10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

10 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Biei-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Otaru
— 1 night
Drive
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hakodate
— 2 nights
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Biei-cho

— 3 nights
Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Attractions like Ningle Terrace and House made by waste material make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Biei-cho: Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho), Higashikawa-cho (Sugatami no Ike Lake, Asahi-dake, &more) and Furano (Furano Budogaoka Park & Campana Rokkatei). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, make a trip to Patchwork no Michi, and go for a walk through Shikisai no Oka.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Biei-cho sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Biei-cho is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Biei-cho at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Biei-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Asahikawa

— 1 night
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 1st (Mon), make a trip to Kibana no Mori, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, then take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, and finally hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Asahikawa visit planner.

Drive from Biei-cho to Asahikawa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Biei-cho in May, you will find days in Asahikawa are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Otaru.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Otaru

— 1 night

Town of Hills

The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Otaru Aquarium, get in on the family fun at Otaru Denuki Koji, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Otaru Port Marina.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Otaru tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Asahikawa to Otaru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Sapporo

— 2 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, then take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, and finally stroll around Odori Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo Dome, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, and finally make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Hakodate

— 2 nights

City of Lights

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 5th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, cruise along Gokoku Shrine Hill, take a stroll through Motomachi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate day trip planning site.

Getting from Sapporo to Hakodate by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.