30 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

30 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido holiday planner
Make it your trip
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Hakodate
— 4 nights
Drive
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Noboribetsu
— 3 nights
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Nakashibetsu Airport, Drive to Rausu-cho
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Rausu-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shari-cho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kamikawa-cho
— 4 nights
Drive
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Asahikawa
— 4 nights
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Shakotan-cho
— 2 nights
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Sapporo
— 6 nights
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Hakodate — 4 nights

City of Lights

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.
Hakodate is known for sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trappistine Monasteries, admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, and look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hakodate trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Hakodate is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Hakodate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Hakodate to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Noboribetsu.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
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Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Noboribetsu — 3 nights

Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noboribetsu: Sobetsu-cho (Hamadaen & Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden) and Cape Chikyu (in Muroran). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, take in the natural beauty of Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Toya.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Noboribetsu trip maker app.

You can drive from Hakodate to Noboribetsu in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Rausu-cho.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Rausu-cho — 2 nights

Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness.
On the 27th (Tue), head outdoors with Shiretoko Highway, take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rausu-cho trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Noboribetsu to Rausu-cho. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rausu-cho when traveling from Noboribetsu in December, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shari-cho.
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Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Shari-cho — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Teshikaga-cho (Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory, Lake Mashu, &more) and Kiyosato-cho (Kaminoko Pond, Sakura Falls, &more). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Akan-Mashu National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Oshin Koshin Falls, explore the striking landscape of Shiretoko Nature Center, head outdoors with Shiretoko Beach, and don't miss a visit to Oshinkosin Observation Deck.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shari-cho trip builder site.

Drive from Rausu-cho to Shari-cho in 1.5 hours. In December in Shari-cho, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Kamikawa-cho.
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Kamikawa-cho — 4 nights

Because of its proximity to Daisetsuzan National Park and its picturesque surroundings, many visitors opt for a vacation in Kamikawa-cho, looking to explore the pristine natural sights nearby.
Get out of town with these interesting Kamikawa-cho side-trips: Shikaoi-cho (Shikaribetsukyo Onsen Temujin no Yu, Mt Hakuun, &more), Tengudaira Observation Deck (in Engaru-cho) and Naitai Kogen Farm (in Kamishihoro-cho). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Daisetsuzan, explore the stunning scenery at Sounkyo Gorge, take in the natural beauty of Nakadake Onsen, and don't miss a visit to Sobakudai.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kamikawa-cho online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Shari-cho to Kamikawa-cho takes 4 hours. Traveling from Shari-cho in January, plan for little chillier nights in Kamikawa-cho, with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Asahikawa.
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

Asahikawa — 4 nights

Perched on the confluence of four rivers and surrounded by green hills, Asahikawa combines a modern city experience with the pristine nature nearby.
Get out of town with these interesting Asahikawa side-trips: Kamifurano-cho (Kanno Firm, Roller Coaster Road, &more), Asahidake Natural Hiking Route (in Higashikawa-cho) and Biei-cho (Biei Farm, Shikisai no Oka, &more). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asahiyama Zoo, stroll around Arashiyama Park, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and head outdoors with Himawari no Sato.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Asahikawa trip planning app.

You can drive from Kamikawa-cho to Asahikawa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kamikawa-cho in January, Asahikawa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shakotan-cho.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

Shakotan-cho — 2 nights

Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ebisuiwa Daikokuiwa, relax in the rural setting at Asadaen Farm, get engrossed in the history at Yoichi Fisheries Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Shakotan Peninsula, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Sakotandake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cape Kamui, make a trip to Cape Shakotan, then head outdoors with Shimamu Beach, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Misaki no Yu Shakotan.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shakotan-cho online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Asahikawa to Shakotan-cho takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Shakotan-cho are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sapporo.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · Baths
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Sapporo — 6 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sapporo side-trips: Otaru (Mount Kenashi View Point, Umeya Shoten, &more) and D511052 Locomotive (in Chitose). And it doesn't end there: walk around Odori Park, ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, find something for the whole family at Shiroi Koibito Park, and take a stroll through Susukino.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sapporo trip site.

Traveling by car from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo takes 2 hours. January in Sapporo sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 17:

Hokkaido travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parks
The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu.
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