12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

12 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
2
Furano
— 1 night
3
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
4
Sapporo
— 5 nights

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.
Let the collections at Hakodate Magistrate's Office and Old British Consulate of Hakodate capture your imagination. Motomachi and Trappist Monasteries are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Hakodate to Nanae-cho to see Onuma Park Walking Path about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, take an in-depth tour of Hakodate Seikan Renrakusen Memorial Museum Mashumaru, and hunt for treasures at Ekini Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in January; daily highs in Hakodate reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Furano.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Onuma Park Walking Path, Trappist Monasteries
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries

1
night
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Nunobe Station, see the interesting displays at Furabi, stop by Furano Marche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Watanabe Clinic, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tokoji Temple, and finally learn about winemaking at Furano Budogaoka Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Furano travel route planning tool.

Drive from Hakodate to Furano in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, Furano is slightly colder than Hakodate - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Furano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Watanabe Clinic ©
Watanabe Clinic
Furano Marche ©
Furano Marche
Nunobe Station ©
Nunobe Station

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 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biei Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, get curious at Asahikawa Science Center, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kamikawa Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Asahikawashi Museum. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort, thenstop by Asahikawa Design Center, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asahikawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Furano to Asahikawa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Furano in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Asahikawa, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, Biei Shrine
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Asahikawashi Museum ©
Asahikawashi Museum
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Asahidake Natural Hiking Route
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sapporo Clock Tower. For shopping fun, head to Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town or Chitose Outlet Mall Rera. Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Sankaku Market (in Otaru), Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima (in Kitahiroshima) and Shinsennuma (in Kyowa-cho). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, browse the different shops at Odori Bisse, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura).

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chitose, Sankaku Market, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima, Shinsennuma, Toyako Volcano Science Museum
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Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum

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