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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then wander the streets of Motomachi, and then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Shinoridate Remains.

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Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Hakodate to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katta Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nakajima Shrine, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kiushito Wetland.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Noboribetsu tour itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nakajima Shrine
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu
Katta Shrine ©
Katta Shrine

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.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui and then explore the activities along Shimamu Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Noboribetsu to Shakotan-cho by car takes about 3 hours. September in Shakotan-cho sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sapporo Clock Tower and Hokkaido Jingu are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Dosan Shokusai Hug Mart. Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, don't miss a visit to Sapporo TV Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and walk around Odori Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo takes 2 hours. 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 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Baths Spas Parks

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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