15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Yoichi-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
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 12th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take a stroll through Motomachi, then steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Shinoridate Remains, ride a horse along Dosanko Farm Hakodate, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

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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 when traveling from Singapore to Hakodate is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get colder in Hakodate: highs are around 18°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

2
nights
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya, observe the fascinating underwater world at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muroran Hachimangu Shrine.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yoichi-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Toya, Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden, Muroran Hachimangu Shrine
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

1
night
Yoichi-cho

Yoichi-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Hiyamizu Toge Karudera Viewing Platform, experience rural life at Asadaen Farm, sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, contemplate the long history of Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya, then explore the striking landscape at Ebisuiwa Daikokuiwa, and finally get engrossed in the history at Yoichi Fisheries Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yoichi-cho trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Noboribetsu to Yoichi-cho takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Noboribetsu in May since evenings lows in Yoichi-cho dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Yoichi-cho

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hiyamizu Toge Karudera Viewing Platform
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

2
nights
Kamikawa-cho

Kamikawa-cho ©
Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center, take in the awesome beauty at Akadake Ginsendai, take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, then trek along Susoaidaira, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Mt. Tomuraushi, explore the activities along Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Midori.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kamikawa-cho journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Yoichi-cho to Kamikawa-cho takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yoichi-cho in May, expect nights in Kamikawa-cho to be a bit cooler, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Susoaidaira, Engarucho Buried Cultural Property Center
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Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Akadake Ginsendai ©
Akadake Ginsendai

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: Biei-cho (Shikisai no Oka, Shirogane Blue Pond, & more), Furano (Furano Ski Resort, Ningle Terrace, & more) and Farm Tomita (in Nakafurano-cho). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of Asahidake Natural Hiking Route, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, and walk around Hoppo Yasoen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Asahikawa trip planner .

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Kamikawa-cho, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Asahikawa, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Furano, Higashikawa-cho, Farm Tomita, Mt.Tokachi
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Farm Tomita ©
Farm Tomita

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, and take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Asahikawa to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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