10 days in Otaru & Shikaoi-cho Itinerary

10 days in Otaru & Shikaoi-cho Itinerary

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10 days in Otaru & Shikaoi-cho Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  12 h
1
Otaru
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Shikaoi-cho
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Otaru

Otaru ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Otaru Aquarium and Rusutsu Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Otaru side-trips: Shimamu Beach (in Shakotan-cho), Shinsennuma (in Kyowa-cho) and Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Otaru Canal, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, see the interesting displays at Otaru Orgel Museum 2nd Building Antique, and get in on the family fun at Otaru Denuki Koji.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Otaru trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Otaru is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Singapore to Otaru, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Otaru at 0°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Shikaoi-cho.

Things to do in Otaru

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Rusutsu Resort, Shimamu Beach, Shinsennuma
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Otaru  Aquarium ©
Otaru Aquarium
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

5
nights
Shikaoi-cho

Shikaoi-cho ©
Bring the kids along to Hoshino Resort Tomamu and Sahoro Resort Ski Place. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shikaoi-cho: Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls & Shirogane Blue Pond), Shimukappu-mura (Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido & Mina-Mina Beach) and Yama no Aquarium (in Kitami).

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shikaoi-cho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Otaru to Shikaoi-cho in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shikaoi-cho are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shikaoi-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shimukappu-mura, Furano, Biei-cho, Shintoku-cho, Yama no Aquarium
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Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido ©
Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls

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