10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h
1
Hakodate
— 3 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

3
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.
Goryokaku Park and Onuma Park Walking Path are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Meiji-kanfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Hakodate to Hokuto to see Trappist Monasteries about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, and try to win big at Hakodate Horse Racetrack.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate itinerary maker site .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12-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. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Hakodate reach 21°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Onuma Park Walking Path, Trappist Monasteries
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Denshin Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

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You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Denshin Beach, Onsen Resorts
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Onsen Resorts

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 15th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Sakotandake, then kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kamui, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Shakotan Peninsula.

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Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Shakotan-cho takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shakotan-cho when traveling from Noboribetsu in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

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

4
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Otaru Canal and Okurayama Lookout. Shop till you drop at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Tomioka Catholic Church) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, and stroll around Odori Park.

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Drive from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo in 2 hours. June in Sapporo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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