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
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Motomachi and Hakodate Orthodox Church. Head to Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Marketfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Hakodate with a short trip to Onuma Park Walking Path in Nanae-cho, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, and take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hakodate travel 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. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Hakodate reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then don't miss a visit to Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Snow Crystal Museum, examine the collection at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, then buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Asahikawa Ekimae, then make a trip to Asahikawa Station, and finally appreciate the history behind Takuboku Ishikawa Statue and Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Asahikawa travel site .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Asahikawa is slightly colder than Noboribetsu - with highs of -2°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Snow Crystal Museum ©
Snow Crystal Museum
Asahikawa Station ©
Asahikawa Station

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.
Get in touch with nature at Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm and Okurayama Lookout. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Shiroi Koibito Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, stroll around Odori Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Jingu.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip app .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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