11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
3
Hakodate
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 15​min
4
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  13​h
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.
Do your shopping at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Stellar Place Sapporo. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shiroi Koibito Park and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru Canal (in Otaru), Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at a local thermal spa, get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and walk around Odori Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo trip tool .

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 difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Sapporo hover around 6°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Oshinkosin Observation Deck, take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Shiretoko Misaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Furepe Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shiretoko Beach, and finally wander the streets of Utoro Onsen.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho attractions planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sapporo to Shari-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Shari-cho can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, take a stroll through Motomachi, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then appreciate the history behind Tadataka Ino Memorial Monument, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Shari-cho to Hakodate takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santa Present Park, Asahikawa Kitasaito Garden, Inosawa Ski Resort, and other attractions. Kids will enjoy Campana Rokkatei and Asahikawa Ramen Village. Step out of the city life by going to Viva Alpaca Farm and Asahi-dake. Explore Asahikawa's surroundings by going to Biei-cho (Shirahige Falls, Blue Pond, & more) and Onsen Resorts (in Kamifurano-cho). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Shujitsu no Oka, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, appreciate the history behind Takuboku Ishikawa Statue and Monument, and buy something for everyone on your list at Aeon Mall Asahikawa Ekimae.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Asahikawa tour itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hakodate to Asahikawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hakodate in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Asahikawa, with highs around 2°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Viva Alpaca Farm, Asahi-dake, Onsen Resorts, Campana Rokkatei
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake

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