6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

6 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly
2
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Train to New Chitose, Fly to Singapore Changi

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Hakodate

— 1 night

City of Lights

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 (Tue): contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Ono River Cherry Blossom Avenue, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hakodate day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Sapporo

— 2 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, enjoy breathtaking views from Okurayama Lookout, examine the collection at Otaru Orgel Museum 2nd Building Antique, then make a trip to Otaru Canal, and finally contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, then take a stroll through Susukino, and finally stroll around Odori Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Hakodate to Sapporo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hakodate in March: highs in Sapporo hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Asahikawa

— 2 nights
Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Shirogane Blue Pond, then get engrossed in the history at Hokuchin Memorial Museum, then meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, and finally hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura.

Make your Asahikawa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Asahikawa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.