get colder in Hakodate: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

3
nights
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.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal). There's still lots to do: walk around Odori Park, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Hakodate in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa sightseeing site.

You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sapporo in October, with highs in Asahikawa at 10°C and lows at 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

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