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Holidays in Hokkaido

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Hokkaido Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Hokkaido hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Hokkaido trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Hokkaido

Mercure Hotel Sapporo
Mercure Hotel Sapporo
4 out of 5
2-4 Minami 4-jo, Nishi 2-chome Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$61 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,244 reviews)

"Great location with excellent staff and amenities. Very thorough attention to COVID restrictions for example buffet changed to set breakfast and temperature checks"…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2020

Mercure Hotel Sapporo
KOKO HOTEL Sapporo Ekimae
KOKO HOTEL Sapporo Ekimae
3-3-10, Kita 1 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$29 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
宿泊感想

"空調(暖房)の調整が良くなかった。暑かったかな。"…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov. 2020

KOKO HOTEL Sapporo Ekimae
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$390 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.
4.6/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)

"内装や雰囲気など大変素晴らしく、お部屋も広く快適でした。サービス面ではチェックインの時間に部屋が準備されていない、外出後にベッドメイキングがされていない等ございましたが、スタッフの皆様の対応は好印象でした。 ゲレンデが直結なので次回は是非スキーをしに宿泊したいです。"…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2020

Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Hokkaido

Hokkaido Holiday

This mostly undeveloped northern Japanese island features drift ice and hosted the Olympic winter games. It has some of Japan’s harshest winters. If you are visiting Japan during the winter, consider dropping by its northernmost island, Hokkaido. As Japan’s snowiest island, Hokkaido is where residents from across Japan go to ski, see drift ice from the Russian seas and warm up in hot springs. Outside winter, Hokkaido is still a natural paradise worth visiting, with one twentieth of Japan’s large population on one fifth of its total landmass. Hike across volcanic mountain ranges, enjoy the blossom-filled city parks and explore the famous lavender fields of the central farmland.

You may not have expected drift ice to be part of your itinerary when deciding to visit Japan, but that’s exactly what you will find in the northeasterly Shiretoko National Park. The thick layer of oceanic ice drifts down from Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk. Book an ice-walking tour to step out on the ice in a wetsuit, although expect to do some swimming in dangerously cold water if the ice is thin.

Find more wintertime activities in Daisetsuzan National Park at the heart of the island. Known as the “roof of Hokkaido” for containing the highest peaks on the island, the volcanic range is a great place to ski.

Outside winter, see some of Hokkaido’s most spectacular countryside in the central region around Furano. Vibrant lavender fields cover a significant portion of the farmland here. Visit Farm Tomita for a view of a picturesque hillside covered in parallel strips of lavender and wildflowers of various colours.

Hokkaido’s main cities are filled with natural areas as well. Explore the island’s capital of Sapporo, site of the 1972 Olympics. The 13-block Ōdōri Park runs from east to west through the centre of the city. Hakodate, a port city on the southern tip of the island, features a star-shaped park covered in cherry trees. Take a gondola up nearby Mount Hakodate to look out over the cityscape, especially beautiful at night.

The quickest way to reach Hokkaido is to fly from Tokyo to Sapporo. You can also reach the island by train or ferry.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Hokkaido holiday package cost?
From just . Yes, you read that correctly. Our Hokkaido holiday packages are a simple way to make your budget stretch further. Bundle your hotels, flights and car rentals and get to know this lively destination.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Hokkaido holiday package?
Whether it’s your hotel or flight, you can cancel and rebook it. Booked your Hokkaido holiday package in the last 24 hours? You may be able to make changes or cancellations at no cost. For bookings older than that, you may incur a charge from your hotel, airline or car rental company. For more information, browse our Customer Service Portal. We’ll help you every step of the way.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Hokkaido?
Our Hokkaido holiday packages offer plenty of savings for the savvy explorer. How does as much as $200 sound? That’s what you could save if you combine your hotel, flights and extras (including tours) into a handy package. But low prices are just the beginning of your next big adventure. When you book with Expedia, you’ll have more than 400 air carriers and 1 000 000 hotels worldwide to select from. Whatever your budget or style, there’s a holiday package here just for you.
Where should I stay in Hokkaido?
Sapporo is a great city to visit. It draws in many visitors who come to explore its biggest sights, which include Sapporo Beer Museum and Hokkaido Museum.
What are the top hotels in Hokkaido?
Hilton Niseko Village and Chalet Ivy know how to make their guests feel at home in Niseko. If your travel plans also include Sapporo, take a look at Sapporo Grand Hotel and Air Terminal Hotel. Both are popular with travellers.
When is the best time of year to visit Hokkaido?
If you love the atmosphere of peak season, head to Hokkaido in . If you’re after a more relaxed vibe, is a better time to visit. Watching your pennies? You might want to avoid , when things like hotels and airfares go up in price. is generally when you’ll score the best bargains.
How far in advance should I book my Hokkaido holiday?
To score cheap prices, book ASAP. Air carriers generally release flight tickets, along with some of the lowest fares, nearly a year prior to departure. Hotels, car rental and activities should also be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment. If you’ve decided on a last-minute getaway to Hokkaido, there are always lots of great deals on Expedia. Book something in today!
What does an Expedia Hokkaido travel package include?
It comes down to what you’re looking for. If you’re travelling by yourself, you might decide to bundle flights and hotels. Taking the whole crew to Hokkaido? A travel package that includes hotels, rental cars and flights might suit you better. Expedia gives you the freedom and flexibility to build your own travel package.
What should I know before booking a Hokkaido travel package?
Find deals that suit your budget with an Expedia package. Airfares, hotels, rental cars — we have everything you need to plan your escape. You’ll save precious cash just by combining your bookings. Whether you’re going on an adventure in the snow or sunning yourself on a warm beach, your ideal holiday is just a few clicks away.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Hokkaido holiday packages?
Pay the full cost of your travel package when you lock it in or split it into multiple installments — it’s totally up to you. Each traveller has their own financial circumstances. That’s why Expedia has partnered with online lender Affirm to offer a Book Now, Pay Later solution for all package bookings.
Can I choose my airline with a Hokkaido Expedia holiday package?
With a holiday package, you’re the boss. Whether you’d like to fly to Hokkaido in coach or business class, simply select from the available airline options. Expedia has access to over 550 airline partners all over the world.