9 days in Hokkaido Itinerary

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Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Chitose
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Singapore



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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chitose road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Chitose is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get cooler in Chitose: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Furano.
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Furano — 3 nights

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 26th (Fri), get outside with Furano Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Ningle Terrace, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Wind, then examine the collection at Furabi, and finally look for gifts at Furano Marche. Keep things going the next day: visit Seven Stars Tree, explore the activities along Shirogane Blue Pond, admire the sheer force of Shirahige Falls, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

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Traveling by car from Chitose to Furano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Furano sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Otaru.
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Otaru — 1 day

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 28th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, don't miss a visit to JR Otaru Station, contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, then don't miss a visit to Otaru Canal, then find something for the whole family at Otaru Denuki Koji, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Tengu.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Otaru day trip website.

You can drive from Furano to Otaru in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Furano in May: highs in Otaru hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sapporo.
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Sapporo — 4 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.
Sapporo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo online visit planner.

Drive from Otaru to Sapporo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Sapporo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Chitose.
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For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chitose itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Chitose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sapporo in June, Chitose is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Thu).
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Hokkaido travel guide

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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.