9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Onuma Park Walking Path, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate online holiday builder .

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 moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in July, things will get a bit cooler in Hakodate: highs are around 26°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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): explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Itanki Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Denshin Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu travel route planner .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Muroran
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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 7th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Sakotandake, kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, then don't miss a visit to Cape Kamui, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shakotan-cho tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Shakotan-cho takes 3 hours. Traveling from Noboribetsu in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Shakotan-cho, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Otaru Canal and Asobeach Ishikari. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sapporo Clock Tower and Hokkaido Jingu. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Rusutsu Resort (in Rusutsu-mura) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Asobeach Ishikari, Rusutsu Resort, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Canal
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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