12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Chitose
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Yoichi-cho
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Taipei

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 17th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Noboribetsu Bear Park, then take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, and finally explore the activities along Lake Toya.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Noboribetsu day trip planning tool .

Taipei, Taiwan to Noboribetsu is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Taipei in November, things will get much colder in Noboribetsu: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Chitose.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Toya
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

2
nights
Chitose

Chitose ©
With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu, buy something for everyone on your list at Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima, walk around Aoba Park, look for gifts at Northern Horse Park, then have fun at Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park, and finally examine the collection at Royce' Chocolate World.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chitose travel route website .

You can take a train from Noboribetsu to Chitose in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Noboribetsu in November, expect slightly colder with lows of -2°C in Chitose. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Shopping Spas

Side Trips

Northern Horse Park, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima
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Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium ©
Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium
Lake Shikotsu ©
Lake Shikotsu
Spas

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Shiroi Koibito Park and Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. Step out of Sapporo to go to Otaru and see Otaru Canal, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, make a trip to Sapporo TV Tower, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, and take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo vacation planner .

Sapporo is very close to Chitose. Traveling from Chitose in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sapporo, with lows of 3°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

3
nights
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
Explore Yoichi-cho's surroundings by going to Shakotan-cho (Cape Kamui, Shimamu Beach, & more) and Shinsennuma (in Kyowa-cho).

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yoichi-cho trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sapporo to Yoichi-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Shakotan-cho, Hiyamizu Toge Karudera Viewing Platform, Shinsennuma
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui

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