Hokkaido 3 Days Itinerary-B

Summary

  • Start
    New Chitose Airport or Sapporo Station
  • Finish
    New Chitose Airport or Sapporo Station
  • Mileage
    Total 390km
    130km per day
  • Travel Pace
    Relaxing
  • Onsen Stay
    Max.2 nights
  • Recommended Seasons
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

This itinerary takes 3 days to circle central Hokkaido.

Due to short daily mileage and by staying consecutive nights in 1 city, you can travel at a relaxing pace.
If you want to stay in Sapporo after the road trip, you can return the car not to the airport but to Sapporo. Walking and the subway are more convenient for sightseeing in Sapporo.

 

Chitose Airport – Furano(Sample)

Start: New Chitose Airport(新千歳空港) or Sapporo(札幌)
Finish: Furano (富良野)
Mileage: 150km
Travel Pace: Fast

On this day, you will head from New Chitose Airport to Furano famous for its lavender and hill views.

Recommended Itinerary(Sample)

1

Rental car branch at New Chitose Airport

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New Chitose Airport

10:00

New Chitose Airport is the gateway to Hokkaido. First of all, please complete the reception procedure at the rental car counter at the airport. It takes about 15 minutes by free shuttle bus to the rental car company branch.

The mileage is about 200-220km. You need to drive a long distance on a general road to Furano. If you arrive in Chitose in the afternoon, consider skipping some spots.




55 min

2

Kacha Ice Cream & Restaurant

Parking MAPCODE:

230 297 851What is MAPCODE?

Various flavors of gelato

10:20

Hokkaido is known for its delicious ice cream. First of all, you aim for [Kacha Ice Cream & Restaurant]. Find and enjoy your favorites from various flavors of ice cream. If you haven’t had lunch yet, you can also enjoy kiln-baked pizza and curry.




130min

After that, you will head to Furano. [Sandantaki Waterfall] or [Roadside Station Yubari Merodo] are ideal spots for breaks. Especially for those traveling in June and July, you can enjoy seasonal Yubari melons at a reasonable price at Yubari Merodo.

Sandanaki Waterfall

3

Farm Tomita

Parking MAPCODE:

349 276 713What is MAPCODE?

Furano’s synonymous with Farm Tomita’s lavender fields

14:00

Furano has many attractions. First of all, you will visit the very popular [Farm Tomita]. Lavender from mid-July to early August is very famous, but at other times, various flowers such as poppies and lupines bloom, and you can fully enjoy it from mid-April to mid-October.




30min

4

Ningle Terrace

Parking MAPCODE:

919 553 423What is MAPCODE?

ningle terrace

15:30

[Ningle Terrace] is recommended. You can buy various works by local artists such as crafts and accessories at the log houses lined up in the woods.

It opens till 20:45 so it is also okay to visit after dinner.




10 min

5

Inn in Furano

Parking MAPCODE:

Please head to the hotel you reserved.What is MAPCODE?

15:45

Furano has a limited number of shops that are open until late at night. It is recommended to include a supper when booking the inn or to go to the inn after having supper.




Along the drive route of the day, there are famous places of Kokia, Linaria, and lavender. Please refer to the drive map and visit the place that suits your travel time.

Driving Map For the Day(Sample)

The driving map will show additional 10-20 spots for the day! You will travel only to your favorite spots.
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

[Drive Map] Sapporo/Chitose – Furano (札幌-富良野) – Google マイマップ
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Where to stay in Furano

On this day, you will stay in Furano town(富良野) which is famous for beautiful hills and flower fields.
The inns are spread over a wide area around Furano Station.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 2 to 4-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Most inns will offer free parking.
  • Onsen
    Most inns don’t have Onsen. If you would like to stay in an inn with an Onsen, the “New Furano Prince hotel” is recommended. It is located just next to Ninngle Terrace and convenient.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    Because Furano is not a big city, restaurants that are open late at night are limited to the area around Furano Station. If you are not staying near Furano station, we recommend a plan with dinner and breakfast.

 

Furano – Furano

Start: Furano(富良野)
Finish: Furano(富良野)
Mileage:80km
Travel Pace: Relax

On this day, you will be staying in Furano for the second consecutive night. Enjoy the winter of Furano and Biei at your leisure.

Recommended Itinerary

1

Inn in Furano

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10:00

The mileage is about 80km, so you can travel at relaxing pace. It is enough to leave the inn around 10 o’clock.




10 min

2

Furano Marche

Parking MAPCODE:

349 001 745What is MAPCODE?

10:10

Furano Marche Source: Furano Marche Facebook account 出典:フラノマルシェ・フェースブックアカウント

Furano has many attractions. First of all, you will head to the [Furano Marche]. This is a vast and diverse facility, but we especially recommend the shops and cafes that offer freshly made sweets and freshly baked bread. How about a slightly late breakfast with freshly baked delicious bread?




60min

3

Blue Pond

Parking MAPCODE:

349 569 454What is MAPCODE?

13:00

Blue Pond in winter

Your next destination will be the famous [Blue Pond]. It has become known worldwide for being used as wallpaper for Mac on Apple Computer.




10 min

4

Shirahige Falls

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14:30

Your last destination of the day is [Shirahige Falls]. It is not well known, but it is worth a visit as well.

Shirahige Water Falls, with the same vivid blue color as the blue pond




70 min

5

Inn in Furano

Parking MAPCODE:

Please head to the hotel you reserved.What is MAPCODE?

16:20

On this day, you will be staying in Furano for the second consecutive night. Please spend a relaxing time at the inn.




If you want to enjoy winter sports, you can try skiing and snowboarding at Furano Ski Resort instead of driving. Furano Ski Resort has a very long run distance of about 4km, and is a ski resort with the best snow quality and abundant snowfall. It is a ski resort that can be enjoyed by beginners to advanced players with a total of 28 courses. The Kitanomine Premium Zone is only available for cruising in good conditions, and is popular with advanced riders for enjoying off-piste. Kitanomine’s Family Slope has a wide course, so even beginners can ski with confidence. And in the Furano zone, you can reach the mountaintop station on the 101-passenger high-speed Furano Ropeway. Enjoy long cruising on a wide variety of courses.

Furano Ski Resort Source: Instagram Furano ski resort 出典:インスタグラム富良野スキー場(furanoski_official)
Driving Map For the Day

The driving map will show additional 10-20 spots for the day! You will travel only to your favorite spots.
Check pin color and MAPCODE usage.

[Drive Map] Furano – Furano (富良野-富良野) winter – Google マイマップ
プレトタイプ用

Where to stay in Furano

On this day, you will stay in Furano town(富良野) which is famous for its beautiful hills and flower fields.
The inns are spread over a wide area around Furano Station.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 2 to 4-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Most inns will offer free parking.
  • Onsen
    Most inns don’t have onsen. If you would like to stay in an inn with an onsen, the “New Furano Prince hotel” is recommended. It is located just next to Ninngle Terrace and is convenient.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    Because Furano is not a big city, restaurants that are open late at night are limited to the area around Furano Station. If you are not staying near Furano station, we recommend a plan with dinner and breakfast.

 

Furano – Sapporo or Chitose

Start: Furano (富良野)
Finish: Sapporo or Chitose Airport (札幌or千歳)
Mileage: 140km
Travel Pace: Normal

On this day, you will head from Furano to New Chitose Airport.

Recommended Itinerary

1

Inn in Furano

Parking MAPCODE:

What is MAPCODE?

9:00

The mileage is about 140km. Depending on your fright schedule, you might skip some sightseeing sites we recommend here.




15 min

2

Farm Tomita

Parking MAPCODE:

349 276 713What is MAPCODE?

Furano’s synonymous with Farm Tomita’s lavender fields

9:15

Your first destination of the day is [Farm Tomita] if you haven’t been there. Lavender from mid-July to early August is very famous, but at other times, various flowers such as poppies and lupines bloom, and you can fully enjoy it from mid-April to mid-October.




40min

3

Sandantaki Falles

Parking MAPCODE:

450 033 647What is MAPCODE?

11:00

Sandanaki Waterfall

Next, you will head to [Sandantaki Falles]. The waterfall proceeds in three stages (the name translates to a three-tiered waterfall) with rock formations creating interesting contrasts and a background of lush green forest adding even more depth.You can enjoy the autumn-colored leaves too.




90min

4

Kacha Ice Cream & Restaurant

Parking MAPCODE:

230 297 851What is MAPCODE?

Various flavors of gelato

13:30

Hokkaido is known for its delicious ice cream. It might be a good idea to drop by [Kacha Ice Cream & Restaurant]. Find and enjoy your favorites from various flavors of ice cream. If you haven’t had lunch yet, you can also enjoy kiln-baked pizza and curry.

If you are traveling in June and July, [Roadside Station Yubari Merodo] is another ideal spot for a break. You can enjoy seasonal Yubari melons at a reasonable price there.

Yuubari melon (sweet orange melon grown in Yuubari City, Hokkaido)




15min

5

Rental car branch at Sapporo or New Chitose Airport

Parking MAPCODE:

Please refer driving mapWhat is MAPCODE?

15:00
This concludes your Hokkaido road trip.

①Returning a car in Sapporo
When you return to Sapporo, refuel, and then return the car to the car rental branch. Use the MAPCODE on the driving map for the nearest rental car stores and gas stations near Sapporo Station.
Sapporo offers a wide variety of culinary delights! For dinner, try Sapporo Miso ramen, Soup curry, Crab, and Sushi.

②Returning a car at New Chitose Airport
When heading to New Chitose Airport, the distance from Sapporo is about 60 km, about 1 hour. Make sure you arrive at the car rental company branch 3 hours before your flight. You need to take the shuttle bus from the company branch to the airport. In addition, New Chitose Airport is the best in Japan. There are restaurants where you can enjoy all kinds of Hokkaido gourmet food and countless souvenir shops, so the waiting time for your flight feels short.

New Chitose Airport has a full range of stores to enjoy even during long waits.
Sapporo Ramen Yokocho, where all of Hokkaido’s best stores are gathered.
You would love to try soup curry in Sapporo!




It is also possible to go to [Otaru] on this day.
However, it takes 2 hours for a round trip from Sapporo to Otaru on the expressway. Even if you leave Asahikawa first thing in the morning and head straight, you will arrive at noon in Otaru, so please pay attention to the time allocation.
Also please note the following points.
・It is recommended to allocate 2-3 hours for sightseeing in Otaru as there are many attractions.
・Most shops close at 17:00

Otaru Canal

Driving Map For the Day
Where to stay in Sapporo or Chitose

On this day, you will stay in either Sapporo city, the capital of Hokkaido or Chitose town, near the “New Chitose Airport”. Please choose the following options depending on your travel schedule.

①Staying in Sapporo
Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido and there are hundreds of accommodations from Sapporo Station to the Susukino area, the entertainment district. It is convenient to stay either on the south side of Sapporo Station or around “Odori Park”.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 3 to 5-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    Most inns have official parking, but the parking lot fee will be charged separately in addition to the accommodation fee.
  • Onsen
    There is no onsen in this town and no inns have onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    Because there are more than 9,000 restaurants in Sapporo, it is recommended to make reservations with a breakfast-only plan.

②Returning to New Chitose Airport
If your flight is a morning flight, staying near Chitose Airport is a good idea. There are some hotels in and around the airport.
Once you return the car, the rental car company bring you to the airport by free shuttle bus.

  • Inn Type
    Most of these inns are 2 to 4-star western-style hotels.
  • Parking
    It is better to return your car first and take public transportation or a shuttle bus to these hotels.
  • Onsen
    There is no onsen in this town and no inns have onsens.
  • Meal Plan Reservations
    Since there are many restaurants in the airport and around Chitose Station where you can have dinner, it is recommended to book breakfast only or stay overnight.
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