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The Perfect Week Itinerary: Hokkaido

The ultimate 1-week itinerary in Hokkaido, Japan. Sights of interest include Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Noboribetsu, and Hakodate. Indulge in history, nature, lavender farms, hot springs, and so much more!

2 | Otaru Canal | We visited Otaru on our summer vacation and had to get a picture of the famous canal. Otaru is a very historic city in Hokkaido, with many buildings dating back to the 1800's and interesting architecture. 3X HDR Handheld

Otaru lies to the northeast of Sapporo, and in the winter is on the train route to the ski resort of Niseko. In spring or summer, though, it's a major domestic tourism destination. I visited overnight in May 2014. To get to Otaru, take a futsuu train from Sapporo's JR station – it&#0