8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Chitose
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Furano
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Asahikawa
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Sapporo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Niseko-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
train:  1​h
8
Chitose
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Bangkok

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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.
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chitose route tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Chitose is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, Chitose is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 0°C and lows of -12°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toSapporo.

Things to do in Chitose

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo trip itinerary planning app .

Sapporo is very close to Chitose. Traveling from Chitose in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sapporo, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums
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Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ningle Terrace. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): do a tasting at Furano Budogaoka Park, stroll through Torinuma Park, look for gifts at Anpanman Shop Furano, then take in panoramic vistas at Rokugo Viewing Platform, then examine the collection at Furabi, and finally make a trip to Ningle Terrace.

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Drive from Sapporo to Furano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Furano when traveling from Sapporo in February, with lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Shopping Museums
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Torinuma Park ©
Torinuma Park
Rokugo Viewing Platform ©
Rokugo Viewing Platform
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Kamuikotan.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Furano to Asahikawa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Furano in February, Asahikawa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Historic Sites
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Kamuikotan ©
Kamuikotan

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©
To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip maker app .

You can take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites
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Sapporo Sorei Shrine ©
Sapporo Sorei Shrine
Hokkaido Shrine Tongu ©
Hokkaido Shrine Tongu

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Niseko-cho

Niseko-cho
Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens and then stop by Boot Solutions Niseko.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Niseko-cho route planning app .

You can drive from Sapporo to Niseko-cho in 2 hours. February in Niseko-cho sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Baths Shopping Spas

Side Trip

Boot Solutions Niseko
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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get great views at Tokkarisho Lookout, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenkoji Temple, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Usu. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Muroran Hachimangu Shrine and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Noboribetsu road trip site .

You can drive from Niseko-cho to Noboribetsu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chitose.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trips

Muroran, Zenkoji Temple, Mt. Usu, Onsen Resorts
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Chitose

Chitose ©
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Getting from Noboribetsu to Chitose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Noboribetsu in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chitose, with lows of -12°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Chitose

Fun & Games Shopping
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Hello Kitty Happy Flight ©
Hello Kitty Happy Flight

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