14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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14 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Sapporo
— 4 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.
On the 29th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Hakodate Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hakodate Orthodox Church, then make a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hakodate trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Hakodate to be colder, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the activities along Mt. Yotei Spring Water, head outdoors with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and then hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, and finally experience rural life at Asadaen Farm.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kutchan-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakodate in April, expect nights in Kutchan-cho to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Yoichi-cho, Mt. Yotei Spring Water
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): meet the residents at Noboribetsu Bear Park, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, make a trip to Toyako Volcano Science Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Showa Shinzan Kumabokujo.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Noboribetsu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kutchan-cho in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Noboribetsu, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sobetsu-cho, Toyako Volcano Science Museum
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Toyako Volcano Science Museum ©
Toyako Volcano Science Museum

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Asahiyama Zoo and biei SENKA. Change things up with these side-trips from Asahikawa: Shirogane Blue Pond (in Biei-cho), Sugatami no Ike Lake (in Higashikawa-cho) and Kamikawa-cho (Daisetsuzan & Mt. Midori). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kurodake, walk around Hoppo Yasoen, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa online trip planner .

Drive from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Asahikawa, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kamikawa-cho, Biei-cho, Farm Tomita, Kurodake, Furano Ski Resort
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shiroi Koibito Park and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Otaru Canal in Otaru, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, get great views at Mt. Moiwa, steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo journey website .

Take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sapporo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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