15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kamikawa-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Shari-cho
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Noboribetsu
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Hakodate
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shiroi Koibito Park and Chizu to Koseki no Yamanote Museum. 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, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Moiwa, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo online visit planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Sapporo to be much colder, temps between 6°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Asahiyama Miura Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, then explore the activities along Blue Pond, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shikisai no Oka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village, and then walk around Hoppo Yasoen.

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

Take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in November, expect Asahikawa to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Hoppo Yasoen
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

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 3rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake and then get outside with Mt. Tomuraushi. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Daisetsu Kogen Swamp, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamikawa-cho day trip tool .

Getting from Asahikawa to Kamikawa-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Asahikawa in December, Kamikawa-cho is a bit cooler at night with lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hokkaido
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Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Onsen Resorts

2
nights
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Thu), cruise along Road to Heaven, then explore the activities along Shiretoko Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shari-cho trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Kamikawa-cho to Shari-cho in 3.5 hours. December in Shari-cho sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls

2
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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 7th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Oku no Yu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Shiraginu no Toko, then explore the activities along Lake Toya, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Muroran Hachimangu Shrine.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Noboribetsu online travel route builder .

Getting from Shari-cho to Noboribetsu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Shari-cho in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Noboribetsu, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Muroran Hachimangu Shrine, Shiraginu no Toko, Lake Toya
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Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe ©
Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Lake Toya ©
Lake Toya

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakodate Orthodox Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally walk around Goryokaku Park. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Dosanko Farm Hakodate, then look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hakodate vacation planning tool .

Traveling by train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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

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