9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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1
Sapporo
— 2 nights
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
3
Kutchan-cho
— 1 night
4
Hakodate
— 2 nights

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sapporo Teine and Mt. Teine. The adventure continues: stroll around Odori Park, steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and take in panoramic vistas at Sapporo TV Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapporo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Sapporo due to the time zone difference. In December, Sapporo is colder than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Sapporo Teine ©
Sapporo Teine
Mt. Teine ©
Mt. Teine

1
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Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, thenget in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuzawa Shrine.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Noboribetsu vacation tool.

Drive from Sapporo to Noboribetsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Noboribetsu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kutchan-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

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

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Kutchan-cho

Kutchan-cho ©
Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
On the 22nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kagaminuma, do some two-wheel cruising with White Isle Niseko, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenhead outdoors with Niseko Village Ski Resort, and finally get outside with Hokkaido Backcountry Club.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kutchan-cho vacation planning site.

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Kutchan-cho in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in December, expect nights in Kutchan-cho to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Kutchan-cho

Outdoors Parks Spas

Side Trip

Niseko-cho
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Niseko Village Ski Resort ©
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Hokkaido Backcountry Club ©
Hokkaido Backcountry Club
Spas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, take a stroll through Motomachi, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, thenlook for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.John's Church Hakodate and then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hakodate trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kutchan-cho to Hakodate by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Hakodate, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Mount Hakodate
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

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