11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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11 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka and then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Hakodate Nanae Snow Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hakodate trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. In December, Hakodate is colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
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Hakodate Nanae Snow Park ©
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 12th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yotei and then fly down the slopes at Niseko Outdoor Center. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, then admire the natural beauty at Mishima's Shibazakura Garden, and finally stroll around Fukidashi Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kutchan-cho journey planning site .

You can drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hakodate, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kutchan-cho, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Fukidashi Park, Niseko Outdoor Center, Mt. Yotei
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Fukidashi Park ©
Fukidashi Park
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden ©
Mishima's Shibazakura Garden

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Kurodake (in Daisetsuzan National Park), Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho) and Biei-cho (Okanomachi Koryukan Bi.Yell & Blue Pond). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, fly down the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, make a trip to Asahikawa Station, and stroll through Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asahikawa online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Asahikawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Daisetsuzan, Kurodake
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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 17th (Tue), stroll around Odori Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and then take some stellar pictures from Mt. Moiwa. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, and finally contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sapporo day trip planner.

You can take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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