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:  2​h 45​min
2
Rusutsu-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Sapporo
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, then get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then take a stroll through Motomachi, and finally contemplate the long history of Kyu Soma-tei.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hakodate online day trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rusutsu-mura.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Onuma Park Walking Path, Trappist Monasteries
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

1
night
Rusutsu-mura

Rusutsu-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): hit the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski and then admire the masterpieces at Toyako Geijutsukan.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rusutsu-mura road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hakodate to Rusutsu-mura in 3 hours. December in Rusutsu-mura sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Rusutsu-mura

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Toyako Geijutsukan
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Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Cape Kamui Lighthouse, then go for a walk through Cape Kamui, then kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Nishindenshukan Yamashime Banya.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shakotan-cho online attractions planner .

Getting from Rusutsu-mura to Shakotan-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rusutsu-mura in December: highs in Shakotan-cho hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

1
night
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
On the 24th (Tue), engage your brain at Asahikawa Science Center, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, then get outside with Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Asahikawa trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Shakotan-cho to Asahikawa in 3.5 hours. In December in Asahikawa, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort ©
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Niseko Hanazono Resort and Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. Get some cultural insight at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Furano Ski Resort (in Furano), Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower and find something for the whole family at Sapporo Satoland.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner .

Take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Sapporo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Furano Ski Resort, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Otaru Canal, Niseko Hanazono Resort
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort

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