27 days in Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

27 days in Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

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1
Osaka
— 7 nights
2
Hakodate
— 4 nights
3
Kutchan-cho
— 3 nights
4
Asahikawa
— 4 nights
5
Sapporo
— 8 nights

7
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and stroll around Shin Satoyama.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka online trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Osaka reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji, Redhorse Osaka Wheel
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
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.
Explore Hakodate's surroundings by going to Nanae-cho (Hokkaido Country Club Onuma Course, Onuma Quasi-National Park, &more) and Kijihiki Highland Panoramic Lookout (in Hokuto). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and explore by horseback at Dosanko Farm Hakodate.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate day trip planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Hakodate in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Osaka in March, with highs in Hakodate at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Hokuto
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

3
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kutchan-cho: Niseko-cho (Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area & Niseko Village Ski Resort). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, get outside with White Isle Niseko, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kagaminuma.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kutchan-cho trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakodate in March, you will find days in Kutchan-cho are slightly colder (1°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Mt. Yotei Spring Water
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho), Furano (Furano Marche, Ningle Terrace, &more) and Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls & Shirogane Blue Pond). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, hit the slopes at Inosawa Ski Resort, and head outdoors with Asahiyama Yuki no Mura.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Asahikawa trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kutchan-cho to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Asahikawa are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Furano, Higashikawa-cho, Biei-cho, Daisetsuzan
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Ebetsu (Nopporo Tondenheioku & Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm), Otaru (Unga Plaza, Otaru Canal, &more) and Mount Tarumae (in Tomakomai). On the 26th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Classes · Tours

Side Trips

Otaru, Ebetsu, Lake Shikotsu, Mount Tarumae
Highlights from your plan
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Odori Park ©
Odori Park

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