11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  13​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 24th (Sun): stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakodate Orthodox Church, then contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, test the waters at a local thermal spa, stroll through Goryokaku Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hakodate road trip planning app .

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 to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Hakodate at 18°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm and Kagaminuma. Bring the kids along to Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Shiroi Koibito Park. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Royce' Chocolate World (in Chitose), Otaru (JR Otaru Station & Otaru Canal) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's much more to do: take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, and take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hakodate to Sapporo by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Otaru, Noboribetsu, Kagaminuma, Shinsennuma, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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.
For shopping fun, head to Campana Rokkatei or Takushinkan. Escape the urban bustle at Shirogane Blue Pond and Shirahige Falls. Step out of Asahikawa with an excursion to Onsen Resorts in Kamifurano-cho--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Snow Crystal Museum, find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and see the interesting displays at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Asahikawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Onsen Resorts, Campana Rokkatei
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Shirahige Falls ©
Shirahige Falls

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