12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13 h
1
Sapporo
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Biei-cho
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Furano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Otaru
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Tokyo

few
hours
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 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Susukino.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Sapporo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in June, plan for cooler days in Sapporo, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Susukino ©
Susukino

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Asahikawa Forest of Foreign Tree Species, experience rural life at Ueno Farm, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Shujitsu no Oka and then find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa journey planner.

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Asahikawa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Ueno Farm ©
Ueno Farm
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

1
night
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
On the 15th (Mon), cruise along Patchwork no Michi, stop by Asahidake Ropeway, and then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka, then admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, and then take a memorable drive along Ken & Mary Tree.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Biei-cho route maker site.

Getting from Asahikawa to Biei-cho by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Asahikawa, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Biei-cho, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Furano.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Asahidake Ropeway, Daisetsuzan
Highlights from your plan
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): visit House made by waste material, then tee off at Hoshino Resort Tomamu, and then admire the natural beauty at Garden of Wind. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Furano Marche, then don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, then admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and finally stop by Campana Rokkatei.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Furano trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Biei-cho to Furano in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Furano are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Otaru.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Shopping Golf

Side Trips

Nakafurano-cho, Hoshino Resort Tomamu
Highlights from your plan
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita
Ningle Terrace ©
Ningle Terrace
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Fri), look for gifts at Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Otaru trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Furano to Otaru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Furano in June: highs in Otaru hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Otaru  Aquarium ©
Otaru Aquarium
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building ©
The Site of Temiya Line ©
The Site of Temiya Line

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, then take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, and finally walk around Odori Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Shugakuso, Hokudai, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and then hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sapporo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Otaru to Sapporo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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