9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Shari-cho
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Esan and then bet on a winner at Hakodate Horse Racetrack.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in September, with highs in Hakodate at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Trappist Monasteries
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries
Hakodate Horse Racetrack ©
Hakodate Horse Racetrack

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Numasaki Landslide, contemplate the long history of Kamui Misaki Denjidai Trace, stroll through Shimamu Beach, then steep yourself in history at Nishindenshukan Yamashime Banya, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Kamui Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shakotan-cho online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Hakodate to Shakotan-cho with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Shakotan-cho are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach

1
night
Shari-cho

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Road to Heaven, then admire the masterpieces at Kita no Alp Art Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shari, and finally walk around Izuminomori Raiun Park. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Shari Kobo Shiretokoya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Raiun Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shakotan-cho to Shari-cho. Traveling from Shakotan-cho in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shari-cho, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Mt. Shari ©
Mt. Shari
Road to Heaven ©
Road to Heaven

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.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sapporo Shrine, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, then get answers to all your questions at Hokkaido Sapporo"Eat&Sightseeing" Information Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, explore the world behind art at Sapporo Art Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Utonai Sanctuary.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Sapporo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Utonai Sanctuary
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum

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