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
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Furano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, and then find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, then fly down the slopes at Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, and finally make a trip to Asahikawa Station.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa route builder site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Asahikawa. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Asahikawa: highs are around -2°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Furano.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort ©
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort and then explore the activities along Blue Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Roller Coaster Road, go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka, then admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, then make a trip to Ningle Terrace, and finally examine the collection at Furabi.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Furano trip planner .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Furano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asahikawa in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -8°C in Furano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Farm Tomita, Roller Coaster Road
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Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Noboribetsu (Oyunuma & Jigokudani) and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho). There's lots more to do: stroll around Odori Park, take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sapporo St. Michael's Church.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sapporo online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Furano to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Furano in December since evenings lows in Sapporo dip to -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 Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru Canal, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

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