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
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sapporo
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Motomachi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally make a trip to Hachimanzaka. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then explore by horseback at Dosanko Farm Hakodate, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate road trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect Hakodate to be cooler, temps between 21°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 9th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Noboribetsu tour itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho), Biei-cho (Shirogane Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls, & more) and Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan & Mt. Midori). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, take a memorable drive along Shujitsu no Oka, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa journey planner.

Drive from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Noboribetsu in June since evenings lows in Asahikawa dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Kamikawa-cho, Farm Tomita, Kurodake, Asahi-dake
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

3
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.
On the 13th (Sat), walk around Odori Park, then don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otaru Canal, and finally get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, then take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa, then fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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