16 days in Hakodate & Sapporo Itinerary

16 days in Hakodate & Sapporo Itinerary

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16 days in Hakodate & Sapporo Itinerary

Sapporo
Fly:  1​h
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Sapporo
— 13 nights
Sapporo

2
days
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then take a stroll through Motomachi, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally contemplate the long history of 旧函館区公会堂 - Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, pause for some photo ops at Benten Daiba Monument, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip generator.

Sapporo to Hakodate is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in November: highs in Hakodate hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks
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Goryokaku Tower
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park

14
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura), Kutchan-cho (Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place & River Rafting & Tubing) and Otaru (Otaru Canal & Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park, take in the natural beauty of Jigokudani, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and fly down the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory.

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Fly from Hakodate to Sapporo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Hakodate, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Sightseeing Winter Sports

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru, Kutchan-cho, Niseko-cho, Rusutsu Resort Ski
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Odori Park
Otaru Canal

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