11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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.
Lake Toya has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Asakusa Bridge & Otaru Canal). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Odori Park, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and get great views at Sapporo TV Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo attractions planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or 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. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 0°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Lake Toya
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Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station, then hit the slopes at Santa Present Park, then head outdoors with Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, and finally don't miss a visit to 5-7 Alley Furarito.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa attractions planning tool .

You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Asahikawa sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Shikisai no Oka
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort ©
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 22nd (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Noboribetsu tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Asahikawa in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Noboribetsu: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

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

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.
Hakodate is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, stroll around Goryokaku Park, admire the landmark architecture of Kyu Soma-tei, and get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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