10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Otaru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Asahikawa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Furano
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kushiro
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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 14th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate online trip itinerary maker .

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 when traveling from Singapore to Hakodate is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Spas
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate

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night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Koshu Kitano Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Kiushito Wetland, and finally see the interesting displays at Kanto Rera.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Noboribetsu itinerary planner .

Getting from Hakodate to Noboribetsu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. January in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Otaru.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

1
night
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Otaru Wine Gallery, look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, examine the collection at Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, then contemplate the long history of Otaru City Meeting Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Otaru road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Otaru takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in January, expect nights in Otaru to be about the same, around -6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Otaru

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan ©
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan
Otaru Wine Gallery ©
Otaru Wine Gallery

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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 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then examine the collection at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, then shop like a local with Collection Hall Chair Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Asahikawashi Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa itinerary maker website .

Getting from Otaru to Asahikawa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Otaru in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Asahikawa, with highs around -6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Furano.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum
Asahikawashi Museum ©
Asahikawashi Museum
Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine ©
Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine

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night
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.
On the 18th (Sat), stop by Campana Rokkatei, do a tasting at Furano Budogaoka Park, make a trip to Ningle Terrace, fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, then see the interesting displays at Furabi, and finally see the interesting displays at Kita no Kunikara Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Furano road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Furano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Furano, with lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kushiro.

Things to do in Furano

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace

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nights
Kushiro

Kushiro ©
Kushiro first developed as an industrial hub thanks to its relatively ice-free harbor, and has since also become known as a transport hub for journeys to the east of the island.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kushiro Marsh Wildlife Conservation Center, identify plant and animal life at Onnenai Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then identify plant and animal life at Akan International Crane Centre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kushiro Shitsugen Observatory Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Otowa Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Yomemachi Furusatokan, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bekkanbeushi Wetland, and finally have fun and explore at Kushiro Children's Museum Kodomo Yugakukan.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kushiro driving holiday app .

Getting from Furano to Kushiro by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Furano in January: highs in Kushiro hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kushiro

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsurui-mura, Bekkanbeushi Wetland
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and finally examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kushiro to Sapporo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sapporo when traveling from Kushiro in January, with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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