21 days in Hokkaido, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

21 days in Hokkaido, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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21 days in Hokkaido, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Furano
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Wakkanai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Abashiri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Teshikaga-cho
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
8
Kita
— 1 night
train:  4​h
9
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Singapore


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2
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Motomachi and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Take a break from Hakodate with a short trip to Onuma Park Walking Path in Nanae-cho, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trappistine Monasteries, take some stellar pictures from Goryokaku Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Motomachi Catholic Church.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Hakodate visit planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Hakodate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Hakodate is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakajima Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moerenuma Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sapporo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hakodate in November: highs in Sapporo hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Furano.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Shopping
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38 ©
Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38
Moerenuma Park ©
Moerenuma Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Shikisai no Oka, then head outdoors with Patchwork no Michi, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei, fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Furano trip planner .

You can drive from Sapporo to Furano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in November, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Furano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Wakkanai.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Biei-cho
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Shikisai no Oka ©
Shikisai no Oka
Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Patchwork no Michi ©
Patchwork no Michi

2
nights
Wakkanai

Wakkanai ©
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
On the 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Cape Noshappu, don't miss a visit to Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome, then try for a hole-in-one at Soya Fureai Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Soya Misaki. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Wakkanai Footpath Wakkanai Park Hyosetsu no Mon Course, get great views at Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House), then appreciate the history behind Hyosetsu no Mon Gate, and finally stroll through Wakkanai Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wakkanai journey planning website .

Getting from Furano to Wakkanai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Wakkanai can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Abashiri.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Wakkanai Park ©
Wakkanai Park
Cape Noshappu ©
Cape Noshappu
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome ©
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome

1
night
Abashiri

Abashiri ©
A coastal town with a smattering of things to do, Abashiri has an interesting history and arresting natural scenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Notoro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abashiri Coast, take a memorable drive along Kando no Michi, then don't miss a visit to Abashiri Prison, then take an in-depth tour of Abashiri Prison Museum, and finally examine the collection at Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Abashiri day trip tool .

Getting from Wakkanai to Abashiri by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In November in Abashiri, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Rausu-cho.

Things to do in Abashiri

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Cape Notoro ©
Cape Notoro
Abashiri Prison Museum ©
Abashiri Prison Museum
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum ©
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum

2
nights
Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Shiretoko Beach, explore the activities along Shiretoko Goko Lake, and then cruise along Shiretoko Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center, admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rausu-cho trip planner.

Drive from Abashiri to Rausu-cho in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Rausu-cho can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shari-cho, Shiretoko Pass
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass

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nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mashu, then take some stellar pictures from Mashu Third Observatory, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Suigo Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Kussharo, get impressive views of Meakan-dake, then take some stellar pictures from Lake Mashu First Observatory, and finally don't miss a visit to Kawayu Onsen Station.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Teshikaga-cho travel route planning website .

You can drive from Rausu-cho to Teshikaga-cho in 2.5 hours. In December in Teshikaga-cho, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Meakan-dake
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Lake Mashu ©
Lake Mashu
Lake Kussharo ©
Lake Kussharo
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory ©
Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory

1
night
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): shop like a local with Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Kuchu Teien Observatory, then get great views at Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kita trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Teshikaga-cho to Kita. Traveling from Teshikaga-cho in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kita: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kita to Tokyo. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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