15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

15 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hakodate
— 3 nights
2
Furano
— 3 nights
3
Shari-cho
— 4 nights
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Onuma Quasi-National Park and Mt. Esan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakodate: Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Geyser Park (in Shikabe-cho), Trappist Monasteries (in Hokuto) and Nanae-cho (Onuma Lake & Onuma Park Walking Path). There's still lots to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, get to know the fascinating history of Motomachi, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Church Hakodate.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hakodate road trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hakodate is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Hakodate to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nanae-cho, Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Geyser Park, Trappist Monasteries
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Onuma Quasi-National Park ©
Onuma Quasi-National Park
Kyu Soma-tei ©
Kyu Soma-tei

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Onsen Resorts and Daisetsuzan. Venture out of the city with trips to Higashikawa-cho (Chubetsu Dam & Asahi-dake), Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort (in Asahikawa) and Biei-cho (Patchwork no Michi & Panorama Road). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, take a memorable drive along Roller Coaster Road, look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei, and admire the natural beauty at Choei Lavender Farm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Furano trip planner.

Getting from Hakodate to Furano by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in December, things will get slightly colder in Furano: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kamifurano-cho, Higashikawa-cho, Biei-cho, Choei Lavender Farm, Daisetsuzan
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort ©
Asahikawa Kamui Ski Resort
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory and Oshinkosin Observation Deck. Explore Shari-cho's surroundings by going to Kaiyodai Observatory (in Nakashibetsu-cho), Cape Notoro (in Abashiri) and Kaminoko Pond (in Kiyosato-cho). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Takimi no Yu, explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, take a memorable drive along Road to Heaven, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bihorotoge Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shari-cho sightseeing app.

Drive from Furano to Shari-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho, Kaiyodai Observatory, Cape Notoro, Koshimizu Pass, Bihorotoge Lookout
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Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory ©
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Oyunuma and Sapporo Train Office. Venture out of the city with trips to Noboribetsu (Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath & Katta Shrine), Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho) and Niseko Hanazono Resort (in Kutchan-cho). Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at a local thermal spa, walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, and explore the activities along Lake Toya.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sapporo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Sapporo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Sapporo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Noboribetsu, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Niseko Hanazono Resort, Lake Toya
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Thermal Spas
Oyunuma ©
Oyunuma

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