9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  11 h 45 min
1
Otaru
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Furano
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h
5
Biei-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Shari-cho
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore

1
day
Otaru

Otaru ©
The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan, examine the collection at Otaru-shi General Museum, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, then steep yourself in history at Former Tsushin Densetsu Hama Building, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Tengu.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Otaru itinerary builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Otaru is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Otaru is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Otaru hover around 26°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Nature Museums
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan ©
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan
Mt.Tengu ©
Mt.Tengu

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 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula, contemplate the waterfront views at Shimamu Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shakotan-cho day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Otaru to Shakotan-cho takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu journey maker site .

Drive from Shakotan-cho to Noboribetsu in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Shakotan-cho in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Noboribetsu, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Spas
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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night
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
On the 7th (Tue), stroll through Furano Ski Resort, then stop by Campana Rokkatei, and then see the interesting displays at Kita no Kunikara Museum.

Start your trip to Furano by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Furano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Furano are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Biei-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei

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night
Biei-cho

Biei-cho ©
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
On the 8th (Wed), cruise along Patchwork no Michi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biei Shrine, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Pond.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Furano to Biei-cho takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Biei-cho are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi
Biei Shrine ©
Biei Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip site .

Traveling by car from Biei-cho to Shari-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Biei-cho in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shari-cho: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

2
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 10th (Fri): examine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fukuzumi Pioneering Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hokkaido Museum Morino Charenga, examine the collection at Hakko Gakuen Kuribayashi Memorial Hall, then admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner .

Getting from Shari-cho to Sapporo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Shari-cho in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sapporo, with lows around 24°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Sapporo Art Museum ©
Sapporo Art Museum
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine

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