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
train:  3​h
2
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Shari-cho
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, then steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then wander the streets of Motomachi, and finally stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Onuma Park Walking Path.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hakodate due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Hakodate hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a train to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Onuma Park Walking Path
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, then take in the natural beauty of Oyunuma, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jigokudani, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Take a train from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Noboribetsu are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Nature Parks Spas
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Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath ©
Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath

1
night
Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake, then stroll through Shiretoko Beach, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at Utoro Onsen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shari-cho online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Noboribetsu to Shari-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Noboribetsu in December, Shari-cho is a bit cooler at night with lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Utoro Onsen
Utoro Onsen

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.
Head to Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town and Tanukikoji Shopping Streetfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Otaru Canal and Okurayama Lookout. Take a break from Sapporo with a short trip to Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery in Yoichi-cho, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, stroll around Odori Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Jingu.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo day trip tool .

Getting from Shari-cho to Sapporo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Sapporo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Spas Baths

Side Trips

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Otaru Canal
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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery ©
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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