10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
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 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, then examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and finally see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): walk around Odori Park, then ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and finally stroll through Otaru Canal.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo online trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Sapporo reach 0°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Royce' Chocolate World, Otaru Canal
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Beer Museum ©
Sapporo Beer Museum

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko Nature Center, explore the activities along Shiretoko Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Shiretoko Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Kita no Alp Art Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shari-cho trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sapporo to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sapporo in December, plan for little chillier nights in Shari-cho, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Nature Center ©
Shiretoko Nature Center

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 6th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Asahikawashi Museum, get curious at Asahikawa Science Center, meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, then examine the collection at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Shari-cho to Asahikawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Shari-cho in December: highs in Asahikawa hover around -2°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 7th (Mon), hit the slopes at Niseko Outdoor Center, get a new perspective on nature at Kutchan Natural History Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and finally see the interesting displays at Shu Ogawara Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Fukidashi Park, find something for the whole family at Rusutsu Resort, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kutchan-cho trip builder tool .

Getting from Asahikawa to Kutchan-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Kutchan-cho are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Fukidashi Park, Rusutsu Resort, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Niseko Outdoor Center
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Rusutsu Resort ©
Rusutsu Resort
Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a stroll through Motomachi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then get engrossed in the history at Hakodate City Northern Pacific Fishery's Document Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

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