8 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hokkaido trip itinerary builder
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Chitose
— 1 night
Train
2
Biei-cho
— 1 day
Drive
3
Asahikawa
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Otaru
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Chitose — 1 night

With the largest international airport on the island, Chitose serves for most visitors as a way in or a way out, rather than a destination in itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chitose Sake Masu no Mori Sake Masu Johokan as well as Royce' Chocolate World. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, get a new perspective on nature at Chitose Sake Masu no Mori Sake Masu Johokan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitose Shrine.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chitose sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Chitose is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Chitose due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Chitose hover around 9°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Biei-cho.
more
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Biei-cho — 1 day

Famous for scenic views of vast fields, wide meadows, and gently rolling hills against the backdrop of the Taisetsu mountain range, Biei-cho offers a picture-prefect setting for a pleasant countryside vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Taisetsu Asahidake Gensui, go for a walk through Taisetsu Yusui Park, head outdoors with Patchwork no Michi, take in the exciting artwork at Kikuchi Haruo Photo Gallery, then enjoy some diversion at Okanomachi Koryukan Bi.Yell, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Biei Shrine.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Biei-cho road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Chitose to Biei-cho in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chitose in November, expect nights in Biei-cho to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asahikawa.
more
Shopping · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

Asahikawa — 2 nights

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 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Asahikawa Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokkaido Gokoku Shrine, examine the collection at Kaneto Kawamura Ainu Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Snow Crystal Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Asahikawa Ekimae, and finally browse the different shops at Feeeal Asahikawa. On your second day here, look for gifts at Asahikawa Design Center, then examine the collection at Otokoyama Sakezukuri Museum, then browse the exhibits of Collection Hall Chair Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Asahikawa Gojo Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Asahikawa online travel route planner.

You can drive from Biei-cho to Asahikawa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Asahikawa are 2°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Otaru.
more
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Otaru — 2 nights

Town of Hills

The port city of Otaru has long attracted domestic visitors, drawn in by the city's many historic buildings, and has started to garner international attention, too.
On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Tomioka Catholic Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, explore the activities along Otaru Canal, then stop by Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building, then make a trip to Otaru Joyato, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Tengu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Otaru tour website.

You can drive from Asahikawa to Otaru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Asahikawa in November: highs in Otaru hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sapporo.
more
Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Sapporo — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Stellar Place Sapporo, then browse the different shops at Sapporo Factory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaido Shrine Tongu, and finally take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, see the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, make a trip to Hoheikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Shrine, then look for gifts at Kobushiya Sapporo, and finally shop like a local with Tanukikoji Shopping Street.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sapporo online trip planner.

You can drive from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
more
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Hokkaido travel guide

4
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.
more