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
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kutchan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Furano
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yafurai Tenmangu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappist Monasteries, get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, then admire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Dozo.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hakodate trip maker site .

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. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get cooler in Hakodate: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hokuto, Onuma Park Walking Path
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

2
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 28th (Tue), get outside with Niseko Hanazono Resort, hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, and then explore the activities along Mt. Yotei Spring Water. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club and then hit the slopes at Rusutsu Resort Ski.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kutchan-cho trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hakodate to Kutchan-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Hakodate in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kutchan-cho: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Rusutsu Resort Ski, Mt. Yotei Spring Water
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski
Hokkaido Backcountry Club ©
Hokkaido Backcountry Club

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sakotandake, then kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, and finally explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shakotan-cho online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kutchan-cho to Shakotan-cho takes 2 hours. April in Shakotan-cho sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Furano.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
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Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Shakotan Peninsula ©
Shakotan Peninsula

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Asahidake Natural Hiking Route and Arte Piazza Bibai. Visiting Furano Ski Resort and Shirogane Blue Pond will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Furano: Daisetsuzan (in Kamikawa-cho), Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho) and Asahiyama Zoo (in Asahikawa). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, cruise along Patchwork no Michi, and stroll around Furano Budogaoka Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Furano trip itinerary app .

Drive from Shakotan-cho to Furano in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Furano when traveling from Shakotan-cho in April, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Higashikawa-cho, Biei-cho, Onsen Resorts, Daisetsuzan, Asahiyama Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Arte Piazza Bibai ©
Arte Piazza Bibai

2
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Takimi no Yu, admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shiretoko National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Shiretoko Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally cruise along Road to Heaven.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rausu-cho road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Furano to Rausu-cho takes 6 hours. May in Rausu-cho sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shari-cho, Hokkaido
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

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.
Sapporo Clock Tower and Hokkaido Jingu will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort and Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath. Venture out of the city with trips to Royce' Chocolate World (in Chitose), Otaru (Otaru Canal & Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building) and Noboribetsu (Jigokudani, Oyunuma, & more). There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower, and don't miss a visit to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sapporo trip app .

Explore your travel options from Rausu-cho to Sapporo with the Route module. In May in Sapporo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Otaru, Royce' Chocolate World
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
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Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort ©
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort
Thermal Spas

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