10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Furano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 23rd (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, stroll around Onuma Quasi-National Park, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate trip itinerary planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Hakodate to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nanae-cho
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sakotandake, explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, then kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, and finally make a trip to Cape Shakotan.

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Traveling by car from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hakodate in December: highs in Shakotan-cho hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Furano.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Beaches
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

3
nights
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Step off the beaten path and head to Furano Ski Resort and Asahi-dake. Explore Furano's surroundings by going to Biei-cho (Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, Shirogane Blue Pond, & more), Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho) and Asahikawa (Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort & Asahiyama Zoo). And it doesn't end there: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and stop by Campana Rokkatei.

Discover how to plan a Furano trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Furano in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Shakotan-cho in December since evenings lows in Furano dip to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Asahikawa, Nakafurano-cho, Daisetsuzan, Onsen Resorts
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort ©
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and finally don't miss a visit to JR Otaru Station. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, then contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, then get great views at Mt. Moiwa, and finally get outside with Okurayama Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Furano to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Furano in December since evenings lows in Sapporo dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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