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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Furano
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Shakotan-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hakodate
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Niseko Hanazono Resort and Shinsennuma. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sapporo Teine and Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort. Step out of Sapporo with an excursion to Rusutsu Resort in Rusutsu-mura--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo sightseeing planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sapporo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Sapporo is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Sapporo: highs are around 0°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rusutsu Resort, Shinsennuma, Niseko Hanazono Resort
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Niseko Hanazono Resort ©
Niseko Hanazono Resort
Shinsennuma ©
Shinsennuma
Sapporo Teine ©
Sapporo Teine

1
night
Furano

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
On the 22nd (Sun), look for gifts at Campana Rokkatei, do a tasting at Furano Budogaoka Park, then hit the slopes at Furano Ski Resort, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind, and finally examine the collection at Furabi.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Furano road trip website .

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Furano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sapporo in December, Furano is little chillier at night with lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Furano Ski Resort ©
Furano Ski Resort
Garden of Wind ©
Garden of Wind
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei

1
night
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
On the 23rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sakotandake, explore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, then kick back and relax at Shimamu Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shakotan-cho vacation builder website .

You can drive from Furano to Shakotan-cho in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Furano in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shakotan-cho, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

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hours
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 24th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hakodate Park, and then try to win big at Hakodate Horse Racetrack.

To find maps and tourist information, read Hakodate online visit planner .

Getting from Shakotan-cho to Hakodate by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hakodate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Hakodate Horse Racetrack ©
Hakodate Horse Racetrack
Hakodate Park ©
Hakodate Park

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