8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shiroi Koibito Park and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Step out of Sapporo to go to Otaru and see Otaru Canal, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Sapporo: highs are around 0°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Hokuchin Memorial Museum, meet the residents at Asahiyama Zoo, then stroll through Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, then get curious at Asahikawa Science Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

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You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Asahikawa sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahikawa Science Center ©
Asahikawa Science Center
Hokuchin Memorial Museum ©
Hokuchin Memorial Museum

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani and then find something for the whole family at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Noboribetsu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asahikawa in December: highs in Noboribetsu hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude 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 see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hakodate route builder site .

Take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

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

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