15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 15​min
2
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Shari-cho
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Hong Kong

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Trappist Monasteries and Hakodate Foreign General Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Kyu Soma-tei and Yamanoue Daijingu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakodate: Onuma Lake (in Nanae-cho) and Hotokegaura (in Sai-mura). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Esan, take in the pleasant sights at Sakuragaoka St., catch the contagious excitement of Hakodate Horse Racetrack, and get engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum.

Plan my day in Hakodate using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Hong Kong, China to Hakodate is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in September: highs in Hakodate hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hotokegaura, Trappist Monasteries, Onuma Lake
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Onuma Lake ©
Onuma Lake
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei
Hakodate Foreign General Cemetery ©
Hakodate Foreign General Cemetery

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kurodake and Mt. Tomuraushi. Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikawa Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, get curious at Asahikawa Science Center, and get engrossed in the history at Asahikawashi Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hakodate to Asahikawa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hakodate in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Asahikawa: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, Kurodake, Mt. Tomuraushi
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Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center
Kamikawa Shrine ©
Kamikawa Shrine
Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine ©
Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Shari and Kamuiwakka Falls. Visiting Mt. Mashu and Sandan no Taki Fall will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Uramashu Shelter (Snow Shelter) (in Nakashibetsu-cho) and Ippon no Michi (in Kiyosato-cho). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raiun Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Onnebetsu River, and admire the masterpieces at Kita no Alp Art Museum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Shari-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In September in Shari-cho, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ippon no Michi, Mt. Mashu, Uramashu Shelter (Snow Shelter)
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Mt. Mashu ©
Mt. Mashu
Raiun Shrine ©
Raiun Shrine

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Yotei and White Isle Niseko. Your inner history buff will appreciate Naritasan Sapporo Betsuin Shinei-ji Temple and Tomioka Catholic Church. When in Sapporo, make a side trip to see Spas in Kutchan-cho, approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sapporo Gokoku Shrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Kitaichijo Church, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online day trip planner .

Getting from Shari-cho to Sapporo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Tomioka Catholic Church, Mt. Yotei
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Hokkaido Shrine Tongu ©
Hokkaido Shrine Tongu
Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga ©
Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga
Sapporo Gokoku Shrine ©
Sapporo Gokoku Shrine

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