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Route Hokkaido Odori ParkMaruyama Park (Sapporo)Otaru CanalLake ToyaToyako OnsenNoboribestu OnsenNoboribetsu Jigokudani (Hell Valley) (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 40.5kmGoogle 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 3.2kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeMaruyama Park (Sapporo)

3.3

Maruyama Park, adjacent to a primeval forest, has long been a good cherry blossom viewing spot in Sapporo City. In 1875, the first 150 trees were planted alone the shrine walkway in commemoration o...

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Maruyama Park, adjacent to a primeval forest, has long been a good cherry blossom viewing spot in Sapporo City. In 1875, the first 150 trees were planted alone the shrine walkway in commemoration of the early founders of Sapporo. In spring, many people flock this park to enjoy the long-awaited opportunities for outing and cherry-blossom viewing. The best time is from late April to mid-May.

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Maruyama Park (Sapporo)Maruyama Park (Sapporo)Maruyama Park (Sapporo)

about 29.9kmGoogle 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 69.3kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeLake Toya

4.5

Lake Toya is a typically round caldera lake in the southwest of Hokkaido. On the southern side of the lake are a number of hot springs and two active volcanoes, one of which, Mount Usu, erupted in ...

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Lake Toya is a typically round caldera lake in the southwest of Hokkaido. On the southern side of the lake are a number of hot springs and two active volcanoes, one of which, Mount Usu, erupted in the year 2000. For its geological importance, the area was designated Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Geopark in 2009.

The lake, with a large island sitting in the middle, is the third largest caldera lake in Japan, followed by Kussharo Lake and Shikotsu Lake, both in Hokkaido.

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about 2.8kmGoogle Transit

StayToyako Onsen

4.0

Toyako Onsen is a large hot spring resort along the southern shore of Lake Toya, with a number of free hand baths and foot baths. Among major waterfront highlights here are the famous Toyako Marath...

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This place became famous when the Summit was held at a big hotel on the hill near the Lake Toya.
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Toyako Onsen is a large hot spring resort along the southern shore of Lake Toya, with a number of free hand baths and foot baths. Among major waterfront highlights here are the famous Toyako Marathon in late May, a festival on manga and cartoons in June, a firework display on the lake every night from May to October, and a nightly Bon dance party throughout August.

Lake cruises offer good views of the island in the middle and nightly fireworks. The trail walk to the craters of Mount Usu, which resulted from its eruption in 2000, is an exciting experience. You can also enjoy some of 58 artworks dotted around the lake and two nearby camp sites. There are several other Onsen resorts around the lake.

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This place became famous when the Summit was held at a big hotel on the hill near the Lake Toya.

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4th day

about 27kmGoogle Transit

SightseeeNoboribestu Onsen

4.3

Noboribestu Onsen, on the southwestern coast, is one of the most well-known hot spring towns in Hokkaido. The town is tightly clustered in a valley surrounded by mountains. The daily volume of w...

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Noboribestu Onsen, on the southwestern coast, is one of the most well-known hot spring towns in Hokkaido. The town is tightly clustered in a valley surrounded by mountains.

The daily volume of water discharge is around 10,000 tons, with nine healing substances, including sulfur and sodium bicarbonate, are found in the water of 45 to 90°C. Many people use hot springs to enjoy health benefits while refreshing their body and mind.

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about 0.6kmGoogle Transit

StayNoboribetsu Jigokudani (Hell Valley)

4.1

Jigokudani (Hell Valley) is a valley with hot steam and volcanic gases gushing out all over like a hell. The spring water here is the main source for the downhill Noboribetsu Onsen. The spectacular...

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Jigokudani (Hell Valley) is a valley with hot steam and volcanic gases gushing out all over like a hell. The spring water here is the main source for the downhill Noboribetsu Onsen. The spectacular views can be enjoyed from a high-rise observation deck. Don't run "hell-bent" for exploration. There is a little pungent smell of sulfur and some trails around here are seasonably off-limit.

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Noboribetsu Jigokudani (Hell Valley)Noboribetsu Jigokudani (Hell Valley)Noboribetsu Jigokudani (Hell Valley)

5th day

about 54.4kmGoogle Transit

Departure

New Chitose Airport