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Route Hokkaido Odori ParkSapporo Clock TowerOtaru CanalFuranoHoshino Resort TomamuLake AkanAkankohan Onsen (5 days,4 nights)

Airport/Sta. (Arrival/Departure) New Chitose Airport / New Chitose Airport

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1st day

Arrival

New Chitose Airport

about 40.8kmGoogle Transit

StayOdori Park

4.2

Odori Park is the long, block-wide park in the center of Sapporo, separating the city into north and south. Stretching over 12 blocks (1.5km), the park offers marvelous views of flower beds, founta...

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One of the most impressive attractions in Odori Park is for sure Snow Festival in February. Before I guide you, you would be fascinated into a fantasy snow world by numerous snow monuments. In addition, the Ice Festival is also held i...
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Odori Park is the long, block-wide park in the center of Sapporo, separating the city into north and south. Stretching over 12 blocks (1.5km), the park offers marvelous views of flower beds, fountains, statues and monuments including Black Slide Mantra by the well-know architect Isamu Noguchi. The park has a total of 4,700 planted trees of 92 species, such as lilac, elm, zelcova, rose and azalea.

From late April to late October, you can pick and eat delicious fresh corn on the cob brushed with soy sauce and grilled at food stalls. The park plays host to city's major events and festivals including Yosakoi Soran Festival, a type of team dance competition held in June, Beer Garden Fair in summer, and Snow Festival and White Illumination Festival in winter.

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One of the most impressive attractions in Odori Park is for sure Snow Festival in February. Before I guide you, you would be fascinated into a fantasy snow world by numerous snow monuments.

In addition, the Ice Festival is also held in Susukino street at the same.
It will be a pity to miss these two festivals in February. Let us enjoy.

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Odori ParkOdori ParkOdori Park

2nd day

about 0.6kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeSapporo Clock Tower

3.0

This 2-story wooden building is a symbol of the city and the early era of Hokkaido's development. It was constructed in 1878 as a drill hall of the Sapporo Agricultural College, the first instituti...

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This 2-story wooden building is a symbol of the city and the early era of Hokkaido's development. It was constructed in 1878 as a drill hall of the Sapporo Agricultural College, the first institution for agricultural studies in Japan. Among the students was the agricultural economist, educator and author Nitobe Inazo, who wrote "Bushido: The Soul of Japan". The large clock tower with four faces was purchased from a Boston manufacturer. It is a 10-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station.

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Sapporo Clock TowerSapporo Clock Tower

about 32.2kmGoogle Transit

StayOtaru Canal

3.9

In the port city of Otaru, 40km northwest of Sapporo, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along a beautiful canal. Extending 1,140m and 20-40m wide, Otaru Canal was constructed in 1923 as a major tran...

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In the port city of Otaru, 40km northwest of Sapporo, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along a beautiful canal. Extending 1,140m and 20-40m wide, Otaru Canal was constructed in 1923 as a major transport route connecting the port and warehouses with barges. The warehouse buildings were renovated into historical museums and shops.

The cobble stone walkway along the canal is dotted with monuments and sculptures that explain the historical development of the city. During the evening, the old Victorian-style gas lamps are romantically lit.

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Otaru CanalOtaru CanalOtaru Canal

3rd day

about 118.4kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeFurano

4.4

Furano is one of Japan's most inland town, famous for its lavender fields and skii resorts. A 20-year, long-run Japanese TV drama series (Kita-no-kuni-kara) set in Furano has made this town in the ...

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Furano is famous for lavender and flower gardens. Each garden has their identity, and its landscape is so beautiful. The most famous garden is Farm Tomita, in Naka-Furano Town, but Kanno Farm, Kami-Furano Town, is also popular The cit...
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Furano is one of Japan's most inland town, famous for its lavender fields and skii resorts. A 20-year, long-run Japanese TV drama series (Kita-no-kuni-kara) set in Furano has made this town in the middle of Hokkaido a very popular travel destination. The best time is July when the lavender fields are a in full bloom. Skiing fans should take note that Furano's ski area is ranked as the country's top, a venue of numerous FIS World Ski and Snowboarding events.

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Furano is famous for lavender and flower gardens. Each garden has their identity, and its landscape is so beautiful.
The most famous garden is Farm Tomita, in Naka-Furano Town, but Kanno Farm, Kami-Furano Town, is also popular
The city is also well-known as a navel of Hokkaido, so navel festival is held.
The New Furano Prince Hotel Skiing Course is a good place for skiing, and the hotel's buffet styled lunch or dinner is so delicious.
I can guide you from Sapporo, or rent a taxi or bus from nearby station. I can be flexible, and arrange with your plan.
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FuranoFuranoFurano

about 42.4kmGoogle Transit

StayHoshino Resort Tomamu

4.2

Hoshono Resort Tomamu is a 1,000-hectar comprehensive, year-round resort. There are all the activities and facilities you can enjoy including, hot air balloons, swimming pools, skiing, a variety of...

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Hoshono Resort Tomamu is a 1,000-hectar comprehensive, year-round resort. There are all the activities and facilities you can enjoy including, hot air balloons, swimming pools, skiing, a variety of spas, and towering hotels and condominiums. This is the place to enjoy the great nature and scenery, and "the sea of clouds" in the early morning is an awesome phenomenon.

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Hoshino Resort TomamuHoshino Resort TomamuHoshino Resort Tomamu

4th day

about 126.9kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeLake Akan

3.9

Lake Akan is a crater lake that makes up Akan National Park in eastern Hokkaido. The fifth largest as freshwater lake in the island, this lake is home to marimo, a rare algae species that forms its...

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Lake Akan is a crater lake that makes up Akan National Park in eastern Hokkaido. The fifth largest as freshwater lake in the island, this lake is home to marimo, a rare algae species that forms itself into beautiful green balls, and kokanee salmon, a landlocked form of sockeye salmon.

The lake freezes solid all over in winter, offering opportunities to wakasagi (smelt) ice fishing and winter sports like skating and snowmobiling. The ice festival called "Tokabi" takes place on the lake in February. The surrounding areas are mostly sub-alpine coniferous forests including Yezo spruce and Sakhalin fir.

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Lake AkanLake AkanLake Akan

about 2.1kmGoogle Transit

StayAkankohan Onsen

3.8

The resort town of Akanko Onsen, on the south shores of Lake Akan, is inhabited by one of the largest remaining Ainu communities in Hokkaido. In the Ainu community area (Ainu-kotan), you can enjoy ...

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The resort town of Akanko Onsen, on the south shores of Lake Akan, is inhabited by one of the largest remaining Ainu communities in Hokkaido. In the Ainu community area (Ainu-kotan), you can enjoy the indigenous dance and music that uses an instrument called "mukkuri", similar to a jaw-harp.

In the resort, there are hot spring ryokan, a public bath house, and a number of foot and hand baths. The hand baths seen in Hokkaido are said to have originated from this area. The dishes with wakasagi (smelt), kokanee salmon and lake lobsters from Lake Akan are real treats.

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Akankohan OnsenAkankohan OnsenAkankohan Onsen

5th day

about 207.7kmGoogle Transit

Departure

New Chitose Airport