6 Days 5 Nights Hokkaido(Hakodate – Sapporo) (SAMPLE MODEL Itinerary)
Highlight: Hakodate/Lake Toya/Noboribetsu/Sapporo/Otaru/Asahikawa
*PLEASE NOTE : THIS IS SAMPLE MODEL ITINERARY.*
Day 01 Afternoon Flight Arrival Hakodate Airport -> Hakodate (incl.Lunch/Dinner)
Upon arrival Hakodate Airport, proceed to dazzling and friendly city -> Hakodate, third largest city in Hokkaido. You will get to visit the Goryokaku Park, it took seven years for the Tokugawa Shogunate to build the Goryokaku Fort to defend Hokkaido from northern threats. This is Japan???s first western style fort is now used as a public park. Then, proceed to Mt. Hakodate, which also established reputation for its splendid night scenes of the city!
Hotel: Hakodate Kokusai or similar
Day 02 Hakodate -> Onuma Park -> Mt Showa Shinzan -> Lake Toya Hot Spring (incl. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
In the morning, you will visit the ???Asaichi??? (Hakodate Morning Market). Then, heading to the Onuma Quasi- National Park. The park embraces the three lovely lakes Onuma, Konuma and Junsainuma. All were formed by the eruption of Mt. Komagatake, a spindle-shaped active volcano. Thereafter, heading to visit the Bear Ranch, which has a hundred 2-meter long brown bears!! From here, have a photo session of Mt Showa Shinzan, is an active volcano rising south of Toyako. Proceed to Lake Toya for hotel check in. You can enjoy the hot spring in the hotel here.
Hotel: Toya Sun Palace or similar
Day 03 Lake Toya -> Noboribetsu -> Ainu Village -> Sapporo (incl. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to Noboribestu visit ???jigokudani???, is a part of an old crater. Columns of steam are incessantly raised from the numerous fissures in the rocks, and hot water bubbles out at many places. Next, heading to visit Ainu Folk Village at Shiraoi. Here, houses are constructed in the original style to demonstrate the traditional Ainu life style, and able to observe dancing, hear songs and witness the demonstration of various technical arts handed down by the Ainu ancestors. After this, proceed to Sapporo city, visit Asahi Beer Factory, to study how their beer is made. Next visit is Odori Park, is a 105meter wide, 1.5km long parkway slicing through the heart of the city from east to west. The park, decorated year round by flowers, is an oasis for the citizens. Next, is the Sapporo???s symbol, Clock Tower Building was built in 1878 as the drill hall of Sapporo cultural College. And follow on to the Former Hokkaido Government Building was built in 1888. Next, Then, follow on visit Susukino, is a night-life spot! And, the famous Ramen Street, currently 16 well-established Ramen restaurants are competing with each other over tastes.
Hotel: Keio Plaza Sapporo or similar
Day 04 Sapporo -> Otaru -> Sounkyo Hot Spring(incl. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today, proceed to Otaru city, is a lively port city. Now, is known as canal and glasswork city. The Otaru Canal, is the symbol of the commercial city Otaru that once prospered as Hokkaido???s economic hub. Gaslights and stone warehouses along the canal produce an impressive cityscape. You will visit Kitaichi Glass and Otaru Music Box Factory. Tonight, you will stay at Sounkyo Spa area, where by you can enjoy hot spring in the hotel!
Hotel: Sounkyo Choyo-Tei or similar
Day 05 Sounkyo -> Asahikawa -> Sapporo(incl. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Visit the Sounkyo Gorge, is flanked on both sides by 150m. high perpendicular cliffs with columnar joints. It is the greatest of the many gorges in the Daisetsu Mountains, extending 20 km. Here, have a photo session of Ryusei-no-taki Falls, and Gingano-taki Falls. Next, heading to Asahikawa visit Otokayam Sake Factory, to study how a Japanese sake is made. After this, heading back to Sapporo, you may do the shopping at the Tanukikoji Underground shopping.
Hotel: Mitsui Urban New Chitose or similar
Day 06 Chitose Airport – departure (incl. Breakfast)