14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Biei-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Toronto

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Motomachi and The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Market. Go for a jaunt from Hakodate to Nanae-cho to see Onuma Park Walking Path about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, explore by horseback at Dosanko Farm Hakodate, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hakodate online holiday maker .

Toronto, Canada to Hakodate is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Hakodate are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip planner .

Getting from Hakodate to Noboribetsu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Spas
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiretoko Beach, and then wander the streets of Utoro Onsen. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Road to Heaven, take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko Nature Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Shari-cho sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake

1
night
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shikisai no Oka, explore the activities along Blue Pond, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shirahige Falls.

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Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Biei-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Biei-cho are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cape Kamui, then explore the activities along Shimamu Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan.

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You can drive from Biei-cho to Shakotan-cho in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Biei-cho in September, Shakotan-cho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Otaru Canal and Mt. Moiwa. For shopping fun, head to Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space or Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Yoichi-cho (Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery & Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, and contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary site .

Drive from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sapporo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Spas Baths

Side Trips

Yoichi-cho, Otaru Canal
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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