If you love the great outdoors, then Hokkaido is the perfect place for you to visit in Japan. A popular holiday destination for winter festivities, this region is equally magnificient the rest of the year with its striking volcanoes and healing natural hot springs (onsen).

Make sure to slurp down their comforting ramen and dig into the fresh seafood as well. Find out what to do and what to eat in this Hokkaido 7-day itinerary. Pick a day and get your adventure started.
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Upon landing, make sure you collect your travel essentials like JR Pass, 4G SIM Card or WiFi Device and Hokkaido Enjoy Pass.

To get to your hotel, simply opt for a hassle-free private airport transfer.

Dig into a bowl of steaming Japanese miso based ramen, the region’s best known specialty. The broth is packed with flavour and you’ll definitely be slurping up every last drop.

Pre-book your bowl on Klook for an exclusive discount!

Getting There
It is a 7 minute walk from Odori Station

Address: 1Fマルビル, 1 Chome−3-3, Minami 3 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 1am (next day)

After dropping your bags off at the hotel, head over to the Sapporo TV Tower! Standing at 147.2 metres tall, this tower is definitely iconic to the Sapporo skyline. The observation deck will give you unobstructed 360 degree views of the city!

Pro-tip: Klook your open-dated Sapporo TV Tower ticket to skip the queue and enter directly.

Getting There
It is a 15 minute walk from JR Sapporo Station, South Exit

Address: Odori Nishi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, 060-0042
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 10pm

The Sapporo Beer Garden is a local restaurant that serves some of the most tasty Genghis Khan lamb barbeque!

Housed in the iconic Kaitakushi-san building, the towering chimney and the shiny red bricks will take you back to the 1890s!

As the name suggests, you’ll definitely need to wash your dinner down with some Sapporo Beer!

Pro-tip: They don’t allow walk-ins so secure your spot with a reservation of the Sapporo Beer Garden buffet meal with Klook!

Getting There
It is a 7-minute taxi ride from JR Sapporo Station, North Exit

Address: 9-2-10 Kita 7 Johigashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

Opening Hours: Buffet entry times - Daily, 5pm to 7:50pm

The Asahiyama Zoo is one of the most prominent zoos in the island, offering you the chance to spot polar bears, wolves and penguins!

After that, head on over to the breathtaking Shirogane Blue Pond where the unique azure waters will have you wishing you could jump right in!

The Shirahige Falls are a slice of heaven that you can’t miss on your visit to Hokkaido. The majestic falls will surely have you whipping out your cameras!

A day tour from Sapporo is the best idea since it might be difficult to get there on your own without a car. We suggest leaving the driving and navigating to the locals so pre-book your Klook day trip from Sapporo!

Getting there:
It is a 15 minute walk from JR Sapporo Station, South Exit

Meet up location: Sapporo TV Tower
Address: 1 Chome Odorinishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0042, Japan
Meet up time: 8:10am

*Please arrive at the meet up location at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time as the bus will not wait for late arrivals. Failure to arrive at the specified will be considered a no show and no refunds shall be given.

Warm your bodies after a long day of sightseeing with some Hokkaido Soup Curry at Maharaja!

Choose between the different proteins to complement your spicy soup broth. The broth is thick, savory and fragrant and contain a mix of herbs and spices that are sourced from Thailand.

P.S There are even vegetarian options!

Pre-book your Soup Curry vouchers on Klook for an exclusive discount!

Getting There
It is a 2 min walk from Susukino Station or 2 min walk from Hōsui-susukino Station

Address: Japan, 〒064-0806 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 6 Jonishi, 3 Chome-6-27 おおたビル 2F
Opening Hours: Daily, 6pm to 2:30am

Cruise along the vast blue sea of Hokkaido and marvel at the beauty of the Ishikari Bay. A huge highlight of the cruise is the Otaru Blue Cave whose waters turn from turquoise to blue as you enter the cave.

After which, head over to the Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru-Kaigan Quasi-National Park that boasts beautiful capes! You might even spot dolphins on your way!

Pre-book your cruise on Klook for a hassle free day experience!

Meet up location: 〒047-0031 Hokkaidō, Otaru-shi, Ironai, 3 Chome−3

Getting There
Walk 15 minutes from JR Otaru station. At the opposite of Northern Japan Fuel gas station, you will see a blue flag with "青の洞窟"

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Some say you can’t leave Otaru without eating the fried chicken at Wakadori Jidai Naruto Honten (若鶏時代なると本店). The well-marinated chicken is crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside.

Getting There
It is a 5 minute walk from Otaru Station.

Address: 3-16-13 Inaho, Otaru, Hokkaido
Opening hours: Daily, 11am to 9pm

One of the most unique ways of getting around Otaru is on a rickshaw tour! Otaru was a vibrant trade center of Hokkaido and the best way to take in the primeval piers, canals and stockyards is with a local guide.

Pro-tip: Pre-book your rickshaw on Klook for an exclusive discount

Meet up location: Chuo Bridge

Getting There
Take JR Hakodate line and exit at Otaru station, then walk for 10-15 minutes down the main street until you reach the bridge.

Yoshidon is a popular sushi restaurant that uses exceptional toppings and shari (sushi rice). Best known for their donburi, the ingredients are freshly selected from the coastal waters of Otaru!

Getting There
From Otaru Station, head straight down Sushiya Street towards the canal, and you will find the restaurant on the right-hand side. It is around a 10-minute walk.

Address: 2-2, Shinonome-cho, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido
Opening Hours: Lunch - 10am to 3:30pm | Dinner, 5:30pm - 8pm

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Hokkaido is often associated with expansive flower fields in full bloom and Farm Tomita is the definitely the best place to go to for this!

Visit in late July to early August for the best results and don’t miss having a cup of the lavender ice-cream while you’re there!

Furano is best known for its sprawling lavender fields in the warmer months and world-class ski resorts in Winter!

Getting There
For those who want a hassle-free experience, you can also opt to join a day tour from Sapporo to Farm Tomita and other Hokkaido landmarks to maximise your holiday!

Address: 15号 Kisenkita, Nakafurano, Sorachi District, Hokkaido 071-0704, Japan
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 4.30pm

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Sample all sorts of cheesy delights including fresh cheese, ice-cream and pizza at the Furano Cheese Factory! You can even join workshops to learn how to make butter, ice-cream, bread and cheese.

Getting There
Take a 5-min taxi drive from Furano Station.

Address: Naka5ku, Furano, Hokkaido 076-0013, Japan
Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 4pm

Photo Credit: Miki Yoshihito on Flickr

Ningle Terrace is essentially a row of beautiful wooden cottages located in the lush Furano forest. These shops sell traditional handmade souvenirs and other local craft perfect to bring home as souvenirs for loved ones!

Address: Nakagoryo, Furano, Hokkaido 076-0016, Japan
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm to 8.45pm

Kumagera is Furano’s very own Michelin-Starred restaurant serving local Hokkaido delicacies including local Wagyu beef, seafood nabe and even sukiyaki!

They are best known for their Sanzoku Nabe hot-pot with chicken, venison and duck and if you’re after something more exotic, they also offer bear and deer meat dishes!

Address: 3-22 日の出町 Furano, Hokkaido 076-0025, Japan
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am to 11pm

Home to 20,000 marine animals in 400 different species, Noboribetsu Marine Park is an underwater fantasy that’s sure to keep everyone entertained!

Don’t forget to take advantage of the free shuttle bus transfer available from Noboribetsu Onsen to the Marine Park!

Getting There
Hop aboard the free shuttle bus from Noboribetsu Onsen to Noboribetsu Marine Park! Book your tickets on Klook and enter directly with your mobile e-voucher.

Address: 1-22 Noboribetsu, Higashicho, Noboribetsu Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 5pm

Hell Valley or Jigokudani is a valley located close to Noboribetsu Onsen that has displayed volcanic activity in the past. Hell Valley is also where Noboribetsu gets most of its hot spring waters!

The valley is great for walking trails and beautiful sights all year round.

Getting There
Hell Valley is a short 13-min drive from Noboribetsu Marina Park NIXE.

Located a short distance away from Hell Valley is Oyunuma Pond, one of the two hot spring reservoirs that draw their spring water from the craters of Mt. Hiyori.

Visitors can dip their feet into the hot spring waters with a walk down the Oyunuma River, which draws its waters from Oyunuma. Definitely a relaxing experience not to be missed!

Getting There
Oyunuma Pond is a short drive from Hell Valley. There are parking lots available around the pond.

After a long day exploring the natural hot springs of Noboribetsu, satiate your hunger with all things soba at Sobadokorofukuan.

The restaurant is best known for its soba and hand-made noodles. The restaurant closes at 3pm after lunch service and reopens again at 6pm for dinner. Locals and tourists alike highly recommend dining at this establishment when in the area!

Address: Oyunuma Pond is a short drive from Hell Valley. There are parking lots available around the pond.
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am to 2pm, 6pm to 10.30pm

Join the Date Jidaimura Noboribetsu, Lake Shikotsu & Lake Toya Day Tour from Klook for a day filled with stunning views.

Kick off your adventure at the Edo Wonderland of Date Jidaimura Noboribetsu and explore its Edo-period setting. After that, you’ll have a delicious Japanese lunch at Kamomeishi Yoshidaya.

Then, visit two of the most beautiful lakes in the region: Lake Toya and Lake Shikotsu. Why choose only one when you can visit both!

Meet up location:
- Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel (Meet up at 7:20am)
- Sapporo TV Tower 1F Information Center (Meet up at 7:30am)

*Please arrive 10 minutes before your schedule as the activity will begin on time. Latecomers cannot participate in the next shift and no refunds will be issued

Have a taste of the region’s seafood specialties when you visit ISOKIN Fisheries, a popular crab and seafood izakaya!

Located in Sapporo Susukino, this port side restaurant offers Hair Crab Shabu Shabu, Chakonabe, Braised Kinki, Ramen Noodle Salad, Sea Urchin Omelette, and other mouthwatering delicacies.

P/S: You can get discounts on ISOKIN Fisheries JPY5,000 Cash Voucher when you book through Klook!!

Getting There
Walk less than 10-min from the drop off locations from the Lake Toya tour

Address: Sapporo, Chūō-ku, Minami 4 Jōnishi, 2 Chome-10-1, 10F
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 11pm | Friday, Saturday and holidays, 5pm to 12am

While Mt Hakodate is a spectacular spot for night views, you can still enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city during the day.

Getting to Mt. Hakodate itself can also be quite the adventure via the Hakodateyama Ropeway. Stretching from Motomachi District to the summit, this scenic way up is the way to go!

When you’re at the top, you can find free observation platforms alongside a café, restaurant, and souvenir shops in the area. Grab lunch there and enjoy your meal with a view!

Getting there:
Take the scenic way up to Mt. Hakodate aboard the Hakodateyama Ropeway.

To get to Hakodate from Sapporo and explore for the day, you can opt for the Sapporo 10-hour private car charter from Klook.With the 10-hour service, it's enough time for you to get to Hakodate, explore around and get back to the airport in Sapporo.

Photo Credit: x768 for Flickr

Right at the base of Hakodateyama Ropeway is the Motomachi district, lined with charming cafes, boutique shops and churches. A few famous historical buildings you can find in this district are the Motomachi Roman Catholic Church, Russian Orthodox Church and Chinese Memorial Hall. You’ll notice a rustic European feel as you walk through the streets of Motomachi. This is due to the foreign influence from Russia, Europe and China after a long history of trading in the area.

The Motomachi district is 6-min walk from the base of the Hakodateyama Ropeway.

After exploring Motomachi, it's time to hop back on the Klook car charter to head back to Sapporo and make your way to the airport.
During your Hokkaido trip, the best location to stay is in Sapporo and has easy access to different cities for day trips. Here are some suggested stays in Sapporo, Hokkaido for all budgets.
Budget Hotel
RM150/night and below

  • The Stay Sapporo
  • Ten to Ten
  • Grids Sapporo Hotel&Hostel

RM300/night and below

  • Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu
  • Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Sapporo-eki Nishi-guchi Hokudai Mae
  • Ascent Inn Sapporo

RM500/night and below

  • APA Hotel
  • Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae
  • Premier Hotel Nakajima Park Sapporo

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