8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Hakodate
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Urahoro-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Asahikawa
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hakodate road trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hakodate is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect Hakodate to be colder, temps between 21°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Urahoro-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

1
day
Urahoro-cho

Urahoro-cho ©
On the 11th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Urahorocho Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Urahoro-cho trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Urahoro-cho takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Noboribetsu in June since evenings lows in Urahoro-cho dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Asahikawa.

Things to do in Urahoro-cho

Museums
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Urahorocho Museum ©
Urahorocho Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, experience rural life at Ueno Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, and finally stroll through Hoppo Yasoen.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa trip planner.

You can drive from Urahoro-cho to Asahikawa in 4 hours. In June in Asahikawa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Ueno Farm ©
Ueno Farm
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, then contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, and finally get outside with Mt. Okura Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower, then take a stroll through Susukino, then make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip planner .

Take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Sapporo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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