Overview Japan Itinerary: Hokkaido and Tokyo (Winter/Spring 2016)

Japan Itinerary

Be sure to bookmark this page as I update this page of my Japan Itinerary with useful tips and navigation around Hokkaido and Tokyo. Find out interesting attractions to visit, accommodation to stay and food to eat.

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Useful Travel Information


Important Tips for Winter Wear:

Internet Access:

Travel Insurance:

Airport Transfer:


Tokyo (Summary)


Accommodation

Places to Visit

Food to Eat


Hokkaido (Summary)


Transportation

Sapporo

Tomamu

Noboribetsu

Niseko

Otaru


Detailed Itinerary: Hokkaido


26 Feb 16, Fri (DAY 1) | Singapore – Tokyo – Sapporo

Tokyo

  1. Reach Narita International Airport | URL: Narita Airport Transfer to Tokyo
  2. Buy Hokkaido Rail Pass and Suica at JR East Travel Service Center | URLs: Transportation in Hokkaido (Part 1)Winter Experience of JR Train in Hokkaido (Part 2)
  3. Buy Doraemon (Tokyo) Tickets from Lawson Loppi
  4. Take Terminal Connection Bus from T1 to T3

Sapporo

  1. Vanilla Air: Tokyo > Sapporo (1hr50mins) | URLs: Hokkaido Shinkansen; Domestic Flight
  2. Dinner at Airport: Ebisoba Ichigen (えびそば 一幻) | URL: Top 5 Things To Do In New Chitose Airport Sapporo
  3. JR (40 mins): New Chitose Airport > Sapporo
  4. Check in: Hotel Keihan (ホテル京阪 札幌) | URL: Sapporo in 2 Days – Suggested Itinerary 

27 Feb 16, Sat (DAY 2) | Sapporo

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Keihan
  2. Buy Donichika Ticket (One-day Subway Pass for Weekends and Holidays)
  3. Shiroi Koibito Park (2.5-3hrs): Tour and Morning Tea | URL: Shiroi Koibito Park in Winter
  4. Lunch: Garaku Curry | URL: 5 Food You Must Eat in Sapporo
  5. Shopping: Pole and Aurora Towns, Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade | URL: Sapporo in 2 Days – Suggested Itinerary 
  6. Attractions: Sapporo TV Tower, Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park  | URL: Sapporo in 2 Days – Suggested Itinerary 
  7. Snack: Go Tsubo | URL: 5 Food You Must Eat in Sapporo
  8. Dinner: Kani Donya (蟹問屋) | URL: 5 Food You Must Eat in Sapporo

28 Feb 16, Sun (DAY 3) | Tomamu

  1. Check in: The Tower (Hoshino Resorts Tomamu)
  2. Ice Village at Tomamu

29 Feb 16, Mon (DAY 4) | Noboribetsu

  1. Chitose Outlet Mall, Rera
  2. Check in: Takinoya Bekkan Tamanoyu (Love this place~)  
  3. Walk around Onsen Town and Hell Valley (Jigoku-Dani) | URL: Noboribetsu in Winter

1 Mar 16, Tue (DAY 5) | Noboribetsu – Niseko

Noboreibetsu

  1. Morning at Onsen
  2. Breakfast at Ryokan: Takinoya Bekkan Tamanoyu 
  3. JR (172 mins): Noboribetsu > Kutchan

Niseko

Flash Deal: AYA Niseko Accommodation and Ski Package

  1. Check In: Ki Niseko (Ski-in Ski-out Hotel) | URLs: Ki Niseko Review (Ski-in Ski-out Hotel)Where to Stay in Niseko?My Top 3 Dream Stays in Niseko, Japan
  2. Rental of Equipment with Grand Hirafu Gondola Rental Shop
  3. Dinner: Yosaku (Yakitori) | URL: Where to eat in Niseko? (Grand Hirafu)

2 Mar 16, Wed (DAY 6) | Niseko

  1. Full Day Ski Lesson with GoSnow | URLs: First Timer: Skiing at NisekoFirst Time Skiers: What to Wear for Skiing?
  2. Lunch & Dinner: Takeaway from Convenience Store

3 Mar 16, Thu (DAY 7) | Niseko – Otaru

Niseko

Flash Deal: AYA Niseko Accommodation and Ski Package

  1. Breakfast: An Dining at Ki Niseko
  2. Full Day Ski Lesson with GoSnow | URL: First Timer’s Guide: 8 Ski Terms and Lingo
  3. Lunch: An Dining at Ki Niseko  | URL: Where to eat in Niseko? (Grand Hirafu)
  4. JR (150 mins): Kutchan > Otaru Station

Otaru

  1. Check In: Dormy Inn Premium Otaru
  2. Dinner: Wakadori Jidai Naruto Honten, 若鶏時代なると- Fried Chicken | URL: 5 Places to Eat in Otaru

4 Mar 16, Fri (DAY 8) | Otaru – Sapporo

Otaru

  1. Breakfast: Sankaku Fish Market (三角市場), Dining Takeda | URL: 5 Places to Eat in Otaru
  2. Otaru Canal – Day View
  3. Snack: Kamaei – Fish cake | URL: 5 Places to Eat in Otaru
  4. Dessert Snacks: Kitakaro main store (北菓楼), Rokkatei Otaru (六花亭), LeTao Outlets | URL: What to Eat in Otaru?  (Desserts Edition)
  5. Attractions:
  6. Ice Cream: Yamanaka Dairy Farm Otaru (山中牧場) | URL: What to Eat in Otaru?  (Desserts Edition)
  7. Dinner: Yabuhan Soba | URL: 5 Places to Eat in Otaru
  8. JR (45 mins): Otaru > Sapporo Station

Sapporo

  1. Check in: Richmond Hotel Sapporo Ekimae
  2. Daimaru Food Hall
  3. Lunch: Tadumura Tazumura Tonkatsu Restaurant たづむら | URL: 5 Food You Must Eat in Sapporo
  4. Food Souvenir buying at New Chitose Airport, Sapporo | URL: Top 5 Things To Do In New Chitose Airport Sapporo

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Travelled in February – March 2016

4 thoughts on “Overview Japan Itinerary: Hokkaido and Tokyo (Winter/Spring 2016)

  1. Hi Christina,
    I am planning a 11 days family trip in dec 2016 that covers Bangkok, Osaka and Sapporo. While doing my study to plan the itinerary, I chance upon your travelog that gives me a good reference to begin with.
    Thank you for sharing many of the useful information.

    1. Hello Sam, great to hear that! :) Happy to be able to help. I will be updating the website with more information about Japan. Keep checking back :)

    1. Hello Peter,

      When will you be going? I can’t comment much on the children friendly places, but you can consider Shiroi Koibito Park, Sapporo TV tower or Odori park. Sapporo in 2 Days – Suggested Itinerary. IMO, Sapporo is a city mainly for shopping and eating.

      If you going for a winter holiday, you can venture a little further out to Niseko for skiing. I have a Niseko accommodation and ski package to let go at a good rate. You can check it out at travel.joogo.sg/great-deal-aya-niseko-ski-package :)

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