8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
2
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
3
Sapporo
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Sakuragaoka St., boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Daimon Yokocho. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then stop by Motomachi, then take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

Before you visit Hakodate, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Hakodate at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get outside with Niseko Annupuri, head outdoors with Niseko Village Ski Resort, and then hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Niseko Hanazono Resort and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kutchan-cho trip planner.

You can 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 December, you will find days in Kutchan-cho are a bit cooler (0°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko Village Ski Resort, Niseko Annupuri
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Niseko Mountain Resort  Grand Hirafu Ski Place ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, then take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Asakusa Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, then see the interesting displays at Sapporo Beer Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Sapporo TV Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo day trip planning tool.

Drive from Kutchan-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sapporo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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