14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Hakodate
— 3 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive
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Shari-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sapporo
— 4 nights
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Hakodate

City of Lights

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.
Shop till you drop at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Market. Goryokaku Tower and Goryokaku Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Hakodate to Nanae-cho to see Onuma Park Walking Path about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Motomachi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains, and steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Hakodate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Hakodate to be colder, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Casinos

Side Trip

1
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Noboribetsu

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Denshin Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muroran Hachimangu Shrine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kiushito Wetland, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Noboribetsu itinerary app.

You can drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Shiretoko Beach, then take a stroll through Utoro Onsen, then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, and finally explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take a memorable drive along Ippon no Michi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Shari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho road trip planner.

Getting from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from Noboribetsu in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shari-cho: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Asahikawa

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Get outdoors at Shirogane Blue Pond and Kurodake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Furano Budogaoka Park and Asahidake Natural Hiking Route. Venture out of the city with trips to Viva Alpaca Farm (in Kenbuchi-cho), Kamikawa-cho (Sounkyo Gorge & Daisetsuzan) and Onsen Resorts (in Kamifurano-cho). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Yukomanbetsu Swamp, and head outdoors with Mt.Tokachi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip maker site.

You can drive from Shari-cho to Asahikawa in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Shari-cho in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Asahikawa, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sapporo

CIty of Ramen

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.
Shop till you drop at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Visit Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho), Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's much more to do: stroll around Odori Park, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.