8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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 28th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakodate route maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Hakodate reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Noboribetsu sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oku no Yu ©
Oku no Yu

2
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.
On the 30th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine, then explore the activities along Blue Pond, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shikisai no Oka. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Asahikawa Station, then admire the natural beauty at Asahiyama Miura Garden, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, and finally find something for the whole family at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Asahikawa tour planner .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Asahikawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Noboribetsu in November: high temperatures in Asahikawa hover around 2°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a train to Sapporo.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Biei-cho
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and finally hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Shiroi Koibito Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and then steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo travel route planning website .

Traveling by train from Asahikawa to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sapporo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Shiroi Koibito Park ©
Shiroi Koibito Park

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