21 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

21 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Biei-cho
— 1 night
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Teshikaga-cho
— 2 nights
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Shari-cho
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 7 nights
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Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
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Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
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Hakodate
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): soak in some Japanese tradition at Shirogane Onsen Public Center, admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine, and finally view the masterpieces at Okanomachi Koryukan Bi.Yell.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Biei-cho route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Biei-cho is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Biei-cho, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Biei-cho reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Baths

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Teshikaga-cho

A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, explore the activities along Lake Mashu, then take in panoramic vistas at Lake Mashu First Observatory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, and finally don't miss a visit to Tsurumidai. Here are some ideas for day two: explore by horseback at Kawayu Park Ranch, trek along Ponpon Trail, hike along Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail, then relax and rejuvenate at Kawayu Onsen Kawayu Kosyu Yokujyo, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Teshikaga-cho travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. November in Teshikaga-cho sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), cruise along Road to Heaven, see the interesting displays at Shiretoko Museum, take some stellar pictures from Kiyosato Yuhi no Oka, then get a dose of the wild on Shiretoko Tourist, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Raiun Shrine. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, then take a stroll through Utoro Onsen, and finally don't miss a visit to Oshinkosin Observation Deck.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shari-cho trip builder tool.

You can drive from Teshikaga-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Kids will enjoy Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Get in touch with nature at Okurayama Lookout and Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima (in Kitahiroshima), Otaru (The Site of Temiya Line, Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, &more) and Tobetsu-cho (Kaitaku Fukurofunoyu & Leksand Memorial Park). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, and see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sapporo tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Onibokora, take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunuma, and finally stroll around Sengen Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kiushito Wetland, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, then explore the activities along Lake Toya, and finally examine the collection at Mimatsu Masao Memorial Hall.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu day trip tool.

You can drive from Sapporo to Noboribetsu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Noboribetsu can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Shinsennuma, identify plant and animal life at Kagaminuma, get outside with Rhythm Base, Hirafu, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Boot Solutions Niseko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Mt. Yotei Spring Water, ponder the design of Yoteino Wakimizu, then surround yourself with nature on Niseko Outdoor Center, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally head outdoors with Iwaonupuri.

Make your Kutchan-cho itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Kutchan-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Noboribetsu in December, plan for little chillier days in Kutchan-cho, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nagareyama Camping Site and Dosanko Farm Hakodate. Shop till you drop at Hakodate Morning Market and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Nanae-cho (Onuma Park Walking Path & Shirotai Farm). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Motomachi, examine the collection at Hakodate Magistrate's Office, browse the different shops at Hakodate Meiji-kan, and take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate trip website.

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.