11 days in Asahikawa, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

11 days in Asahikawa, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

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11 days in Asahikawa, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  13​h
1
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Furano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
You've now added Moon Light Ladies Dog Sledding to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Asahi-dake, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then surround yourself with nature on Moon Light Ladies Dog Sledding, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine. On your second day here, head outdoors with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then engage your brain at Asahikawa Science Center, and then make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa tour itinerary maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Asahikawa is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Asahikawa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Asahikawa to be much colder, temps between -2°C and -5°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Furano.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Asahi-dake, Moon Light Ladies Dog Sledding
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake

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.
Family-friendly places like Hoshino Resort Tomamu Ski Area and Campana Rokkatei will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Furano side-trips: Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Shirogane Blue Pond, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, see the interesting displays at Furabi, make a trip to Ningle Terrace, and hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Furano day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Asahikawa to Furano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -8°C in Furano. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Hoshino Resort Tomamu, Farm Tomita
Highlights from your plan
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei
Garden of Wind ©
Garden of Wind

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shiroi Koibito Park and Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo day trip planner .

You can drive from Furano to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Furano in December since evenings lows in Sapporo dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Otaru Canal
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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