15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sapporo
— 4 nights
2
Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
3
Furano
— 3 nights
4
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
5
Rusutsu-mura
— 1 night
6
Hakodate
— 3 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Step out of the city life by going to Niseko Hanazono Resort and Shinsennuma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapporo: Lieutenant Lerch Statue (in Kutchan-cho), Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), contemplate the long history of Former Ishikiriyama Station, stroll around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, and make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sapporo road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, Sapporo is colder than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kutchan-cho, Shinsennuma, Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Otaru Canal
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma

2
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall, kick back and relax at Shiretoko Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thentake a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, get outside with Shiretoko Highway, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rausu.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rausu-cho trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sapporo to Rausu-cho. Traveling from Sapporo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rausu-cho, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Furano.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shari-cho, Hokkaido
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Furano Ski Resort and Daisetsuzan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort and Patchwork no Michi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Furano: Asahiyama Zoo (in Asahikawa), Mina-Mina Beach (in Shimukappu-mura) and Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho). And it doesn't end there: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take a memorable drive along Roller Coaster Road, stroll around Furano Budogaoka Park, and look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Furano visit planning website.

You can drive from Rausu-cho to Furano in 6 hours. December in Furano sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Asahikawa, Kamifurano-cho, Biei-cho, Daisetsuzan, Mina-Mina Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Asahi-dake ©
Asahi-dake
Mina-Mina Beach ©
Mina-Mina Beach

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.
On the 31st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sakotandake, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Shimamu Beach, and finally make a trip to Cape Shakotan.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shakotan-cho visit site.

Traveling by car from Furano to Shakotan-cho takes 4 hours. Traveling from Furano in December, Shakotan-cho is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rusutsu-mura.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

1
night
Rusutsu-mura

Rusutsu-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with Rusutsu Resort Ski and then shop like a local with Gla Gla.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Rusutsu-mura online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Rusutsu-mura takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rusutsu-mura can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Rusutsu-mura

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Gla Gla
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), test the waters at a local thermal spa, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Kyu Soma-tei, and finally take a stroll through Motomachi. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yafurai Tenmangu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappist Monasteries, thenget to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path, thensteep yourself in history at Goryokaku Park, and finally look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rusutsu-mura to Hakodate takes 3 hours. January in Hakodate sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Spas

Side Trips

Hokuto, Mount Hakodate, Onuma Park Walking Path
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Onuma Park Walking Path
Trappist Monasteries ©
Trappist Monasteries

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