8 days in Nagato & Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Nagato & Hokkaido Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Nagato
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Nagato
— 1 day
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Hakodate
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Hakodate
— 1 day
Drive
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Kutchan-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Nagato

— 1 day
Nagato is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. On the 19th (Thu), explore the activities along Beppu Bentenike, admire the masterpieces at Kazuki Yasuo Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oomiko lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motonosumi Shrine.

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Singapore, Singapore to Nagato is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Nagato at 11°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Nagato

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hakodate

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Nagato to Hakodate with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nagato in December; daily highs in Hakodate reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Kutchan-cho

— 1 night
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Shu Ogawara Museum of Art, then fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kutchan-cho travel site.

Drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Hakodate 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 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Asahikawa

— 1 night
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, then fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, and finally engage your brain at Asahikawa Science Center.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Asahikawa trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kutchan-cho to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Winter Sports

Sapporo

— 3 nights

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, walk around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Former Entomology Lab, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu, then take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Otaru Canal, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then take an in-depth tour of Karafuto Kankei Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sapporo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.