9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sapporo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Asahikawa
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  13​h
End: Singapore

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.
On the 19th (Thu), make a trip to Hachimanzaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take a stroll through Motomachi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and then glide through natural beauty at Hakodate Nanae Snow Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip maker website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate. In December, Hakodate is colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Hakodate Nanae Snow Park
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho) and Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, get great views at Sapporo TV Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Moiwa, and fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in December, you will find days in Sapporo are a bit cooler (0°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Asahiyama Zoo, then explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, then admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shikisai no Oka. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kurodake, then take in the awesome beauty at Akadake Ginsendai, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, and finally don't miss a visit to Asahikawa Station.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa trip maker website .

Take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Kamikawa-cho, Kurodake, Farm Tomita
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Daisetsuzan ©
Daisetsuzan

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