Hokkaido Winter Fantasy 2017

It was a last minute decision to make a trip to Hokkaido during the Christmas season.

I decided not to drive after reading a number of negative review about winter driving in Hokkaido. We had all itineraries worked out based on traveling by train and hotels were booked all within days.

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Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 1 : Arrival, Sapporo White Illumination, Susukino Ramen Alley.



Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 2 : Otaru, Sankaku Market, Crab Lunch, Otaru Canal and Canal Plaza, Sakamachi Street, Ro Man Kan, Le Tao and Rokutei, Best Sushi Restaurant in Sapporo.



Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 3 : Sapporo Central Wholesale Market, Shiroi Koibito Park, Susukino Ramen Street, Hitsujigaoka Observatory, Mt Moiwa, Mt Okura Ski Jump stadium, Sapporo Beer Garden, Sapporo Christmas Market.



Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 4 : Train ride to Hakodate, Christmas Eve @ Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Lucky Pierrot Bay Burger, Uni and Tempura Dinner, Light Tunnel @ Hakodate JR Station.



Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 5 : Hakodate Morning Market and Scallop / Crab Lunch, Goryokaku Star Fort, Snowy walk to Tram station, Hakodate Muncipal Community Planning Center @ Jiujigai , Nijukken Zaka Slope and Hachiman Zaka slope, Hakodate Anglican Church, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Celebration, Hairy Crab Soup dinner.



Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 6 : Breakfast @ Hakodate Morning Market, Train ride to Asahikawa



Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 7 : Asahikawa Zoo, The last remain of Christmas Light @ Asahikawa, Dinner at Santouka Asahikawa.



Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 8 : Sukiyaki Lunch, Shuttle to Yumoto Shirogane Hotel, Colors of Shirogane waterfall, Biei Blue Pond.

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Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 9 : Onsen, breakfast and morning @ Yumoto Shirogane Hotel, Travel to Lake Toya, Dinner at Boyotei restaurant, Lake Toya snowy main street, Lake Toya Illumination Tunnel.



Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 10 : Breakfast @ Lake Toya Grand Hotel, Lake Toya Sculpture Park, Lake Toya JR station and Uchiura Bay, Former Hokkaido Government Offices, Akarenga Terrace, Superb Japanese Curry Dinner.



Hokkaido Winter Fantasy Day 11 : Morning Sapporo, Nijo Market, Return Flight.