9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Chizu to Koseki no Yamanote Museum. Go for a jaunt from Sapporo to Otaru to see Otaru Canal about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Odori Park, examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, and get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo online attractions 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, expect Sapporo to be cooler, temps between 0°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Asahikawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Okurayama Lookout ©
Okurayama Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): engage your brain at Asahikawa Science Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, then get outside with Roller Coaster Road, and finally explore the activities along Blue Pond. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Old Kamuikotan Railroad Station, hit the slopes at Asahiyama Yuki no Mura, and then get in on the family fun at Asahikawa Ramen Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Asahikawa itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Asahikawa

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirogane Blue Pond, Roller Coaster Road
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Asahiyama Zoo ©
Asahiyama Zoo
Shirogane Blue Pond ©
Shirogane Blue Pond
Asahikawa Ramen Village ©
Asahikawa Ramen Village

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Oku no Yu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and then laugh and play at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip website .

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Noboribetsu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Asahikawa in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Noboribetsu, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): 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 find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hakodate road trip tool .

Take a train from Noboribetsu to Hakodate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Shopping
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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