16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

16 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Fly
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Abashiri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
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Drive to Nakashibetsu Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Rusutsu-mura
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Rusutsu-mura
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hakodate
— 3 nights
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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.
Visiting Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort and Okurayama Lookout will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Royce' Chocolate World and Lake Utonai Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Ecorin Village (in Eniwa) and Otaru (Otaru Canal, Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, &more). The adventure continues: test the waters at a local thermal spa, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, wander the streets of Susukino, and stroll around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo. Traveling from Singapore in January, expect Sapporo to be colder, temps between -3°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Abashiri.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Abashiri

A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Kando no Michi, examine the collection at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum, make a trip to Abashiri Prison Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Okhotsk Chipmunk Park, then identify plant and animal life at Ubaranai Sango-so Colony, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cape Notoro. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abashiri Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Abashiri Historical Museum, head outdoors with Abashiri Coast, then make a trip to Mokoto Station Building, then examine the collection at Higashimokoto Nyurakukan, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Koshimizu Primeval Garden Information Center HANA.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Abashiri road trip planning app.

You can drive from Sapporo to Abashiri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Abashiri when traveling from Sapporo in February, with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Rausu-cho

Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rausu Shrine. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Shiretoko Highway, admire the sheer force of Seseki Fall, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, get answers to all your questions at Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center, then kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Oronko Rock.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rausu-cho trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Abashiri to Rausu-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Abashiri in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rausu-cho, with lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rusutsu-mura.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Rusutsu-mura

Explore hidden gems such as Rusutsu Resort Ski and Onsen Resorts. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Benkei and Former Muroran Station Tourist Information Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rusutsu-mura: Toyako-cho (Toyako Visitor Center, Mt. Usu Funka Memorial Park, &more), Muroran (Tokkarisho Lookout, Cape Chikyu, &more) and Zenkoji Temple (in Date).

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rusutsu-mura trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rausu-cho to Rusutsu-mura. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Rusutsu-mura

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Motomachi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, explore the striking landscape at Hotokegaura, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally catch the contagious excitement of Hakodate Horse Racetrack.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rusutsu-mura to Hakodate by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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.