12 days in Sapporo, Hakodate & Nagoya Itinerary

12 days in Sapporo, Hakodate & Nagoya Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
2
Hakodate
— 4 nights
3
Nagoya
— 4 nights

2
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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 Odori Park and Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town. Step out of Sapporo to go to Otaru and see Otaru Canal, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo visit planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sapporo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Sapporo. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get colder in Sapporo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Hakodate and Goryokaku Tower. Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Nanae-cho (Hakodate Nanae Snow Park & Onuma Quasi-National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, head outdoors with Dosanko Farm Hakodate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hakodate day trip app.

You can fly from Sapporo to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Mount Hakodate, Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hakodate Park ©
Hakodate Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kids will enjoy Ise Grand Shrine and Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Ise (Aramatsurinomiya & Okage Yokocho), Toba Aquarium (in Toba) and Nabana no Sato (in Kuwana). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Nagoya Castle, stroll around Chubu Park, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Nagoya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hakodate in January; daily highs in Nagoya reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Ise, Toba Aquarium, Nabana no Sato, Chubu Park
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium

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