10 days in Asahikawa, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

10 days in Asahikawa, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

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10 days in Asahikawa, Furano & Sapporo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  13 h
1
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Furano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Asahikawa

Asahikawa ©
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Kids will enjoy Asahiyama Zoo and Asahikawa Ramen Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Asahikawa: Higashikawa-cho (Sugatami no Ike Lake & Chubetsu Dam) and Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, engage your brain at Asahikawa Science Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Asahikawa is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Asahikawa is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Asahikawa to be much colder, temps between -2°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Furano.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Daisetsuzan
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Farm Tomita, then explore the activities along Blue Pond, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind. On your second day here, stroll around Furano Budogaoka Park, then fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, then don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, and finally examine the collection at Furabi.

Before you visit Furano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Furano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Furano, with lows of -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shirogane Blue Pond, Farm Tomita
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Garden of Wind ©
Garden of Wind
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

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.
Kids will enjoy Shiroi Koibito Park and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru Canal (in Otaru) and Noboribetsu (Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, Jigokudani, & more). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, and get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sapporo travel route planner.

You can drive from Furano to Sapporo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sapporo when traveling from Furano in December, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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