8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sapporo
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  1​h 30​min
2
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Furano
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Rausu-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Nakasatsunai-mura
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shiroi Koibito Park as well as Kotoni Tondenhei Village Site. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Kotoni Tondenhei Village Site, get behind the scenes at Shiroi Koibito Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take an in-depth tour of Karafuto Kankei Museum, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, and finally examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sapporo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, things will get colder in Sapporo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

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Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sapporo Beer Museum ©
Sapporo Beer Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, try to win big at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, then get engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum, and finally walk around Goryokaku Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sapporo to Hakodate in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Furano.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Casinos

Side Trip

Trappist Monasteries
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Hakodate Horse Racetrack ©
Hakodate Horse Racetrack
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

1
night
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
On the 20th (Mon), stop by Anpanman Shop Furano, see the interesting displays at Furabi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Furano Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Furano tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Hakodate to Furano by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Furano sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rausu-cho.

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Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort

1
day
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
On the 21st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rausu and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rausu-cho trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Furano to Rausu-cho in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nakasatsunai-mura.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hokkaido
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

1
day
Nakasatsunai-mura

Nakasatsunai-mura
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Rokka no Mori, explore the world behind art at Nakasatsunai Museum, see the interesting displays at Kita No Daichi Art Museum, then examine the collection at Koizumi Junsaku Art Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Takeshi Kitano Art Museum.

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Traveling by car from Rausu-cho to Nakasatsunai-mura takes 5.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nakasatsunai-mura are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nakasatsunai-mura

Museums Shopping
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