43 days in Tokyo & Hokkaido Itinerary

43 days in Tokyo & Hokkaido Itinerary

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43 days in Tokyo & Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Shari-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Teshikaga-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kamikawa-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Asahikawa
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Sapporo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kutchan-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Hakodate
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Singapore

8
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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan capture your imagination. Head to Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabarafor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Kōtoku-in, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, & more), Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Hakone-machi (Lalique Museum Hakone, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Odaiba, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Yokohama, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

4
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.
Visiting Shiretoko Peninsula and Kitanemuro Ranch Way will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Shari-cho side-trips: Rausu-cho (Shiretoko National Park & Shiretoko Highway). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Shiretoko Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, get outside with Road to Heaven, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Io.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shari-cho trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tokyo to Shari-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Shari-cho to be little chillier, around -2°C, while days are colder, around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Teshikaga-cho.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Kitanemuro Ranch Way, Shiretoko Highway
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko National Park ©
Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake

4
nights
Teshikaga-cho

Teshikaga-cho ©
A small town amid big scenery, Teshikaga-cho sits in a national park.
Visiting Akan-Mashu National Park and Lake Mashu will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Teshikaga-cho: Sakura Falls (in Kiyosato-cho), Yoroushi Onsen (in Nakashibetsu-cho) and Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary (in Tsurui-mura). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mashu, ride a horse along Kawayu Park Ranch, and hike along Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Teshikaga-cho driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Teshikaga-cho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In April in Teshikaga-cho, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kamikawa-cho.

Things to do in Teshikaga-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsurui Ito Red-crowned Crane Sanctuary, Yoroushi Onsen, Akan-Mashu National Park, Sakura Falls
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Akan-Mashu National Park ©
Akan-Mashu National Park
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail ©
Tsutsujigahara Nature Trail
Mt. Mashu ©
Mt. Mashu

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kurodake and Mt.Tokachi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kamikawa-cho: Shikanoyu (in Shikaoi-cho) and Yamabiko Falls (in Engaru-cho). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, witness a stunning natural landmark at Nakadake Onsen, and head outdoors with Mt. Tomuraushi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kamikawa-cho trip website .

Traveling by car from Teshikaga-cho to Kamikawa-cho takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kamikawa-cho can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Kamikawa-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokkaido, Yamabiko Falls, Nakadake Onsen, Shikanoyu
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Kurodake ©
Kurodake
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan
Akadake Ginsendai ©
Akadake Ginsendai

6
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.
Visiting Furano Ski Resort and Uryunuma Moor will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Okanomachi Koryukan Bi.Yell and Hokuchin Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Asahikawa: Wassamu Higashiyama Ski Area (in Wassamu-cho), Mt. Furano (in Kamifurano-cho) and Blue Pond (in Biei-cho). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, stop by Somes Sunagawa Factory and Showroom, look for all kinds of wild species at Viva Alpaca Farm, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asahiyama Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Asahikawa vacation planning app .

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kamikawa-cho in April since evenings lows in Asahikawa dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Shibetsu City Museum, Wassamu Higashiyama Ski Area, Viva Alpaca Farm, Somes Sunagawa Factory and Showroom
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Shiroishi Local Museum. Head to Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space and Sanroku Designfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). On the 20th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Sapporo Teine. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Mt. Okura Observatory, walk around Odori Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fu's snow area, and trek along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course.

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

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Otaru Canal, Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
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Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

5
nights
Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Get outdoors at Jigokudani and Niseko Outdoor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Kutchan-cho: Rusutsu Resort Ski (in Rusutsu-mura), Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area (in Niseko-cho) and Lake Toya Ranch (in Toyako-cho). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, get out on two wheels at White Isle Niseko, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get engrossed in the history at Arishima Memorial Center.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kutchan-cho trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Sapporo to Kutchan-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Kutchan-cho sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Niseko-cho, Jigokudani, Mt. Yotei Spring Water, Lake Toya Ranch, Rusutsu Resort Ski
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Rusutsu Resort Ski ©
Rusutsu Resort Ski

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Hakodate Morning Market. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Hakodate and Dosanko Farm Hakodate. Step out of Hakodate with an excursion to Hakodate Nanae Snow Park in Nanae-cho--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiuramisaki Columnar Joint, contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Esan.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakodate online vacation planner .

Getting from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Hakodate, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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