11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
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 21st (Thu): wander the streets of Motomachi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market. On the next day, go for a walk through Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate day trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani and then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nakajima Shrine, and then explore the activities along Lake Toya.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu travel planner .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, Lake Toya, Nakajima Shrine
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, then engage your brain at Toma World Insect Museum Papillon Chateau, and then explore the activities along Blue Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, engage your brain at Asahikawa Science Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka, and finally admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Asahikawa visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Noboribetsu in November: high temperatures in Asahikawa hover around 2°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Toma World Insect Museum Papillon Chateau
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond

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 enjoy Shiroi Koibito Park and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal). The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, engage your brain at Chizu to Koseki no Yamanote Museum, and take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Sapporo travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Asahikawa in November: highs in Sapporo hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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